Thursday, October 30, 2008
Sight and Sound: "The Chemo-Creature"
"The Chemo-Creature," written by George Kashdan, featuring Ray Owens as the Flash, aired 9 September 1967 as part of Filmation's The Superman/Aquaman Hour of Adventure. There is, of course, scads of absurd science on display, as well as an "unearthly monster" just in time for Halloween. You'll never look at an ordinary ant in the same way again! The five-minute cartoon commendably attempts to showcase a wide variety of the fastest man alive's speed-related abilities. Most amusing, however, is an awkward moment during which two slack-jawed farmers inexplicably fail to recognize what is unarguably one of the most iconic superhero costumes in all of history--indeed, fail to react to the presence of a costumed superhero much at all!