A low-budget science fiction series that followed the adventures of the crew of the galactic patrol ship Phoenix Five, 'the most sophisticated craft in the Earth Space Control Fleet.' This ... See full summary »
A low-budget science fiction series that followed the adventures of the crew of the galactic patrol ship Phoenix Five, 'the most sophisticated craft in the Earth Space Control Fleet.' This handpicked team - Captain Roke, a typical captain with a solution to every problem; Ensign Adam Hargraves, a young space cadet always ready to shoot first and skip the questions; compassionate Cadet Tina Culbrick; and their computeroid Carl - roamed the planets protecting galactic citizens and warding off the repeated plots and attacks of the evil humanoid Zodian and a rebel scientist Platonus. Written by
Amazed to see comments from others remembering this program, since even dedicated tube-heads of my acquaintance (some of them professionals !) don't recall this one. It must have a been a regional ITV distribution thing in the U.K. I can vouch for the fact that it was screened on Ulster Television (UTV) pre-1974 (though I'm not sure exactly when).
Unfortunately, my recollection of it extends to little more than the unforgettable title and that a solid part of its appeal lay in the fact that the titular ship was relatively easy to make from old cardboard toilet rolls. This belongs to a select group of T.V. shows ('Ace of Wands' and 'The Tomorrow People' spring to mind) that you could emulate and play outdoors - often on 'bicycling' spacecraft !
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