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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 Rocky Jones (39 episodes, 1954)
Sally Mansfield ...
 Vena Ray (39 episodes, 1954)
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 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 Gypsy Moon (1954) See more »

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by Alexander Laszlo
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That Cleolanta Scared Me
16 August 2005 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

I used to love Rocky Jones as a lad, it debuted in 1954 when I was a mere 7 years old. Rocky was a chiseled hero of the space age, a space ranger working for the United Worlds. The United Nations was in its first decade and the world hoped it would help bring lasting peace to the planet. Those hopes were certainly transported into the future with the United Worlds. Note the similarity between the crowd Rocky and his crew worked for and the United Federation of Planets that employed the Enterprise a dozen years later.

I also don't think it was an accident that actor Charles Meredith played the future Secretary-General of the United Worlds. His resemblance to the current president named Eisenhower residing at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, could not be missed.

Rocky's crew consisted of co-pilot Winky, navigator Vena, scientist Professor Newton and a young kid named Bobby who Professor Newton took quite an interest in. Vena was always in short skirts and heels, not exactly regulation for space travel, but I guess she was there for the Dads. What Bobby was on those missions for still eludes me except as a boy toy. To hear Winky tell it he had a girl on every planet, but Rocky showed no discernible interest in the opposite sex.

Of course special effects were pretty chintzy, but given that television was still in its own adolescence, understandable. The show was not terribly good in predicting scientific advancement. No computers or lasers are seen in this futuristic program. I recall one episode in which an abandoned moon was blasted with something called a tortanic missile to alter its orbit. Didn't work.

But one thing I will always remember Rocky Jones for. There was a ruler Queen on one of the planets named Officius and her name was Cleolanta. That woman was pure evil and deliciously played by an actress named Patsy Parsons. Cleolanta used to give this seven year old nightmares. But I still watched the show.


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