Wednesday, January 7, 2009

The Chemo-Creature

Season: 1
Episode Number: 1
Season Episode Number: 1
Production Number: Unknown
Airdate: Unknown

Writer: George Kashdan
Director: Hal Sutherland

Voices: Ted Knight (Narrator, Scientists), Ray Owens (Flash).

Plot: A red ant grows to gigantic proportions due to exposure to nuclear chemicals and it is up the Flash to make sure it doesn't cause any serious harm.

Review (Warning! Spoilers!): The Chemo-Creature is the first of three seven-minute cartoons produced by Filmation for the Aquaman segment of the Superman/Aquaman Hour of Adventure in 1967. The three episodes feature Barry Allen, the Silver Age Flash and the current Flash at the time, who is a police scientist just like his comic book counterpart.

This episode doesn't offer an interesting story, however writer George Kashdan, a DC Comics contemporary, squeezes in as many of the Flash's uses of super speed as possible in order to let us know that the Flash doesn't just run fast.

We get to see him fly by spinning around really fast, vibrate through walls, propel himself long distances, skim across the surface of water, and create a vortex that protects him from gas as well as his regular running abilities. It is quite a show and the giant ant never saw it coming.

DVD Releases:
  • DC Super Heroes: The Filmation Adventures

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