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.
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Series cast summary:
Richard Crane ...
 Rocky Jones (39 episodes, 1954)
Sally Mansfield ...
 Vena Ray (39 episodes, 1954)
Scotty Beckett ...
 Winky (34 episodes, 1954)
Robert Lyden ...
 Bobby (31 episodes, 1954)
Charles Meredith ...
 Secretary of Space Drake (23 episodes, 1954)
Maurice Cass ...
 Prof. Newton / ... (18 episodes, 1954)
Patsy Parsons ...
 Cleolanta / ... (17 episodes, 1954)
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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. Written by Wayne Coleman <waynecoleman@swbell.net>

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(per episode - 39 episodes)

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.33 : 1
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[said of the evil Cleolanta, the suzerain of Ophicius]
Rocky Jones: Even the possession of an astrophone set is punishable by death.
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Edited into The Cold Sun (1956) See more »

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Space Credits
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by Alexander Laszlo
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Great show for it's day
27 April 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

For the nay sayers out there... C'mon folks, lighten up! This was just a TV SHOW, remember? It wasn't some high-budget waste of celluloid. The shows were brief morality plays and they did exactly what they were intended to do: entertain kids, make sure the "good guys" always win, and (let's not forget) sell a product or two.

I was only five years old at the time, but the show helped ignite a spark that still hasn't faded. I eventually worked at NASA. Although I certainly wouldn't site the show as the sole reason for that decision, it was one of many such shows that helped spark the young imagination and ignited an interest in space travel and science in general. I, for one, will always consider this show a treasure.


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