Jason of Star Command – Chapters 13 and 14

Len Janson and Chuck Menville continue script duties as the serial gets closer to its climax. The big moment in chapter 13 is a return of the big alien beast from the fifth part of the story. Once you shell out for animation that good, it makes sense to use a little more of it.

Both the alien monster and Sid Haig’s Dragos had our son more worried than he usually is. He says that he doesn’t like Dragos because he’s so mean and – surprisingly – “always wins.” We had to have a little chat in between the episodes to discuss the reality that Dragos has not actually accomplished much of anything, and that his bonehead spaghetti aliens are totally incompetent. But I think that because he keeps capturing Jason and his friends, even though they escape almost immediately, and because he always acts like he has the upper hand, that’s enough to convince a kid.

Plus, you know, it’s Sid Haig. Dude scares plenty of grown-ups.

3 thoughts on “Jason of Star Command – Chapters 13 and 14

  1. Plus, you know, it’s Sid Haig. Dude scares plenty of grown-ups.
    Doesn’t he? Even at conventions when he’s interacting with his fans, he still has some of that menace to him. Lou Ferrigno is the same way…

  2. And doesn’t get enough credit for being able to deliver the lines w/out laughing! All of these actors did a great job with the scripts they were handed. I’m surprised they didn’t have Drago set his eyes on marrying Nicole. Certainly he got lonely on the Dragon Ship. That would have made a great plot line. It was certainly used by Filmation on Flash Gordon with Ming pursuing Dale Arden.

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