BraveStarr is an American Space Western animated series that aired 65 episodes from September 1987 to February 1988 in syndication.[1][2] The show was created a year after Mattel had released a line of action figures. BraveStarr was the last animated series produced by Filmation and Group W Productions before Filmation shut down in 1989.[3] Reruns of the show aired on Qubo Night Owl from 2010 to 2013, and on the Retro Television Network from 2010 to 2015.[4]

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Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of series1
No. of episodes65
Executive producerLou Scheimer
Running time25 minutes
Production companyFilmation
Original release
ReleaseSeptember 14, 1987 (1987-09-14) –
February 24, 1988 (1988-02-24)



The idea for BraveStarr began with Tex Hex, his chief adversary. Tex Hex was created by Filmation's staff artists in 1984, during the development of Filmation's Ghostbusters.[5] Lou Scheimer found the character fascinating and pulled Tex Hex from the Ghostbusters cast. He asked Arthur Nadel, Filmation's vice president for creative affairs, and art director John Grusd to develop a science-fiction Western around the character. As the concepts took shape, staff writer Bob Forward fleshed out the writer's guide and eventually co-wrote the feature film script for BraveStarr: The Legend with writer Steve Hayes.

The series cost $20 million.[5]



The episodes combine elements of science fiction and western genres. It is set in the 23rd century on a multi-cultural desert planet called New Texas.

As on other Filmation series (He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, She-Ra: Princess of Power, Shazam!, The Secret of Isis, and the animated Ghostbusters), a moral lesson is told at the end of each episode. One notable episode is "The Price", in which a boy buys a drug called "Spin", becomes addicted to it, and dies of an overdose.[6]



The setting in most episodes is New Texas: a planetary system orbiting three suns, 600 parsecs (2,000 light-years) from Earth. Much of the food and water supply is imported. The majority of land is desert or prairie but there is one wetland area, which is the home of "apecats". Water is also found in cactus-like 'Aqua-Pod' plants. The chief export is Kerium, a red mineral used as a fuel source, and often therefore the prize of conflicts among characters. Implications exist that New Texas was colonized for Kerium, but will remain inhabited even after the mines are exhausted. The native civilization of New Texas are the Prairie People, who operate most of the Kerium mines.

Points of interest


The following locations are on New Texas:

  • Fort Kerium – A mechanized town capable of armoring itself; BraveStarr's base of operation.
  • Starr Peak – A mountain where Shaman lives, concealing the spacecraft in which he arrived on New Texas, atop a Kerium deposit.
  • Stone Canyon – A large mining canyon. Also the location of some crime.
  • Peaceful Valley – A large agrarian land.
  • The Hexagon – Fortress for most of the villains.
  • The Badlands – The inhospitable land surrounding the Hexagon.

Two episodes are set on Earth, where the city of London resembles a modernized Victorian England, including a time-traveling Sherlock Holmes.

Alien and human species

  • Apecats – Gigantic non-humanoid felines who live near the only wetlands on New Texas.
  • Avianoid – The two-headed criminal Two Face comes from an avianoid species, and had half of his body augmented with cybernetic replacements (for reasons unknown), making him a cyborg. Another avianoid is the 'Cygnian Ambassador', who resembles an ostrich.
  • Broncosaurs – A dinosaur-like civilization of which Stampede is the last living representative.
  • Dingos (a.k.a. Coyotoids) – Coyote-like humanoids, who often appear as minor antagonists, amenable to a peaceful lifestyle.
  • Equestroids – Cyborg equines capable of assuming human attributes (bipedal stance and prehensile forelimbs especially) at will. Thirty/Thirty is the only survivor of this colony.
  • Fuufta – Pacifist sheep-like creatures, often targeted by enemy civilizations.
  • Humans – A variety of ethnic groups including Native Americans BraveStarr and Shaman, and the British Sherlock Holmes.
  • Krang – Cat-like humanoids; warlike and therefore opposed to BraveStarr and his ideals.
  • Porcinoid – Hawgtie comes from a porcine (pig-like) humanoid species.
  • Prairie People – Anthropoid prairie dog-like creatures and native to New Texas who take pleasure in mining and in the operation of machines.
  • Reptilianoid – Vipra and Diamondback are both reptilian and humanoid, and display behaviors of both.
  • Rigellian – Drink-seller Handlebar is a member of this race of green-skinned humanoids with bright orange hair and superhuman strength. Dr. Wt'sn is also of this species.
  • Sand Walrus – Antagonist Sand Storm comes from this red-skinned humanoid species and has a number of special powers.
  • Solacows – A non-sentient cattle-like species, the raising of which is one of the few major non-mining-related industries on New Texas; disputes between Solacow ranchers and Kerium miners are not uncommon and have on occasion resulted in physical altercations.




