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Richard Coogan, Star of 'Captain Video and His Video Rangers,' Dies at 99
The Hollywood Reporter ^ | March 12, 2014 | Mike Barnes

Posted on 03/12/2014 7:29:50 PM PDT by EveningStar

Richard Coogan, who played Captain Video on the early TV sci-fi adventure series Captain Video and His Video Rangers, died Wednesday in Los Angeles. He was 99.

(Excerpt) Read more at hollywoodreporter.com ...


TOPICS: TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: captainvideo; obit; obituary; richardcoogan; sciencefiction; scifi; television; tv
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1 posted on 03/12/2014 7:29:51 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: Perdogg

Science fiction.


2 posted on 03/12/2014 7:30:18 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar
I loved Captain Video as a lad way back in the fifties. Maybe the very first and best sci-fi series on TV. They even had a prescient segment with a robot running amok, and extraterrestrials like Spartak. No idea Captain Video was even close to being still alive.
3 posted on 03/12/2014 7:34:23 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: EveningStar

The Honeymooners (from around the 14:00 mark):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EMgIH9t62OI


4 posted on 03/12/2014 7:37:29 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: EveningStar

The MAD magazine parody of his show “Captain TVideo” was in the September, 1954 issue.

He retired 50 years ago.


5 posted on 03/12/2014 7:37:37 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (WoT News: Rantburg.com)
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To: EveningStar

This sounds ridiculous, but I always feel bad for the family when a person goes at 99 because most have a huge party for the person at 100. My great aunt turned 99 in January and we are planning a big bash for her in January 2015….however the plans must be very liquid.


6 posted on 03/12/2014 7:44:36 PM PDT by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: EveningStar

I had all the goodies! The cardboard spaceship, helmets etc.


7 posted on 03/12/2014 7:46:51 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: EveningStar

I remember an old Gene Autry serial about the “Thunder Riders” who were invaders from Mars or maybe some other place in space.

It was pretty entertaining tho really crude compared to modern special effects.


8 posted on 03/12/2014 7:52:01 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: onedoug

Ed Norton is saddened.


9 posted on 03/12/2014 7:53:02 PM PDT by windcliff
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To: EveningStar

I thought it was the guy who might have pulled this 1987 broadcast signal intrusion starring Max Headroom.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Max_Headroom_broadcast_signal_intrusion_incident

Roll tape...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tWdgAMYjYSs

Or maybe it was Captain Midnight that jammed HBO’s sat signal back in 1986.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Captain_Midnight_%28HBO%29

Time to call up Captain Obvious or Captain Chaos for confirmation.


10 posted on 03/12/2014 7:54:14 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: EveningStar
 photo DSCN0028_zps49bdae86.jpg I think I got a picture of a flying saucer a couple of days ago. Anytime a military aircraft flies over, I often take a picture of it. I heard this one but by the time I got out to the porch it was too far away. I took a single shot anyway. When I cropped it to see it better, there was another craft way in the back ground.
11 posted on 03/12/2014 7:57:11 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra
The cardboard spaceship, helmets etc.

A few years ago, TCM was running the Flash Gordon serial. They had cardboard props too, but I think the spaceship was 1/4" plywood...

At least some of it was.

12 posted on 03/12/2014 8:10:18 PM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: yarddog

“The Phantom Empire” (1935-Mascot serial).

The villains were part of an underground city. Ruled by blonde Dorothy Christie. Lots o’ robots.


13 posted on 03/12/2014 8:12:28 PM PDT by greene66
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra
A decoder ring. YOU had a decoder ring? Just WOW!


14 posted on 03/12/2014 8:15:42 PM PDT by Daffynition ("If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right." ~ Henry Ford)
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To: EveningStar

One 1949 episode on Archive.org:
https://archive.org/details/captainvideo


15 posted on 03/12/2014 8:17:15 PM PDT by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: greene66

Thanks, that made me remember.

I remember when I was around 6 or 7 around 1953, my Brothers would take me to the “Bay Theater” on Saturdays. There was always a Roy Rogers, Gen Autry, or Tarzan movie on. First thing was a serial. My favorite one was “Rocket Man” each episode always ended with a cliff hanger. In fact sometimes it actually was one of him being thrown off a cliff.

In the next episode he starts off waking half way down and managing to turn on the control for his rocket pack and escaping.

My least favorite was one of the cavalry chasing a gang of what must have been outlaws or the outlaws chasing the cavalry.


16 posted on 03/12/2014 8:20:39 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: EveningStar

RIP.


17 posted on 03/12/2014 8:25:13 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: napscoordinator

It’s not ridiculous. Have a party now, then you can have another party on the big day. There are no rules that I know of forbidding having more than one party. There may be some travel for some folks, but that is not as important as having a good bash.


18 posted on 03/12/2014 8:25:24 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: yarddog

The movie serials were a bit before my time, but I’ve picked up an assortment of them on tape and dvd over the years. Sometimes a bit silly, sometimes a bit juvenile... but often intriguing as americana. Heck, the last serial I watched was a 15-chapter silent serial from 1919, “Lightning Bryce.” One of the few silent ones still surviving in complete form. I thought it was pretty good.


19 posted on 03/12/2014 8:42:13 PM PDT by greene66
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To: EveningStar

Cynthia Lynn of Hogan’s Heroes passed away too.
Only Cpl Lebeau (Robert Clary) is left from the series.


20 posted on 03/12/2014 9:20:48 PM PDT by minnesota_bound
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To: hinckley buzzard

Probably the lowest budget of any TV series I remember. The space ship was ridiculous.


21 posted on 03/12/2014 9:59:40 PM PDT by wildbill
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To: wildbill

The series circumvented the continium...it was so bad that it was good.


22 posted on 03/12/2014 10:15:19 PM PDT by ogen hal (First amendment or reeducation camp)
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To: wildbill
Probably the lowest budget of any TV series I remember. The space ship was ridiculous.

The Dumont Network. Done live on a soundstage in New York.


23 posted on 03/13/2014 10:48:21 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Buckeye McFrog; wildbill
Probably the lowest budget of any TV series I remember. The space ship was ridiculous.

The Dumont Network. Done live on a soundstage in New York.

I didn't get to see it until 1955. We didn't have a TV until then.

In one episode, I remember the entrance to the control room being a standard wooden house door with a knob.

24 posted on 03/13/2014 11:23:36 AM PDT by EveningStar
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To: yarddog

Interesting


25 posted on 03/13/2014 11:27:29 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: EveningStar; Aevery_Freeman; ShadowAce; Jack Hydrazine; Altariel; nuancey; Thorliveshere; ...

ping


26 posted on 03/13/2014 3:25:33 PM PDT by Perdogg (Ted Cruz-Rand Paul 2016)
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To: Constitution Day

Remember the episode where he killed the radio star?


27 posted on 03/13/2014 3:29:10 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Perdogg

to infinity and beyond


28 posted on 03/13/2014 4:08:55 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: EveningStar

Paging Ed Norton ... Oh, wait...


29 posted on 03/13/2014 7:56:44 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: windcliff

“Over and out Captain Video.”

RIP


30 posted on 03/14/2014 6:55:55 AM PDT by onedoug
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