SPACE PATROL VOL: 7 APPROX 2 hours
FOUR EXCITING SHOWS: THE ANDROIDS OF ALGOL;THE ANDROID INVASION; THE DEFEAT OF MANZA; THE SPACE PERISCOPE
The show played directly to children but attracted a sizable adult audience. Many episodes merchandised various toys and mail-order premiums tied into the series during their commercial breaks. Many of the ads for corporate sponsor Ralston-Purina's Chex cereals used the show's space opera motif in their pitches. A unique feature of the TV and radio adventures was that the premium of the month was often worked intricately into the action of the live adventures. This permitted young viewers to feel that they were participating in the radio or televised adventures. Space Patrol's most remembered premium was a "Name the Planet" Contest wherein the winner was awarded the program's Terra IV Space Ship. The ship was in the form of a giant trailer in the shape of the series space craft. One of the many commercial Name the Planet commercials may be viewed at Name the Planet Commercial.
|This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 26 January, 2012.