Captain Midnight (1954–1958)

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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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Richard Webb ...
 Captain Midnight (39 episodes, 1954-1956)
 Ichabod 'Ikky' Mudd / ... (27 episodes, 1954-1956)
Olan Soule ...
 Aristotle 'Tut' Jones (24 episodes, 1954-1956)


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 traveled around the globe stomping out evil. When the show went into syndication, Midnight's name became Jet Jackson, and the show's title was changed. Written by Marty McKee <>

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4 September 1954 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Jet Jackson, Flying Commando  »

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(39 episodes)

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.33 : 1
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The series' title was changed to "Jet Jackson, Flying Commando" because the program went into syndication after its initial two-year run but the ex-sponsor (Ovaltine) still owned the rights to the "Captain Midnight" title. Soundtrack references to "Captain Midnight" were overdubbed. See more »


[Ikky explains his theory on why the missiles disappeared]
Ichabod Mudd: Sure. It's like this: They fire off the rocket - BANG! - It flies through the air - WHOOSH! - It hits the water - SPLASH! - It sinks to the bottom - BUBBLE, BUBBLE, BUBBLE! - Along comes a great, big whale - GOBBLE, GOBBLE, GOBBLE! See?
[Ikky sees Captain Midnight, Tut and Steve staring at him incredulously]
Ichabod Mudd: No?
Captain Midnight: [dryly] No.
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One of the heroes of my youth.-
25 October 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

One of my favorite shows from my youth, in the 1980s I was bought some tapes of it, watching them took me back 30 years. I note the plane was the Doulgas Skyrocket, not the Bell X-1, even as a 5-7 year old I recognized it. I have an older brother who built a model of it, and we had a neighbor who was a pilot and knew the various aircraft. No, I never did get my decoder ring, the show premiered in September, 1954, I had just turned 5, that was a little above my head. And yes I was puzzled when I few years later I saw an episode of "Jet Jackson" and was puzzled as to why the program I knew as "Captain Midnight" was being aired under another name. Richard Webb said that was the strangest syndication deal in TV. The programs hold up, like most quality children's entertainment, it tries to introduce its young viewers to adult (in the older sense of that word) concepts, in my favorite episode "The Secret Room" the Captain plays along with a phony medium, telling Ikky "He's a crook. And a very clever one. I want to find out what he's really up to."

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