Birdman and the Galaxy Trio
Birdman and the Galaxy Trio is an animated science fiction television series created by Alex Toth and produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions. It debuted on NBC on September 9, 1967, and ran on Saturday mornings until January 20, 1968. The program consists of two segments: Birdman, depicting the adventures of a winged superhero powered by the sun, and Galaxy Trio, centering around the exploits of three extraterrestrial superheroes. NBC ran two new segments of Birdman each Saturday, separated by a new segment of Galaxy Trio.
Birdman and the Galaxy Trio appeared in reruns on Cartoon Network‘s 3 pre-Toonami-era programming blocks, Super Adventures, Afternoon Adventures and Power Zone from 1992-2000. The series was shown from 1997-2000 on Cartoon Network's Toonami block as part of Cartoon Roulette. In 2000, The series began airing on Cartoon Network's sister channel Boomerang.
The character of Birdman was revived three decades later in the Cartoon Network/Adult Swim TV series Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law, and several characters from Birdman and the Galaxy Trio appeared in the revival.
Computron Lives (Episode 8)[edit | edit source]
Computron refuses to obey the soldiers who have reactivated him in their hopes of controlling Orbus 4; he heads for the abandoned planet Z-10 where he reactivates war machines. In their battle with Computron, the Galaxy Trio hit him with a ray which brings him to life, and makes him repent his ways.
Space Fugitives (Episode 9)[edit | edit source]
Disguised as the Galaxy Trio, the last survivors of the planet Magnetron rob other planets of their precious elements to build themselves an army of exploding androids. While the Galaxy Trio seek out the imposters they are pursued by robot drones from the prison planet. Luckily, the drones mistake the Magnetrons for the Galaxy Trio and carry them off to the planet Pententious.
Space Slaves (Episode 15)[edit | edit source]
Gravity Girl is enslaved by a tyrant who wants to use her scientific skills to build a mind control machine. The trio later turn the tables on the tyrant and force him to destroy his own machine.