CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT - RARE TV SHOWS

CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT

 

Captain Midnight  is a U.S. adventure franchise first broadcast as a radio serial from 1938 to 1949. The Captain Midnight TV series, produced by Screen Gems and starring Richard Webb, began September 9, 1954, on CBS, continuing until January 21, 1956. In the television program, Captain Midnight (now a veteran of the Korean War) heads the Secret Squadron as a private organization, in contrast to the radio show. As with the Fawcett comic, the only other character of the radio show held over was Ichabod Mudd (played by Sid Melton), who was used for comic relief. Another regular character was Dr. Aristotle "Tut" Jones, Midnight's resident scientist, played by character actor Olan Soule. (Soule was the only actor to perform in both the radio program and the television program. In the radio program, he played Agent Kelly, SS-11.)

The aircraft featured in the series is the Douglas D-558-2 Skyrocket, named the Silver Dart, and was based on using both models and occasionally stock footage. The series filmed at the Ray Corrigan Ranch in Simi Valley, California. When the TV series went into syndication in 1958, Ovaltine was no longer the sponsor. However, The Wander Company owned the rights to the character's name "Captain Midnight", forcing a title change by Screen Gems from Captain Midnight to Jet Jackson, Flying Commando, and all references in the episodes to Captain Midnight were redubbed (rather poorly) "Jet Jackson".


This is a huge set with 37 great episodes.  Because of the rare nature of this series the quality will vary from show to show.  On the overall this series is excellent (a solid 8 to even some 8.5).  However, a few (less then 15%) of the shows will be 7 to 7.5 on a scale of 1 to 10 in quality. 


EPISODE TITLES;


Disc 1

MURDER BY RADIATION
ELECTRONIC KILLER
DEADLY DIAMONDS
THE LOST MOON
DEATH BELOW ZERO

OPERATION FAILURE

TRAPPED BEHIND BARS
COUNTERFEIT MILLIONS
WALKING GHOST
SECRET WEAPON


Disc 2

SECRET OF THE JUNGLE
ISLAND OF MYSTERY

THE CURSE OF THE PHARAOHS

THE DESERTERS

THE ELECTRIC MAN

THE YOUNG CRIMINAL

THE DEADLY PROJECT

TOUCHDOWN TERROR

MISSION TO MEXICO


Disc 3

THE HUMAN BOMB
THE MARK OF DEATH
ARTIC AVALANCHE
MYSTERY OF THE FOREST
THE INVISIBLE TERROR

SABOTEURS OF THE SKY
PERIL OF THE ARTIC
THE SECRET ROOM
FROZEN MAN
HUMAN BULLET


Disc 4

DOCTORS OF DOOM
SUNKEN SAPPHIRES
MASTER CRIMINAL
SECRET OF SUPERSTITION MOUNTAIN
THE MOUNTAIN OF FIRE
THE JUNGLE PIT
FLIGHT INTO THE UNKNOWN
MILLION DOLLAR DIAMOND

BONUS: INTERVIEW WITH RICHARD WEBB

Captain Midnight
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