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Release Date:
10 September 1977 (USA) See more »
Study hard, meet aliens, take tests, fly starships...Class was never this much fun at YOUR school.
The adventures of the students of an outer space military school. Full summary »
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 (Series Cast Summary - 8 of 9)

Jonathan Harris ... Commander Gampu (15 episodes, 1977)
Pamelyn Ferdin ... Laura (15 episodes, 1977)
Ric Carrott ... Chris (15 episodes, 1977)
Ty Henderson ... Paul (15 episodes, 1977)
Maggie Cooper ... Adrian (15 episodes, 1977)

Brian Tochi ... Tee Gar (15 episodes, 1977)
Eric Greene ... Loki (15 episodes, 1977)
Erika Scheimer ... Peepo (15 episodes, 1977)

Series Directed by
Jeffrey Hayden (6 episodes, 1977)
George Tyne (5 episodes, 1977)
Ezra Stone (3 episodes, 1977)
Arthur H. Nadel (2 episodes, 1977)
Series Writing credits
Allen Ducovny (15 episodes, 1977)
Samuel A. Peeples (5 episodes, 1977)
Martha Humphreys (2 episodes, 1977)
Jack Paritz (2 episodes, 1977)
Ted Pedersen (2 episodes, 1977)

Series Produced by
Arthur H. Nadel .... producer (15 episodes, 1977)
Norm Prescott .... executive producer (15 episodes, 1977)
Lou Scheimer .... executive producer (15 episodes, 1977)
Series Original Music by
Ray Ellis (15 episodes, 1977)
Norm Prescott (15 episodes, 1977)
Series Cinematography by
Alric Edens (15 episodes, 1977)
Series Film Editing by
Marsh Hendry (3 episodes, 1977)
Ronald LaVine (3 episodes, 1977)
Bill Moore (3 episodes, 1977)
Douglas Robertson (3 episodes, 1977)
Stanley Frazen (2 episodes, 1977)
Series Art Direction by
Raymond Beal (15 episodes, 1977)
William McAllister (15 episodes, 1977)
Series Costume Design by
Bill Campbell (15 episodes, 1977)
Series Makeup Department
Susan Bernay .... makeup artist (15 episodes, 1977)
Series Production Management
Phillips Wylly Sr. .... production manager / production supervisor (14 episodes, 1977)
Bill Moore .... post-production supervisor / post-production manager (12 episodes, 1977)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Sylvan Ducovnay .... assistant director (9 episodes, 1977)
Jim Benjamin .... assistant director (3 episodes, 1977)
Don Torpin .... assistant director (3 episodes, 1977)
Series Art Department
Jimmy Herron .... property master (15 episodes, 1977)
Harold Murphy .... construction coordinator (15 episodes, 1977)
Series Sound Department
George Alch .... sound mixer (15 episodes, 1977)
Terrance Emerson .... boom operator (13 episodes, 1977)
Series Special Effects by
John Frazier .... special effects (15 episodes, 1977)
Series Visual Effects by
Chuck Comisky .... supervisor: outer space and miniature sequences (15 episodes, 1977)
John Grusd .... outer space and miniature sequences executed by (15 episodes, 1977)
Paul Huston .... production designer: miniatures (15 episodes, 1977)
David Jones .... outer space and miniature sequences executed by (15 episodes, 1977)
Rob Maine .... supervisor: outer space and miniature sequences (15 episodes, 1977)
Mike Murphy .... outer space and miniature sequences executed by (15 episodes, 1977)
Jonathan Seay .... outer space and miniature sequences executed by (15 episodes, 1977)
Stan Shanahan .... outer space and miniature sequences executed by (15 episodes, 1977)
Jody Westheimer .... outer space and miniature sequences executed by (15 episodes, 1977)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Joseph A. August Jr. .... camera operator (15 episodes, 1977)
Vince Callahan .... key grip / grip (15 episodes, 1977)
Wilson Wooten .... gaffer (15 episodes, 1977)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Paula Lynn Kaatz .... wardrobe (15 episodes, 1977)
Series Editorial Department
Richard J. Vermeulen Jr. .... assistant editor (5 episodes, 1977)
Gary Priest .... assistant editor (3 episodes, 1977)
Dennis Erkel .... assistant editor (2 episodes, 1977)
F. Timothy McAvoy .... assistant editor (2 episodes, 1977)
Series Music Department
Ray Ellis .... composer: theme music (15 episodes, 1977)
Norm Prescott .... composer: theme music (15 episodes, 1977)
Series Other crew
Gordon L. Berry .... educational advisor (15 episodes, 1977)
Charlsie Bryant .... script supervisor (15 episodes, 1977)
June Gilham .... film coordinator (15 episodes, 1977)
Steve Nicolaides .... production coordinator (15 episodes, 1977)
Robert W. Wilson .... production coordinator (15 episodes, 1977)

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30 min (15 episodes)
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Although E.C.S. sounds like a expensive voice synthesis program to create Peepo's voice, it actually stands for the initials for the voice actor for Peepo: Erika Caroll Scheimer.See more »
Cmdr. Isaac Gampu:[Opening Narration] Welcome to Man's most magnificent achievement in the conquest of space, the man-made planetoid SPACE ACADEMY, founded in the Star Year 3732. Here we have gathered young people from the farthest reaches of all the known worlds. They have been chosen for their unique abilities, and are being trained to cope with the mysterious, the unknown, the unpredictable dangers lurking in the vast darkness of space!See more »
Movie Connections:
Followed by "Jason of Star Command" (1978)See more »


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2 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Potential Undiscovered, 26 January 2003
Author: montanasings ( from Golden Valley, AZ

Space Academy could have surpassed expectations IF it had been allowed more air-time to develop the plots and characters. The potential for this show is astounding. With the ensemble cast and the 'name' value for Mr. Harris, this show could have taken many directions. As a soap opera, a thriller, focus on science/education or pure science fiction/Tom Corbett style galactic-good-guy-show, this series is now seen as 'campy'. Why? Financial backing was limited; vision was short sighted. Pity. This show made its mark in several areas with their special effects and live-action spin-off to name a few.

If this show had been suggested today, I do not think it would have been made. This is sad; special effects technology alone would make this series outstanding. Space Academy was cut short in its prime; the actors and writers relegated to public obscurity unless supporters, the viewers, keep it alive. Thankfully, the decision to re-run the first year and allowing it to air in England, gave the few who did see it a good show that was just not allowed to live up to it's potential.

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