An astronaut, stranded on a primitive planet in a distant universe, fights against the tyranny of the Overlord.
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Series cast summary:
George DiCenzo ...  John Blackstar 13 episodes, 1981
Linda Gary Linda Gary ...  Mara / ... 13 episodes, 1981
Patrick Pinney Patrick Pinney ...  Balkar / ... 13 episodes, 1981
Alan Oppenheimer ...  Carpo / ... 13 episodes, 1981
Frank Welker ...  Burble / ... 13 episodes, 1981
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Astronaut John Blackstar's shuttle passes through a black hole and crashes on the planet Sagar. He is rescued by the gentle Trobbits, who live under the tyranny of the Overlord, possessor of one half of an all-powerful sword. Armed with the other half, Blackstar aids the resistance with his dragon Warlock; the shapeshifter Klone; and the sorceress Mara. Written by Derek C.

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English

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12 September 1981 (USA) See more »

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Blackstar - Taistelu toisessa maailmankaikkeudessa See more »

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(13 episodes)

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The "John Carter of Mars" novels by Edgar Rice Burroughs are a strong influence behind the cartoon. See more »

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John Blackstar: [series' intro] John Blackstar, astronaut, is swept through a black hole, into an ancient alien universe. Trapped on the planet Sagar, Blackstar is rescued by the tiny Trobbit people. In turn, he joins their fight for freedom against the cruel Overlord, who rules by the might of the Powerstar. The Powerstar is split into the Powersword and the Starsword. And so with Starsword in hand, Blackstar together with his allies, sets out to save the planet Sagar. This is his destiny. I am John Blackstar.
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Good for kids
4 January 2011 | by sinful-2See all my reviews

It is simply a bad cartoon as most of the toons are not really animated besides a single arm moving or the moth and nothing else. And there is a lot of reuse of those few animations that are made.

Story lines are quite boring classical evil conquers but is in the end defeated anyway. Somehow they use swords and stuff like that. Quite strange as everything even the swords shoots beams all the time. They should have gone for ray guns instead in my opinion.

Series is not ended. But you will not miss the end. All episodes are ended just with different opponents each time.

Good for kids most likely. If grown up find another cartoon.


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