Dec 1, 2019
"Dr. Pelagian's War"
Aired: October 6, 1973
A Nemo-esque environmentalist demands the world's industrialists change their polluting ways or face the consequences. And then it's a race against time as the Super Friends must "convince" three holdouts.
While the last episode didn't meet with Dan Greenfield of 13th Dimension's approval, he has to admit that this may be the best of the first five stories and it does have a lot going for it. Together, they discuss the origin of the name Pelagian, the darker tones this episode takes while also having some of the best humorous bits to date, the importance and strength of Aquaman in this first season, and his unexplained relationship with Pelagian.
John references The Ultimate Super Friends Companion by Will Rodgers. Check it out for yourself by purchasing a copy via Amazon.
Dan Greenfield is the editor and co-creator of 13thDimension.com, a website devoted primarily to comics and pop culture, past and present. To him, the basic food groups are Batman, Planet of the Apes, Star Trek (the Original Series), James Bond, the Beatles and the Stones. But if he had to he'd be able to subsist on Batman alone. Channel 11 in New York was his favorite syndicated channel as a kid -- you can guess why -- followed closely by Channel 5. Channel 9 didn't really enter into it unless he was home sick and there wasn't much else on. He's married to his remarkably patient wife Wendy and his best sidekick is his son, Sam. They have two cats,Lex and Zod.