Space Sentinels

Space Sentinels
Directed by Hal Sutherland
Voices of George DiCenzo
Evan C. Kim
Dee Timberlake
Lou Scheimer
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 13
Executive producer(s) Norm Prescott
Lou Scheimer
Producer(s) Don Christensen
Running time 22 minutes
Production company(s) Filmation
Original network NBC
Original release September 10, 1977

Space Sentinels (originally titled The Young Sentinels and renamed midway through its only season) is a Saturday morning animated series produced by Filmation which debuted on the American NBC network on September 10, 1977 and ran for thirteen half-hour episodes.

In this series, the Greek mythology figures Hercules and Mercury are joined by Astrea, a character created specifically for the series, to form a superhero team to protect mankind.

The complete series was released on Region 1 DVD on August 22, 2006, along with the complete series of The Freedom Force.[1]


Antagonists included the "sinister" villain Morpheus, the Sentinels' sworn enemy; he was also an Earthling given powers in the same manner as Hercules, Mercury, and Astrea, but far earlier. Those who had given Morpheus his powers had erred by giving him a variety rather than one specific power; he had rebelled and turned to evil. Secondary antagonists include The Sorceress, as well as Anubis, modeled after the Egyptian god of the same name.


  1. Morpheus: the Sinister Sentinel
  2. The Time Traveler
  3. Space Giants
  4. The Return of Anubis
  5. The Prime Sentinel
  6. Loki
  7. The Sorceress
  8. The Wizard of Od
  9. Fauna
  10. The Jupiter Spore
  11. Voyage to the Inner World
  12. The World Ship
  13. Commander Nemo

DVD release

BCI Eclipse LLC (under license from Entertainment Rights) released all 13 episodes of Space Sentinels on DVD in Region 1 on August 22, 2006, along with all five episodes of The Freedom Force. This series featured the character Hercules and which originally aired as part of Tarzan and the Super 7.[1] In addition, the digitally remastered presentation features scripts and Spanish language tracks for all 13 episodes, audition tapes, a gallery featuring original images, early presentation images, trivia and interviews with creators Lou Scheimer, Buzz Dixon, Darrell McNeil, Michael Reaves, Robert Kline and David Wise.[1]

As of 2009, this release has been discontinued and is out of print as BCI Eclipse has ceased operations.[2]


Show credits

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