Jason of Star Command - Chapter 01 - Attack of the Dragonship
Jason of Star Command
I remember seeing this some time ago. Nothing like a live action Filmation show complete with all the sound effects and music you would hear in He-Man.
So they introduce the mini-robot, W1K1. Pronounced Wiki. That would make a great name for a helpful place to get information.
Man the voices in this are all the voices of He-Man.. whoa.
Wow, Jason just rammed through a hatch like it was made of wood. That is one cheaply made hatch.
Ah James Doohan has the part in this as the Commander and Sid Haig plays the bad guy. YES. . And the actor who plays Jason is charming enough too.
Apparently they have life support belts. Just rescued Doohan from space with no suit on so hopefully he had the belts as well, otherwise that would be one way to save money on the one person who is known in this show (aside from Sid Haig).
So the commander is resdued and Jason flies on to the enemy space craft, Dragos (I believe that is Sig Haig) welcomes him over the comm system while the large ship envelops his smaller ship.
Show's got cheesy charm. And lots and lots of the typical Filmation effects, sounds, and music.
Oh and James Doohan, I think he was paid by the line. He gets to say like a line before he is abducted and when they find him he is unconscious for the duration. Way to rent fame from a Star Trek actor. Let's see, about 29 episodes and James Doohan was in about 16 of them. I didn't realize this show came out in 1978 (to 1981). Wow... this is real cheese for the era right after Star Wars and around Battlestar Galactica. Wonder if this gets better?
Anyway, for Doohan around 1978 he was probably a little more affordable than after the Star Trek movies started back. Looks like Star Trek the Motion picture hit and Doohan was like "Alright, this has been fun playing make believe with you kids, back to the big time."
1978 was a magical time through wasn't it? Star Wars, this show, Battlestar Galactica, Atari, Intellivision. Watch a bit more of this and see if anyone has made a Jason of Star Command game hack.
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