Earworm: 80’s Theme’s Edition – Mask, Silver Hawks, Bravestarr, Defenders of the Earth

Continuing with our Earworm Cartoon’s Tehem’s  Edition, we start off with M.A.S.K. or Mobile Armored Strike Kommand.  They went against the evil criminal organization called V.E.N.O.M or Vicious Evil Network of Mayhem.

What’s cool about this cartoon was that the vehicles can turn into other vehicles, like M.A.S.K.’s leader Matt Trakker’s Camaro can transform into a plane.  The drivers,  also wore Masks with special abilities.  I can’t remember much, but it was quite entertaining, and the toy’s were super cool too.


[youtube http://youtu.be/M0BzBFWt8V8]


Next up is Silver Hawks.  Basically space cops fighting space mob’s.  They were partly metal and partly real. The theme to this was catchy, really catchy, and I think ranks 2nd in my list of cartoon theme’s (Bionic Six ranks 1st).

The cartoon was also essentially a space version of Thunder Cats.

[youtube http://youtu.be/jyukifAmPNo]


Next up is Bravestarr.  A futuristic cowboy with the strength of a bear, eyes of the hawk, speed of a puma, ears of a wolf  and the kicker, a kick ass horse for a partner, as a kid, sounds like a winner.  The theme is not as catchy as the above, but hey, still gives me nostalgic chills whenever I hear it.

[youtube http://youtu.be/UaMo4k7iG7s]


And lastly, Defenders of the Earth.  Basically a team featuring characters from Kings Features Syndicate comics.  I never got to see this in it’s original run, but thank goodness for syndication, re-runs were showed in the 90’s and even though I was older, I still enjoyed watching it.  The theme is pretty kick ass too.

[youtube http://youtu.be/-Nm_jJBkHtU]






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