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Daniel Emery Taylor
Daniel Emery Taylor,
In 1954, the series was picked up for syndication. Episodes were shot on videotape and to shot to fit in a 30 minute time slot. There were 26 half-hour episodes. See more »
[first lines of each episode]
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]
Contact has been established. We now transmit you direct to the laboratory of Captain Z-Ro. Please stand by.
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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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