Picked up the "Super Friends: Season Six" DVD (aka "Legacy of Super Powers"). It's the new content for the 1981-1982 season, consisting of 18 "shorts". I think Super Friends was usually scheduled to come on ABC at 6am, Saturdays, in my time zone (or earlier). So these were rarely watched by anybody in my neighborhood. Plus, the syndicated weekday afternoon package had hit, so why get up early for the usual re-runs and a few new shorts?
It was only a half-hour, so you never knew if you were going to get a long episode or a buncha' shorts. There are conflicting reports that ABC also spliced up the old 60's Filmmation Superman, Batman and Aquaman shows, throwing them in, as well.
Throughout this season, they begin to name-drop "Justice League" more often. El Dorado debuts in the middle and I think that's why I decided to buy this particular set. In the introduction for every episode (except the first of the season), Apache Chief, Black Vulcan, Samurai and El Dorado are announced along with the core team.
"Outlaws of Orion" (Batman, Robin, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern)
Bounty hunter space cowboys from the Orion constellation are on the hunt for the team. For some reason, in the 80's, there were continual efforts to have "space cowboys" in animation; with everything from rocket-sled trains, robotic horses, etc. I never understood the appeal, but I'm guessing it was a favorite gimmick of the goofs who wrote/produced 80's toys and cartoons.
Weird ending, as Green Lantern confiscates the hunters' lasers...then seemingly unloads them into the bad guys. Batman also uses his "Bat-Screwdriver", which pops out of his boot.
"Three Wishes" (Wonder Twins & Superman)
The Twins cork open an EVIL Genie from Superman's artifacts left at the Hall of Justice. The genie messes around, turning them into junior versions of Superman, then transporting them to their home planet of Exxor. Superman shows up, basically beats the crap out of the genie, and that's it.
These two episodes also aired with "Scorpio", which I recapped a few pages back.