CBS (HBO Max)
December 13, 1969
Episode 14 – “Spooky Space Kook”
A strange shaped aircraft lands in a field. The gang runs out of gas near an old farm house. They run into a gun-toting farmer who thinks they are newspeople checking out “it”, a UFO.
The gang explains they simply want to buy some gas, he provides it to them, and they decide to solve the mystery.
The gang goes to a nearby abandoned air field. They find ghostly green footprints leading inside and follow the trail.
The spooky space kook is up to something on the airfield and tries to scare away the gang while they try to solve the mystery.
Is this ghost from outer space for real? What is it up to on the air field? These questions and more are answered on this episode.
Quite the combination of a ghost and an alien. It’s kind of funny how so many episodes center around the antagonist being some type of ghost. Wouldn’t the alien have been scary enough? Why did we need the ghost part added?
This is a fairly straightforward episode, with the first appearance of an allegedly other-worldly enemy. I’m starting to wonder how the mystery gang is always out driving around in places where they can conveniently run into mysteries, but these wouldn’t be any fun if they didn’t.
Not much Scooby and Shaggy goofing around, but a pretty good mystery. Recommended.
Overall episode rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️½