Jason was an officer of Star Command, which was located on the same asteroid as Space Academy. Star Command's job was to protect the innocent from the bad guys, most notably Jason's archenemy, the one-eyed Dragos.
Last Episode02x12 Battle for Freedom Aired: Dec. 01, 1979
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Jason of Star Command: Season 1, Episode #1 - Attack of the Dragonship / Pris...
Star Command is attacked and Jason is captured by the sinister Dragos.
Jason of Star Command: Season 1, Episode #2 - Escape of Dragos / A Cry for Help
As Star Command is forced towards a burning star, Jason escapes from Dragos and finds an ally in Princess Allegra.
Series Fun Facts
- Originally a segment of Tarzan and the Super 7; costumes, props, and sets were recycled from Filmation's CBS series "Space Academy," from which this was intended as a spin-off.
- Jonathan Harris was supposed to play Commander Gampu on Jason of Star Command, as this was to be a spin-off of his series Space Academy. In a personal interview, Harris related that while the…
[show]Jonathan Harris was supposed to play Commander Gampu on Jason of Star Command, as this was to be a spin-off of his series Space Academy. In a personal interview, Harris related that while the stories about his demand for higher pay is not wrong, it is also not right. According to Harris, Filmation planned to film the series like an old movie serial, with each show running about 15 minutes. Space Academy was a half hour show, and Harris was asked to recreate his role of Gampu for half the money he was paid on Academy. He felt just because they cut the running time in half, they could get him for half the money. So, when Lou Scheimer said he would have no problem getting Harris because they were friends, it meant that he thought he could con Harris into taking less money and save on his production costs. Harris refused to take the paid cut and Jimmy Doohan was brought in as a replacement character.
- The "laser beam" light that appeared to be projected from Dragos' eye piece wasn't a visual effect - the light was triggered by a switch that actor Sid Haig held in his hand.