BraveStarr and his sidekick/mount Thirty/Thirty
  • Marshal BraveStarr (voiced by Pat Fraley) – The title character and galactic marshal of New Texas; a Native American who can call upon the power of "spirit animals", enabling him briefly to perform superhuman feats. The Eyes of the Hawk enhances his vision and can also grant him an aerial view of the adjacent area. The Ears of the Wolf gives him superhuman hearing. The Strength of the Bear gives him superhuman strength. The Speed of the Puma gives him superhuman speed. The Strength of the Bear grants BraveStarr strength sufficient to destroy stone or support steel bridges, whereas the Speed of the Puma allows him speeds akin to comic-book characters Quicksilver and the Flash. In addition to his animal powers, he has electronic equipment such as a computerized visor and a two-way radio. BraveStarr also carries a "Neutra-laser" pistol, a high-tech hatchet, a beam lasso and a "Trans-freezer" rifle, and the badge on his shirt can shield him at need. Although called "Protector of Peace" and "Champion of Justice", he usually acts in the former role, preferring to serve as a mediator in any conflict. He often seeks peaceful resolution to every problem, unless confronted by the series' periodic villains.
  • Thirty/Thirty (voiced by Ed Gilbert) – BraveStarr's Equestroid and chief deputy, capable of assuming a bipedal form at will. BraveStarr affectionately calls him "big partner". His principal weapon is "Sara Jane": a large blunderbuss from which he projects directed energy. He is more belligerent than BraveStarr, and will often prefer fights to resolutions.
  • Deputy Fuzz (voiced by Charlie Adler) – A member of the Prairie People and BraveStarr's other trusted deputy. BraveStarr affectionately calls him "li'l partner". Fuzz is typically a figure of comic relief, but also plays more-serious roles at need. The first of the Prairie People to befriend humans, and the only Prairie Person to take up a job in law enforcement.
  • Judge J.B. McBride (voiced by Susan Blu) – Fort Kerium's principal (and perhaps only) judge and lawyer, BraveStarr's ally, consultant, and occasional paramour. In battle, she uses an electronic gavel (called a "hammer of justice" in the series) given to her by the Prairie People.
  • Shaman (voiced by Ed Gilbert) – An otherwise-unnamed mystic, capable of teleportation, time travel, psychokinesis, and near-omniscient clairvoyance. He is BraveStarr's mentor and foster-father. BraveStarr would often telepathically contact Shaman for advice on how to handle certain situations.

Supporting characters

  • Altran (voiced by Alan Oppenheimer) – A human boy from a mining village on the other side of the Iron Mountains.
  • Angus McBride (voiced by Ed Gilbert) – The father of Judge J. B. McBride. He is a former Kerium prospector who now operates Fort Kerium's newspaper.
  • Billy-Bob (voiced by Ed Gilbert) – A human Kerium prospector.
  • Borka (voiced by Alan Oppenheimer) – A settler who briefly became a vigilante to defeat Tex Hex once and for all.
  • Commander Karen Kane (voiced by Susan Blu) – A former Star Marine who retired after marrying Angus McBride. She is the stepmother of J. B. Like Angus, she has a Scottish accent.
  • Diamondback (voiced by Alan Oppenheimer) – A Reptilianoid Kerium prospector, who owns the Kerium deposit underneath Starr Peak along with his human colleague Billy-Bob.
  • Doc Clayton (voiced by Lou Scheimer) – The town's doctor who is frequently an ally of BraveStarr's.
  • Handlebar (voiced by Alan Oppenheimer) – A Rigellian bartender and former space pirate from the Rigel star system, with a bright orange handlebar mustache and a Brooklyn accent. He mostly serves BraveStarr and Thirty/Thirty a drink called "sweetwater". Other times he acts as a reserve law enforcement officer. He has a pet cyborg steer named Rampage.
  • Iron Arm (voiced by Pat Fraley and Lou Scheimer) – The owner of the town's repair station. He is of an unknown alien species.
  • Long Arm John (voiced by Ed Gilbert) – A law enforcement officer with a sophisticated prosthetic arm.
  • Mayor Derringer (voiced by Pat Fraley) – The town leader of Fort Kerium who occasionally aides BraveStarr. Although he rarely uses it, he carries a stun pistol for protection.
  • Molly (voiced by Susan Blu) – Courier aboard a "Strato-Stage", a mechanized stagecoach traveling above ground. Occasionally, Molly has a security guard to blast away enemies. Molly is also capable of piloting space vehicles.
  • Togg Salter (voiced by Pat Fraley in "Tunnel of Terror", Lou Scheimer in "Tex But No Hex") – A prospector and former scientist from the planet Ammitus. He received a Meritus Ecological award for saving green forest and had no criminal record. He is married and has one child, a son.
  • Wild Child (voiced by Erika Scheimer) – A baby who wandered into the desert and got adopted by Dingoes. He grew up among them until he met BraveStarr and Judge J.B. McBride.
  • Zarko (voiced by Charlie Adler in "Wild Child", Ed Gilbert in "Call of the Wild") – The last living member of the Old Ones who hunted anyone that trespassed into the Lost City. After he helped save Wild Child, Zarko gives up hunting and adopts Wild Child.
  • Orville (voiced by Susan Blu) – A new arrival to New Texas and Fort Kerium singled out for his stutter. He was kidnapped by thieves Craver and Grumble, during which he befriended Grumble and convinced him to turn on Craver.
  • Brad (voiced by Susan Blu) – One of Fort Kerium local school kids who was a close friend to Jay Olman and who turned in Dealer after Jay died.
  • Sherlock Holmes (voiced by Pat Fraley) – The famous detective who was brought to the 23rd century through a rift in the space-time continuum that also gave him the power to blast lightning bolts, much like Tex Hex.
  • Dr. Wt'sn (voiced by Peter Cullen) – A Rigellian detective in New London and future counterpart to Dr. Watson.
  • Mycroft Holmes (voiced by Mary McDonald-Lewis) – A female agent of Scotland Yard and descendant of Sherlock Holmes, named after his brother.
  • Kitty Lestrade (voiced by Mary McDonald-Lewis) – Chief Inspector of Scotland Yard, based on Inspector Lestrade.


