It is the near future as seen from the perspective of the early 1950s. Earth is in radio contact with civilizations on planets in our solar system, as well as planets in other, distant ... See full summary »
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Action | Sci-Fi
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Strategic targets on Earth are being destroyed by an unknown weapon. Government security head Henderson suspects it's an "atomic ray" originating from the moon! He assigns Commando Cody, ... See full summary »

Director: Fred C. Brannon
Stars: George Wallace, Aline Towne, Roy Barcroft
Action | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

The invaders come to Earth to create an H-bomb to blast Earth out of orbit so that Mars can take its place.

Director: Fred C. Brannon
Stars: Judd Holdren, Aline Towne, Wilson Wood
Certificate: Passed Action | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Jeff King in his experimental rocket suit battles the evil Dr. Vulcan.

Director: Fred C. Brannon
Stars: Tristram Coffin, Mae Clarke, Don Haggerty
Captain Midnight (1954–1958)
Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Captain Midnight was a daring, jut-jawed war hero who led a mysterious government group known as the Secret Squadron. Midnight, his comic sidekick Icky, and the rest of the Squadron ... See full summary »

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Sci-Fi | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Space hero Captain Video battles the evil Vultura on the planet Atoma.

Directors: Spencer Gordon Bennet, Wallace Grissell
Stars: Judd Holdren, Larry Stewart, George Eldredge
Space Patrol (1950–1955)
Sci-Fi | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Commander Corey and youthful Cadet Happy roam the 30th century universe in their ship "Terra" fighting super-villains Mr. Proteus and Prince Baccarratti and other badguys. Captured badguys ... See full summary »

Stars: Ed Kemmer, Lyn Osborn, Nina Bara
Robot Monster (1953)
Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.9/10 X  

The monstrous Ro-Man attempts to annihilate the last family alive on Earth, but finds himself falling for their beautiful daughter.

Director: Phil Tucker
Stars: George Nader, Gregory Moffett, Claudia Barrett
Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

A young boy-genius befriends his grandfather's robot, designed as a test pilot for space travel and coveted by foreign spies.

Director: Lee Sholem
Stars: Charles Drake, Karin Booth, Billy Chapin
Certificate: Passed Action | Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

To protect a magic talisman from being used for evil, a teenage boy named Billy Batson is given the power to become an adult superhero, Captain Marvel, with a single magic word: "Shazam!"

Directors: John English, William Witney
Stars: Tom Tyler, Frank Coghlan Jr., William 'Billy' Benedict
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 Commando Cody (12 episodes, 1955)
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 Joan Gilbert (12 episodes, 1955)
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 The Ruler (12 episodes, 1955)
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 Mr. Henderson (12 episodes, 1955)
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 Clancy (12 episodes, 1955)
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 Dick Preston (9 episodes, 1955)
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 The Moon Girl (9 episodes, 1955)
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 Baylor (7 episodes, 1955)
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 Alien / ... (5 episodes, 1955)
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 Mason (5 episodes, 1955)
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It is the near future as seen from the perspective of the early 1950s. Earth is in radio contact with civilizations on planets in our solar system, as well as planets in other, distant solar systems, and Commando Cody has just built the world's first spaceship. Written by Pilot TV Network

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.33 : 1
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During the lengthy break between filming the first three and last nine episodes of this TV series, Republic shot another Rocket Man serial called Zombies of the Stratosphere (1952). By the time work resumed on the Sky Marshal series, William Schallert, the actor who played Cody's male colleague "Ted Richards", was no longer available. He was replaced by Richard Crane who played a different character, "Dick Preston". Richards' absence was explained when Cody stated he had been reassigned to another post. See more »

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Commando Cody is a blast!
29 August 2005 | by (Angel City) – See all my reviews

I'm a sucker for all of Republic's "Rocketman" adventures. There were three Rocketman serials before this: King of the Rocketmen (1949), Radar Men From the Moon (1952), and Zombies of the Stratosphere (1952). Next came these 12 episodes of Commando Cody: Sky Marshal of the Universe (1953) which are like chapters of a serial only without cliffhanger endings. It's an entertaining hybrid of a serial and a TV show. This series uses plenty of stock footage, but that doesn't bother me one bit. It adds to the fun! I wasn't alive back in the 50's, but Commando Cody never fails to provide me with enjoyable escapism in 2005. All of Republic's Rocketman adventures are a blast!


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