Cruising the galaxy in his space ship "The Orbit Jet" Space Ranger, Rocky Jones, Vena Ray, and 10 year-old Bobby defend the Earth and themselves against space-bound evil doers.Written by
Wayne Coleman <firstname.lastname@example.org>
[said of the evil Cleolanta, the suzerain of Ophicius]
Even the possession of an astrophone set is punishable by death.
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Episodes have been edited together to form a number of feature-length "movies" that have been released on video with titles such as: Beyond the Moon; Crash of the Moons; Menace from Outer Space; Gypsy Moon, The; Manhunt in Space; Forbidden Moon; Silver Needle in the Sky. See more »
Okay, it's been almost 50 years since I blasted off with Rocky every Saturday morning. And, even then, I can tell you the special effects weren't terrific, and the stories were probably 50's simple, but, it was good entertainment, and an exciting way to start the day. We didn't have Star Wars (etc.) back then, and this was still ahead of Forbidden Planet, so, you didn't expect much, you weren't let down. AND, most kid shows even at the theater were black and white (except maybe Disney), so the black and white TV wasn't a problem. I'm sure that if I viewed this series today, I might cringe at it, but, then again, if you make the effort to try to look at something this old the way you looked at it originally (thru the eyes of a youngster), it just might still be that fine entertainment it was then. Hopefully, someone will put all 39 episodes on DVD, that would be great.
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