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Captain Video and His Video Rangers 

"Guardian of the Safety of the World", private citizen-scientist Captain Video, assisted by his teenage helper The Ranger and an army of Video Rangers, preserves the peace in the far-off ... See full summary »




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Complete series cast summary:
Don Hastings Don Hastings ...  The Video Ranger / ... 101 episodes, 1949-1955
Al Hodge ...  Captain Video / ... 94 episodes, 1950-1955
Hal Conklin Hal Conklin ...  Dr. Pauli 68 episodes, 1949-1955
Ben Lackland Ben Lackland ...  Commissioner of Public Safety Charles Carey 52 episodes, 1951-1955
Ed Condit Ed Condit ...  Announcer / ... 35 episodes, 1951-1955
Fred Scott Fred Scott ...  Communications Officer Rogers / ... 35 episodes, 1949-1955


"Guardian of the Safety of the World", private citizen-scientist Captain Video, assisted by his teenage helper The Ranger and an army of Video Rangers, preserves the peace in the far-off future, fighting the evil Dr. Pauli of the Astroidal Society and a bunch of other baddies (Nargola, Mook, Kul, Clysmok). The show appeared nightly Mon-Fri, featured many outlandish weapons and techno-gimmicks, and was run on a minuscule prop budget. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Command Officer Rogers: Kismetized! Yesterday, to their horror, Captain Video and the Ranger learned the meaning of that strange word. Nargola, the power-mad dictator of the planet Heitok, has turned the machine against the people and by use of high-frequency oscillation is able to stun them into blindly obeying his every command. When Captain Video saw it happen to the Ranger, he was grimly determined to put an end to Nargola's evil power, but Nargola has other plans...
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Someone please help? Re Permes Likos episode.
15 July 2018 | by saronne1See all my reviews

I was about 11- watched the show every night; one night my mother turned the TV off in the middle of an episode- JUST when an imposter was about to be found out; Both Permes and the imposter had British accents, but the imposter said "It's just your imagin EYE tion- Cockney- which gave him away. This is where my mother turned it off- I was apopleptic LOL

The next day I asked several kids at school, but no one knew what happened. I never found out. A few years ago I ran into someone who knew the actor who played Capt Video- he was still alive- he asked him what had happened for me but he couldn't remember!

Please- someone- tell me what happened? I am 79 now and it still gets to me- maybe the OCD that comes with Tourette's (sigh). I begged my mother to let me continue watching it- I still don't understand why she turned it off.

Before that,,I wasn't allowed to listen to Sergeant Preston of theYukon-evidently the tics manifesting caused the doctor to think it was better for me to stop listening- I was 10. It really upset me not to be able to listen to it with my friends but at least it wasn't turned off in the middle of an exciting episode LOL

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1949 (USA) See more »

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