Astro’s Voice Stand-In – Blog Shorts – Dog Days of Summer #8

Blogdramedy saved me from writing about a pooch I had absolutely no knowledge about when she allowed us the opportunity to substitute Astro, George Jetson’s troubling pooch instead of Wesley Crusher’s Blacktoe. To be honest, even though I watched many Star Trek the Next Generation episodes I do not remember ever seeing anything that resembled a dog. Of course I will say i saw a video of Riker not too long ago on Facebook that showed he always threw his leg over a chair before sitting and I never noticed that before either.

Getting to the subject of this post however, I bring you an unknown truth about the Jetson’s pet Astro. Unknown to us outside the industry Astro was actually very well-spoken. So much so he almost did not get the part, but he was so dashing they could not deny him the role.


“I tested for the part and the dialogue they gave me was atrocious,” Astro said.

“Atrocious?” the reporter said.

“Something Scooby-Doo might say,” Astro replied.

“What was the solution, I mean obviously you got the role.”

“There was this fellow, a young actor who came in and did all the voice-overs. He mastered the dialogue with no trouble. The dubbing was worse than watching a bad Japanese monster movie.”

“They dubbed all your lines?”

“Yes siree!”

“Oh, by the way you said you had a voice actor do your lines?”

“That’s right!”

“What was the name of the actor?”

“Jones, James Earl Jones. I think he did Darth Vader after that.”



Other dogs from the pound.








Other accomplices in the Dog Days of Summer.

Blogdramedy – think of me as the alpha dog

1pointperspective – circus dog (inside joke that’s not so inside if you go over and read his blog)

SteveBetz – in for a Penny, in for a pound (I AM good!)

Jtailele’s Blog – the unknown element

MC’s Whispers – speaks five languages (not including puppy-speak)

Shouts from the Abyss – he knows how to sit up and beg

H.E. Ellis – he likes pithy and, for some reason, Chevy Impalas

Lenore Diane – peanut butter & bananas sandwiches make her day

Fix it or Deal – Amy’s into robots so she building her own mechanical dog

About Joe Owens

Can you tell from my writing I love God? I hope so because that is what I want you to know most about me. I am also a writer who loves taking on fiction prompts and crafting a story. One day you will read my work in print. Until then enjoy it here! For free!
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6 Responses to Astro’s Voice Stand-In – Blog Shorts – Dog Days of Summer #8

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  2. Amy says:

    I hear that James Earl Jones’ Astro voice-overs where what impressed the Star Wars casting agents.

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  4. stevebetz says:

    Oh! A Star Wars reference in a post originally aimed at Star Trek. Ballsy.

  5. Blogdramedy says:

    Blacktoe was Will Riker’s dog but he’s easily confused with Wesley. 😉

    Great job with the pinch hitter, Astro. And the voice choice…brilliant.

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