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!


Kelson said...

Yeah, that was a goofy bit. When I saw these for the first time a few months ago (when the DVD came out), I had to wonder whether the episode had originally run short or something.

The Groovy Agent said...

Man, I used to flip for these far-out cartoons when I was just a Li'l Groovester! Thanks for sharing this. Great blog!!

Dixon said...

Thanks, Groovy Agent! Sight and Sound will now be a regular feature, alternating with Live Action on Thursdays. I'll be sharing Flash related film and television clips, and you can be sure there are more Filmation cartoons on the way.