Tarzan and the Super 7
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|Tarzan and the Super 7|
|Written by||Gerry Boudreau
|Voices of||Robert Ridgely
|Country of origin||USA|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||33|
|Executive producer(s)||Lou Scheimer
|Running time||90 minutes (1978-1979); 60 minutes (1979-1980)|
|Production company(s)||Filmation Associates|
|Original release||September 9, 1978– September 6, 1980|
|Preceded by||Batman/Tarzan Adventure Hour|
|Followed by||Batman and the Super 7
The Tarzan/Lone Ranger Adventure Hour
The show consisted of separate installments featuring seven groups of adventurers;
- Tarzan, Lord of the Jungle
- The New Adventures of Batman
- The Freedom Force — Isis, Super-Samurai, Sinbad, Merlin, and Hercules
- Jason of Star Command — the only live-action segment
- Manta and Moray
- Superstretch and Microwoman
- Web Woman
The show was an updating of The Batman/Tarzan Adventure Hour which aired on CBS Saturday mornings during the 1977–1978 television season. That series featured separate half-hour episodes for each hero, with each show having its own opening and closing credits. The two series had previously run separately as Tarzan, Lord of the Jungle (1976) and The New Adventures of Batman (1977).
Batman and the Super 7
During the 1980–1981 television season, NBC ran repeat episodes under the title Batman and the Super 7. This hour long series featured all of the original ‘Super 7’ segments except Jason of Star Command and Tarzan, Lord of the Jungle (The Tarzan show continued airing repeats on CBS as part of The Tarzan/Lone Ranger Adventure Hour (1980–1981), later renamed The Tarzan/Lone Ranger/Zorro Adventure Hour (1981–1982)). However, entire half-hour episodes of The New Adventures of Batman were heavily condensed into weekly 10-minute two-parters.
Fans of this series have been lobbying for its release on DVD. To date the only segment released in North America is the five episodes produced of The Freedom Force as well as the live-action series, Jason of Star Command. Warner Home Video released the Batman series in June 2007.
- Space Sentinels & Freedom Force — The Complete Series - August 22, 2006
- Jason of Star Command — The Complete Series DVD Set - May 8, 2007
- The New Adventures of Batman — The Complete Series DVD Set - June 26, 2007
DC Comics sued Filmation in 1978 over Superstretch and MicroWoman and Manta and Moray being trademark infringements of Plastic Man and Aquaman respectively, winning both a 1980 decision and a 1986 appeal.