  • Carrion Bunch – An outlaw gang that reside in the Badlands at the Hexagon.
    • Tex Hex (voiced by Charlie Adler) – BraveStarr's rival, opponent and counterpart, distinguished by a withered appearance and lavender skin. He is Stampede's junior partner. Tex Hex was originally Tex, a greedy Kerium prospector who briefly co-owned a Kerium mine with Angus. He crashed a Kerium-overloaded ship while heading home from New Texas and was revived and given a host of magical powers by Stampede. Credited, in the feature film, with the discovery of Kerium on New Texas.
    • Outlaw Skuzz (voiced by Alan Oppenheimer) – Tex's cigar-smoking henchman. A cousin of Deputy Fuzz; apparently the only Prairie Person to practice crime. The moral lesson at the end of one episode had him saying the one bad thing he disliked doing was smoking and warning viewers not to follow his example.
    • Cactus Head (voiced by Pat Fraley) – A short robot with a cactus-shaped headpiece equipped with two energy cannons. Often seen as the comic relief and used as a spy.
    • Sand Storm (voiced by Ed Gilbert) – A red Sandsnake-like creature who can exhale giant clouds of sand. His kind are sometimes called "sand walruses" and are native to New Texas. He can also use his sand to put people to sleep or create sand creatures.
    • Thunder Stick (voiced by Pat Fraley) – A stuttering robot with a directed-energy cannon built into his arm.
    • Vipra (voiced by Susan Blu) – A Reptilianoid female villain who has the power to hypnotize people. She is the assistant to Tex Hex, but envious of his high rank among the villains.
  • Stampede (voiced by Alan Oppenheimer) – Chief antagonist and ringleader of the outlaws based at the Hexagon. A monstrous, partly skeletal Broncosaur and apparently the last of his kind. He seldom appears in battle directly, but is usually the source of his subordinates' evil plans. Stampede is the archenemy of BraveStarr's mentor Shaman.
  • Billy the Droid – A purple robot with the power to shoot energy bolts from his hands and a gripping arm from his chest.
  • Dealer – A Dingo drug dealer who was selling a drug called Spin that later killed a boy named Jay Olman. After his plot was foiled by testimony from Brad, Dealer was arrested by BraveStarr.
  • "Two Faced" Dingo Dan (voiced by Ed Gilbert) – One of Tex's Dingoes with a notionally Australian accent. Dan has the ability to take on a human appearance, but would often forget to change his distinctive "fancy hat". He also leads his own gang of Rustlers and is a member of the Dune Buggy Gang.
  • Dune Buggy Gang – A gang residing in the Badlands that causes trouble for travelers.
    • Ryder (voiced by Alan Oppenheimer) – A cyborg human who is the leader of the Dune Buggy Gang.
    • Slither (voiced by Charlie Adler) – A Reptilianoid.
  • Hawgtie (voiced by Lou Scheimer) – A humanoid pig dressed in a Union Army uniform. He seemed to be strong, and used bolas to capture or bind his victims.
  • Jingles Morgan (voiced by Ed Gilbert) – A former teacher of BraveStarr who hated to lose so much that he went rogue after fatally shooting his opponent Imperial Guard Trooper Salaman Bliss for mocking Morgan during a humiliating defeat.
  • Krang – Humanoid felines with green Japanese armor and German accents; a periodic enemy.
  • Leaper Riders – A group of Dingoes that ride Leapers.
    • Goldtooth (voiced by Charlie Adler, Lou Scheimer in "Wild Child") – An overweight coyote that usually leads other Dingoes in battle.
    • Barker (voiced by Lou Scheimer) – A little Dingo.
    • Howler (voiced by Lou Scheimer) – Another coyote. He can assume human form.
  • Moribund (voiced by Ed Gilbert) – An outlaw with a Russian accent who was briefly hired by Stampede to replace Tex Hex. He later escaped prison and returned to New Texas with Dingo Dan to find treasure, but was again defeated by BraveStarr.
  • Professor Moriarty (voiced by Jonathan Harris) – A criminal mastermind and archenemy of Sherlock Holmes. He constructed a suspended animation chamber which allowed him to survive into the 23rd century, where he plotted world conquest.
  • Rustlers – An outlaw gang led by Dingo Dan.
  • Queen Singlish (voiced by Susan Blu) – A woman that commandeered an entire island, which floats through space. She constantly wants slaves to assist her, but is defeated by the Prairie People.
  • Slug Moody (voiced by Alan Oppenheimer) – A Rigellian outlaw who seeks revenge on two aliens for sending him to prison.
  • Thoren (voiced by Alan Oppenheimer) – An alien slaver dressed like a sultan who employs Tex Hex to bring him slaves and betrays him.
  • Two-Face (voiced by Charlie Adler and Alan Oppenheimer) – A cyborg Avianoid with a normal head and a cyborg head.
  • Brian (voiced by Pat Fraley) – One of Fort Kerium local school kids nicknamed "Gappie" who is friends with Judy and Clorg and who regularly teases new students such as Wild Child.
  • Craver – (voiced by Charlie Adler) – A mutant Dingo with the power to fly, he used Grumble to rob miners. He was captured by BraveStarr after Grumble finally realized his "friend" was using him.
  • Grumble – (voiced by Lou Scheimer) – A slow-witted but superhumanly strong being who was Craver's partner until a boy they captured called Orville convinced him he was being used by Craver.
  • Bart (voiced by Alan Oppenheimer) – A former outlaw who robbed Stratostages with his younger brother Billy. He grew tired of being a criminal and tried to convince Billy to change his ways, but eventually turned him in to BraveStarr.
  • Billy (voiced by Charlie Adler) – The leader of an outlaw gang that included his older brother Bart and some Dingoes. He robbed several Stratostages along with them and later stole a medicine as ransom, but BraveStarr recovered it and arrested him with help from Bart.


