The World's Greatest Super Friends Podcast
Each month, John S. Drew and 13th Dimension's Dan Greenfield examine and review an episode of the 70s Super Friends cartoon series.
info_outline The Filmation Files: Aquaman- "The War of the Quatix and the Bimphar" 04/03/2021
The Filmation Files: Aquaman- "The War of the Quatix and the Bimphar" Aquaman
info_outline The Filmation Files: Teen Titans - "The Monster Machine" 08/15/2020
The Filmation Files: Teen Titans - "The Monster Machine" John and Dan celebrate the 55th anniversary of The Teen Titans and the 40th anniversary of The New Teen Titans by taking a look at one of the three shorts Filmation produced by Filmation for the Aquaman TV show. They discuss how the characters match with their comic book counterparts, the groovy dialogue, and why Robin is not part of the animated team.
info_outline 009: "The Balloon People" 06/20/2020
009: "The Balloon People" John and Dan Greenfield of 13th Dimension are again at odds over the merits of this episode. They discuss the potential for the Balloonians to become a cartoon series of its own, the fashion choices of Robin, and how a dopey lackey can ruined a potentially great villain.
info_outline Filmation Files: Green Lantern - "Evil Is as Evil Does" 05/24/2020
Filmation Files: Green Lantern - "Evil Is as Evil Does" Evil Star escapes from prison and makes his way to Earth to attack Green Lantern. But when he fails to defeat the Emerald Warrior, he travels to Oa, disables the Guardians and prepares for a final confrontation.
info_outline Filmation Files: Aquaman - "The Rampaging Reptile Men" 05/10/2020
Filmation Files: Aquaman - "The Rampaging Reptile Men" The Reptile Men attack an Atlantean power station and retreat when Aquaman arrives. He follows them to their under water grotto where he discovers an entire civilization.
info_outline Filmation Files: The Flash - "To Catch a Blue Bolt" 03/16/2020
Filmation Files: The Flash - "To Catch a Blue Bolt" Blue Bolt returns to Earth with thoughts of revenge against the Flash. So he sets off on a world wind havoc tour with the Flash and Kid Flash right behind him.
info_outline 007: "Too Hot to Handle" 02/29/2020
007: "Too Hot to Handle" For John and Dan Greenfield of 13th Dimension this episode stands out as the best of the first season. There is much to praise from the writing, to the animation, to the limited use of Wendy and Marvin, to the early warning message of global warming. In addition, the two discuss The Flash vs. Superman, how to pronounce robot, and how to obtain a Mego action figure with no money and no physical material.
info_outline Filmation Files: Justice League of America - "Between Two Armies" 02/17/2020
Filmation Files: Justice League of America - "Between Two Armies" Two worlds at world with Earth in the middle of the battlefield. It's up to the JLA to stop this from destroying the planet.
info_outline Filmation Files: Aquaman - "Menace of the Black Manta" 01/11/2020
Filmation Files: Aquaman - "Menace of the Black Manta" We take a slight detour from our look at the Super Friends with the precursor to the series, the Filmation cartoons. The DC Universe was covered on television from 1966-1969 on CBS television with most of the major heroes given their own venue to shine, and among them was Aquaman.
info_outline 004: "The Weathermaker" 07/29/2019
004: "The Weathermaker" This may turn out to be the shortest episode of the podcast. Despite John's saying he enjoyed the story, he couldn't really explain why and Dan Greenfield of 13th Dimension wasn't giving him anything to work with as he didn't care for the episode. They do discuss the ever changing powers of Wonder Woman in the series, the tell, don't show aspect of many scenes in this first season, and they debate Wonder Dog vs. Gleek.
info_outline 002: "The Baffles Puzzle" 05/27/2019
002: "The Baffles Puzzle" John is joined by 13th Dimension webmaster Dan Greenfield to discuss this episode that sounds like it has more going for it than the pervious one. At least, it seems that way to John. There are many firsts for the series here, including the appearance of Clark Kent, Kryptonite, and Colonel Wilcox. In addition, John and Dan discuss the animation choices of the episode, Wonder Woman's powers, and the cast taking on other voices.
info_outline 001: "The Power Pirate" 03/10/2019
001: "The Power Pirate" John is joined by 13th Dimension webmaster Dan Greenfield to discuss each and every episode of The Super Friends from 1973 to its conclusion in 1985 (strangely enough 93 episodes in total). In the premiere podcast, the two discuss the voice actors involved in the show, the tonal shift of Olan Soule and Casey Kasum in playing Batman and Robin compared to their run on Filmation's 68 Batman show, and the iconic theme song that still gets the heart racing with it plays.