Space Cats (partially found NBC animated comedy series; 1991-1992)
Space Cats is an animated series created by Paul Fusco and produced by Marvel Animation that aired on NBC in the United States and on Channel 10 in Canada. It aired throughout NBC's Saturday morning block from September 14th, 1991, to July 25th, 1992.
The show is about a bunch of alien felines from a planet called Trygliceride-7, who come to a secret location in the Earth's underground lairs to bring out truth, justice, & better quality cat food without the fishy aftertaste. Every episode begins with Captain Catgut, the captain of the Space Cats, doing some random thing like playing Solitaire. D.O.R.C. would then show up to inform them of a mission to do. Afterwards, Tom, Scratch, and Sniff are taken to the surface of the Earth to do the mission tasked.
It has yet to see release on home video, and it's currently not on any digital streaming services. Only one episode was available online in English for quite some time. All 13 episodes titles are present on copyright filings for the United States Copyright Office by Space Cats, Inc., despite only being a fictional company name shown at the end of the "Words of Wisdom" segments of the show, likely giving off a more shady situation surrounding the show's development.
NBC had a comic collection released featuring several of their cartoons into comics, one of which was a Space Cats comic. One of the episodes might've been adapted into the comic or was simply confused with the comic.
Toonarific has a few images from currently unidentified episodes, and a few more images from other unidentified episodes have appeared on other websites. There's also an auction on Worthpoint for what claims to be the series bible, intro scripts, and original pilot scripts, with pictures to prove. The description says that it was originally made for Disney in 1984. Whether or not this auction or the pictures are actually real is currently a mystery.
On January 6th, 2021, GrigioGuy uploaded 5 other episodes of Space Cats as MEGA files, as well as the already available episode, despite that one episode uploaded to YouTube still being up. Eventually, those 5 episodes were uploaded to YouTube through GrigioGuy's own channel, though he eventually deleted both the YouTube, & MEGA uploads until deciding to reupload them onto YouTube. Around February of 2021, Kyru Rex uploaded 2 other episodes that were lost for some time, those being "Thank you, masked man", & "A recession is depressin'".
Eventually, though, Bkspect found a playlist featuring episodes of a Persian dub that was most likely made without permission from the company who owns the rights to the series(which is a whole other can of worms entirely), featuring 2 episodes that have yet to be found in English that were uploaded back in late 2017.
Episodes[edit | edit source]
|1||Send in the clones||Found|
|2||Mirror, mirror, who's the ugliest one of all?||Found|
|3||Like cats to water||Found|
|4||Thank you, masked man||Partially Lost|
|5||A recession is depressin'||Found|
|6||Diamonds are fur-ever||Lost|
|7||The incredible shrinking monuments||Found|
|8||Professor VonSchtooker and the temple of God||Found|
|9||Blintzcapades||Partially Found (Persian dub)|
|10||A tale of two kitties||Lost|
|11||Mysteriously missing guests||Found|
|12||The tuna doesn't fall from the tree||Found|
Videos[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- Saturday Morning NBC blog that posted a Space Cats comic. Retrieved 07 Nov '20
- Toonarific Cartoons page on Space Cats. Retrieved 07 Nov '20
- 'Space Cats' (1991) Orig. Pilot Script, 'Intro' Scripts And 'Bible' Paul Fusco Retrieved 07 Nov '20