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Tom Corbett, Space Cadet

Tom Corbett, Space Cadet helped to show young people the sort of drive and dedication it would take to be a leader in Outer Space. It did not hurt that each episode was filled with action and adventure at every turn.

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"Space Station Of Danger Part 1"



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About this Old Time Radio Show

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space cadet patch
Juvenile
Science Fiction (1952)

Kellogg's Pep, the buildup wheat cereal, invites you to rocket into the future with TOMMMM CORRRBETT, SPACE CADET!
(Buzzers)
Stand by to raise ship!...
Blastoff minus five! (Music Sting)
…four!(Sting)…Three! (Sting)…Two! (Sting)…One! (Sting)… Zero!

Tom Corbett, which also appeared in comic books and a newspaper strip, began its dramatic life as an early TV series. The show was fueled by the highly successful films, Destination Moon, and by Captain Video.

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Tom Corbett book coverTom Corbett blasted into "outer" space first in comics and newspaper comics, and had already blasted onto the small TV screen as one of the first TV kiddie's series in 1950. The same cast that did the TV show did the radio version, like Space Patrol did. Of course, there was no reason not to…the sponsor Kellogg's was pleased to get the kids as fans both ways. Jackson Beck, great radio announcer (Superman, Mark Trail) and actor (Hop Harrigan, Cisco Kid, Bluto on Popeye cartoons) counted down to the half-hours exciting adventures of the Solar Guards on "distant planets and far-flung stars."

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Based loosely on the Robert A. Heinlein (who also wrote for Beyond Tomorrow) novel, Space Cadet, and bringing along some space baggage from Flash Gordon and radio's classic Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, the stories are really quite good. They center around the voyages of the space ship Polaris, whose crew includes pilot Tom Corbett (Frankie Thomas), Tom's best buddy, the often hot-headed Astrographer Roger Manning (Jan Merlin), Astro, the alien from Venus who handled the Powerdeck, Dr. Joan Dale (Margaret Garland) and Captain Strong (Edward Boyce.) Commander Arkwright, head of the Space Academy, is played by Carter Blake.

Kellogg's PEP sponsor of Tom CorbettThe episodes are heavy on action, with good special sound effects for the blastings and power thrusters, and carry along with the action a very definite pride in Space Academy procedures and principals. In that sense, it was a forerunner of Star Trek that was still far off in the future.

Tom Corbett is remember fondly by young sci-fi fans as a thrilling show with very strong dialog ("Aw, go blow your jets…") and plenty of action taking care of space baddies that often sound just like hometown thugs. Imagine Hop Harrigan going into the Solar Guards 400 years from now. Tom Corbett, Space Cadet was there, rocketing into the future and adventure!

There are a bunch of great kid's shows on radio, many of them adventure and superhero serials, such as Captain Midnight, Superman, Green Hornet, Hop Harrigan. Air Adventures of Jimmie Allen, and Sergeant Preston of the Yukon. In terms of science fiction shows, Buck Rogers in the 25th Century ran throughout most of the 1930s and '40s, Flash Gordon and Space Patrol was another popular kid's show that was a contemporary of Tom Corbett, Space Cadet.

See also: Sci-Fi Listener's Favorites, Robots of Old Time Radio, and Aliens, Martians, and UFO's Collection.

