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Boosterrific.com: The Complete, Annotated Adventures of Booster Gold
Boosterrific.com: The Complete, Annotated Adventures of Booster Gold

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"Why should I let myself be used for the profits of others?"
—Booster Gold, Booster Gold #16, 1987

The chronological adventures of Booster Gold have been depicted exclusively in comic book form, however the character has escaped the 4-color pages of comic books to appear in a variety of other media. Surely this would make Booster quite proud.

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Justice League Unlimited (2004-2006)

Image Copyright DC ComicsThis series aired on Time Warner owned Cartoon Network. (Time Warner is the parent company of Warner Bros. Entertainment, owner of Booster Gold comic book publisher DC Comics.) Episodes featured the adventures of the Justice League, whose membership represented almost every hero in the DC Universe. The continuity of the series does not necessarily reflect the continuity of the DC Universe as it appears in comic books.

With only one exception, as noted below, Booster Gold appeared in this series only in cameo appearances with no spoken lines. Episodes (by air date):

"Initiation"
Episode 1, air date July 31, 2004
Writer: Stan Berkowitz
Director: Joaquim dos Santos
Booster is seen among the new heroes who have recently joined the expanded Justice League. He does not have any dialogue.

"The Greatest Story Never Told"
Episode 7, air date September 11, 2004
Writer: Andrew Kreisberg
Director: Dan Riba
Booster Gold: Tom Everett Scott
Skeets: Billy West
This is the only episode of the Justice League Unlimited series to feature Booster Gold in a leading role. While the rest of the Justice League is occupied by the supernatural threat of the wizard Mordru, Booster Gold finds himself facing a walking black hole that threatens to consume the Earth — and the attractive S.T.A.R. Labs physicist Tracy Simmons! Several of Booster's recurringcomic book idioms are present, including his thirst for glory, distaste for teleportation, and continual mistaken identity. (Though in this episode, the running gag of calling Booster "Buster" has been replaced with mistaking him for Green Lantern.)

"Ulitmatum"
Episode 10, air date December 4, 2004
Writer: J.M. Dematteis, Dwayne McDuffie
Director: Joaquim Dos Santos
Booster Gold is shown alongside other Justice Leaguers in combat. He does not have any dialogue.

"Dark Heart"
Episode 10, air date December 11, 2004
Writer: Warren Ellis
Director: Dan Riba
Booster Gold is shown alongside the other Justice Leaguers in combat with the alien doomsday machine. He does not have any dialogue.

"Once & Future Thing Part I"
Episode 12, air date January 22, 2005
Writer: Dwayne McDuffie
Director: Dan Riba
Near the beginning of the episode, Booster Gold and Skeets are seen in the Justice League Satellite mess hall alongside Gypsy, Stargirl, and Supergirl. He does not have any dialogue.

"Once & Future Thing Part II"
Episode 13, air date January 29, 2005
Writer: Dwayne McDuffie
Director: Joaquim dos Santos
Near the end of the episode, Booster Gold is seen over the shoulders of Batman and Green Lantern in the Justice League Satellite mess hall. Booster appears to be entertaining Gypsy, Stargirl, and Supergirl. He does not have any dialogue.

"Doomsday Sanction"
Episode 16, air date February 19, 2005
Writer: Robert Goodman
Director: Dan Riba
Booster Gold is seen walking down the hall of the Justice League Satellite alongside fellow Leaguer Vibe. He does not have any dialogue.

"Task Force X"
Episode 17, air date May 21, 2005
Writer: Darwyn Cooke
Director: Joaquim dos Santos
Though Booster Gold does not appear, he is the subject of a joke told by several off-duty technicians.

"The Balance"
Episode 18, air date June 4, 2005
Writer: Dwayne McDuffie
Director: Dan Riba
Booster Gold is seen walking down the hall of the Justice League Satellite alongside fellow Leaguer Gypsy. He does not have any dialogue.

"Flashpoint"
Episode 23, air date July 2, 2005
Writer: Dwayne McDuffie
Director: Joaquim dos Santos
Booster Gold is seen rescuing citizens from a damaged skyscraper. He does not have any dialogue.

"Panic in the Sky"
Episode 24, air date July 9, 2005
Writer: Dwayne McDuffie
Director: Dan Riba
Booster Gold is seen among the heroes defending the Justice League Satellite from the Ultimen. He does not have any dialogue.

"Divided We Fall"
Episode 25, air date July 16, 2005
Writer: Dwayne McDuffie
Director: Joaquim dos Santos
Booster Gold is seen in the crowd as Superman announces the dissolution of the Justice League. He does not have any dialogue.

