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)