- Directed by Fred C. Brannon
- Starring Judd Holdren, Aline Towne, Gregory Gaye, Craig Kelly
- Written by Ronald Davidson
Commando Cody: Sky Marshal of the Universe (1953) -- The setting is the near future as seen from the 1950s. Earth is in radio contact with civilizations on other solar planets, as well as planets in other solar systems, and Commando Cody has just built the worlds first space ship. The rest of the world still appears as in the early 1950s. The exterior of Commando Codys headquarters building is really the Republic Pictures building.
In each episode, the Ruler tried to take over the earth with a new scheme, each one designed to make the maximum use of Republic Pictures stock footage of various disasters, and action longshots. However, a number of space-concept scenes were filmed that had not been seen before in Republic serials, including space walks for several repair missions; aerial raygun fights between hero and enemy spaceships; and a black, starry (rather than sunny and cloud-spotted) exterior background when Codys or the villains ship were shown outside the earths atmosphere.
Cody and his associates use special badges that conceal two-way radios to communicate with one another, seemingly prefiguring some similar badges on Star Trek. There were a number of futuristic props and sets, as well as many shots of the intricate model-rocket special effects work of Howard and Theodore Lydecker. The ships of Cody and The Ruler are the same model with different attachments added to it
Enemies of the Universe Atomic Peril Cosmic Vengeance Nightmare Typhoon War of the Space Giants Destroyers of the Sun Robot Monster from Mars The Hydrogen Hurricane Solar Sky Raiders S.O.S. Ice Age Lost in Outer Space Captives of the Zero Hour
Commando Cody: Sky Marshal of the Universe DVD is offered as a compact edition. This transfer is manufactured on demand and is presented on premium DVD-R with thermal disc print in a clear plastic wallet. Important: This title has been manufactured from the best-quality video master (rated 8/10) currently available and has not been remastered or restored.
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Format Region 0 DVD Aspect ratio Fullscreen Number of discs 2