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Tom Corbett, Space Cadet 

Four centuries into the future, Cadets Tom Corbett, Roger Manning and Astro are training to become Solar Guards. Their ship, the "Polaris" took them to numerous adventures, usually natural catastrophes rather than villains.
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Complete series cast summary:
Frankie Thomas ...  Tom Corbett 58 episodes, 1951-1955
Al Markim Al Markim ...  Astro 58 episodes, 1951-1955
Jan Merlin ...  Roger Manning 30 episodes, 1951-1954
Jack Grimes Jack Grimes ...  T.J. Thistle 28 episodes, 1954-1955
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Set during the middle of the 24th Century at the Space Academy (a training school for the Solar Guards) and aboard the 'Polaris', a Solar Guard training ship, this hugely-popular science-fiction series was one of the very few programs to air on all four major networks, including a brief period in 1951 when it ran on two networks simultaneously (NBC and ABC). It was seen three times weekly over CBS and ABC in fifteen-minute format, and in half-hour episodes on Saturdays over DuMont and NBC. Written by Hup234!

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USA

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English

Release Date:

1 October 1950 (USA) See more »

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Mono

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1.33 : 1
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This was the first series to air on four major US TV networks - CBS, ABC, DuMont and NBC. See more »

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Announcer: Space Academy, USA, in the world beyond tomorrow. Here the Space Cadets train for duty on distant planets. In roaring rockets, they blast through the millions of miles from Earth to far-flung stars and brave the dangers of cosmic frontiers protecting the liberties of the planets, safeguarding the cause of universal peace in the age of the conquest of space!
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Featured in Forty Years of Science-Fiction Television (1990) See more »

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45 RPM
25 September 2019 | by jimgreinercSee all my reviews

Used to play episodes on 45 RPM records, "back in the day."


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