1950s “Rocketman” TV Series and Their Fans

Cadets, Rangers, and Junior Space Men

  • Editors
  • Cynthia J. Miller
  • A. Bowdoin Van Riper

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. Introduction

    1. Cynthia J. Miller, A. Bowdoin Van Riper
      Pages 1-13
  3. Prologue

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
  4. Learning to be Rocketmen

  5. Reaching for Tomorrow

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 83-83
    2. Howard E. McCurdy
      Pages 85-96
    3. J. P. Telotte
      Pages 115-129
  6. As Seen on TV

  7. Looking at the Earth

  8. Epilogue

  9. Back Matter
    Pages 249-270

About this book


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.


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