Saturday Matinee: Defenders of the Earth

defendersEvery Saturday, I find a movie or clip that I think will appeal to the readers of my blog. Since most of you enjoy action & adventure, I generally veer in that direction. This week, I want to share with you one of my guilty pleasures: The Defenders of the Earth animated series. Pairing many of King Features’ greatest heroes, Defenders of the Earth gave us a superhero team consisting of Flash Gordon, Mandrake the Magician and The Phantom, along with their kids and sidekicks. It wasn’t the best series of all time but I loved seeing all my favorites united on one show.

Not only do I have all the toys and the DVD set, I also own the comic book spinoff. Fanboy alert!

First up we have the intro for the show, along with its oddly memorable theme song:

Then we have a Robot Chicken parody of the show: