Captain Starr of Space, AKA Starr of Space (1953-1954), was a twice-weekly OTR juvenile science fiction adventure series. Captain Starr and his Space Rangers traveled throughout the galaxy aboard their spaceship, Shooting Star, dealing with interplanetary criminals, space ships, ray guns, and exciting galactic adventures. Captain Starr of Space is significant because possibly only four episodes survive.
Total Episodes: perhaps 75
Surviving Episodes: Perhaps 8
Circulating Episodes: 4
Inventory of episodes
The Mystery of Mars
Episode 02, 4 June 1953
(aka "Citizens of Mars")
The Queen Nilo Incident
Episode 13, 14 July 1953
(aka "The Ray Machine")
The Carnumian Return
A visit from a Neptunian scientist dead for fifty years! An Armed Forces Radio and Television Services rebroadcast.
The Mericus Plague
A Venusian native chief has the secret to save the Earth colonists from disease. An Armed Forces Radio and Television Services rebroadcast.
Following Tom Corbett Space Cadet and Space Patrol, Captain Starr of Space had all the elements of the 1950's space mania: Martian thieves, space ships, ray guns, and exciting galactic adventures. The show was based on characters created by Tom Hubbard, who wrote the episodes and played Cadet Sergeant Stripes.
Episodes were broadcast on American Broadcast Corporation (ABC) radio Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7:30 PM, 2 June 1953-27 May 1954.
Recurring cast included . . .
Captain Rocky Starr (John Larch (1914-2005. Also had a semi-regular role on Space Patrol as Captain Smith.)
Gale Archer, Captain Starr's assistant (Jane Harlan)
Cadet Sergeant Stripes, writer (Tom Hubbard)
Writer (John Egger)
Announcer (Lou Cook)
Episodes at Internet Archive
Episodes at Old Time Radio Researchers Group Library website
Captain Starr of Space radio logs at Jerry Haendiges Vintage Radio Logs website
Captain Starr of Space at Old Time Radio Researchers Database