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These classic recordings are available in the following formats:
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    61 recordings on 2 MP3 CDs for just $8.00
    total playtime 20 hours, 23 min
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    Volume 1 - 27 shows - total playtime 10 hours 20 minutes
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    1. TMCRBT 520103 02 Crystal Smugglers Of Titan (2-2).mp3
    2. TMCRBT 520108 03 Rocket Into Danger (1-2).mp3
    3. TMCRBT 520110 04 Rocket Into Danger (2-2).mp3
    4. TMCRBT 520115 05 Space Station Of Danger (1-2).mp3
    5. TMCRBT 520117 06 Space Station of Danger (2-2).mp3
    6. TMCRBT 520122 07 Shanghaied (1-2).mp3
    7. TMCRBT 520124 08 Shanghaied (2-2).mp3
    8. TMCRBT 520129 09 Operation Hide Seek (1-2).mp3
    9. TMCRBT 520130 10 Operation Hide Seek Part (2-2).mp3
    10. TMCRBT 520207 12 Doomed Cargo (2-2).mp3
    11. TMCRBT 520221 16 Ice Caves Of Pluto (1-1).mp3
    12. TMCRBT 520226 17 Trial In Space (1-2).mp3
    13. TMCRBT 520228 18 Trial In Space (2-2) HQ.mp3
    14. TMCRBT 520304 19 Asteroid Of Danger (1-2) HQ.mp3
    15. TMCRBT 520306 20 Asteroid Of Danger (2-2) HQ.mp3
    16. TMCRBT 520311 21 Giant Of Mercury (1-2).mp3
    17. TMCRBT 520313 22 Giant Of Mercury (2-2).mp3
    18. TMCRBT 520318 23 Atmosphere Of Death (1-2) HQ.mp3
    19. TMCRBT 520320 24 Atmosphere Of Death (2-20 HQ).mp3
    20. TMCRBT 520325 25 Mission Of Mercy (1-2).mp3
    21. TMCRBT 520327 26 Mission Of Mercy (2-2) HQ.mp3
    22. TMCRBT 520401 27 Double Cross In Space (1-2).mp3
    23. TMCRBT 520403 28 Double Cross In Space (2-2).mp3
    24. TMCRBT 520408 29 Sparkling Meteor (1-2).mp3
    25. TMCRBT 520410 30 Sparkling Meteor (2-2).mp3
    26. TMCRBT 520415 31 Holiday Of Terror (1-2) HQ.mp3
    27. TMCRBT Intro.mp3
    Volume 2 - 34 shows - total playtime 10 hours 3 minutes
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    1. 01Tom Corbett Space Academy Theme.mp3
    2. 02 Rocky Jones Pirates In Space.mp3
    3. 03 Captain Video Rocket Tubes Clogged.mp3
    4. 04 Tom Corbett At The Space Academy.mp3
    5. 05 Space Patrol Carter Kidnaps Carol.mp3
    6. 06 Tom Corbett Rescue In Space.mp3
    7. 07 Destination Moon.mp3
    8. 08 Captain Video Ambassador Henderson Disapears.mp3
    9. 09 Space Patrol Buzz Escorts Ship.mp3
    10. 10 Rocky Jordon Shipwrecked In Space.mp3
    11. 11 Rod Brown Of The Rocket Rangers Theme.mp3
    12. Tom Corbett At The Space Academy (record).mp3
    13. TMCRBT 520205 11 Doomed Cargo Part 1.mp3
    14. TMCRBT 520221 16a longer Ice Caves of Pluto 2o2.mp3
    15. TMCRBT 520221 16b beeter Ice Cave Of Pluto 2o2.mp3
    16. TMCRBT 520417 32 Holiday Of Terror (2-2).mp3
    17. TMCRBT 520422 33 Riddle Of Astro (1-2) HQ.mp3
    18. TMCRBT 520424 34 Riddle Of Astro (2-2) HQ.mp3
    19. TMCRBT 520429 35 Escort Of Death (1-2).mp3
    20. TMCRBT 520501 36 Escort Of Death (2-2).mp3
    21. TMCRBT 520506 37 Danger In Deep Space (1-2) HQ.mp3
    22. TMCRBT 520508 38 Danger In Deep Space (2-2) HQ.mp3
    23. TMCRBT 520513 39 Marooned With Death (1-2) HQ.mp3
    24. TMCRBT 520515 40 Marooned With Death (2-2) HQ.mp3
    25. TMCRBT 520520 41 Greatest Show In The Universe (1-2) HQ.mp3
    26. TMCRBT 520522 42 Greatest Show In The Universe (2-2) HQ.mp3
    27. TMCRBT 520527 43 Revolt On Prison Rock (1-2) HQ.mp3
    28. TMCRBT 520529 44 Revolt On Prison Rock (2-2) HQ.mp3
    29. TMCRBT 520603 45 Vultures Of Space (1-2) HQ.mp3
    30. TMCRBT 520605 46 Vultures Of Space (2-2).mp3
    31. TMCRBT 520610 47 Satellite Of Death (1-2).mp3
    32. TMCRBT 520612 48 Satellite Of Death (2-2).mp3
    33. TMCRBT 520617 49 Pursuit Of Danger (1-2).mp3
    34. TMCRBT 520619 50 Pursuit Of Danger (2-2).mp3
