Starring Frankie Thomas, Jan Merlin, Al Markim, Edward Bryce. Based on the novel, SPACE CADET by Robert Heinlein. Teleplays by Alvin Aley and Elwood Hoffman. Produced by Mort Abrahams. Directed by George Gould.
This is it! TOM CORBETT, the first science fiction hero of television's Golden Age. The series follows Tom Corbett, Astro and the cadets at the Space Academy, as they train to become members of the Solar Guard. This takes place at the Academy, aboard their ship the rocket cruiser Polaris, and on alien worlds, both within the solar system and in orbit around nearby stars.
The TV series began on CBS in 1950 and over the next 5 years, ran on ABC, NBC and Dumont networks. (One of the only shows to appear on every network). And with the over-whelming success of the TV series, the program expanded to radio, a syndicated comic strip, over a hundred toys and products, eight full-length hardback novels and countless comic books.
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