Jason of Star Command - The Complete Series
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Originally broadcast in the wake of the "Star Wars" phenomenon as a 15-minute live action segment of CBS's "Tarzan and the Super 7" show during the 1978-1979 season, "Jason of Command" had proved to be so popular (and the most expensive Filmation series) it became a separate half-hour Saturday morning show a season later.
Set in the 22nd century, the "Space Academy" spinoff (utilizing the sets, costumes and props) featured Craig Littler as Jason, the Han Solo-esque space explorer vital to Star Command's defense against the Dragonship attacks of deliciously evil "Master of the Cosmos" Dragos played by Sid Haig. Star Command itself was actually a special ops division of the Space Academy.
The supporting cast includes Susan O'Hanlon ("All My Children") as computer expert Capt. Nicole Davidoff; James Doohan (TV's "Star Trek") as Season One Commander Canarvin; Charlie Dell as inventor Professor E.J. Parsafoot; Tamara Dobson ("Cleopatra Jones") as Season Two super-strong alien telepath Samantha (replacing Nicole); and John Russell ("Pale Rider") as Season Two blue-skinned Commander Stone (replacing Canarvin); plus outer space-ready pocket droid "Wiki" (W1K1), and Peepo the robot.
Though obviously inspired by Star Wars and Ray Harryhausen model animated epics, Jason of Star Command most closely resembled the sci-fi serials of the 1930s and 40s, with a single-storied overall first season told in 16 chapters. Unlike previous Filmation shows, the stories focused more on action (non-violent, of course) than education.Read more ›
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one episode would not play. It kept going, then stop and would not play at allPublished 4 months ago by elizabeth wagner
Brings me back to my younger days. Excellent color,sound, and menu's that are easy to navigate. Worth your time and money.Published on December 13, 2012 by david vandever
This show was made for kids. Those of us who watched it when it first aired have grown into adulthood - sadly, the show has not. It's still for kids. Read morePublished on February 22, 2010 by Rick
This is the complete copy of the TV series of the sane name. A good print of a good series and just as I remembered it.
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There's already several helpful reviews on the shows' actual subject matter so I just wanted to emphasize the great production of the DVD set itself. Read morePublished on December 23, 2008 by D. Ross
The first disc or season 1 was excellent. Perfect pacing. Engaging plots and passable acting.
The second disc changed the format of the show from a half hour thingy to a... Read more
.....but I'm not a kid. From an adult viewpoint, there are far better shows to watch if you enjoy sci-fi, fantasy, or space opera. Read morePublished on September 1, 2008 by Troy
The 28 episodes of the Saturday morning sci-fi series "Jason of Star Command" were originally broadcast on CBS from 1978-1980. Read morePublished on April 30, 2008 by Only-A-Child
WOW memories flood back when this one was aired in Australia in the late 70's, This series make me into the sci-fi addict I am happily am today, Poor effects, sloppy acting and... Read morePublished on September 30, 2007 by Orionappollo