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Space Academy 

The adventures of the students of an outer space military school.

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Allen Ducovny
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1977  
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Series cast summary:
Jonathan Harris ...  Commander Gampu 15 episodes, 1977
Pamelyn Ferdin ...  Laura 15 episodes, 1977
Ric Carrott Ric Carrott ...  Chris 15 episodes, 1977
Ty Henderson Ty Henderson ...  Paul 15 episodes, 1977
Maggie Cooper Maggie Cooper ...  Adrian 15 episodes, 1977
Brian Tochi ...  Tee Gar 15 episodes, 1977
Eric Greene Eric Greene ...  Loki 15 episodes, 1977
Erika Scheimer Erika Scheimer ...  Peepo / ... 15 episodes, 1977
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The adventures of the young space cadets of Space Academy in the year 3732. Commander Gampu was the leader of the academy. Chris and Paul were the oldest of the cadets, and normally led the missions. The cadets were also aided by a cute robot named Peepo. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@wkio.com>

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Study hard, meet aliens, take tests, fly starships...Class was never this much fun at YOUR school.


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Pamelyn Ferdin also appeared in the cult horror movie The Toolbox Murders (1978), which was made around the same time. See more »

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Cmdr. Isaac Gampu: [opening narration] Welcome to Man's most magnificent achievement in the conquest of space, the man-made planetoid Space Academy, founded in the star year 3732. Here we have gathered young people from the farthest reaches of all the known worlds. They have been chosen for their unique abilities, and are being trained to cope with the mysterious, the unknown, the unpredictable dangers lurking in the vast darkness of space!
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Followed by Jason of Star Command (1978) See more »

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Potential Undiscovered
26 January 2003 | by montanasingsSee all my reviews

Space Academy could have surpassed expectations IF it had been allowed more air-time to develop the plots and characters. The potential for this show is astounding. With the ensemble cast and the 'name' value for Mr. Harris, this show could have taken many directions. As a soap opera, a thriller, focus on science/education or pure science fiction/Tom Corbett style galactic-good-guy-show, this series is now seen as 'campy'. Why? Financial backing was limited; vision was short sighted. Pity. This show made its mark in several areas with their special effects and live-action spin-off to name a few.

If this show had been suggested today, I do not think it would have been made. This is sad; special effects technology alone would make this series outstanding. Space Academy was cut short in its prime; the actors and writers relegated to public obscurity unless supporters, the viewers, keep it alive. Thankfully, the decision to re-run the first year and allowing it to air in England, gave the few who did see it a good show that was just not allowed to live up to it's potential.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 September 1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Die Weltraum-Akademie See more »

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Filmation Associates See more »
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Runtime:

(15 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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