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    61 recordings on 2 MP3 Collection Downloads for just $8.00
    total playtime 20 hours, 23 min
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    Volume 1 - 27 shows - total playtime 10 hours 20 minutes
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    1. TMCRBT 520103 02 Crystal Smugglers Of Titan (2-2).mp3
    2. TMCRBT 520108 03 Rocket Into Danger (1-2).mp3
    3. TMCRBT 520110 04 Rocket Into Danger (2-2).mp3
    4. TMCRBT 520115 05 Space Station Of Danger (1-2).mp3
    5. TMCRBT 520117 06 Space Station of Danger (2-2).mp3
    6. TMCRBT 520122 07 Shanghaied (1-2).mp3
    7. TMCRBT 520124 08 Shanghaied (2-2).mp3
    8. TMCRBT 520129 09 Operation Hide Seek (1-2).mp3
    9. TMCRBT 520130 10 Operation Hide Seek Part (2-2).mp3
    10. TMCRBT 520207 12 Doomed Cargo (2-2).mp3
    11. TMCRBT 520221 16 Ice Caves Of Pluto (1-1).mp3
    12. TMCRBT 520226 17 Trial In Space (1-2).mp3
    13. TMCRBT 520228 18 Trial In Space (2-2) HQ.mp3
    14. TMCRBT 520304 19 Asteroid Of Danger (1-2) HQ.mp3
    15. TMCRBT 520306 20 Asteroid Of Danger (2-2) HQ.mp3
    16. TMCRBT 520311 21 Giant Of Mercury (1-2).mp3
    17. TMCRBT 520313 22 Giant Of Mercury (2-2).mp3
    18. TMCRBT 520318 23 Atmosphere Of Death (1-2) HQ.mp3
    19. TMCRBT 520320 24 Atmosphere Of Death (2-20 HQ).mp3
    20. TMCRBT 520325 25 Mission Of Mercy (1-2).mp3
    21. TMCRBT 520327 26 Mission Of Mercy (2-2) HQ.mp3
    22. TMCRBT 520401 27 Double Cross In Space (1-2).mp3
    23. TMCRBT 520403 28 Double Cross In Space (2-2).mp3
    24. TMCRBT 520408 29 Sparkling Meteor (1-2).mp3
    25. TMCRBT 520410 30 Sparkling Meteor (2-2).mp3
    26. TMCRBT 520415 31 Holiday Of Terror (1-2) HQ.mp3
    27. TMCRBT Intro.mp3
    Volume 2 - 34 shows - total playtime 10 hours 3 minutes
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    1. 01Tom Corbett Space Academy Theme.mp3
    2. 02 Rocky Jones Pirates In Space.mp3
    3. 03 Captain Video Rocket Tubes Clogged.mp3
    4. 04 Tom Corbett At The Space Academy.mp3
    5. 05 Space Patrol Carter Kidnaps Carol.mp3
    6. 06 Tom Corbett Rescue In Space.mp3
    7. 07 Destination Moon.mp3
    8. 08 Captain Video Ambassador Henderson Disapears.mp3
    9. 09 Space Patrol Buzz Escorts Ship.mp3
    10. 10 Rocky Jordon Shipwrecked In Space.mp3
    11. 11 Rod Brown Of The Rocket Rangers Theme.mp3
    12. Tom Corbett At The Space Academy (record).mp3
    13. TMCRBT 520205 11 Doomed Cargo Part 1.mp3
    14. TMCRBT 520221 16a longer Ice Caves of Pluto 2o2.mp3
    15. TMCRBT 520221 16b beeter Ice Cave Of Pluto 2o2.mp3
    16. TMCRBT 520417 32 Holiday Of Terror (2-2).mp3
    17. TMCRBT 520422 33 Riddle Of Astro (1-2) HQ.mp3
    18. TMCRBT 520424 34 Riddle Of Astro (2-2) HQ.mp3
    19. TMCRBT 520429 35 Escort Of Death (1-2).mp3
    20. TMCRBT 520501 36 Escort Of Death (2-2).mp3
    21. TMCRBT 520506 37 Danger In Deep Space (1-2) HQ.mp3
    22. TMCRBT 520508 38 Danger In Deep Space (2-2) HQ.mp3
    23. TMCRBT 520513 39 Marooned With Death (1-2) HQ.mp3
    24. TMCRBT 520515 40 Marooned With Death (2-2) HQ.mp3
    25. TMCRBT 520520 41 Greatest Show In The Universe (1-2) HQ.mp3
    26. TMCRBT 520522 42 Greatest Show In The Universe (2-2) HQ.mp3
    27. TMCRBT 520527 43 Revolt On Prison Rock (1-2) HQ.mp3
    28. TMCRBT 520529 44 Revolt On Prison Rock (2-2) HQ.mp3
    29. TMCRBT 520603 45 Vultures Of Space (1-2) HQ.mp3
    30. TMCRBT 520605 46 Vultures Of Space (2-2).mp3
    31. TMCRBT 520610 47 Satellite Of Death (1-2).mp3
    32. TMCRBT 520612 48 Satellite Of Death (2-2).mp3
    33. TMCRBT 520617 49 Pursuit Of Danger (1-2).mp3
    34. TMCRBT 520619 50 Pursuit Of Danger (2-2).mp3
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    61 recordings on 25 Audio CDs
    total playtime 20 hours, 23 min

