Mystery Island

Mystery Island Cast:

Stephen ParrChuck Kelly
Lynn Marie JohnstonSue Corwin
Larry VolkSandy Corwin
Michael KermoyanDr. Strange
Frank Welker Voice of P.O.P.S.

Air Dates:

On CBS, from 9/10/77 - 1/28/78

Number of Episodes:

16 episodes

Plot Synopsis:

Mystery Island was the lone live action segment on the animation/live action hybrid series, The Skatebirds. The Skatebirds was an updated version of the Banana Splits. Like its Banana Splits predecessor, Danger Island, Mystery Island dealt with people stranded on a remote island being chased by evil villain(s), in this case, Dr. Strange. Strange wanted the P.O.P.S., a robot, to use in his quest for world domination. To get P.O.P.S., Strange caused the plane carrying the robot to crash land on his island. The rest of the series dealt with Strange trying to capture the robot, while the crew of the plane (pilot Chuck Kelly and Sue and Sandy Corwin) tried to avoid Strange and get back home.


After the shows initial run, the Skatebirds were brought back in a half hour version on Sunday mornings, but the Mystery Island segments were not included.

The P.O.P.S. robot was actually a modified version of the Robot from the Lost in Space series.

Episode List:

A Matter of Gravity - The Mind Blower - Just Whistle for an Answer - Sue's Courage - Valley of Fire - Sentinels of Time - Who's Whom Here? - Fate's Just a Dirty Trick - Golden Birds of Prey - Visions from Falconia - The Duel- Kingdom of the Beats - Pops in a Box - Island of the Apes - The Skull's the Clue - Home Run

Video Clips:

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Images/Screen Captures:

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The Skatebirds at the IMDB

The Skatebirds at the Big Cartoon Database


Boomerang, the Cartoon Network's spin off station, has aired the Mystery Island segments as part of the Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels show from time to time.

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