Chuck Norris might have been able to destroy the cinema and primetime TV (Walker, Texas Ranger), but he couldn’t quite conquer cartoons. Chuck Norris: Karate Kommandos was going to be his version of Mr. T meets G.I. Joe. Chuck led an animated crew against the evil VULTURE. Before and after the animated action, the real Chuck Norris gave tips to the kids. There had to be an educational element since series was intended for weekdays after school instead Saturday mornings. Chuck’s reputation worked against him. Parents weren’t ready to let an R-rated action star spend time with the kiddies. Thus only five episodes were made. After teasing us with an episode on Warner Archive is releasing Chuck Norris: Karate Kommandos: The Complete Series. All five episodes fit on one DVD with a price tag of $14.95.
Joe Corey is the writer and director of "Danger! Health Films" currently streaming on Night Flight and Amazon Prime. He's the author of "The Seven Secrets of Great Walmart People Greeters." This is the last how to get a job book you'll ever need. He was Associate Producer of the documentary "Moving Midway." He's worked as local crew on several reality shows including Candid Camera, American's Most Wanted, Extreme Makeover Home Edition and ESPN's Gaters. He's been featured on The Today Show and CBS's 48 Hours. Dom DeLuise once said, "Joe, you look like an axe murderer." He was in charge of research and programming at the Moving Image Archive.