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Chuck Norris: Karate Kommandos
Clip from Karate Kommandos
Format Animated
Created by Chuck Norris
Starring Chuck Norris
Kathy Garver
Keone Young
Country of origin  United States
No. of episodes 5
Running time 30 minutes
Original channel Syndicated
Original run September 15, 1986 – September 19, 1986

Chuck Norris: Karate Kommandos is an American animated television series from the 1980s. It originally aired in 1986 as a syndicated five episode mini-series. It was created by and starred Chuck Norris as himself, and produced by Ruby-Spears Productions. This fictionalized version of Norris is a United States government operative with a team of "radically diverse" warriors. The team includes Pepper, a technology expert and mechanic; Reed, Chuck's young apprentice and Pepper's brother; Kimo, a samurai; Tabe, a sumo champion; and Too Much, a young ward. Together, they fight against The Claw and his right-hand man, Super Ninja.

The series follows the framing device of Mr. T's animated series (also a Ruby-Spears production): At the beginning of each episode, a live action segment with Norris, usually at a gym or martial arts studio, is shown to explain what is going on. At the end of each episode, Norris narrates a moral lesson for the audience to learn.


List of episodes

# Title Description
1 "Deadly Dolphin" Chuck and his team must protect Sealab, an underwater facility overlooking the world's oceans, from the Claw and his hired gun, a pirate named Angelfish.
2 "Target: Chuck Norris" Having failed to retrieve a memory core from NATO's computers, Claw puts a bounty out on Chuck Norris and sends the Impostor, a master of disguise, to steal back the memory core and take out Chuck Norris.
3 "Terror Train" Chuck and his team are in Japan to witness a powerful laser robot used for defense. Their mission is to escort it towards its destination before the Claw can use it for sinister purposes.
4 "Menace From Space" The space shuttle Invincible is hijacked by Super Ninja, who plans on using the onboard fusion cannon to destroy every world capital on Earth. Chuck and his team must find a way to blast off into space and stop the Claw's latest plan.
5 "Island of the Walking Dead" A military satellite is "accidentally shot" down and lands in the middle of Voodoo Island. Chuck and his team must retrieve the satellite before Claw can steal it and gain access to the world's military.

Full cast

Comic Book

There was also a comic book series published by Star Comics, an imprint of Marvel Comics which produced comic books aimed at young children. [1]

Action figures

To coincide with the airing of the show, Kenner Products made a set of action figures based on the main characters of the show. Kenner also made many accessories, including weapons and vehicles, to go along with the figures.

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