    Disc A001

    1. 01Tom Corbett Space Academy Theme
    2. 02 Rocky Jones Pirates In Space
    3. 03 Captain Video Rocket Tubes Clogged
    4. 04 Tom Corbett At The Space Academy
    5. 05 Space Patrol Carter Kidnaps Carol
    6. 06 Tom Corbett Rescue In Space
    7. 07 Destination Moon
    8. 08 Captain Video Ambassador Henderson Disapears
    9. 09 Space Patrol Buzz Escorts Ship
    10. 10 Rocky Jordon Shipwrecked In Space
    11. 11 Rod Brown Of The Rocket Rangers Theme

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    Disc A002

    1. Tom Corbett At The Space Academy (record)
    2. TMCRBT Intro
    3. TMCRBT 520103 02 Crystal Smugglers Of Titan (2-2)
    4. TMCRBT 520108 03 Rocket Into Danger (1-2)

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    Disc A003

    1. TMCRBT 520110 04 Rocket Into Danger (2-2)
    2. TMCRBT 520115 05 Space Station Of Danger (1-2)

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    Disc A004

    1. TMCRBT 520117 06 Space Station of Danger (2-2)
    2. TMCRBT 520122 07 Shanghaied (1-2)

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    Disc A005

    1. TMCRBT 520124 08 Shanghaied (2-2)
    2. TMCRBT 520129 09 Operation Hide Seek (1-2)

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    Disc A006

    1. TMCRBT 520130 10 Operation Hide Seek Part (2-2)
    2. TMCRBT 520205 11 Doomed Cargo Part 1

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    Disc A007

    1. TMCRBT 520207 12 Doomed Cargo (2-2)
    2. TMCRBT 520221 16 Ice Caves Of Pluto (1-1)

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    Disc A008

    1. TMCRBT 520221 16a longer Ice Caves of Pluto 2o2
    2. TMCRBT 520221 16b beeter Ice Cave Of Pluto 2o2

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    Disc A009

    1. TMCRBT 520226 17 Trial In Space (1-2)
    2. TMCRBT 520228 18 Trial In Space (2-2) HQ
    3. TMCRBT 520304 19 Asteroid Of Danger (1-2) HQ

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    Disc A010

    1. TMCRBT 520306 20 Asteroid Of Danger (2-2) HQ
    2. TMCRBT 520311 21 Giant Of Mercury (1-2)

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    Disc A011

    1. TMCRBT 520313 22 Giant Of Mercury (2-2)
    2. TMCRBT 520318 23 Atmosphere Of Death (1-2) HQ

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    Disc A012

    1. TMCRBT 520320 24 Atmosphere Of Death (2-20 HQ)
    2. TMCRBT 520325 25 Mission Of Mercy (1-2)

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    Disc A013

    1. TMCRBT 520327 26 Mission Of Mercy (2-2) HQ
    2. TMCRBT 520401 27 Double Cross In Space (1-2)

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    Disc A014

    1. TMCRBT 520403 28 Double Cross In Space (2-2)
    2. TMCRBT 520408 29 Sparkling Meteor (1-2)

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    Disc A015

    1. TMCRBT 520410 30 Sparkling Meteor (2-2)
    2. TMCRBT 520415 31 Holiday Of Terror (1-2) HQ

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    Disc A016

    1. TMCRBT 520417 32 Holiday Of Terror (2-2)
    2. TMCRBT 520422 33 Riddle Of Astro (1-2) HQ

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    Disc A017

    1. TMCRBT 520424 34 Riddle Of Astro (2-2) HQ
    2. TMCRBT 520429 35 Escort Of Death (1-2)

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    Disc A018

    1. TMCRBT 520501 36 Escort Of Death (2-2)
    2. TMCRBT 520506 37 Danger In Deep Space (1-2) HQ

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    Disc A019

    1. TMCRBT 520508 38 Danger In Deep Space (2-2) HQ
    2. TMCRBT 520513 39 Marooned With Death (1-2) HQ

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    Disc A020

    1. TMCRBT 520515 40 Marooned With Death (2-2) HQ
    2. TMCRBT 520520 41 Greatest Show In The Universe (1-2) HQ

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    Disc A021

    1. TMCRBT 520522 42 Greatest Show In The Universe (2-2) HQ
    2. TMCRBT 520527 43 Revolt On Prison Rock (1-2) HQ

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    Disc A022

    1. TMCRBT 520529 44 Revolt On Prison Rock (2-2) HQ
    2. TMCRBT 520603 45 Vultures Of Space (1-2) HQ

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    Disc A023

    1. TMCRBT 520605 46 Vultures Of Space (2-2)
    2. TMCRBT 520610 47 Satellite Of Death (1-2)

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    Disc A024

    1. TMCRBT 520612 48 Satellite Of Death (2-2)
    2. TMCRBT 520617 49 Pursuit Of Danger (1-2)

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    Disc A025

    1. TMCRBT 520619 50 Pursuit Of Danger (2-2)

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