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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
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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:
Jonathan Harris was supposed to play Commander Gampu on Jason of Star Command, as this was to be a spin-off of his series Space Academy. In a personal interview, Harris related that while the stories about his demand for higher pay is not wrong, it is also not right. According to Harris, Filmation planned to film the series like an old movie serial, with each show running about 15 minutes. Space Academy was a half hour show, and Harris was asked to recreate his role of Gampu for half the money he was paid on Academy. He felt just because they cut the running time in half, they could get him for half the money. So, when Lou Scheimer said he would have no problem getting Harris because they were friends, it meant that he thought he could con Harris into taking less money and save on his production costs. Harris refused to take the paid cut and Jimmy Doohan was brought in as a replacement character.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 »
Movie Connections:
Follows "Space Academy" (1977)See more »

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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Great fun!!, 27 February 2002
Author: sshumsuper7fan78 from St Louis, MO

Jason of Star Command is one of my favorite shows. As a young teenager, I had already enjoyed earlier related Filmation shows, Tarzan, and Space Academy both of which were great stuff. When Jason came out as part of the whole Tarzan and the Super 7 package, the whole 90 minutes worth of action just about blew me out of the water, and Jason was one of my favorite segments.

Jason was packed to the gills with great special effects produced on a shoestring budget. The whole production moved along at a brisk, sledgehammer pace, with solid stories, and reasonably good performances, in particular those of Charlie Dell (as Professor E.J. Parsafoot) and Sid Haig (Dragos), both of whom obviously had a great time filling their roles.

The whole thing was reminiscent of the old science fiction movie serials of the 40s, such as Undersea Kingdom and the Phantom Empire, as well as its contemporary serial like films Flesh Gordon and Starcrash.

The show (deservedly) earned its own half-hour time slot, but faded all to quickly, for my money.

Filmation did two other fine science fiction serials, both animated, in 1979, following Jason: Mighty Mouse: The Great Space Chase (as part of the New Adventures of Mighty Mouse, and later repackaged inaccurately for home video as Mighty Mouse's first "feature legnth movie") which was camped up to the hilt, and the beautifully animated (New Adventures of) Flash Gordon.

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