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Cast

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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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Series Directed by
David Butler (26 episodes, 1955-1956)
 
Series Writing credits
Roy Steffens (26 episodes, 1955-1956)
Friedrich Schiller (1 episode, 1956)

Series Produced by
Henry Brown .... associate producer (26 episodes, 1955-1956)
Kathleen K. Rawlings .... producer (26 episodes, 1955-1956)
 
Series Cinematography by
Joseph P. Dieves (26 episodes, 1955-1956)
 
Series Film Editing by
Lew Smith (12 episodes, 1955-1956)
 
Series Production Management
Florence Dieves .... production manager (13 episodes, 1955-1956)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Florence Dieves .... assistant director (12 episodes, 1955-1956)
 
Series Art Department
Leslie Green .... set designer (26 episodes, 1955-1956)
 
Series Sound Department
Stewart Macondray .... sound (26 episodes, 1955-1956)
 
Series Other crew
John Corso .... technical supervisor (12 episodes, 1955-1956)
 

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Runtime:
USA:15 min (1951 and 1953) | USA:30 min (1954-1955)
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The opening credits were shown on the series finale of "Quantum Leap" (1989).See more »
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[first lines of each episode]
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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10 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
A prelude to Doctor Who, 13 March 2008
Author: Film_Dex from Hampton, VA

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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