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Thundarr the Barbarian

S1E6: Attack of the Amazon Women

Thundarr and crew must defeat the evil sorceress Straia and reunite the Amazon people.

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Robert Ridgely


Nellie Bellflower

Princess Ariel

Henry Corden

Ookla the Mok

Dick Tufeld


Julie McWhirter

Straia / Additional Voices

Stacey Keach Sr.

Additional Voices

Joan Van Ark

Additional Voices

Shep Menken

Additional Voices

Alan Oppenheimer

Additional Voices

Keye Luke

Additional Voices

Episode Synopsis

Thundarr, Ookla, and Ariel ride towards the ocean, hoping to go for a swim, but suddenly hear the sounds of battle. They find two women under attack from a large group of women warriors.

Thundarr is amazed that the one he attacked is a woman and she tosses him off, telling him she is not just a woman, but an Amazon! He cuts their laser guns and they jump off the cliff. They ride away on the backs of sharks.

The other two women, headed by former Amazon queen Deona, lead the group to their hideout inside of Mt. Rushmore, noting that the only reason they are still alive is because no one can find it. Ariel commits to being their sorceress and they are given masks to breathe underwater.

They dive in and head to Straia’s forest to confront the shark sorceress. It is an ambush! Straia releases her shark legion, but Thundarr, Ookla, and Ariel make short work of them as usual. So she releases the Kraken. Or Krayken as they pronounce it.

It shoots lasers from its tentacles and stuns Ariel. They swim her to safety as Thundarr goes after the Kraken. Ookla is caught by a tentacle and the Kraken releases ink to escape with him and the shark legion, but Thundarr swims through the ink to renew his attack. It swims into a container and he and Ookla slam the door. But Straia is there and captures them. She takes them into her lair.

She hangs Thundarr and Ookla above a metal set of jaws and asks them to reveal the location of the rebels. When he says no, she throws off her robes to reveal a slim sharky physique, asking if her face could show kindness. He still denies her request for information since he is the good guy in this scenario. She starts lowering them.

A lackey comes in and whispers into Straia’s ear. It seems they have found a massive military weapon and she will use it to destroy a large portion of the area, including the rebel base.

Thundarr and Ookla begin to kick to swing the rope away from the jaws of steel. They swing out of danger and over the railing, still tied together. They knock Straia down and run into the throne room. They use their strength to bust the ropes and free themselves. Then they run! Thundarr finds his Sunsword on the way. Ookla breaks through a wall and swims to freedom. Thundarr tells Straia they will return.

At the ruins of Mt. Rushmore which is also the super secret rebel base, Ariel is well again. Thundarr tells them of the secret weapon and they decide to find it before Straia can. But it’s a trap! The amazons attack and are defeated easily. Thundarr grabs one to interrogate her, but Ariel has it. She casts a spell and the woman is bewitched and tells them the weapon is in the hangar. They start to move the giant rocket to Deona’s hideout. 

A super-cool six-legged spider monster drops down onto the rocket. It binds Ariel’s hands with its thread and she cannot perform magic. It knocks Ookla away and Thundarr rushes in. He climbs up its web to a suspended fighter jet. He cuts the jet free and it falls, crushing the spider beneath it. Time to take the weapon back to the base.

Back at Mt. Rushmore, they remove the nose of the rocket to find Straia inside! She Trojan horsed them!

They take out the cannon first by breaking open the ceiling and raining rock down on it. The Amazons toss mines at Thundarr and they follow him, so he jumps off the cliff and they continue down past where he has grabbed the ledge, exploding far below. Now, it’s Straia vs. Ariel! 

Straia casts a ring of fire around Ariel, but she counters with a tornado. She sweeps them out and up on top of Rushmore. Straia calls forth stone hands to bind Ariel. Thundarr tries to free her, but Straia knocks him back with magic.

Ariel works one of her hands free and Straia casts her final spell. Ariel catches it and throws it back at her, destroying Straia’s magic and knocking her into the ocean.

They ride off!