“Welcome to man’s most magnificent achievement in the conquest of space…”
Filmation’s Space Academy originally aired on CBS beginning in September of 1977. 15, 30-minute episodes were produced.
This short-lived sci fi series starred Jonathan Harris (Lost in Space) as Commander Isaac Gampu, the 300-year-old head of the academy in question. Grampu taught a collection of students from across the universe, portrayed by actors; Pamelyn Ferdin, Ric Carrott, Ty Henderson, Maggie Cooper, Brian Tochi and Eric Greene. Many strange beings were encountered (robot war machines, alien children made of energy, etc.) and valuable lessons were learned.
Jason of Star Command was a spin-off of Space Academy (and you can learn more about that here).
Soak up the show’s intro below and have a happy Funshine Friday!
Previously on Funshine Friday: ‘Tarzan, Lord Of The Jungle’ (Animated, 1976)