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Cosmic Vibrator - Ultrahigh frequency device that shook weapons out of the hands of evil-doers on the sci-fi series CAPTAIN VIDEO AND HIS VIDEO RANGERS/DUM/1949-55.


Other gadgets in Captain Video's arsenal included the:

  • Atomic Rifle
  • Radio Scillograph, a long-range, two-way radio that fitted in the palm of the hand
  • Opticon Scillometer and the MangoRadar Screen, which like the Remote Tele-Carrier enabled the Captain to see great distances and through objects
  • Astra Viewer used to focus on distant galaxies (it took miniature Polaroid like snapshots)
  • Remote Tele-Carrier (a.k.a. "The Remote Carrier Delayed Circuit TV Screen") enabled Captain Video to spy on anyone, anywhere in the world. It could see through walls and even disguises.

When not being used for snooping, the Remote Tele-Carrier displayed images of Captain Video's agents fighting crime in the Old West. (These were actually reedited motion pictures featuring the likes of western stars Tim McCoy, Bob Steel, Ken Maynard and Sunset Carson).

The Captain's archenemy Dr. Pauli (Hal Conklin) had his own weapons including the:

  • Tri-Sonic Compensator which curved the flight of bullets around objects
  • Barrier of Silence, a sound dampening field used so he couldn't be heard (similar to the Cone of Silence on the spy comedy GET SMART/NBC/CBS/1965-70)
  • Cloak of invisibility.

The evil villains, Atar controlled the Captain's most formidable foe, "Tobor" (robot spelled backwards), an indestructible robot whom the Captain battled on occasion.

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