Space Patrol: Missions of Daring in the Name of Early Television

Space Patrol: Missions of Daring in the Name of Early Television

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  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Jean-Noel Bassior
  • Publish Date: 2012-05-09


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Before Star Trek, there was Space Patrol. Science fiction television has its roots in this live, action-packed series that captured the imagination of Americans from 1950 to 1955, when space travel was just a dream. This book explores the freewheeling spirit of live TV, where anything could go wrong before millions of viewers--and often did. It spotlights (often in personal interviews) the risk-taking Space Patrol cast and crew who laid vital groundwork for television today. Included are episode logs for both television and radio shows as well as a complete guide to Space Patrol memorabilia.

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