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"Jason of Star Command" (1978) More at IMDbPro »TV series 1978-1981

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Jason of Star Command: Season 2: Episode 12 -- Dragos kidnaps the Commander so Jason tries to free him from his asteroid prison.  Can Jason’s courage overcome the evil of Dragos at last?
Jason of Star Command: Season 2: Episode 11 -- Dragos and Star Command vie for the secrets hidden in Heidi’s doll.
Jason of Star Command: Season 2: Episode 10 -- Jason and Samantha discover a young girl called Heidi and her doll in the wreckage of a crashed spaceship.
Jason of Star Command: Season 2: Episode 9 -- After Samantha rescues a young boy from a lost spacecraft, Star Command is plagued by a series of strange incidents.
Jason of Star Command: Season 2: Episode 8 -- Jason and his crew are trapped in another dimension with a mortal enemy. Only by supporting each other can they survive.

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Plot:
A young Space Command officer fights the evil space lord Dragos and his minions in his jurisdiction of the universe. Full summary »
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11 films and TV shows that tried to be Star Wars
 (From Den of Geek. 6 April 2011, 7:35 PM, PDT)

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Cast

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Craig Littler ... Jason (28 episodes, 1978-1979)

Sid Haig ... Dragos (28 episodes, 1978-1979)
Charlie Dell ... Professor E.J. Parsafoot (28 episodes, 1978-1979)
Susan Pratt ... Captain Nicole Davidoff (16 episodes, 1978-1980)

James Doohan ... Commander Canarvin (16 episodes, 1978-1980)

John Russell ... The Commander / ... (12 episodes, 1979-1981)
Tamara Dobson ... Samantha (12 episodes, 1979-1981)
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Series Directed by
Arthur H. Nadel (28 episodes, 1978-1979)
 
Series Writing credits
Arthur H. Nadel (28 episodes, 1978-1979)
Samuel A. Peeples (9 episodes, 1978-1979)
Ted Pedersen (5 episodes, 1978-1979)
Don Heckman (4 episodes, 1978-1979)
Martha Humphreys (2 episodes, 1978)
Chuck Menville (2 episodes, 1978)
Jackson Gillis (2 episodes, 1979)

Series Produced by
Arthur H. Nadel .... producer (28 episodes, 1978-1979)
Norm Prescott .... executive producer (28 episodes, 1978-1979)
Lou Scheimer .... executive producer (28 episodes, 1978-1979)
Joe Mazzuca .... associate producer (12 episodes, 1979)
 
Series Original Music by
Ray Ellis (28 episodes, 1978-1979)
Norm Prescott (28 episodes, 1978-1979)
 
Series Cinematography by
Alric Edens (28 episodes, 1978-1979)
 
Series Film Editing by
Michael Pozen (10 episodes, 1978)
Bill Moore (8 episodes, 1978-1979)
Bob Crawford (4 episodes, 1979)
Ray Williford (3 episodes, 1979)
Dennis Erkel (2 episodes, 1978)
 
Series Casting by
Cathy Henderson (12 episodes, 1978)
 
Series Art Direction by
William McAllister (16 episodes, 1978)
Raymond Beal (12 episodes, 1979)
 
Series Makeup Department
Dulcie Smith .... makeup artist (16 episodes, 1978)
Tony Lane .... makeup artist (12 episodes, 1979)
 
Series Production Management
Bill Moore .... post-production supervisor (28 episodes, 1978-1979)
Don Torpin .... production manager (28 episodes, 1978-1979)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jim Benjamin .... second assistant director (28 episodes, 1978-1979)
Joe Florence .... assistant director (16 episodes, 1978)
Bob Graner .... assistant director (12 episodes, 1979)
 
Series Art Department
Philip Pakes .... construction coordinator (28 episodes, 1978-1979)
 
Series Sound Department
George Mahana .... sound effects supervisor / sound supervisor (28 episodes, 1978-1979)
George Alch .... sound mixer (16 episodes, 1978)
Andrew Gilmore .... sound mixer (12 episodes, 1979)
Robert Waxman .... sound effects editor (12 episodes, 1979)
 
Series Special Effects by
Gordon Graff .... special effects (16 episodes, 1978)
Don Power .... special effects (12 episodes, 1979)
Robert Waxman .... special effects editor (8 episodes, 1978)
 
