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Space Academy: The Complete Series
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- 15 episodes on four discs
- "Back to School with Space Academy" featurette
- Commentary on two episodes
- Still galleries
- DVD-ROM scripts and series bible
- Commercial bumpers
- Easter Eggs
- Bonus trailers
Top Customer Reviews
Back when it was on, I had a HUGE crush on Ric Carrott who played Chris Gentry and I've always been a fan of Pamelyn Ferdin.
I hadn't seen the show since it was first broadcast - 29 years ago. It was amazing how much I remembered - even whole scenes of dialog.
I'll admit I DIDN'T remember quite how melodramatic it was, but it WAS kids TV circa 1977 - even had some of the same music as animated Star Trek because it was the same production company. And Jonathan Harris seemed be having his usual fun time chewing up the scenery. I noticed they managed not to pull too many Lost in Space comments - but Robbie the Robot DOES pop up in one episode.
The SFX and model work (which were created by some of the group who did Star Wars) do hold up pretty well, but since I went through all the episodes in two marathon sessions (Leah made me go to bed after the first DVD) I found myself forwarding through the Seeker launching and landing sequences and the opening and closing bits.
The show was just as much fun as I remembered though. I DID forward through parts of one episode called "Space Hookey" because the scenes were just TOO silly. The story is that Loki and Peepo (the robot) play hookey and land on a rock inside a comet that chases them - they meet two balls of light that are supposed to be "children" on the planet who take over Loki and when they go back to the Academy - one of them passes to Gampu (Jonathan Harris) who starts skipping around and playing pirate. He even has Chris and Laura arrested and threatens to have them walk the plank when they try to stop him from starting a war with another race.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is possibly the best live action cartoon ever made. In the year 3732, young cadets attend a school in space called Space Academy. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Mark J. House
This is an enjoyable selection of live action Sat. morning series. The settings and special effects are well done, though the stories are a bit tame, geared for a younger audience. Read morePublished 19 months ago by nicefunguy
I always watched this show when I was a kid (this and Ark II) and I loved it! Watching it as an adult, I found it a bit lacking in the plot lines, but I think that young people... Read morePublished on June 1, 2013 by mark woodworth
Keeping in mind that this was a live-action kid's show from back before computer animation this show is still bad. Read morePublished on March 5, 2013 by James D. Crabtree
It was good watching a blast from the past. Although with the new technology of the television industry, it seemed a little odd watching it now.Published on October 5, 2010 by Kelly Franklin
When you think of influential space science fiction from the 1970s, it's essentially a given to credit Star Wars and Star Trek for their timeless influence. Read morePublished on April 4, 2010 by ONENEO
This is one of those classic stepping stones to the scifi we have today. Actually better effects in some ways. It is amazing what they managed to whip together in 17 weeks! Read morePublished on March 12, 2010 by Krylos
Space Academy is like a trip down memory lane. Sure, it was "cute", and, to some, it would be considered "childish", but, remember this. It was made to appeal to young people. Read morePublished on February 27, 2010 by Norman P. Hinderliter