The show featured Gregory Proops as the high commander with Bill Bailey and Craig Charles as his two captains. The space-age gameshow was set in a futuristic ship and was monitored by the super computer "Hal" (as Greg calls him). Each captain would have two guests on his team for every episode and they would try to prove who knew more sci-fi facts through a variety of ways including trivia, guessing what props were used in which movies, etc. The show ran for ten weeks and was a great opportunity for Greg to show off his gameshow host skills.
Type: Panel Show
Runtime: 30 minutes
Space Cadets - Tom Corbett, Space Cadet - Netflix
Tom Corbett is the main character in a series of Tom Corbett — Space Cadet stories that were depicted in television, radio, books, comic books, comic strips, and other media in the 1950s. The stories followed the adventures of Corbett, Astro, originally Roger Manning and later T.J. Thistle, cadets at the Space Academy as they train to become members of the Solar Guard. The action takes place at the Academy in classrooms and bunkrooms, aboard their training ship the rocket cruiser Polaris, and on alien worlds, both within the solar system and in orbit around nearby stars.
Space Cadets - Cast - Netflix
Tom Corbett – Frankie Thomas, Jr. Astro – Al Markim: A Venusian cadet Roger Manning – Jan Merlin: A smug, egotistical cadet with an inordinately high opinion of his own abilities, although he occasionally proved himself to be nearly as skilled as he imagined himself to be. Roger occasionally made condescending, racist remarks about Astro but gradually came to like and respect the Venusian, although he sometimes maintained his bigoted attitude as a distancing mechanism. (October 1950-May 1954) Captain Steve Strong – Edward Bryce Dr. Joan Dale – Margaret Garland Commander Arkwright – Carter Blake Cadet Alfie Higgins – John Fiedler Cadet Eric Rattison – Frank Sutton Cadet T. J. Thistle – Jack Grimes (December 1954-June 1955) Michael Harvey played Captain Strong for the first six episodes of the CBS series; Pat Ferris played Dr. Dale for two episodes of the DuMont series.
Space Cadets - References - Netflix