9 thoughts on “Origins…”

  1. That was pretty freakin’ cool! For 50’s effects, it was pretty realistic.

    OMG! Jim, the whole time I watched it, I could only think of Joe Vander Sloot (sorry, I kept calling him Klein) and his Michigan Mobsters going at it.

    I’m actually gonna YouTube some of the others.

  2. Personally, I’m highly amused by the titles of some of the serials:

    King of the Rocketmen
    Radar Men from Mars

    The second is quite possibly the best name ever.

  3. Ah! one of the old Commando Cody serials. I think he only got that name on his third storyline though.

  4. When I first watched Captain Cody in the ’70s, it was cool. Now, 40 years later, it’s cheesy p, dated and cool.

  5. Did I see Lenard Nimoy listed there?
    And is he the basis for the Rocketeer? The costumes are very close.

    1. Yep. Leonard Nimoy is in there. You can even hear his voice for a moment.

      As for Rocketman being the inspiration for the Rocketeer… I don’t know, but it seems possible. It’s got the right elements—a jet pack, a helmet, and the skies above L.A.

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