Review and Media by Jon T
Episode #1 - Klaws
· This episode is only 10 minutes long, and is often paired with "The Red Ghost".
Review:An interesting start for the 1967 Fantastic Four series, especially as it somewhat predicts the 1978 show by only featuring (for the most part) three members of the team, with Johnny going off on vacation at the start of the episode!
Being only 10 minutes long isn't to the episode's advantage, as Klaw (surprisingly unlike most other villains in the series), simply turns up out of nowhere to do battle with the Fantastic Four, with no elaboration on why he wants revenge on them specifically rather than wanting to take over the world.
Nevertheless, the team is portrayed faithfully, with Reed immersed in his fanciful experiments to the chagrin of Ben. Predictably for a show of this vintage, Sue doesn't get much to do and Johnny turns up at the end to seal Klaw's defeat. Given the time constraints, only Reed is seen using his powers to their greatest extent, with even Ben pushed to the sidelines.
Altogether a fun, if simplistic, start to the show!