Episode 413: Manhunt in Space
First aired: Comedy Central on 19 September 1992
Availability: iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, Amazon(Volume 14), Shout Factory (Volume 14), Best Brains (Volume 14)
|It's a Rocky Jones feature!|
That was a TV show from 1954. I never saw any episodes for a couple of reasons. First, it aired before I was born. The other is that, though it was syndicated, few stations carried.
The entire series comprised 39 episodes, usually in 3-episode arcs. The "Pirates of Prah" arc was released as the film Manhunt in Space.
Of course, being a 75-minute movie in a 2-hour TV show means you're gonna need to pad it. Which means a serial, right? No? Then an educational short? No? What then? Why, a segment of General Hospital, of course. Huh?
|Nurse Jessie at work.|
The movie, though, is easier to follow. A bunch of space pirates are stopping space ships and stealing space cargo to take to their space planet led by an evil space queen. Space Ranger Rocky Jones is sent to stop the space pirates and rescue the space captives. The Space Ranger and his space crew perform a daring space rescue and defeat the evil space queen and her space pirates, making space travel safe once again. The end.
Typical 50s bad science in a typical 50s bad science fiction outing. It's fun, though.
|Hot ||Winky (Michael J. Nelson) visits.|
|Tom Servo rants about cheap science fiction sets while Joel and Crow quietly looks around.||"Look! It's the MST3K logo!"|
"You're not suppose to know about that!"
|Bag-gy pants.||Joel plays a mean Crow.|
This was a fun episode.