TV: Rocket Robin Hood


Blasting into TV screens in 1967 is Rocket Robin Hood. Created by the same people who made the original Spider-Man cartoon. The limited animated Canadian produced series has a special place in the minds of kids who were subjected for the next twenty years of continuous reruns at lunchtime and Saturdays.  In later years Rocket Robin Hood would be used as Canadian content to fill a void of commitment under Canadian rules.

"Phantom from the Depths of Time"  and "Revolt in the Fifth Dimension" were largely recycled animation from two episodes ("From Menace to Menace" and "Dementia Five") of the earlier series Rocket Robin Hood, with Spider-Man substituted for Robin Hood on the animation cels.


"Come gather around me. Space travelers surround me.
Hark now to the ballad of Rocket Robin Hood.
I may well confound you, astound you, spellbound you,
with heroes and villains, the bad and the good.
Watch now as our rockets race here from afar.
For now, with our Robin, we live on a star."
"Three. Two. One. Blast off! Band of brothers, marching together.
Heads held high in all kinds of weather.
With fiery blasts, our roaring rockets rise, beyond the Earth,
beyond the skies! At the side of Robin,
take your stand, with the gallant leader of our band.
Send a joyous shout throughout the land!
For Rocket Robin Hood!