Steven Spielberg ruled the after school cartoon days in the mid-’90s. Perhaps the shortest lived, but well loved cartoons from this pantheon was Freakazoid!. The final eleven episodes come to DVD from Warner Home Entertainment.
Dexter Douglas is a mild-mannered teenager who, while logged onto the Internet one Christmas, is thrust into a horrible crash on the information superhighway and transformed into an electrifying superhero. He’s average, predictable, the middle of the bell curve and the center of the silent majority, which most consider completely dull and boring; the type of person who just blends into the crowd. However, all this changes when he turns into the Freakazoid, a lightning haired superhero who wears red underwear and uses his new abilities to fight evil and do battle with villains such as the Lobe. That is, unless Cosgrove, his best friend and chief of police, can suggest something better to do. With his many trusted sidekicks, his fabulous Freakalair and his girlfriend Steph by his side, he’s ready to save the day…that is, unless there’s something better on TV.
The two disc set will come with audio commentaries on all episodes, a featurette on the final episode and a demo reel.
The set arrives on April 21st for $26.99.