"The Great Brain Robbery"
Episode 34, air date March 4, 2006
Writer: Dwayne McDuffie, Matt Wayne
Director: Dan Riba
Booster Gold is seen aboard the Watchtower. He does not have any dialogue.

"Destroyer"
Episode 39, air date May 13, 2006
Writer: Dwayne McDuffie
Director: Joaquim dos Santos
Booster Gold is seen in the company of Elongated Man, Fire, and Ice. He does not have any dialogue.

Legion of Super-Heroes (2006-2008)

Image Copyright DC ComicsThis series aired on the Warner Bros. Entertainment co-owned CW Network as part of their saturday morning KidsWB! programming. (Warner Bros. Entertainment is also the owner of Booster Gold comic book publisher DC Comics.) Episodes featured the adventures of the 30th-century Legion of Super-Heroes. The continuity of the series does not necessarily reflect the continuity of the DC Universe as it appears in comic books.

In the introductory episode of the series ("Man of Tomorrow", air date September 23, 2006), a janitor at the 30th-century Superman Museum appears dressed suspiciously like Booster Gold. The janitor is accompanied by a robot that bears a more-then-passing resemblance to Skeets. This episode was written by Amy Wolfram and directed by Ben Jones.

Batman: Brave and the Bold (2009-2011)

Image Copyright DC ComicsYet another series airing on Time Warner owned Cartoon Network. (Time Warner is the parent company of Warner Bros. Entertainment, owner of Booster Gold comic book publisher DC Comics.) Episodes featured the adventures of the Batman, who each week would team up with other heroes from the DC Universe. The continuity of the series does not necessarily reflect the continuity of the DC Universe as it appears in comic books.

Tom Everett Scott and Billy West reprise their Justice League Unlimited roles as the voices of Booster Gold and Skeets, respectively. In an interview attributed to Dan Phillips for IGN on May 14, 2009, Scott, the only actor to give voice to Booster Gold during Booster's first 25 years, gave his take on the character: "He's just this fame-hungry, never-satisfied, always-scheming kind of a guy. He never really has his eye on the ball. He's always distracted, and he's usually screwing up and causing problems for the superheroes who are actually trying to do their job." The full interview is available on IGN.com.

Dan Jurgens receives episode credit as Booster Gold's creator in episodes featuring Booster Gold appearances.

Episodes (by air date):

"Menace of the Conqueror Caveman!"
Episode 17, air date May 15, 2009
Writer: Matt Wayne
Director: Brandon Vietti
Booster Gold: Tom Everett Scott
Skeets: Billy West
In an effort to increase his marketability, Booster Gold teams up with Batman as the two work to foil the plans of Krull, an immortal cro-magnon man. Includes an appearance by the Boostermobile!

"Mayhem of the Music Meister!"
Episode 24, air date October 23, 2009
Writer: Michael Jelenic
Director: Ben Jones
Booster Gold is seen briefly singing among the chorus during "Drives Us Bats," one of several musical numbers in this episodes.

"A Bat Divided!"
Episode 34, air date February 5, 2010
Writer: Thomas Pugsley
Director: Ben Jones
Booster Gold: Tom Everett Scott
The Riddler holds Booster Gold and Skeets hostage, forcing Booster to answer riddles to save the life of Batman.

"The Siege of Starro!: Part 1"
Episode 39, UK air date June 13, 2010
(US air date September 17, 2010)
Writer: Joseph Kuhr
Director: Ben Jones
Booster Gold: Tom Everett Scott
Skeets: Billy West
Booster Gold and Skeets join Batman's team to combat Starro the Conqueror.

"The Siege of Starro!: Part 2"
Episode 40, air date September 24, 2010
Writer: Joseph Kuhr
Director: Michael Goguen
Booster Gold: Tom Everett Scott
Skeets: Billy West
Booster Gold and Skeets aid Batman and the Metal Men against the spawn of Starro.

"The Menace of the Madniks!"
Episode 44, air date October 15, 2010
Writer: Jim Krieg
Director: Michael Goguen
Booster Gold: Tom Everett Scott
Skeets: Billy West
Booster Gold and Skeets join Batman to undo changes to history that affect Blue Beetle.

"Darkseid Descending!"
Episode 50, air date December 3, 2010
Writer: Paul Giacoppo
Director: Michael Goguen
Booster Gold: Tom Everett Scott
Skeets: Billy West
Booster Gold joins Batman's new Justice League International to battle the god-like Darkseid.

"Shadow of the Bat!"
Episode 55, air date April 22, 2011
Writer: J. M. DeMatteis
Director: Michael Goguen
Booster Gold: Tom Everett Scott
Cursed as a vampire, Batman attacks Booster Gold and the JLI.

