The Captain Midnight TV show was a 30 minute sci-fi crimefighter series on CBS about a World War II veteran who, along with his sidekick, fought evil-doers all around the world. It was the perfect series for the time as the "cold war" conflict between capitalist, communist and solialist countries provided lots of fodder for the scripts
Series Fun Facts
- Captain Midnight was called 'Jet Jackson' in Australia, because Captain Midnight was the name of an infamous bushranger (outlaw).
- The first program to include audience participation through the use of the famous "Secret Decoder Ring" which allowed the afterschool TV viewer to decode Jet Jackson's secret orders.
- Captain Midnight's plane was the Douglas "Skyrocket," a dual-powered experimental aircraft having both a jet engine and a four-barrel rocket engine.