No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
1"The Disappearance of Thirty-Thirty"Lou Kachivas
Tom Tataranowicz
Don Heckman
Bob Forward
September 14, 1987 (1987-09-14)053
After an argument with BraveStarr over the use of Sara Jane, Thirty/Thirty goes to the Equestroid Temple and travels to the past before he met BraveStarr. BraveStarr and Thirty/Thirty tell viewers even the best of friends may disagree, but fighting is not the right solution.
2"Fallen Idol"Ernie SchmidtBob ForwardSeptember 15, 1987 (1987-09-15)037
BraveStarr is horrified to learn that his hero and former mentor, Jingles Morgan, is now a wanted murderer and must apprehend him. BraveStarr tells viewers immoral behavior must not be copied regardless of who does it and there are plenty of good role models out there.
3"The Taking of Thistledown 123"Ernie SchmidtBob ForwardSeptember 16, 1987 (1987-09-16)007
Tex Hex captures a space freighter for its kerium cargo and takes Mayor Derringer and an ambassador hostage. BraveStarr tells viewers teamwork is important, as often a job may be too big or dangerous for only one person to do.
4"Skuzz and Fuzz"Bill ReedDon HeckmanSeptember 17, 1987 (1987-09-17)021
Skuzz breaks into the Prairie People kingdom to steal a batch of kerium for Tex Hex. After Skuzz sets off the self-destruct mechanism of the kerium's force dome and an accidental blast of kerium binds him and Fuzz together, the two are forced to cooperate as BraveStarr tries to prevent the destruction of the kingdom. BraveStarr and Fuzz tell viewers there may be a little good in even the worst of people.
5"A Day in the Life of a New Texas Judge"Ernie SchmidtBob ForwardSeptember 18, 1987 (1987-09-18)048
Dogmatic judge Twangli checks up on J.B. on behalf of the galactic Court of Justice. Her overzealousness puts J.B. and BraveStarr at risk of losing their jobs, just as a conflict is brewing between ranchers and miners. J.B. tells viewers teamwork is important, as it often helps people solve problems which they otherwise would not be able to solve themselves.
6"Rampage"Marsh LamoreBob ForwardSeptember 21, 1987 (1987-09-21)041
While helping a young man named Altran rescue his people from Sand Storm, BraveStarr is unable to alert Thirty/Thirty. Believing his partner has been captured by Tex Hex, Thirty/Thirty goes berserk as he looks for BraveStarr. BraveStarr tells viewers it is very important to let their parents know where they will be whenever they are going to a place.
7"To Walk a Mile"Richard TruebloodJ. Larry CarrollSeptember 22, 1987 (1987-09-22)020
Lucas Conway has abandoned the use of guns ever since he caused an accident. But when his son Mark is kidnapped by Two-Face, Lucas must pick up his gun again to save him with BraveStarr. BraveStarr tells viewers sometimes they have to walk a mile in another person's shoes to understand them better.
8"Big Thirty and Little Wimble"Marsh LamoreJohn ShirleySeptember 23, 1987 (1987-09-23)038
Thirty/Thirty becomes the temporary foster father of young Prairie Person Wimble and enrolls him in a school as BraveStarr doubts his abilities to take care of Wimble. A Dingo named Howler wants to kidnap Wimble and attacks the class to set a trap for BraveStarr.
9"BraveStarr and the Law"Richard TruebloodDenis HigginsSeptember 24, 1987 (1987-09-24)010
Tex Hex decides to legally claim Starr Peak for its rich source of kerium and evict the Shaman from his home. BraveStarr and J.B. tell viewers the law must be respected even if one does not agree with it and there are legal ways to change a law.
10"Kerium Fever"Ed FriedmanDennis O'FlahertySeptember 25, 1987 (1987-09-25)006
Human prospectors become jealous of the Prairie People due to their accessibility of kerium. Taking advantage of the conflict, Tex Hex frames the Prairie People for kidnapping J.B. McBride to instigate war between the two parties. Shaman tells viewers to accept responsibility if they do something wrong, instead of blaming others.
11"Memories"Lou KachivasBob ForwardSeptember 28, 1987 (1987-09-28)039
The Krang arrive on New Texas and capture Angus. BraveStarr and J.B. team up with Commander Kane, whom Angus has known for a long time. BraveStarr, J.B. and Thirty/Thirty tell viewers being afraid of something may make it seem scarier than it really is and is nothing to be ashamed of.
12"Eyewitness"Bill NunesEric OrnerSeptember 29, 1987 (1987-09-29)014
Two alien schoolboys wish to join the Carrion Bunch. Tex Hex uses them in a plot to capture the Shaman. Thirty/Thirty and BraveStarr tell viewers crime does not pay.
13"The Vigilantes"Bill ReedHarvey BrennerSeptember 30, 1987 (1987-09-30)023
Borka takes the law into his own hands and rallies the town against Tex Hex. BraveStarr tells viewers to respect the law for the good of everybody.
14"Wild Child"Bill NunesDennis O'FlahertyOctober 1, 1987 (1987-10-01)027
While venturing into the Badlands in search of a wild boy who was raised by Dingoes, BraveStarr, Thirty/Thirty and J.B. find him as well as the Lost City, where Zarko seeks to hunt them. BraveStarr tells viewers love is the best way to solve problems and includes willingness to talk to the other person and listen to their side.
15"Hail, Hail, the Gang's All Here"Bill ReedDennis O'FlahertyOctober 2, 1987 (1987-10-02)018
When the Space Pirates arrive on New Texas to exact revenge on Handlebar, a former comrade, he must help BraveStarr stop them. BraveStarr and Thirty/Thirty tell viewers trust is about believing in somebody and is one of the best parts about human nature.