"Time Out for Vengeance!"
Episode 58, air date June 4, 2011
Writer: J. M. DeMatteis
Director: Michael Goguen
Booster Gold: Tom Everett Scott
Booster Gold and the Justice League International aid Rip Hunter in traveling through history to save Batman.

"Triumvirate of Terror!"
Episode 60, air date June 18, 2011
Writer: J. M. DeMatteis
Director: Paul Giacoppo
Booster Gold: Tom Everett Scott
The Justice League International play the Legion of Doom in a game of baseball. Booster Gold plays first base.

"Crisis: 22,300 Miles Above Earth!"
Episode 63, air date October 28, 2011
Writer: Steven Melching
Director: Michael Goguen
The Justice League International and the Justice Society of America mingle (and fight) aboard the JLI satellite.

"Mitefall!"
Episode 65, air date November 18, 2011
Writer: Paul Dini
Director: Ben Jones
Booster Gold is one of the many, many heroes (and villains) assembled at the series wrap party in this episode, the last of the series.

The Hard Times of RJ Berger (2010)

Image Copyright DC ComicsIn the pilot episode of the MTV series The Hard Times of RJ Berger, the title character is seen reading a copy of 52 Week Two with Booster Gold on the cover. The comic book was released approximately four years prior to the filming of the episode and its inclusion is not likely accidental. The comic provides a wish-fulfillment cover image wherein Booster Gold is receiving all of the attention, money, and fame that he could wish for, a subtle allusion to the teenage angst of the titular RJ Berger.

"Pilot"
Episode 101, air date June 6, 2010
Writer: Seth Grahame-Smith
Director: David Katzenberg

DC Super Heroes (2010)

Image Copyright DC ComicsFisher-Price's Imaginext system of toys for toddlers includes a licensed DC SUPER FRIENDS™ toy line. Though Booster Gold has not been featured as a toy in the line, he was included in a brief cameo appearance on the DVD sold with the product: DC Super Friends "The Joker's Playhouse," modeled heavily on the classic 1970s Super Friends cartoon series. Booster Gold can be seen at about 4 minutes into the episode on a billboard advertising Booster Flakes cereal. (Spotted by Morgenstern.)

"The Joker's Playhouse"
Writer: Brandon Auman
Director: Ciro Nieli

Smallville (2011)

Image Copyright DC ComicsBooster Gold was featured prominently in the 10th season episode of the CW series Smallville titled "Booster." The episode is in many ways loyal to the early stories of Booster Gold that appeared in the first volume of Booster Gold comics in 1986 and is significant as the first appearance of a licensed "live-action" Booster Gold. Booster arrives from the future to try to usurp Superman's place as Metropolis' greatest hero. The episode also includes the Smallville incarnation of the Blue Beetle.

"Booster"
Episode 10-18, air date April 22, 2011
Writer: Geoff Johns
Director: Tom Welling
Booster Gold: Eric Martsolf
Skeets: Ross Douglas

A loose recreation of the "Booster Gold" website seen in the episode can be found here.

The Big Bang Theory (2009-2012)

Image Copyright DC ComicsThe characters in CBS's sitcom The Big Bang Theory are ardent comic book fans. Many scenes over the course of the series take place in a comic book shop. Therefore, one would expect to see Booster Gold sooner or later, and eventually, we did.

"The Guitarist Amplification"
Episode 47, air date November 9, 2009
Writer: Chuck Lorre, Lee Aronsohn
Director: Mark Cendrowski
The cover of Booster Gold: Reality Lost can be seen in the background during scenes at the comic book shop. (Spotted by Grimmy.)

"The Russian Rocket Reaction"
Episode 92, air date October 13, 2011
Writer: Bill Prady, Steven Molaro, Jim Reynolds, Chuck Lorre, Eric Kaplan, Maria Ferrari
Director: Mark Cendrowski
The cover of Booster Gold #46 can be seen in the background during scenes at the comic book shop. (Spotted by Morgenstern.)

"The Good Guy Fluctuation"
Episode 94, air date October 27, 2011
Writer: Bill Prady, Steven Molaro, Jim Reynolds, Chuck Lorre, Eric Kaplan, Maria Ferrari
Director: Mark Cendrowski
A Booster Gold action figure is seen in the comic book store.

MAD (2012)

Image Copyright DC ComicsBooster Gold joins many of his Justice League teammates for a song criticizing the apparent inequality in the mis-named "Super Friends" in the second season of the Cartoon Network series MAD.

