Space Academy TV Guide Article (1977)

Space Academy 1977

One of the great sci-fi miniatures from a show I did not miss. Interesting that Space Academy is reported in the blurb to be the most expensive show “in Saturday morning history” at $150,000 an episode. The young cadets in space theme was originally pitched by Filmation as the premise for Star Trek: The Animated Series. Rodenberry rejected it, and Scheimer and Prescott went ahead and created a new show.

Chuck Comisky was visual effects supervisor, and John Frazier, who won an Academy Award in 2005 for his work on Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man 2, was special effects supervisor.

Space Academy spun-off as Jason of Star Command in 1978.

(Image via Nostalgic Collections/eBay)

2 Responses to “<em>Space Academy</em> TV Guide Article (1977)”

  1. 1 Brad Conrad March 31, 2015 at 6:31 pm

    The “Seeker” remains one of the greatest space ship designs ever IMHO. It’s riffed on in the recent movie Space Station 76.

  1. 1 Starlog #10 (December, 1976): Space Academy Article | 2 Warps to Neptune Trackback on January 13, 2016 at 6:56 pm

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