Thursday, 3 March 2011

Space Patrol (1950)

Commander Buzz Corry of The United Planets Space Patrol  headed up this kids TV show that began as a daily 15 minute show on a local Los Angeles TV station before getting an additional half hour Saturday morning show on ABC.  It ran for five years and clocked up more than 200 of the 30 minutes episodes and almost 900 of the 15 minuters. 
There was also a Radio show which featured the same cast and crew and ran for almost as long as the TV showsAnd there was also a lot of spin off merchandise sold on the back of the show’s success ranging from costumes to comic books and making it one of sci-fi's earliest franchises.
And more importantly, one of the earliest appearances of this style of space suit that would go on to dominate this decade

Steve

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