"Al Pacino and the Chipmunks / That's What Super Friends Are For"
Episode 46, air date February 27, 2012

Robot Chicken DC Comics Special (2012)

Image Copyright DC ComicsBooster Gold can be seen briefly in several scenes in the Robot Chicken DC Comics Special. More specifically, the 6-inch DC Universe Classics: Series 7 (2007) Booster Gold figure is seen. In an interview with Newsarama.com, writer Kevin Shinick hinted that scenes were filmed in which Booster Gold had a speaking part, but those scenes were cut from the episode that aired on September 9, 2012, on the Cartoon Network.

Comic Book Men (2014)

Image Copyright DC ComicsSeveral Booster Gold comics can be seen in the background of AMC network's Comic Book Men (Season 4, Episode 7, air date November 23, 2014). Identifiable issues are Booster Gold, Volume 2, #1, #11, and #12.

Justice League Action (2016-2018)

Image Copyright DC ComicsThe Justice League returned to television on Cartoon Network's Justice League Action in 2016. As in Justice League Unlimited, episodes focus primarily on Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman with guest appearances by many other heroes and villains from the DC Universe. The episodes are short (11 minutes each) with a heavy emphasis on action. Booster Gold is played by Diedrich Bader.

Episodes (by American air date [episodes were released earlier in some countries]):

"Night of the Bat"
Episode 3, air date December 16, 2016
Writer: Stan Berkowitz
Director: Jake Castorena
Booster challenges a djinn-possessed Batman to a sparring fight. It does not go well for Booster (or the Hall of Justice).

"Time Out"
Episode 27, air date July 8, 2017
Writer: Jonathan Callan
Director: Jake Castorena
Batman discovers that Booster Gold is far more than his public persona when he accidentally finds himself helping Booster save time from a rampaging Chronovore. Skeets appears but does not have any dialogue.

"Booster's Gold"
Episode 31, air date August 12, 2017
Writer: Jim Krieg
Director: Jake Castorena
Green Arrow discovers that Booster Gold has attempted to create his own dinosaur theme park by relocating extinct creatures to the 21st century. Predictably, things don't go well.

"Phased and Confused"
Episode 42, air date October 29, 2017
Writer: Patrick Rieger
Director: Jake Castorena
When Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman are trapped in the Phantom Zone, it's Booster Gold to the rescue.

"System Error"
Episode 44, air date November 11, 2017
Writer: Patrick Rieger
Director: Jake Castorena
Booster Gold is one of several Justice Leaguers to discover that they have been replaced with robots.

"Watchtower Tours"
Episode 47, air date May 29, 2018
Writer: Tim Sheridan
Director: Jake Castorena
Booster Gold sells tickets for guided tours of the Justice League Watchtower and unintentionally invites a group of villains. (Skeets is seen, but has no lines.)

"She Wore Red Velvet"
Episode 52, air date June 3, 2018
Writer: Tim Sheridan
Director: Shaunt Nigoghossian
The Justice League's newest villain, Red Velvet, is Booster Gold's ex-wife.

Teen Titans Go! (2013-2021)

Image Copyright DC ComicsAccording to the Teen Titans Go! Wiki (teen-tians-go.fandom.com), Booster Gold appears in the following Cartoon Network Teen Titans Go! episodes:

"Justice League's Next Top Talent Idol Star"
Season 4, episodes 37 & 38
air date October 9, 2017

"Forest Pirates"
Season 5, episode 34
air date May 27, 2019

"That's What's Up!"
Season 6, episode 4
air date November 27, 2017

"Justice League's Next Top Talent Idol Star: Justice League Edition"
Season 6, episode 18-19
air date May 25, 2020

Booster Gold is seen performing in the titular talent show contest alongside Blue Beetle, Martian Manhunter, and the Wonder Twins in an act titled "Extreme Justice." (Appearance spotted by Shawn Baton.)

"Justice League's Next Top Talent Idol Star: Dance Crew Edition"
Season 7, episode 1 & 2
air date January 8, 2021

"A Little Help Please"
Season 7, episode 6
air date May 22, 2021

"Manor and Mannerisms"
Season 7, episode 15
air date August 5, 2021
In a nod to Boostle shipping, Booster Gold and Blue Beetle are pushed together by Starfire, who is making love connections.

DC Super Hero Girls (2019-2020)

Image Copyright DC ComicsDC Super Hero Girls is a series of kid-friendly cartoons featuring familiar female DC heroes (most notably Wonder Woman, Batgirl, Supergirl, Zatanna, Jessica Cruz, and Bumblebee) going about the misadventures of their daily lives and encountering many other heroes and villains in the DC Universe. The series aired on Cartoon Network and Youtube.

Booster Gold is seen in advertisements for Booster Cereal in several episodes (approximately 1:17 into "#ShellShock" [released March 5, 2020] and 33 seconds into "#TheCommute [released March 19, 2020]).
Thanks to Ithildyn for bringing this to our attention.

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