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Jason of Star Command

03/05/2007. Contributed by Jessica Martin

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The complete series of Jason of Star Command will be available on DVD from May 8th 2007.

“The anticipation of this long awaited release has been nothing short of spectacular” Jeff Hayne at BCI told SFcrowsnest. “Jason of Star Command holds a place in history as one of the most elaborate and special effects-heavy Saturday morning TV shows ever created, and both its cast and visual effects crews had worked on Star Trek and Star Wars in the past, and numerous famous genre films since then. Fans will be especially pleased with the terrific DVD set BCI has put together, which is loaded with stellar special features.”

The show starred actors James Doohan (Star Trek), Sid Haig (Kill Bill Vol. 2, The Devil’s Rejects) and Tamara Dobson (Cleopatra Jones).

Working from within a secretive section of Space Academy, a soldier of fortune named Jason joins with his friends to combat the sinister forces that conspire to dominate the stars. Jason is aided on his missions by Commanders Carnavin and Stone, computer expert Nicole, strong alien Samantha, eccentric scientist Dr. E.J. Parsafoot, and two robots, Peepo and the portable W1K1. Together they face the evil machinations of Dragos - the self-proclaimed "Master of the Cosmos" - and his alien minions aboard the Dragonship.

Jason of Star Command was aired on Saturday mornings, beginning in 1978 on CBS. The most expensive children's show on television at the time, the series utilised sets and props from its predecessor, SPACE ACADEMY, and featured veterans of Star Trek among its cast, plus special effects personnel who had created the visuals of Star Wars.

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