Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Captain's Library and Theatre CAPTAIN PLANET AND THE PLANETEERS "A Hero for Earth!" Conclusion

We Have Already Seen...

...After Gaia, the mystic embodiment of Earth's life force is awakened by polluters running amok, she summons five exceptional teens to work together using rings which enable them tu utilize nature's ancient elements, earth, wind, fire, and water, along with the power of the human heart.

The teen team, christened "Planeteers", manage to stop the vandals dead in their tracks...

Like the TV show, the comic included a little Public Service Announcement at the end of the story (also adapted from the episode itself)...

Marvel Comics published twelve issues from 1990 to 1992, none of which have been reprinted since!
The last four issues featured serialized stories done by British-based comic creatives including Simon Furman and Bryan Hitch, originally-used in the MarvelUK version of the book, shown HERE.
The voice cast for the pilot episode was impressive, led by...

Whoopi Goldberg as Gaia
Star Trek the Next Generation castmate LeVar Burton as Kwame and Narrator (two different characters)
Frank Welker as Suchi
All were ongoing cast members.
Guest voices in the pilot included...
Ed Asner as Hoggish Greedly
John Ratzenberger as Rigger
Whoopi would've been the second-biggest cast member if the original choice to voice Captain Planet hadn't bailed (for reasons unknown to this day)...
Tom Cruise!
You can see the complete version of the pilot episode with the original opening HERE!
(Blogger doesn't allow embedding of any non-YouTube links, and the episode available on YouTube is the modified syndication package edition with a different opening and without the PSA!)

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