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Astro the VenusianAstro the Venusian - Mild-mannered navigator (Al Markim) of the rocket ship Polaris on the 1950s children's sci-fi adventure series TOM CORBETT, SPACE CADET/CBS/ ABC/NBC/1950-55. Sporting a crew-cut hair style, this alien was a former enlisted space sailor on commercial rockets, who later joined the corps of Space Cadets. He was affectionately called a "Venusian swamp lizard" by his fellow crew member, Radar man Cadet Roger Manning (Jan Merlin). Astro is prototype for the Mr. Spock character on the Star Trek series.


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