Season 1 Episode 1


Aired Daily 5:00 PM Jan 23, 1985 on

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  • Awesome start to a great animated series.

    The pilot episode was highly entertaining while also serving to introduce us to the main characters, as well as the villains. It certainly stole elements from Superman, Star Wars, and Transformers. Jaga is obviously the Thundercats version of Obi-Wan Kenobi, and disappears as he dies exactly like Obi-Wan did. Later, he appears as a blue ghostly spirit just like Obi-Wan did. However, that's really not a bad thing at all, since Jaga's death is a surprisingly touching and emotional moment even for a cartoon. It is deep to say the least, and might even make you cry. This entire episode just hooks you from the beginning, and makes you think that this is not your ordinary 80s cartoon, with a main character actually dying right off the bat. This will always be one of the best episodes of the series, and never grows old.