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Set in outer space, the Space Kidettes were a group of kids who dwelled in their custom-made clubhouse. The kids possessed a treasure map which was desperately sought after by a space pirate named Captain Skyhook and his evil henchman, Static. Although the captain claimed to be evil, he only wanted the kids' map, not to harm them.Written by
Among the less-renowned Hanna-Barbera toons I hadn't heard of nor grew up on watching, I first came across this show while looking at that studio's filmography and stills of scenes from this series. The storyline behind it appealed to me and made me curious enough to want to see the show online. I'm glad I made that choice, as it became one of my favorite T.V. cartoons from the 1960s, favorites by H-B, and favorites in general. I consider this to be one of the most exciting and entertaining programs ever made.
Due to the other reviewers prior to me already explaining what it's all about, I don't think I can state much that hasn't already been stated. But I'll try to explain differently while I keep mine shorter and try to add a few, other things of note to it. A quadruple crew of youngsters and their canine: Countdown, Scooter, Jenny, Snoopy, and Pupstar travel around the galaxy, from planet to planet, all while being pursued by the space pirate duo, Captain Skyhook and his underling/sidekick, Static. They're constantly after the kids' treasure map and their goal is to steal it from them; the kids' goal is to keep it within their possession. That's the basis, but both groups also meet other characters along the way.
What I have to add to this are the technicalities of it. The art is stylized, but the animation isn't limited like several, other animated works have been and with which they've been associated, including certain, other, H-B shows from the '60s. It's actually one of the rare T.V. toons from that decade that has full animation (which I wish was more common), so it turns out the T.V. animated series of that time having nothing but limited animated isn't entirely true, there were actually higher quality T.V. cartoons prior to the mid 1980s. As for the characters, some may say that the Space Kidettes have the same personality, at least seemingly, at first glance, but I beg to differ. They're really more distinctive from one another than one may think. The chemistry between the protagonists and antagonists allows it to play off of each side well enough. The writing I'm sure is much better than that of the Biskitts and the Monchichi's (even though I only saw clips of the former and read about both of them). Although I recognize some of the voice cast, they all sounded like they did a fine enough job bringing out their roles. The music is nice too, nothing to complain about there.
I read that each of the episodes was supposedly, approximately a half-hour long rather than ten minutes long and that after their original airings, some scenes from every one of those got lost over time. But from all that I watched so far, I can't tell at what points it seems there are any scenes missing. So, I'm not so sure just how true that is. Anyway, I consider it to be one of the better materials in that company's oeuvre. I say it's plenty worthy of a look. I have no regrets about it. Recommended.
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