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September 10, 2008

Ask and it shall be given unto you

The Greatest American Hero creator, Stephen J. Cannell, announces a forthcoming feature film based on the 1980s cult classic. Watching the intro again for the first time in years, I am now wondering why an average '80s theme tune took up half the shows' airtime.

The Greatest American Hero ran for three seasons on ABC, 1981-'83, and centered on Ralph Hinkley (Katt), a teacher who comes into possession of a red alien suit that endows its wearer with superpowers--but not the instruction manual. Culp played Hinkley's FBI minder and Sellecca his long-suffering girlfriend.

The show is enjoying a renaissance of sorts, with a new comic book produced by Katt and producing partner Chris Folino under their Catastrophic Comics banner. The first issue should hit shelves in November. Additionally, there are plans for a series of four-minute animated Web shorts, voiced by Katt, Culp and Sellecca.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at September 10, 2008 09:44 AM

Comments

And now that song's in my head until I can drink it out this evening. I hate you.

Posted by: Clayton Barnett [TypeKey Profile Page] at September 10, 2008 01:21 PM

Sorry about that. This might help.

Posted by: Ghost of a flea [TypeKey Profile Page] at September 10, 2008 03:33 PM

Wicked! (btw, Connie Selleca was hot!)

Believe it or not, I'm walking on air...!

Posted by: Damian [TypeKey Profile Page] at September 11, 2008 10:14 AM