16"Eye of the Beholder"Tom SitoTom Tataranowicz
Michael Stevens
October 5, 1987 (1987-10-05)011
Blind woman Ally Kingston comes to New Texas for a shipment of kerium which she plans to make blind children see again. While trying to steal the kerium, Tex Hex shows a soft side when she reminds him of his love from the past. J.B. and BraveStarr tell viewers blindness does not mean a person is incapable of a job and there are some jobs which blind people can do better than people with sight.
17"The Wrong Hands"Bill ReedJohn ShirleyOctober 6, 1987 (1987-10-06)025
The Krang create a powerful laser cannon for them to take over the galaxy, starting from New Texas. BraveStarr tells viewers power must be used carefully and for the good of everyone.
18"An Older Hand"Richard TruebloodJ. Larry CarrollOctober 7, 1987 (1987-10-07)030
Skuzz has taken over Fuzz's uncle Mern's village as the High Wizard and as a result Fort Kerium's supply of X-kerium is running short. BraveStarr tells viewers old and young people can be successful when they work together.
19"Showdown at Sawtooth"Marsh LamoreCharles Kaufman
Mark Nasiter
October 8, 1987 (1987-10-08)009
Tex Hex provokes unrest among the miners and demands the population of Sawtooth to leave. The miners must gather the courage to fight back, as BraveStarr challenges him to a duel. BraveStarr tells viewers even when they are frightened, if they reach deep down inside themselves they will still find courage.
20"Unsung Hero"Ed FriedmanBob ForwardOctober 12, 1987 (1987-10-12)029
Impressed by BraveStarr's heroics, the son of a pod farmer is disappointed his father is not a fighter. When Thirty/Thirty is captured by Dingoes, BraveStarr sends the farmer to rescue him and must help the son learn the true meaning of being a hero. BraveStarr tells viewers there are many types of heroes, including ones who fight for law and order and to keep everyone safe as well as ones who work hard to make life better for everyone.
21"Lost Mountain"Lou KachivasDon HeckmanOctober 13, 1987 (1987-10-13)034
During a reconnaissance mission, BraveStarr and Fuzz lose control of their shuttle due to a magnetic field and crash-land on Lost Mountain. While BraveStarr takes care of an injured Fuzz, Tex Hex learns about the crash and sets off to capture him. BraveStarr tells viewers everyone should know what to do in an emergency.
22"Trouble Wears a Badge"Richard TruebloodJohn ShirleyOctober 15, 1987 (1987-10-15)043
BraveStarr must train a student Marshal, Carson, whose arrogance and hatred of aliens creates dangerous problems when an alien spacecraft also comes to town. BraveStarr tells viewers people should not be judged by their appearances or differences in culture.
23"Who Am I?"Tom SitoMartha MoranOctober 16, 1987 (1987-10-16)022
Vipra steals the Lost Book of the Ancients, and overthrows Tex Hex and blocks BraveStarr's memory using its evil magic. BraveStarr tells viewers love and friendship are stronger than almost anything.
24"BraveStarr and the Treaty"Bill NunesShirley HartmanOctober 20, 1987 (1987-10-20)033
The intergalactic senate decides to have a spaceship base built on New Texas, giving Tex Hex the chance to steal a battleship so he could take over the planet. BraveStarr and Shaman tell viewers it is all right to want something, but greed may lead a person to act unwisely.
25"Thoren the Slavemaster"Tom SitoSteven ZakOctober 21, 1987 (1987-10-21)019
Thoren, an alien slaver, enlists the aid of Tex Hex to capture the Prairie People for him in return for a powerful weapon. But when he double crosses Tex, BraveStarr and Tex Hex must join forces to defeat him. BraveStarr tells viewers what goes around often comes around.
26"The Price"Marsh LamoreBob ForwardOctober 22, 1987 (1987-10-22)049
BraveStarr and Thirty/Thirty must stop a peddler that is selling a drug called Spin in New Texas. Among those addicted is a young boy, whose best friend wants to help but has also promised not to tell. BraveStarr tells viewers to not mess with drugs as they are dangerous and can kill.
27"Revolt of the Prairie People"Ed FriedmanDon HeckmanOctober 23, 1987 (1987-10-23)047
The Galaxy Council decides to establish a force field around the territory of the Prairie People to protect them. Seeing this as a threat to their freedom, the Prairie People start a rebellion against the council. BraveStarr tells viewers to stick up for what they know is right.
28"Hostage"Ed FriedmanEgidio Dal CheleOctober 26, 1987 (1987-10-26)031
Shaman is seriously ill and is kidnapped by Tex Hex while healing, who uses him to extort from BraveStarr. J.B. must rescue Shaman. BraveStarr tells viewers promises are meant to be kept.
29"Tunnel of Terror"Ernie SchmidtSteven J. FisherOctober 27, 1987 (1987-10-27)042
An old miner named Digger Knox discovers a load of kerium in his mine and shows it to BraveStarr and J.B. However, a poor and desperate miner named Togg Salter tries to steal some, accidentally trapping them in a cave-in as a result. BraveStarr, Thirty/Thirty and J.B. tell viewers stealing is wrong, regardless of the reason.
30"The Good, the Bad, and the Clumsy"Lou KachivasRobby LondonOctober 28, 1987 (1987-10-28)026
