Randy,Interesting Ben I watched it originally and liked the show its one that I really wish WAC would release in its complete 90 minute version. They could easily reuse the opening credits for episodes 9-13 since they were originally intended as 90 minute episodes as well before they broke up the show after episode 8. I am not sure if I still watched it after the original 8. I think I may have watched the hour long version so I can't answer your question but I think you are correct that they broke it up like that. I do remember the original 90 minute format was:
Space Race: Act 1
The Galloping Ghost
Galaxy Goof Ups: complete episode
Space Race: Act 2
There were several bumpers after each episode telling you to not miss the conclusion of the Space Race.
Thank you! Both of us, and many other fans of Yogi's Space Race, would prefer to see this series restored to this kind of format before being released on DVD.
If you have ever seen Challenge of the Super Friends on ABC, I think during the first eight weeks you saw Act I of the Challenge segment (with the Legion of Doom), and then the announcer says "Challenge of the Super Friends will return later!", then afterward they'd do Act I and II of the 1977-style Super Friends (all heroes) segment, before going to Act II of the Challenge segment. Then on the 9th week they expanded the series to 90 minutes by way of a 1977 rerun of the segments mentioned, before Act II of the Challenge episodes were shown.