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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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1955   1954   1953   1952   1951   1950   … See all »

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Complete series cast summary:
Don Hastings Don Hastings ...  The Video Ranger / ... 62 episodes, 1949-1955
Al Hodge ...  Captain Video / ... 57 episodes, 1950-1955
Ben Lackland Ben Lackland ...  Commissioner of Public Safety Charles Carey 30 episodes, 1951-1955
Hal Conklin Hal Conklin ...  Dr. Pauli 29 episodes, 1949-1954
Fred Scott Fred Scott ...  Communications Officer Rogers / ... 29 episodes, 1949-1955
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"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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Death-Defying Danger... Awe-Inspiring Thrills Await the Courage and Genius of Captain Video and His Video Rangers! See more »


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TV-Y | See all certifications »
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USA

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English

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1949 (USA) See more »

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Captain Video See more »

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DuMont Television Network See more »
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Mono

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

On some Thursday nights TV viewers and classic music lovers could get to hear The series' main theme "Overture to The Flying Dutchman" an extra time, as it was was also used on several episodes of "The Lone Ranger'(1949), seen later on ABC. See more »

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Narrator: Captain Video! Master of space! Hero of science! Captain of the Video Rangers! Operating from his secret mountain headquarters on the planet Earth, Captain Video rallies men of good will everywhere. As he rockets from planet to planet, let us follow the champion of justice, truth, and freedom throughout the universe!
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Referenced in M*A*S*H: U.N., the Night and the Music (1983) See more »

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Overture to The Flying Dutchman
by Richard Wagner
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The Pioneer!
1 April 2000 | by coker-2See all my reviews

Who would have thought that a space adventure show could be done with (1) no special effects budget, (2) no prop department, (3) no wardrobe department, (4) sets that generally consisted of blank walls, (5) no space suits or space ships, and (6) a minimum of action? Well, Captain Video for its first year fit these conditions precisely! Yet it became wildly popular. It was more like radio than television, with the active imaginations of the young viewers having to fill in the many blanks. It would have probably continued to be broadcast indefinitely, 30 to 15 min per day, 3 to 5 days per week, if the always underfunded DuMont network had not gone bankrupt in 1955.


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