Billy the Droid and his gang rob the Fort Kerium bank and manage to escape due to Fuzz's clumsiness. Losing his confidence, Fuzz sets out to prove himself by capturing Billy the Droid, but backfires. BraveStarr and Thirty/Thirty must rescue Fuzz and help him regain his confidence. BraveStarr tells viewers making a mistake is the best way to learn from it.
31"Balance of Power"Bill NunesJohn ShirleyOctober 29, 1987 (1987-10-29)052
With help from Skuzz and Thunder Stick, Stampede steals Shaman's staff and uses it to create a monster to attack Fort Kerium. BraveStarr and Thirty/Thirty must retrieve the staff before Fort Kerium is destroyed. BraveStarr tells viewers everybody makes mistakes, but learning from them will benefit one in the end.
32"Call to Arms"Ernie SchmidtBob ForwardOctober 30, 1987 (1987-10-30)051
The Krang take Shaman prisoner and demand a huge ransom of kerium. BraveStarr, J.B. and Thirty/Thirty tell viewers no one should inappropriately touch their body and to tell a trusted adult if they have been touched in such a way.
33"BraveStarr and the Three Suns"Richard TruebloodShirley HartmanNovember 2, 1987 (1987-11-02)044
Stampede dismisses Tex Hex for his failures and calls in Moribund, who removes two of the three New Texas suns using a magic arrow created by Stampede to drive out the citizens of the planet. BraveStarr, J.B. and Thirty/Thirty tell viewers to appreciate the good things in their life instead of complaining about them.
34"The Witnesses"Bill ReedMichael UtvichNovember 3, 1987 (1987-11-03)024
BraveStarr must protect two alien stowaways from a space outlaw looking for them. BraveStarr and Thirty/Thirty tell viewers size does not determine one's courage.
35"Handlebar and Rampage"Tom SitoBob ForwardNovember 4, 1987 (1987-11-04)035
The Krang invade New Texas to take villagers as slaves. Meanwhile, Handlebar meets a mechanical bull named Rampage. Handlebar tells viewers kindness helps people make friends.
36"Runaway Planet"Marsh LamoreRowby GorenNovember 5, 1987 (1987-11-05)032
A planet has broken away from its solar system and is about to crash into New Texas. BraveStarr and Doc Clayton must save the life forms on the planet and destroy it with a Magnamite bomb on time. Doc Clayton tells viewers the life of any living thing is important.
37"The Bounty Hunter"Lou KachivasCoslough JohnsonNovember 6, 1987 (1987-11-06)060
Bounty hunter Luke Jones arrives on New Texas to arrest Doc Clayton for a crime he did not commit. Clayton must prove his innocence. BraveStarr and Thirty/Thirty tell viewers running away from a problem will not make it disappear and the only way to solve the problem is to face it.
38"Buddy"Ed FriedmanBarry O'BrienNovember 9, 1987 (1987-11-09)040
BraveStarr's old friend Dallas Dodson and his handicapped son Buddy move to New Texas. BraveStarr makes Buddy an honorary undercover deputy, which the boy uses as an opportunity to prove to his father he is capable of doing things. BraveStarr and J.B. tell viewers talking is important in forming good relationships.
39"The Day the Town Was Taken"Bill NunesDon HeckmanNovember 10, 1987 (1987-11-10)059
While BraveStarr, Thirty/Thirty and Fuzz help J.B. and Handlebar fend off a group of Dingoes in the desert, Tex Hex closes up Fort Kerium, trapping them outside. BraveStarr and Thirty/Thirty tell viewers to never judge somebody by their size.
40"BraveStarr and the Medallion"Ernie SchmidtShirley HartmanNovember 11, 1987 (1987-11-11)015
BraveStarr meets a stranger who appears to be a harmless man wearing the same medallion as his but is secretly conspiring with Tex Hex. Thirty/Thirty and Fuzz tell viewers things are not always what they seem.
41"Legend of a Pretty Lady"Richard TruebloodRichard BebanNovember 12, 1987 (1987-11-12)062
J.B. is transported to one million years into the past due to a heat lightning accident. BraveStarr travels back in time to rescue her through a magic portal which Thirty/Thirty and Fuzz must protect from outlaws. Shaman and BraveStarr tell viewers to respect the beliefs of others.
42"Sunrise, Sunset"Bill ReedBob ForwardNovember 13, 1987 (1987-11-13)061
A good man named Dorn Traymond joins a group of outlaws and they try to rob a bank. After nine months in hiding, by the time when his wife is pregnant and his father is dying, he sends a message to his family about his whereabouts and asks them to visit him, which BraveStarr finds out. BraveStarr tells viewers running away from trouble will not make it disappear.
43"Call of the Wild"Tom SitoBob ForwardNovember 16, 1987 (1987-11-16)057
Wild Child has trouble adjusting to life in school due to classmates teasing him for being raised by Dingoes. When a disease infects the entire population of Fort Kerium except him and BraveStarr, the two must get the cure from the Dingo Llama. Wild Child tells viewers two wrongs don't make a right.
44"Tex But No Hex"Marsh LamoreRobert LambNovember 17, 1987 (1987-11-17)050
Stampede punishes Tex Hex for his failures by taking away his powers. Tex is thus easily arrested and put on trial. BraveStarr and J.B. tell viewers being smart means obeying the law, not breaking it.
45"Space Zoo"Lou KachivasRichard BebanNovember 18, 1987 (1987-11-18)004
A strange, space warp portal has opened up on New Texas and Fuzz is asked to investigate. When Fuzz disappears into it, BraveStarr goes to rescue him and finds out an alien has been collecting creatures for himself. BraveStarr and Thirty/Thirty tell viewers friends are made through the golden rule.
46"Tex's Terrible Night"Tom TataranowiczDon HeckmanDecember 14, 1987 (1987-12-14)046

