In the mid 24th Century at the Space Academy and aboard the 'Polaris', a training ship, Cadets Tom Corbett, Roger Manning and Astro are training to become Solar Guards. The "Polaris" takes them on numerous adventures, usually natural catastrophes rather than villains. This hugely popular sci-fi show aired on all four major networks, including in 1951 when it ran on NBC and ABC simultaneously.
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Series Fun Facts
- This was the first series to air on four major US TV networks - CBS, ABC, DuMont and NBC.
- The final broadcast was on 25 June 1955 (over NBC).
- The series' concept was based on Robert Heinlein's book "Space Cadet". The phrase "blast off" originated on this program.
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