Space Ghost (Classic, 1966) â?? Retrospective
Like a lot of people my age, my first introduction to Space Ghost was through the Coast to Coast late night talk show on Cartoon Network. Shortly after that began airing, they started to rerun the classic Space Ghost action cartoon shorts from 1966 (or, at least, I began to notice them). Although I loved Space Ghost as a comedian, I found him much more enjoyable as an actual intergalactic superhero. Jan, Jace and Blip were annoying as crap, but theyâ??re not why I watched the show. Space Ghost had a really well-rounded rogues gallery, a great character design (thanks to comic book artist Alex Toth, no less), awesome superpowers and a sweet theme song.
Space Ghost-himself was voiced by none other than Gary Owens. You might recall him as the voice of Blue Falcon from the Dyno-Mutt show, Commander Feral from Swat Kats, Powdered Toastman from the Ren & Stimpy Show or even as the voice of 1960â??s era Batman from the â??Legends of the Dark Knightâ? episode of the New Batman Adventures. Heâ??s known for having this commanding yet humorously heroic voice. Heâ??s one of my favorites and the fact that he voiced Space Ghost made it all the cooler.