When Tex Hex learns BraveStarr will be going away for Christmas, he plans to attack Fort Kerium. However, Shaman takes him on a journey to his past, present and future, and reveals his old girlfriend is coming to town on the day of the planned attack. BraveStarr and Shaman tell viewers there can be good even in the worst people and if one looks for it in people, they might find a friend.

Note: This episode is based on A Christmas Carol.
47"Running Wild"Ed FriedmanDon HeckmanJanuary 29, 1988 (1988-01-29)045
Angus and BraveStarr investigate the damage on the water pod trees in New Cheyenne. The town blames it on a girl's pet ape cat and forms a mob. BraveStarr tells viewers wild creatures don't make good pets.
48"Thirty-Thirty Goes Camping"Bill NunesShawn Elizabeth LambFebruary 1, 1988 (1988-02-01)058
Moribund and Dingo Dan escape from prison and return to New Texas to find buried treasure that happens to be located in the same spot where Thirty/Thirty and a group of children are camping. BraveStarr tells viewers it is important to let their parents know where they are going.
49"The Haunted Shield"Ernie SchmidtRowby GorenFebruary 2, 1988 (1988-02-02)036
After raiding a weapons department, Skuzz and Thunder Stick find the Haunted Shield of Specterius, which Stampede uses to defeat Shaman and leave the Prairie People to defend themselves. BraveStarr and Shaman tell viewers people don't always have to depend on someone else to do something difficult and may not realize what they can do until they try.
50"Ship of No Return"Richard TruebloodDennis O'FlahertyFebruary 3, 1988 (1988-02-03)056
J.B.'s brother Kevin is the captain of a Kerium freighter that arrives on New Texas. BraveStarr, Thirty/Thirty, Fuzz, J.B. and Angus must help him find the crew when the computer that runs the ship decides to trap them. BraveStarr tells viewers love is powerful when given to people.
51"The Little Lie That Grew"Bill ReedSy GombergFebruary 4, 1988 (1988-02-04)065
After their home is destroyed by Dingo Dan and the Rustlers, a family is invited to stay at Fort Kerium and agree to help out in the jail. Dan blackmails their young daughter, Posey, into helping him free his gang and then kidnaps her. BraveStarr and Thirty/Thirty tell viewers stealing always hurts somebody else.
52"Brothers in Crime"Tom SitoJohn ShirleyFebruary 5, 1988 (1988-02-05)054
Orville, a shy boy with a stutter, learns that outlaws Craver and Grumble have been robbing miners at South Bend. He is captured by them, but befriends the latter, who is just looking for a friend like Orville is. BraveStarr, Grumble and Thirty/Thirty tell viewers a real friend doesn't get their friends in trouble, but helps them.
53"Sherlock Holmes in the 23rd Century: Part 1"Tom TataranowiczBob ForwardFebruary 8, 1988 (1988-02-08)016
After falling down the Reichenbach Falls, Sherlock Holmes is transported to the year 2249 through a natural time warp. Meanwhile, BraveStarr travels to New London in search of a runaway alien boy named Fleeder and soon teams up with the detective.
54"Sherlock Holmes in the 23rd Century: Part 2"Ernie SchmidtBob ForwardFebruary 9, 1988 (1988-02-09)017
BraveStarr, Mycroft and Fleeder are captured by Professor Moriarty, who has survived as a result of suspended animation and now plots to take over Earth using Fleeder's special power of hypnotic singing.
55"New Texas Blues"Marsh LamoreDon HeckmanFebruary 10, 1988 (1988-02-10)001
A galactic battle of the bands is held on New Texas. Stampede has Tex Hex give a guitar called the Black Widow, which when strummed will cause people to riot, to a contestant. BraveStarr tells viewers to not give in to temptation, no matter what is offered in return.
56"Jeremiah and the Prairie People"Lou KachivasJ. Larry CarrollFebruary 11, 1988 (1988-02-11)028
An old miner named Jeremiah has a map to a lost kerium treasure, which Sand Storm and Thunder Stick intend to steal. After he is attacked by one of the former's land crabs and saved by BraveStarr, Jeremiah is taken to recover in the Prairie People kingdom, where he learns about friendship. BraveStarr tells viewers friendship is more valuable than anything and works both ways.
57"The Ballad of Sara Jane"Ed FriedmanBuzz DixonFebruary 12, 1988 (1988-02-12)013
Thirty/Thirty attaches a turbo booster to Sara Jane that increases her firepower and later loses her. An innocent Fuufta child finds Sara Jane and uses it as a toy, unaware that it may explode due to the booster. BraveStarr tells viewers a real gun is not a toy.
58"Brother's Keeper"Bill NunesCoslough JohnsonFebruary 15, 1988 (1988-02-15)005
BraveStarr must prove the guilt of two crooks that have been robbing Stratostages. One of them wants to become good and must help BraveStarr obtain a rare serum that was stolen by the other and could save a sick man's life. BraveStarr tells viewers to listen to advice from family as they are the most loving and caring.
59"BraveStarr and the Empress"Ernie SchmidtJohn ShirleyFebruary 16, 1988 (1988-02-16)063
BraveStarr is assigned to protect alien Empress Nadia, who is on the way to a peace conference with the leader of the Krang. He and Fuzz must stop her two aides who are trying to prevent her from making it to the summit. BraveStarr tells viewers the best way to make friends to find the ways they are alike.
60"Night of the Bronco-Tank"Richard TruebloodMichael UtvichFebruary 17, 1988 (1988-02-17)002
Stampede creates a gigantic robot called the Bronco-Tank, a combination of a brontosaurus and a tank, to destroy Fort Kerium. BraveStarr tells viewers sometimes cooperation is the best way to get something done.
61"Nomad Is an Island"Bill ReedBob ForwardFebruary 18, 1988 (1988-02-18)012
The evil Queen Singlish has her two minions capture Prairie People as slaves and Thirty/Thirty as her birthday present. BraveStarr, Thirty/Thirty and Fuzz tell viewers everyone has freedom and rights that cannot be taken away.
62"The Blockade"Tom SitoShirley HartmanFebruary 19, 1988 (1988-02-19)064
Stampede uses his magic and a magnetic comet to create a blockade of asteroids surrounding New Texas. While BraveStarr goes into space to destroy it, the others must supply food for Fort Kerium and stop a Krang wizard. Handlebar tells viewers sharing is very important.
63"No Drums, No Trumpets"Marsh LamoreDon HeckmanFebruary 22, 1988 (1988-02-22)008
A retired marshal named Paco moves to New Texas to start a new life as a farmer. His daughter Michelle views him as a coward because he refuses to fight. But when Sand Storm claims their valley as his and kidnaps her, Paco must team up with BraveStarr to rescue her, even if it means using his gun. Skuzz tells viewers smoking is addictive and dangerous.
64"Shake Hands with Long Arm John"Lou KachivasJohn ShirleyFebruary 23, 1988 (1988-02-23)055
Newcomer Long Arm John is deputized by Mayor Derringer after helping to save him when the Dune Buggy Gang attacks the Stratocoach. Fuzz is worried he will be replaced, but finds a chance to prove himself when Dingo Dan wreaks havoc in Fort Kerium. Long Arm John and BraveStarr tell viewers to always be careful where and what they touch.
65"Strength of the Bear"Ed FriedmanJames DavisFebruary 24, 1988 (1988-02-24)003
BraveStarr has lost his Spirit Animal powers. In order to regain them, he must renew his bond with the animal spirits. To this end, Shaman sends him alone and unarmed to the wilderness to face a trial of courage. BraveStarr and Shaman tell viewers their most important powers are the ones deep inside themselves.

