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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 Captain Midnight (39 episodes, 1954-1956)
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 Ichabod 'Ikky' Mudd (19 episodes, 1954-1956)
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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 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 <mmckee@wkio.com>

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Captain Midnight's plane was the Douglas "Skyrocket," a dual-powered experimental aircraft having both a jet engine and a four-barrel rocket engine. See more »

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Aristotle 'Tut' Jones: You were my friend when nobody else knew I was alive. We were an odd combinaton: the campus hero and the greasy grind.
Captain Midnight: You taught me all I know about science; I could never teach you anything about football.
Ichabod Mudd: Gosh! Nobody could teach me anything.
Captain Midnight: Ikky, if you weren't the best flight engineer in 70 states, I'd never made it back from that last recon run in Korea.
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Referenced in The Bob Cummings Show: Bob Gets Harvey a Raise (1958) See more »

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One of the heroes of my youth.-
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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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