The Galaxy Trio FAQ


The Galaxy Trio FAQ v. 1.7


Originally written and Compiled by Chip Ashley.
September 26, 1998
Updated August 7, 2005

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Table of Contents

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INTRODUCTION TO THE GALAXY TRIO

THE GALAXY TRIO'S HISTORY

THE GALAXY TRIO'S SUPPORTING CAST

THE 1967 CARTOON SHOW

COMIC BOOKS AND OTHER APPEARANCES

CREATIVE TEAMS

MERCHANDISE

THE FUTURE OF THE GALAXY TRIO

LINKS

THANKS


INTRODUCTION TO THE GALAXY TRIO

1.1 Who are the Galaxy Trio and what are their super powers?

The Galaxy Trio consists of Vapor Man, Meteor Man, and Gravity Girl. They fly their spaceship, Condor I, through the galaxy, fighting for law and order.

Vapor Man

Vapor Man is from the planet Vaporus. He has the ability to turn his body into any gaseous form and can also use any chemical as a weapon.

Meteor Man

Meteor Man is from the planet Meteorus. He has the ability to make any part of his body grow larger in size.

Gravity Girl

Gravity Girl is from the planet Gravitas. She has the ability to lift any object with her powers.

1.2 What are the Galaxy Trio's costumes like?

Vapor Man's costume is a green bodysuit, green head covering, with yellow trim. He also wears yellow boots.

Meteor Man's costume is a forest green bodysuit, with yellow trim and red shorts. He also wears yellow boots.

Gravity Girl's costume is a light purple top with dark purple pants. She has a white belt and wears white boots.

1.3 Where is the Galaxy Trio's home base?

I have not found out yet where the Galaxy Trio's home base is other than their space ship Condor I.

1.4 Why should I be interested in the Galaxy Trio?

Like any popular superheroes, The Galaxy Trio have withstood the test of time. They have great powers, great allies, and great villains. This makes for interesting stories and a great time.

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THE GALAXY TRIO'S HISTORY

2.1 What are the Galaxy Trio's origins?

I know that there are other people on Vapor Man's home planet that have the same powers that he does. The powers may be a part of their genetic structure. Maybe Alex Toth will reveal the origins of these heroes in the future.

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THE GALAXY TRIO'S SUPPORTING CAST

3.1 Who are the Galaxy Trio's friends and allies?

3.1.0 Birdman

Based in a mountain base Birdman's powers come directly from his ability to absorb sunlight. Deriving his powers from the Egyptian sun god Ra, Birdman is able to store them and transform this energy into super might, destructive sun bolts, or an invisible force shield-both of which he generates with his hands. Armed with these abilities, as well as wings which enable him to fly, Birdman patrols the skies over Central City aided by Birdboy and his eagle Avenger. Birdman can call Avenger for assistance via a communicator on his neck, the bird being powerful enough to carry Birdman on those occasion when he is cut off from the sun's rays-as in a dark room or cavern-and goes limp, or is stunned by artillery fire. When not airborne, Birdman relaxes in his volcano headquarters, where he can only be contacted by secret operative Falcon 7. Birdman assisted the Galaxy Trio in a comic book adventure.

3.1.1 Avenger

Avenger is a giant eagle and Birdman's ally. Birdman can call Avenger for assistance via a communicator on his neck. Avenger is powerful enough to carry Birdman on those occasion when he is cut off from the sun's rays-as in a dark room or cavern-and goes limp, or is stunned by artillery fire.

