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




1954   1953   Unknown  


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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)


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>

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10 April 1953 (USA)  »

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(58 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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A lawsuit was filed against CBS shortly after this program aired, claiming that the similarities between this series and Tom Corbett, Space Cadet (1950) were more than coincidental. These similarities included an identical cast structure (three young characters mentored by a veteran commander and the use of analogous terminology. The records concerning the lawsuit's outcome are nowhere to be found, but apparently, the show's producers were forced to destroy all of its kinescopes by court order: none survive today. See more »


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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.

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