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Galaxy - Rocketship featured on the children's science fiction series CAPTAIN VIDEO AND THE VIDEO RANGERS/DUM/1949-56.

Captain Video Toy Set with Galaxy Rocketship

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 off vertically.

Later in the series, the Galaxy was destroyed when an evil scientist miniaturized the spacecraft. Its replacement was the Galaxy II.

Galaxy II - CAPTAIN VIDEO AND HIS VIDEO RANGERS

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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