Space Rangers - Galactic police force on the
children's sci-fi adventure ROCKY JONES, SPACE
RANGER/SYN/1954. The Space Rangers protected the
21st century inhabitants of the United World
Rocky Jones, Vena
Ray and Winky
Members /associates of the Space Rangers
- Richard Crane as Rocky Jones, chief of
- Scott Beckett/Bill Lechner as Winky, the co-pilot
- Robert Lyden as Bobby, a rookie
- Maurice Cass as Professor Newton, a
slim, aging inventor genius reminiscent of the
first Doctor Who
- Sally Mansfield as Vera Ray, the one
Rocky Jones was always saving in the nick of time.
- Dian Fauntelle as Yarra, the slightly
overdressed female who wore a cape, evening
gown, large silk waistband, dangling earrings
and a necklace.
- Support players: Crystal Reeves, Ralph
Brooks and Robert Carson.
The Space Rangers wore dark jackets, tee
shirts, and baseball caps. Their insignia was a
sphere with the tips of a triangle protruding
from it surface.
Their sleek, needle pointed spacecraft, the
Orbit Jet (later the Silver Moon) carried them
through the galaxy. The four fins at the its
base doubled as landing pods. XV-2 is Rocky's
TV premiums purchase by the viewers of the
program called "Junior Spacemen" included
clothing, toy, comics, etc. A sample of a record
produced was "Rocky Jones and the Space Pirates"
45 RPM Columbias MJV-4-153.
The program closed with "Be with us again next
week when we again take you into outer space
with Rocky Jones, Space Ranger."
Almost 40 years later another
program called SPACE RANGERS/CBS/1993 aired on
prime time television.
Set in the year 2104 at Fort Hope on the
planet Avalon, the series featured a renegade
band of Space Rangers who fought the sinister
forces of the universe.
The Space Rangers consisted of:
- Jeff Kaake as Captain John Boon, the leader
- Jack McGee as Doc Kreuger, the ship's bionic
flight engineer, (aka "Tin Man"), He
nicknamed the ship, the "Tin Lizzie"
- Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa as Zylyn, a master
of the Zylyusian Flute Sword from the planet
- Marjorie Monaghan as JoJo Thorson, a
gorgeous, towering blond from the planet New Venus
who thought men were wimps. She was the pilot
of Ranger Slingship #377 (Shark's teeth are painted on the nose
of the ship).
- Danny Quinn as Daniel Kincaid, a youthful cadet
The Space Rangers
reported to Commander Chennault (Linda Hunt).
Other on duty at Fort Hope were Clint Howard as
Mimmer, a scientific genius; and Erich Weiss, an
officious space official who disliked the
Rangers' cavalier, undisciplined attitude.
At the conclusion of a space mission the
Space Rangers met at the local bar on Fort Hope
Officer's Club and toasted their success with a
Zulu, their favorite drink.
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