Zandor and Queen Tara were constantly defending their
planet, Amzot (Quasar in later versions), and all its
tiers of society, from the attacks of alien invaders. For
this formidable task, the King and Queen employed the help
of five extraordinary "Herculoids," a group of odd
creatures that showcased some of the most inventive
animation ever found on a Hanna-Barbera series.
Tundro was a "tremendous," a ten-legged dinosaur with a
cannon for a horn. Tundro's cannon shot out energy rocks,
which had the power to explode on contact. Zok, the space
dragon, had equally effective weaponry, with eyes and a
tail that could fire out power rays. The indestructible
Igoo had the appearance of an ape but was made of rock,
while Gloop and Gleep were Shmoo-like blobs that could
assume any shape. The morphing twosome could multiply,
withstand power beams, and be used as giant slingshots -
the possibilites were endless.
Zandor and Tara may have employed the help of the
Herculoids, but they could hold their own in a fight if
the need arose. Zandor, who wore green trunks and gold
bracelets, was as skillful with energy rocks as Tundro was
- though lacking a cannon on his head, he needed to use a
slingshot. The King's shield not only acted as a
boomerang, but worked as a parachute as well. Tara was no
slouch of a marksperson herself, and even their son Dorno
was adept at slinging those exploding rocks.
Each week, this impressive group of eight would fight
off such villains as the Faceless People, the Beaked
People, and the Mutoids.
Parts of the show appeared in repeats as a segment of
Go Go Globetrotters, and in 1981, the show was resurrected
using all the original voices (except Ted Eccles) on Space