List of Silver Surfer (TV series) episodes

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The following list reflects the correct viewing order of the Silver Surfer: The Animated Series episodes, according to the official website of Marvel.

List of episodes[edit]

Season 1[edit]

# Title Writer(s) Original Airdate(s)
1, 2, & 3 "The Origin of the Silver Surfer" Larry Brody February 7, 1998 (1998-02-07)
February 14, 1998
February 21, 1998
Just as the Watcher has warned, Galactus has arrived at Zenn-La to consume its energy. Norrin Radd sacrifices himself by offering to serve as Galactus' herald, whose job it will be to scout out planets without intelligent life so that Galactus won't destroy any civilizations. On the upside, Galactus gives Norrin a portion of his powers, turning him into the Silver Surfer. On the downside, the transference of powers remove Norrin's memories and his moral convictions! With no memories, the Silver Surfer finds world after world for Galactus to devour, but the herald is troubled by the destruction. The evil Thanos uses Ego the Living Planet to invade the Surfer's mind, intent on finding the secrets of Galactus within. The resulting mental battle unleashes the Surfer's memories and he goes to confront Galactus. When Galactus decides to attack the Earth, the Surfer rebels, attacking the world-eater. Although the Surfer cannot harm Galactus, he is allowed to return to Zenn-La. When he gets there, he discovers that the planet has been moved, and he is now alone in space! The Surfer vows to find Zenn-La, and his beloved Shalla Bal.
4 "The Planet of Dr. Moreau" Larry Brody & Chris Kane February 28, 1998 (1998-02-28)
The Surfer searches to find a Kree colony, where a Zenn-La scholar is rumored to be living. Surfer is enslaved by the Kree, and forced to work alongside genetically-engineered creatures known as "Trolls." Teaming up with Pip the Troll, and Pip's girlfriend, Kili, the Surfer leads a revolt against the Kree slavers.
5 & 6 "Learning Curve" Larry Brody (part 1 & 2) & Andrea Lawrence (part 1) March 7, 1998 (1998-03-07)
March 14, 1998
The Surfer and Pip join Mentor and his servant, Drax the Destroyer, as they search for the mythical Universal Library of the Watchers. Mentor hopes to stop his mad brother, Thanos, from taking over the universe. The Surfer wants only to find Zenn-La. Plus, Eternity and Infinity have a grave warning for the Watcher. The Universal Library is overrun with large viral globs, and when Mentor interfaces with the "Index" they discover how Uatu came to be the last of the Watchers. The Silver Surfer, Drax, and Pip leave the planet; but Mentor is left behind.
7 "Innervisions" Larry Brody & Alan Swayze April 4, 1998 (1998-04-04)
The Surfer finds a series of planets that have been devastated by Thanos, and Surfer rushes to warn the next planet in Thanos' target. It is a planet known as Harmony, and Surfer was on his way there to learn of Zenn-La by use of a gift his people gave to the planet; but the people of Harmony used the gift to live in a perpetual dream. Unaware of their impending doom at the hands of Thanos. Surfer enters the dream and convinces one of their heroes, Beta Ray Bill, to help defeat Thanos. But how can they do that when all Thanos really wants is the love and approval of Lady Chaos?
8 "Antibody" Larry Brody & Michael Steven Gregory April 11, 1998 (1998-04-11)
Galactus is dying, and his new herald, Nova, enlists the Surfer's aid to help save his life. Surfer and Galactus strike a deal. He would help Galactus if in return, Galactus gives him information about Zenn-La. Galactus agrees and allows the Surfer to enter his body in order to destroy the scourge that is killing him, while Nova remains on the outside, defending Galactus from attacking Wanderer ships. Surfer learns that Galactus knows nothing about Zenn-La's location because, in his anger, he hurled the planet so far away, even he knows not where it came to rest.
9 "Second Foundation" Larry Brody & Michael Steven Gregory April 25, 1998 (1998-04-25)
Nova is torn between her duties for Galactus and her loyalty to the Silver Surfer. After finding a young planet filled with the energy Galactus needs to survive, she helps the Surfer try to find Zenn-La. They end up on the ancient Skrull homeworld, where they become fighters in a Skrull revolution that is tearing apart the world of the shape-changers. Their duty is to protect the royal egg which is to become the next hive mother of the Skrull.
10 "Radical Justice" Larry Brody & Brooks Wachtel May 2, 1998 (1998-05-02)
The Surfer is captured by Lord Glenn and the Wanderers and put on trial for the crimes of Galactus. The Surfer is stripped of his powers and turns back into Norrin Radd. As he fights for his survival on a planetoid filled with robotic traps, the twin stars near the planetoid begin to collapse and form a black hole. Norrin Radd must regain his powers as the Silver Surfer in order to save those that have condemned him to death.
11 "The Forever War" Larry Brody & Mark Hoffmeier May 29, 1998 (1998-05-29)
The Surfer asks the Kree's Supreme Intelligence to help him find Zenn-La, but before they give him an audience with the Supremor, he must do something for them. While on his task, he is swallowed by a spatial anomaly where Adam Warlock is in a never-ending battle with the Kree. The Surfer frees Warlock from the battle, and both of them return to the Kree Home World. There they discover that the Supremor has evil plans for Warlock. The two heroes escape, and Warlock learns about the destruction of his people. Though the Surfer asks Warlock to join him, Adam Warlock chooses to return to the anomaly where he can fight his "forever war", forget, and live on in honor.
12 "Return to Zenn-La" Larry Brody May 9, 1998 (1998-05-09)
The Surfer finally finds Zenn-La, and is reunited with his beloved Shalla Bal. But things seem different, and the behavior of Shalla Bal gets increasingly strange and dangerous. The Surfer soon discovers that he has not found his home at all; instead he has once again found Ego, the Living Planet, who intends to repay his debt to the Surfer!
13 "The End of Eternity, Part 1" Larry Brody & Dallas Barnes May 16, 1998 (1998-05-16)
The Surfer is summoned by Eternity and Infinity, and is warned that Thanos has found a way to make time flow backwards, thus bringing about the end of the universe! As the Surfer rushes to stop Thanos, the universe begins to contract around him. When it appears as if the Surfer dies in his battle with Thanos, Eternity and Infinity wonder if all has been lost.