Action figures and other merchandise


In 1986, a year before the TV series premiered, Mattel released an action figure line based on the Filmation cartoon series.[7] These figures were large for the time at nearly eight inches (20 cm) tall and came in a windowed box with artwork similar to that of their Masters of the Universe contemporaries. Each figure had a unique action feature and was packaged with one or more Kerium nuggets. Marshal BraveStarr and Tex Hex were also packaged with a Laser Fire Backpack which shot infrared beams and had "space-age" sound effects. Such backpacks were individually available—blue for heroes and black for villains. Other figures available were Handlebar, Sand Storm, Thirty/Thirty, Skuzz, Fuzz, Col. Borobot and Thunder Stick. The Neutra-Laser weapon, which worked with the infrared technology, and Fort Kerium playset also made their way to toy shelves. A second series of figures was designed but never produced. This included Dingo Dan, Judge J. B., Long Arm John, Rampage, and the Starr Hawk vehicle.

Lou Scheimer stated that Mattel hindered Bravestarr's success by releasing the toys before the pilot movie or TV series were released, leading viewers to think the show was based on the toy line.

Various other forms of BraveStarr merchandise made their way to the market including a Colorforms adventure set, View-Master reels, Ladybird storybook, pillow case, sticker album, and water gun, among others. A comic book series, BraveStarr in 3-D, also began under Blackthorne Publishing in January 1987.

Video game


A BraveStarr video game was released for Commodore 64, Amstrad CPC and ZX Spectrum in 1987. It is a side-scrolling shooter game.[citation needed]

Home releases


BraveStarr made its way to VHS in compilations such as Filmation All-Star Theatre and Sampler Collection. Individual episodes of the series found their way to shelves as late as 1989.[citation needed]

BCI Eclipse Entertainment (under its Ink & Paint classic animation entertainment label) (under license from Entertainment Rights) released the entire series on DVD in Region 1 for the very first time in 2007/2008. Each episode on BCI Ink & Paint's DVD releases of BraveStarr was uncut, digitally remastered and presented in its original broadcast presentation and story continuity order. The series was released in two single-volume sets, with the first volume featuring several bonus features.[8][9] As of 2009, these releases have been discontinued and are out of print as BCI Eclipse ceased operations.[10]

On December 10, 2010, Mill Creek Entertainment announced that it had acquired the rights from Classic Media to re-release the series on DVD in North America.[11] They subsequently released a complete series set as well as two single-volume releases on May 10, 2011.[12]

DVD name Ep # Release date
BraveStarr – Volume One 20 May 10, 2011
BraveStarr – Volume Two 20 May 10, 2011
BraveStarr – Volume Three 25 Unreleased
BraveStarr – Complete Series 65 May 10, 2011

See also



  1. ^ "The Best of Bravestarr". Pop Matters. Retrieved 2010-03-02.
  2. ^ Perlmutter, David (2018). The Encyclopedia of American Animated Television Shows. Rowman & Littlefield. p. 94. ISBN 978-1538103739.
  3. ^ Erickson, Hal (2005). Television Cartoon Shows: An Illustrated Encyclopedia, 1949 Through 2003 (2nd ed.). McFarland & Co. pp. 158–159. ISBN 978-1476665993.
  4. ^ "TV Listings: KAZTDT2 (KAZT-DT2), October 2, 2010". Zap2it. Retrieved September 20, 2010.
  5. ^ a b Wagner, Diane (December 21, 1986). "The $20 0 -Million Man : Marshal BraveStarr Isn't Just a Plaything, But a Marketing Mega-Concept. : A Look at the Serious Business of Toy Merchandising". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2010-08-22.
  6. ^ "The Best of Bravestarr". The Trades. Archived from the original on 2011-02-19. Retrieved 2010-03-02.
  7. ^ "Mattel Attempts to Streamline as Profit Sinks". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2010-10-04.
  8. ^ "Bravestarr: Volume 1 DVD @ DVD Empire". 2007-11-13. Retrieved 2012-08-01.
  9. ^ "Bravestarr: Volume 2 DVD @ DVD Empire". 2008-01-07. Retrieved 2012-08-01.
  10. ^ "Site News – PRESS RELEASE: Navarre Shuts Down BCI, Makers of He-Man, Day Break, Price is Right and other DVDs". Archived from the original on 2010-05-31. Retrieved 2010-05-31.
  11. ^ "EXCLUSIVE: Mill Creek Returns He-Man, Bravestarr to DVD!". Archived from the original on 2010-12-13. Retrieved 2010-12-11.
  12. ^ "BraveStarr DVD news: Release Date for BraveStarr – The Complete Series". Archived from the original on 2012-07-30. Retrieved 2012-08-01.