If you know Moltar, Like I know Moltar.


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Ok so, Moltar was originally a supervillain. His character was a brilliant scientist who made a base on the uninhabited molten planet Moltor in the 1966 Hanna-Barbera animated series, Space Ghost an animated television series produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions.

Space Ghost and Dino Boy cartoon on Amazon
Space Ghost & Dino Boy on Amazon

It first aired on CBS from September 10, 1966, to September 7, 1968, alongside another cartoon Dino Boy in the Lost Valley. It was created by Alex Toth a cartoonist who also designed the original Super Friends, Space Ghost, Sealab 2020, The Herculoids and Birdman cartoons for Hanna Barbera.

This was the concept of the original Space Ghost show:
Basically, Space Ghost, along with teenaged sidekicks Jan and Jace and their monkey Blip, fight villains in outer space. Moltar first appears in the second to last episode of this series, "The Meeting". The person who did his voice back then was Ted Cassidy, who is probably best known as Lurch from the Addams Family series. And here is an interesting thing, he was also the narrator for the opening credits of the TV series “The Incredible Hulk” from the 70s.

Space Ghost Coast to Coast on Amazon
Space Ghost Coast to Coast on Amazon

And of course, later on, Moltar was on the show Space Ghost Coast to Coast.

The concept of the Space Ghost Coast to Coast show was:
Space Ghost in his 40s is no longer a superhero, and now he even goes by his real name Tad Ghostal. However, to remain in the spotlight he has started his own late-night talk show filmed in outer space. With his co-host and former villain Zorak, and his director Moltar they interview celebrities on Earth through their video-phone.

Space Ghost Coast to Coast was a reboot of the series intended for adults, reinterpreted as a surreal spoof talk show and produced using the original artwork.
  • First episode date: April 15, 1994
  • Final episode date: May 31, 2008
Moltar on this show was Voiced by C. Martin Croker, Moltar is the show's director and producer. His body is made entirely of lava, and he normally wears an orange and gray full-body containment suit which has a breathing receptacle.


I actually got to meet C. Martin Croker at a Comic-Con a few months before he passed away. He signed a set of Original Aqua Teen Hunger Force sketches for me and my two sons.

Elsewhere:

Moltar would also later become the fictional producer for Cartoon Network's action animation block Toonami in 1997, before being replaced by T.O.M. in 1999.

Zorak and Moltar appear together in Scooby-Doo Team-Up issue twenty, where Space Ghost arrives on earth to ask for help from Mystery Inc to help him defeat Moltar and Zorak, who have teamed up together and are stockpiling weapons and troops on a secret moon base.
Space Ghost: Moltar, flush the lake.
Moltar: We don't have a lake.
Space Ghost: Good work.

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