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  1950s "Rocketman" TV Series and Their Fans: Cadets, Rangers, and Junior Space Men (Miller, Van Riper)

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cspg
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1950s "Rocketman" TV Series and Their Fans: Cadets, Rangers, and Junior Space Men
Edited by Cynthia J. Miller and A. Bowdoin Van Riper
The heyday of the televised rocketman came before our actual travels in space occurred and was a burgeoning time in TV history.

Before astronauts like John Glenn, Alan Shepard, and Neil Armstrong were household names, before the 'one small step' that left America's national footprint on the Moon, and before the wonders of science fiction became the wonders of science fact, battles were fought with Para-Ray guns and Cosmic Vibrators, 'Opticon Scillometers' scanned through walls, heroes in jetpacks soared through the skies, and the universe was full of wonder.

The fourteen essays featured here focus on series such as Space Patrol, Tom Corbett, and Captain Z-Ro, exploring their roles in the day-to-day lives of their fans through topics such as mentoring, promotion of the real-world space program, merchandising, gender issues, and ranger clubs — all the while promoting the fledgling medium of television.

  • Hardcover: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan (September 18, 2012)
  • ISBN-10: 0230377319
  • ISBN-13: 978-0230377318

bwhite1976
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posted 06-16-2012 09:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for bwhite1976   Click Here to Email bwhite1976     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Pretty tough price tag on this book. I might need a jetpack to escape my wifes' wrath after I buy it considering the $70 plus price tag.(probably will buy it anyway)...

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