From his secret laboratory, Captain Z-Ro and his associates use their time machine, the ZX-99, to learn from the past and plan for the future.
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Roy Steffens ...
 Captain Z-Ro (26 episodes, 1955-1956)
Bruce Haynes ...
 Jet (25 episodes, 1955-1956)
Jack Cahill ...
 Tetro / ... (17 episodes, 1955-1956)
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From his secret laboratory, Captain Z-Ro and his associates use their time machine, the ZX-99, to learn from the past and plan for the future.

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Captain Z-RO started out as a live-action series broadcast on the San Francisco TV station KRON in 1951. In 1953, the series was aired on the Los Angeles TV station KTTV, again live action. All 51 live-action episodes were 15 minutes in length. See more »

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Announcer: Captain Z-Ro! Research explorer in time and space! Somewhere in a remote uncharted region of a planet called Earth stands the laboratory of Captain Z-Ro. In this secret location, known only to a few in the outside world, Captain Z-Ro and his associates experiment in time and space to learn from the past - to plan for the future.
[morse code signal begins]
Announcer: Contact has been established. We now transmit you direct to the laboratory of Captain Z-Ro. Please stand by.
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Referenced in Quantum Leap: Future Boy - October 6, 1957 (1991) See more »

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A prelude to Doctor Who
13 March 2008 | by (Hampton, VA) – See all my reviews

This show was made in 1955, 7 years before Doctor Who made his debut on British TV. This show is clearly a forerunner of that one. It's meant to be educational, Z-RO goes back and forth in time in his time machine, and viewers learn about history.

It was quite enjoyable, and very good for its day. Yes, it was made for kids, but we're not talking about teletubbies or other crap here, we're talking about quality programming, with a hero kids could look up to.

These shows are now available on DVD, as the star is still alive, and had the originals on 16mm film. Why he waited until last year to release them................ that's a mystery!


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