So, long about 1980 a show debuted on TV that changed my life: Thundarr the Barbarian. I was never the same after watching that show. Gamma World suddenly played a much larger role in my life. Mutations and magic suddenly seemed a logical mix. I pulled out Star Man's Son (Daybreak-2250 A.D.) and read it again. Twice. Good times. Gaming was an unlimited vista of adventure. All because of a cheesy sci-fi (yes, I said it. Sci-fi. Not SF) cartoon. I wanted a sunsword (and Princess Ariel, too, in an innocent way.) It was only a few years later that SF and fantasy became rigidly separated in my mind again but while the cross-over lasted, it was pure magic.
Well, yesterday I discovered a DVD set of the complete series at my local library! I promptly checked
it out and forced my kids to watch the first episode.. They did not have a choice. They liked it and will watch more episodes with me but I know it doesn't hold the magic for them that it did for me when I was their age. Oh well. Nostalgia, here I come!