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Commando Cody: Sky Marshal of the Universe 

It is the near future as seen from the perspective of the early 1950s. Earth is in radio contact with civilizations on planets in our solar system, as well as planets in other, distant ... See full summary »
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Series cast summary:
Judd Holdren ...  Commando Cody 12 episodes, 1955
Aline Towne ...  Joan Gilbert 12 episodes, 1955
Gregory Gaye ...  The Ruler 12 episodes, 1955
Craig Kelly Craig Kelly ...  Mr. Henderson 12 episodes, 1955
Dale Van Sickel ...  Clancy 12 episodes, 1955
Richard Crane ...  Dick Preston 9 episodes, 1955
Gloria Pall ...  The Moon Girl 9 episodes, 1955
Lyle Talbot ...  Baylor 7 episodes, 1955
John Crawford ...  Alien / ... 5 episodes, 1955
Eddie Foster Eddie Foster ...  Mason 5 episodes, 1955
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It is the near future as seen from the perspective of the early 1950s. Earth is in radio contact with civilizations on planets in our solar system, as well as planets in other, distant solar systems, and Commando Cody has just built the world's first spaceship. Written by Pilot TV Network

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16 July 1955 (USA) See more »

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Commando Cody See more »

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Republic Pictures (I) See more »
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Mono (RCA Sound System)

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

During the lengthy break between filming the first three and last nine episodes of this TV series, Republic shot another Rocket Man serial called Zombies of the Stratosphere (1952). By the time work resumed on the Sky Marshal series, William Schallert, the actor who played Cody's male colleague "Ted Richards", was no longer available. He was replaced by Richard Crane who played a different character, "Dick Preston". Richards' absence was explained when Cody stated he had been reassigned to another post. See more »

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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Hercules (1993) See more »

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This was it... the lowest point!
3 April 2000 | by coker-2See all my reviews

This was it... the lowest point reached by space adventure TV series in the 1950s. Filmed in 1952 as a 12-part short subject (not formatted as a serial... no cliffhangers), COMMANDO CODY bombed in the theaters, and then was sold as a summer replacement series to TV in 1955. Judd Holdren is stiff and unconvincing as Cody, and is invariably outshown by the reliable Republic stock company of character actors all around him. Each of the 12 episodes is built around stock footage of some mass destruction; as a result, each episode has exactly the same plot: the Ruler tries to destroy earth, and Cody thwarts his plans. It's a space adventure show without space travel or any kind of adventure!


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