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A Lively Ripoff of Tom Corbett, Space Cadet!
coker-2 from Austin, Texas
15 August 2000
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
1953, CBS hired Tom Corbett's original director and commissioned
him to create a clone. He did so, and the result was Rod
(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
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
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