Rocketship featured on the children's science
fiction series CAPTAIN VIDEO AND THE VIDEO
The "Galaxy" was a silver, bullet-shaped
spacecraft (more like a fat dart with a door on
it side) used by
Captain Video (Richard Coogan/Al
Hodges) when pursuing such 21st century villains
as Tobor the Robot and the evil genius, Dr.
Pauli. Similar to a V-2 rocket, the Galaxy took
Later in the series, the Galaxy was
destroyed when an evil scientist
miniaturized the spacecraft. Its
replacement was the Galaxy II.
Flight scenes for the program were done off
camera and then inserted into the "live"
broadcast by special effects team of Russell and
Haberstroh who designed the Galaxy with a
weekly prop budget of $25.00. Not surprisingly,
the rocketship controls and interior were
constructed of cardboard and paint.
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