"Guardian of the Safety of the World", private citizen-scientist Captain Video, assisted by his teenage helper The Ranger and an army of Video Rangers, preserves the peace in the far-off future, fighting the evil Dr. Pauli of the Astroidal Society and a bunch of other baddies (Nargola, Mook, Kul, Clysmok). The show appeared nightly Mon-Fri, featured many outlandish weapons and techno-gimmicks, and was run on a minuscule prop budget. Written by
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Death-Defying Danger... Awe-Inspiring Thrills Await the Courage and Genius of Captain Video and His Video Rangers!
Did You Know?
The show was able to tap the talents and resources of the Broadway stage during its run. A number of well-known writers and players were able to work on the series. In its first two seasons, the writing staff included Willie Gilbert
, George Lowther
, Larry Weinstock and Carey Wilber
, among others. From 1951 to 1955, the writers included James Blish
, Arthur C. Clarke
, Damon Knight
, Cyril M. Kornbluth
, J.T. McIntosh
, Robert Sheckley
and Jack Vance
, among others. See more
Command Officer Rogers
Kismetized! Yesterday, to their horror, Captain Video and the Ranger learned the meaning of that strange word. Nargola, the power-mad dictator of the planet Heitok, has turned the machine against the people and by use of high-frequency oscillation is able to stun them into blindly obeying his every command. When Captain Video saw it happen to the Ranger, he was grimly determined to put an end to Nargola's evil power, but Nargola has other plans...
Overture to The Flying Dutchman
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