I have only the vaguest recollection of this children's SF serial, which I saw only once, when it was first shown in 1960. It may well have been broadcast live, so will never be available for viewing again.
I was about twelve when I saw it and remember being quite sniffy about its poor production values and pathetic special effects. I would probably have forgotten all about it long ago except for one memory that still gives me a twinge of embarrassment.
In one episode the 'pathfinders' land on the Moon. One of the kids is surprised that he (or she) cannot leap about like a gazelle in the moon's one-sixth gravity. The adult leader explains that the weight of their spacesuits counteracts the low gravity.
I was outraged by this suggestion and calculated that if the adult weighed about 180lbs, then on the moon he would weigh only 30lbs. That meant that the spacesuit's moon weight would have to be 150lbs, so its Earth weight was 900lbs. I indignantly exclaimed: "What is that spacesuit made of - solid gold!!"
I have no doubt I pointed this out to anybody who would listen.
Aren't you glad you didn't know me when I was twelve?
PS: Since posting this reminiscence, it occurs to me that it probably relates to the earlier Target Luna, rather than to this follow-up serial.
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