Season 2 (unaired episodes)[edit]

Eight episodes were written for the second season before production was shut down.[1]

# Title Writer(s)
14 "The End of Eternity, Part 2" Larry Brody N/A
After he fails to stop Thanos, Silver Surfer recreates the universe and learns the history behind Thanos and Lady Chaos.
15 & 16 "Soul Hunter" Larry Brody N/A
As a reward for returning all creation to existence, Eternity and Infinity have brought the Surfer home to Zenn-La. But he finds that only the Virals can help him set foot on his home planet again, and to get that help he must first save the Universal Library from Morg. In a situation that is the direct opposite of the Silver Surfer's origin, his blissful reunion with Shalla Bal is short-lived as she sacrifices herself to save Zenn-La.
17 "Rebirth" Larry Brody N/A
Searching for meaning in the universe now that he has lost his beloved, the Silver Surfer decides to perfect his new cosmos by trying to end the Kree-Skrull War.
18 "Battlecry" Larry Brody N/A
Terrax decides to take over as the herald of Galactus.
19, 20, & 21 "Down to Earth" Larry Brody N/A
The Surfer accompanies the newly "unemployed" Nova back to Earth, where he finds himself acclaimed as the Interstellar Savior of the planet and ends up battling none other than the recently created Fantastic Four. The Silver Surfer has his hands full when he tries to force the people of Earth to behave as he, not they, thinks they should. Can the Silver Surfer come to his senses in time to help the planet survive against the return of Galactus and Terrax?

Easter eggs[edit]

  • Episode 5, Nova and Jack of Hearts appear as part of Nebula's crew.
  • Episode 10, Ronan the Accuser appears throughout the trial scene as a member of the Wanderers.
  • Episode 13, the Silver Surfer makes reference to the fictional Kirby-Lee Quadrant.
  • Various episodes, a planet that bears a striking similarity to Apokolips, another Jack Kirby creation, is seen in the series.


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