3.2 Does the Galaxy Trio have a "Rogues' Gallery"?

3.2.1 Gralik of Gravitas

3.2.2 Plastron

3.2.3 Computron

3.2.4 Lotar

3.2.5 Spectre of the Duplitrons

3.2.6 Titan the Titanium Man

3.2.7 King of the Moltens of Meteorus

3.2.8 Growliath

3.2.9 Kragg the Space Pirate

3.2.10 The Prisoners

3.2.11 Vapon of Vaporus

3.2.12 Braton

3.2.13 Zakor of the Demon Raiders

3.2.14 Elraf

3.2.15 Drackmore the Despot

3.2.16 The Magnetrons

3.2.17 The Sporoids

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THE 1967 CARTOON SHOW

4.1 What was the show about?

The show was about the Galaxy Trio, Vapor Man, Meteor Man, and Gravity Girl who work for the Galactic Patrol. The Galaxy Trio's mission is to fight and subdue evildoers in the galaxy.

4.2 When did the show premiere and how long did it last?

The Galaxy Trio premiered on NBC Saturday, September 9, 1967. The show lasted until Saturday, September 6, 1969. 1967 Saturday Morning Schedule
1968 Saturday Morning Schedule

4.3 How many episodes of the Galaxy Trio were there?

There were 20 episodes of the Galaxy Trio.

4.4 What were the names of the episodes and can we have a synopsis of each episode?

Gralike of Gravitis
Gravity Girl's father, the King of Gravitas, asks the Galaxy Trio to help him defeat Gralike, whose ultra-gravitizer can destroy things from thousands of miles away. Although they find him on Moonoid-49, their space ship can't break through his energy field so they displace their molecules onto the planet. When Gralike threatens to blow them all up, the Galaxy Trio turn his ray on him, and sends him a million miles into space.

Plastus the Pirate Planet
Hovering above them on Plastus, his rubber planetoid, Plastron threatens to freeze Planet Z-11 by blocking out the sun if the inhabitants don't meet his demands. The Galaxy Trio displace themselves to Plastus but sink in the rubber. When Gravity Girl's density meter reveals that the planetoid is like a gas-filled balloon, they blast a hole in it with Condor 1's retro-rockets to save Planet Z-11.

The Battle of the Aquatrons
Lotar, who has taken over the planet Aques, directs powerful heat rays at Earth to melt the ice caps and cover the planet with water so he can start a new colony. The Galaxy Trio restore his brother, Neptar, to the throne by showing the people that Lotar cares only for power and nothing about them.

Return to Aques
When the Galaxy Trio respond to an S.O.S. from the planet Aqueous which is being attacked by a monster, Gravity Girl brings along her analyzer-X camera which reveals that the monster is artificial, with Lotar at the controls. Turning himself to vapor, Vapor Man gets inside, defeats the monster and, with the rest of the Trio, stops Lotar's plot to regain the throne from his brother.

Cavemen of Primevia
Disguised as people from Primevia, the Galaxy Trio defeat aliens from Vapor Man's home planet, Vaporus, who had enslaved them and forced them to mine their planet for its precious metals. In his showdown with Vapor Man, Vapon, the leader of the aliens, falls into the Pit of the Winds, there to remain forever.

Drackmore the Despot
The Trio head into the unexplored Tranquility Belt to find some missing explorers. After letting themselves get captured, they find themselves face to face with Drackmore, self-styled ruler, and master of the planet. The Galaxy Trio defeat Drackmore and set his slaves and prisoners free.

Peril of the Prison Planet
The Galaxy Trio's vacation is cut short when they are called to a prison planet where the inmates have taken over. The three criminals try to escape in the Galaxy Trio's rocketship, but it's been so long, they've forgotten how to operate one.

Galaxy Trio vs. The Moltens of Meteorus
Moltens, creatures who live beneath the surface of Meteor Man's home planet, Meteorus, are driving the inhabitants off the planet with underground explosions and molten lava. To make peace, Meteor Man helps them find an empty planet where they too can live above the surface.

Galaxy Trio vs. Growliath
Using all their powers together the Galaxy Trio conquer the insects of the planet Nova, which have suddenly grown as big as buildings. Then they give Growliath, the evil scientist behind this, an overdose of the antidote, shrinking gas, which makes him very small and much less a problem.

