Rod Brown of the Rocket Rangers (1953–1954)

TV Series  -   -  Family | Sci-Fi
6.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.8/10 from 16 users  
Reviews: 1 user

On 22nd-Century Earth, the Rocket Rangers are a celestial defense organization, battling interplanetary evil from their headquarters on Omega Base.

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 17 titles
created 06 Mar 2011
 
list image
a list of 76 titles
created 06 Nov 2012
 
list image
a list of 145 titles
created 19 Aug 2013
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Rod Brown of the Rocket Rangers (1953–1954)

Rod Brown of the Rocket Rangers (1953–1954) on IMDb 6.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Rod Brown of the Rocket Rangers.

Episodes

Seasons


Years



1  
Unknown   1954   1953  
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Action | Sci-Fi | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

"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 ... See full summary »

Stars: Don Hastings, Al Hodge, Ben Lackland
Rocky Jones, Space Ranger (TV Series 1954)
Family | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Cruising the galaxy in his space ship "The Orbit Jet" Space Ranger, Rocky Jones, Vena Ray, and 10 year-old Bobby defend the Earth and themselves against space-bound evil doers.

Stars: Richard Crane, Sally Mansfield, Scotty Beckett
Make Room for Daddy (1953–1965)
Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Danny Williams, a successful nightclub singer, encounters a variety of difficult or amusing situations in trying to balance his career with his family; his outspoken wife Cathy, teenage ... See full summary »

Stars: Danny Thomas, Rusty Hamer, Marjorie Lord
Johnny Jupiter (1953–1954)
Family | Fantasy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Ernest P. Duckweather, a general-store clerk, invents an interplanetary television set, thus developing a friendship with a puppet named Johnny Jupiter.

Stars: Gilbert Mack, Cliff Hall, Pat Peardon
Edit

Cast

Complete series cast summary:
...
 Rod Brown / ... (58 episodes, 1953-1954)
Bruce Hall ...
 Captain Frank Boyd / ... (58 episodes, 1953-1954)
...
 Wilbur 'Wormsey' Wormser / ... (58 episodes, 1953-1954)
John Boruff ...
 Commander Swift (orginal cast) / ... (58 episodes, 1953-1954)
Arthur Batanides
(58 episodes, 1953-1954)
Edit

Storyline

This live sci-fi series aimed at children featured the adventures of space-patrolling Rocket Ranger Rod Brown, who roamed the universe with sidekicks Frank and Wormsey protecting its inhabitants from evil. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@wkio.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Family | Sci-Fi

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

10 April 1953 (USA)  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(58 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Cliff Robertson was emphatic that this was to be his only TV series. He would rise on Saturdays at 4 a.m., drive to the CBS studios in uptown New York, go through dress rehearsal, and do the live broadcast at 11:30 a.m. EST. After the program he went over to the theatre where he was performing in "Late Love" with 'Elizabeth Montgomery' for a matinee and then an evening show. By 11pm he would be "stumbling around", as he later said. Robertson was also attending the Actors Workshop at the time. His salary for the part of "Rod Brown" was approximately $175 weekly. See more »

Soundtracks

Rocket Ranger Song
(Theme)
by Jack Weinstock, Willie Gilbert and Robert Allen
Recorded on Columbia Playtime 406-PV
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

A Lively Ripoff of Tom Corbett, Space Cadet!
15 August 2000 | by (Austin, Texas) – See all my reviews

CBS had Tom Corbett, Space Cadet for only a couple of months before it moved to ABC, then later DuMont, then later NBC. With space adventure shows at their peak of popularity in 1953, CBS hired Tom Corbett's original director and commissioned him to create a clone. He did so, and the result was Rod Brown (Cliff Robertson) of the Rocket Rangers. With the same director, same special effects gizmo, and many of the same writers, this was a somewhat livelier version of Space Cadet. Aliens were very rarely seen on Space Cadet, so Rod Brown gave us virtually a new alien every week. It was an interesting program and it is a shame that no kinescopes seem to be available these days.


4 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Rod Brown of the Rocket Rangers (1953) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?