Series Visual Effects by
John Grusd .... miniature sequences conceived by (28 episodes, 1978-1979)
Paul Huston .... miniature sequences conceived by (16 episodes, 1978)
Ease Owyeung .... miniature sequences conceived by (16 episodes, 1978)
Jim Veilleux .... miniatures photographer (16 episodes, 1978)
Diana Wooten .... miniatures photographer (16 episodes, 1978)
Michael J. McAlister .... miniatures photographer (12 episodes, 1979)
Jim Aupperle .... stop motion visual effects / stop motion animation sequences (11 episodes, 1978-1979)
Stephen Czerkas .... stop motion visual effects / stop motion animation sequences (11 episodes, 1978-1979)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Joseph A. August Jr. .... camera operator (28 episodes, 1978-1979)
Vince Callahan .... key grip (28 episodes, 1978-1979)
Wilson Wooten .... gaffer (28 episodes, 1978-1979)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Paula Lynn Kaatz .... wardrobe (16 episodes, 1978)
Julie Starr Dresner .... wardrobe (12 episodes, 1979)
Stephen Lodge .... wardrobe (12 episodes, 1979)
 
Series Editorial Department
David H. DePatie Jr. .... assistant editor (7 episodes, 1979)
Mitchell Harris .... assistant editor (5 episodes, 1979)
 
Series Music Department
Ray Ellis .... composer: theme music (28 episodes, 1978-1979)
Norm Prescott .... composer: theme music (28 episodes, 1978-1979)
Sam Horta .... music editor (16 episodes, 1978)
 
Series Other crew
Mary Jane Ferguson .... script supervisor (28 episodes, 1978-1979)
June Gilham .... film coordinator (28 episodes, 1978-1979)
Chuck Comisky .... production coordinator (16 episodes, 1978)
Don Heckman .... assistant to producer (16 episodes, 1978)
Joe Mazzuca .... production associate (16 episodes, 1978)
Jeff Sherman .... production assistant (16 episodes, 1978)
Patrice Miller .... production coordinator (12 episodes, 1979)
Erika Scheimer .... production assistant (12 episodes, 1979)
 

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30 min (28 episodes)
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Trivia:
Originally a segment of "Tarzan and the Super 7" (1978); costumes, props, and sets were recycled from Filmation's CBS series "Space Academy," from which this was intended as a spin-off.See more »
Quotes:
Narrator:Danger hides in the stars! This is the world of Jason of Star Command. A space-age soldier of fortune determined to stop the most sinister force in the universe: Dragos, master of the cosmos. Aiding Jason in his battle against evil is a talented team of experts, all working together in a secret section of Space Academy. Jason of Star Command!See more »
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Follows "Space Academy" (1977)See more »

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4 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Season One Was Fun, 30 April 2008
Author: aimless-46 from Kentucky

The 28 episodes of the Saturday morning sci-fi series "Jason of Star Command" were originally broadcast on CBS from 1978-1980. The first season's 16 episodes (15 minutes each) were the live action portion of "Tarzan and the Super 7". The 12 episodes from Season Two had their own thirty-minute time-slot.

The series was a "Space Academy" spin-off with a number of "Star Wars" features. It may remind contemporary viewers of the "Buck Rogers" series, or at least a low budget version targeted at pre-teen boys. Craig Littler plays the title character, a space pilot assigned to defend Star Command (a Division of Space Academy) from a "Ming the Merciless" type, the evil "Master of the Cosmos" Dragos (nicely overplayed by Sid Haig). Dragos commands a legion of mumbling creatures with moth heads, mostly they just sit around a table and listen to him rant about Jason. Littler is pretty much devoid of any real acting talent but at least knows enough to not look directly into the camera when speaking his lines.

Littler and Haig are about all that links the two seasons as the show was recast when it was renewed. You are unlikely to find a more extreme example of producers shooting themselves in the foot between seasons than what happened with this series. The show's original draws were James "Scotty" Doohan (who attracted to "Star Trek" fans) and Susan O'Hanlon (who filled out her costume so well that male viewers kept tuning in).

For Season Two Doohan was replaced by John "The Lawman" Russell, a decent actor who must have needed work very badly because he let them paint his face blue; although this make-up arrangement had no vital link to the storyline. O'Hanlon was replaced by Tamora "Cleopatra Jones" Dobson, who might actually have been a worse actor than Littler; which might account for the perception that his acting improved during the course of the series.

Also of note during Season Two was the three-episode appearance of an aging Francine York as Queen Medusa (a character probably based on her guest role as Queen Niolani ten years earlier on "Lost in Space"). Queen Medusa looked like my cub-scout den mother, but dressed in purple spandex and wearing way too much make-up.

Then again, what do I know? I'm only a child.

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