Computron Lives
Computron refuses to obey the soldiers who've reactivated him in their hopes of controlling Orbus 4; he heads for the abandoned planet Z-10 where he reactivates war machines. In their battle with Computron, the Galaxy Trio hit him with a ray which brings him to life, and makes him repent his ways.

The Duplitrons
The Galaxy Trio rush to Earth, usually one of the most peaceful planets, to stop the three world leaders from declaring war on each other. Vapor Man and Gravity Girl discover that the leaders are really Duplitrons and so is Meteor Man. They reprogram him to take them to Spectre's hideout where they defeat Spectre and find the real leaders and Meteor Man sleeping peacefully.

Invasion of the Sporoids
The Galaxy Trio rescue the last ranger on outpost A-15 from a nearly indestructible spore monster which gives off a mysterious sleeping gas. Combining their super-powers, they defeat the monster without knowing who sent it or for what purpose.

Revolt of the Robots
The Galaxy Trio, responding to an S.O.S. from Orbus 4, where the servant robots, led by Computron, have revolted against the people, help Kalex, their ruler, get at the power centers of the robots to render them harmless. After Gravity Girl makes Computron too light to pull the switch which would destroy them all, Kalex keeps it in mind that only people should rule people.

The Rock Men
While looking for rock samples on an unexplored planet in Vector V-16, the geologist Ekon is captured by a huge rock monster controlled by Braton, an escaped convict. After fighting off the monsters, the Galaxy Trio convince Ekon to leave the rock samples and get out of there.

The Demon Raiders
Zakor and his raiders sack the treasury planet, Centauri Three, while the inhabitants stand by in a deep trance. When the Galaxy Trio try to stop him, Zakor blasts them into space in the drop pods to orbit forever. Vapor Man changes himself into a vapor and escapes through a crack in his pod then frees the others so they can defeat Zakor's ultimate weapon, the Multi-Seeker.

Space Slaves
When Gravity Girl suddenly disappears, Vapor Man and Meteor Man trace her displaced molecules to the Crimson Zone on the fringes of unexplored space, she is enslaved by Elraf who needs her to devise a quick method of mining psycho-sodium , the active ingredient in the ankle bands which he plans to enslave whole planets. Gravity Girl traps her friends, but when they take off her ankle bands she helps put them on Elraf. When they order him to destroy his evil machines, Elraf's molecules suddenly displace to another part of the universe.

Space Fugitives
Disguised as the Galaxy Trio, the last survivors of the planet Magnetron rob other planets of their precious elements to build themselves an army of exploding androids. While the Galaxy Trio seek out the imposters they are pursued by robot drones from the prison planet. Luckily, the drones mistake the Magnetrons for the Galaxy Trio and carry them off to the planet Pententious.

The Eye of Time
A cosmic storm above Earth is a time tornado which throws the Galaxy Trio back fifteen hundred years to Scandinavia, then being attacked by Romans. Remembering from their history books that Rome never invaded Scandinavia, the Galaxy Trio defeat the Romans before returning to the future.

The Galaxy Trio and the Sleeping Planet
When the Galaxy Trio go to Planet K-7, which doesn't answer its radio call, they find all of the inhabitants in a deep trance while machines go about stealing their valuables. Kragg, the space pirate who has masterminded this, escapes, but not without telling the Galaxy Trio where they can find the antidote to save the planet's people.

Titan, The Titanium Man
Titan, who made himself invincible in his plot to conquer the universe, lures the Galaxy Trio to his off-limits planet with fake distress signals. Although the Galaxy Trio defeats his army of super-cybernoids, Titan escapes in a rocketship, free to menace the universe once more.

The Galaxy Trio Episode Synopsis were provided by Hanna Barbera's World of Super Adventure,
Volume 1 by Michael Swanigan.

4.5 What other shows did the Galaxy Trio appear in?

Hanna-Barbera's World of Super Adventure
Listen to the Theme Song
NBC
Half-Hour Show
Saturdays
Premiered September 1980
This show featured the following Super Heroes:
The Fantastic Four (1967)
Frankenstein Jr. and The Impossibles (1967)
Space Ghost (1966)
The Herculoids (1967)
Shazzan (1967)
Moby Dick and The Mighty Mightor (1967)
Birdman and The Galaxy Trio (1967)

Super Adventures
Cartoon Network
Half-Hour and Two-Hour Shows
Weekdays/Weekends
Premiered October 1992
This show featured the following Super Heroes:
The Fantastic Four (1967)
Frankenstein Jr. and The Impossibles (1967)
Space Ghost and Dino Boy (1966)
The Herculoids (1967)
Shazzan (1967)
Moby Dick and The Mighty Mightor (1967)
Birdman and The Galaxy Trio (1967)

Toonami
Cartoon Network
Fifteen Minute Shows
Weekdays
Premiered Fall 1997
This show featured the following Super Heroes:
Space Ghost (1966/1981)
The Herculoids (1967/1981)
Birdman and The Galaxy Trio (1967)

Boomerang
Cartoon Network
One Hour Show
Sundays 8:00-9:00 AM
Premiered Fall 1998
This show featured the following Super Heroes:
Space Ghost (1966/1981)
The Herculoids (1967/1981)
Birdman and The Galaxy Trio (1967)
Shazzan (1967)
Moby Dick and The Mighty Mightor (1967)

4.6 Wasn't there another superhero that appeared on the show?

Yes. Episodes of Birdman appeared at the beginning and at the end of the show.

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COMIC BOOKS AND OTHER APPEARANCES

5.1 In what Comic Books have the Galaxy Trio appeared?

Hanna-Barbera Super TV Heroes # 1
Gold Key/April 1968
2005 Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide NM-$225.00 F-$67.50 VG-$33.75

Hanna-Barbera Super TV Heroes # 2
Gold Key/July 1968
2005 Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide NM-$150.00 F-$45.00 VG-$22.50

Cartoon Network Presents # 17
DC Comics/January 1999
2005 Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide NM-$2.25 F-$1.00 VG-$.50

5.2 Are there any images of these comic books?

Yes.

5.3 What are the storylines of these books?

Hanna Barbera Super TV Heroes # 1
Gold Key/April 1968
Cover of Hanna Barbera Super TV Heroes # 1

No Story Title
Starring The Galaxy Trio
Synopsis: The Galaxy Trio get a distress call and investigate and old model spaceship which has crashlanded on Sirion. As they investigate the ship they are surrounded by prisoners who escaped in the old ship and are commandeering Condor I. As the men enter Condor I the Galaxy Trio spring into action and apprehend them.

Story Title: Invasion of the Martian Ants
Starring The Herculoids

Story Title: Duel at Dawn
Starring Birdman

Story Title: The Mighty Mightor battles the Vampire King
Starring The Mighty Mightor

Story Title: Danger in the Deep
Starring Moby Dick

Story Title: The Magnetic Menace
Starring Young Samson and Goliath

Hanna Barbera Super TV Heroes # 2
Gold Key/July 1968
Cover of Hanna Barbera Super TV Heroes # 2

Story Title: The Noxious Oxoids
Starring Birdman and the Galaxy Trio
Synopsis: Birdman and the Galaxy Trio team up against Dr. Toxic and the Oxoids from Planet Lethalia. Before our heroes can come out on top, they have to overcome the effects of an alien suicide gas.

Story Title: The Vapor-Vampire Invasion
Starring The Herculoids

Story Title: Beware Skullarva
Starring The Mighty Mightor

Story Title: The Diamond of Doom
Starring Shazzan

Untitled Story
Starring Moby Dick

Cartoon Network Presents # 17
DC Comics/January 1999
Toonami
Cover of Cartoon Network Presents # 17

Story Title: Giant Robot Rumble
Starring The Galaxy Trio
Synopsis: The Galaxy Trio are forced to land on the Planet Madar when Condor I suffers asteroid damage. They are attacked by a giant robot. Meteor Man is hit by the robots electrical bolts and is knocked uncouncious. Vapor Man discovers an opening in the robot and finds that their old enemy, Dr. Kilmacher, is inside the robot. Gravity Girl beams Meteor Man into the robot. Meteor Man and Vapor Man destroy the robot. They turn Dr. Kilmacher over to the intergalactic authorities.

Story Title: Winter Takes All
Starring The Herculoids

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CREATIVE TEAMS

6.1 Who created the Galaxy Trio?

The Galaxy Trio were created by Alex Toth.
Alex Toth Question and Answers
Alex Toth Books and Magazines
Interview with Alex Toth from Comic Book Artist # 11
The Official Alex Toth Website

6.2 Who produced and directed the show?


Hanna Barbera Biography, Part 1
History of Hanna Barbera Productions

6.3 Who were the story directors and writers for the show?

Art Davis/Paul Sommer/Jack Hanrahan/Phil Hahn/Neal Barbera

6.4 Who were the voices of the characters on the show?

Voice work in Birdman and The Galaxy Trio

Vapor Man - Don Messick
Don Messick Tribute
Gravity Girl - Virginia Eiler
Meteor Man - Ted Cassidy

6.5 Who were the animators for the show?

Charles A. Nichols/Ed Love/Bill Hutten/Hank Smith/Lloyd Vaughan/Jack Parr/Emil Carle

6.6 Who did the music and sound for the show?

Ted Nichols/Richard Olson/Bill Getty

6.7 Who was the production supervisor and assistant production supervisor for the show?

Howard Hanson/Victor O. Schipek

6.8 Who were the film editors for the show?

Warner Leighton/Pat Foley/Gerald A. Bailey/David Horton

6.9 Who were the cameramen for the show?

Frank Parrish/Dick Blundell/Hal Shiffman/Roy Wade

6.10 Who was the associate producer for the show?

Lewis A. Marshall

6.11 Who were the men in charge of layouts for the show?

Lance Nolley/Brad Case/Bruce Bushman/Alvard Arce/Gary Hoffman

6.12 Who was the technical supervisor for the show?

Frank Paiker

6.13 Who were the people in charge of backgrounds for the show?

Janet Brown/Don Watson/Richard Khim

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MERCHANDISE

7.1 What kind of Action Figures are there of the Galaxy Trio?

As far as I know there has never been an action figure of the Galaxy Trio. Maybe someone out there has made custom figures and would like to share a picture with us.

7.2 What kinds of merchandise are out there for the Galaxy Trio?

Birdman and The Galaxy Trio Video

Books with Information about the Galaxy Trio

Meteor Man by Steve Rude

Gravity Girl by Steve Rude

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THE FUTURE OF THE GALAXY TRIO

8.1 Are there any plans for any new Galaxy Trio cartoons?

As far as I know there are no new plans for a Galaxy Trio cartoon.

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LINKS

9.1 What are some other WebPages with information about The Galaxy Trio?

Super Hero Cartoon Database.

Wingnuts Birdman and The Galaxy Trio Page

Cartoon-O-Rama's Hanna Barbera Superhero Photo Gallery

Hanna Barbera Shows Index

CGSTV Cartoons

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THANKS

10.1 These are some people and books I would like to thank!!!

Thanks to the following people, organizations, and books:
Hanna Barbera's World of Super Adventure, Volume 1 by Michael Swanigan.
Alex Toth: By Design by Alex Toth and Darrell McNeil.
Scott at the Super Hero Cartoon Database.
Kywal Graphics Hanna Barbera Page for animation and pictures.
The Encyclopedia of Super Heroes by Jeff Rovin
The Encyclopedia of Super Villains by Jeff Rovin
The Encyclopedia of Animated Cartoons by Jeff Lenberg
Saturday Morning TV by Gary H. Grossman
All of you out there on the web who love The Galaxy Trio and want to preserve their memory.

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