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Tom Corbett, Space Cadet (children's sci-fi, starring Frankie Thomas)

    (CBS Primetime, 1950 - 1950;
     ABC Primetime, 1951 - 1952;
     NBC Saturday Mornings, 1951 - 1951;
     Dumont Saturday Mornings, 1953 - 1954;
     NBC Primetime, 1954 - 1955)

    [This children's space serial aired three days a week and
     sometimes on Saturday mornings; this live series had the 
     distinction of having bounced around all four of the early 
     television networks during its five-season run; 

     Frankie Thomas played the young cadet at "Space Academy",
     a training school for a group known as the "Solar Guards";

     The series was loosely based upon characters in a 1948
     Robert Heinlein novel "Space Cadet" and ideas in stories
     by other authors including Joseph Greene;

     After the TV series became popular, a radio series was
     also produced on the fledgling ABC radio network for a 
     few months in 1952 but it didn't last]


Theme 1: "Space Academy March"

    [vocal title: "Space Academy Song"; a transcription of it
     appears at http://www.solarguard.com/tcmarch.htm]

     Composer: Henry ("Hank") Sylvern (ASCAP)

     Original Publisher: Templeton Publishing Co., Inc. (ASCAP)

     1998 Publisher: Templeton Publishing Co., Inc. (ASCAP),
                        c/o Music Sales Corporation,
                        of New York, NY

     Copyright Date:
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     Recordings:


Theme 2: "Light Of Foot"

    [Theme collector Chuck Prior says he seems to recall this
     march was used as the series' THEME during at least part of 
     its run...The march was written by the wind band composer
     known as "C. Latann" (1840 - 1888) lived too early to collect
     broadcast royalties as a member of ASCAP; The use of this
     march as a THEME was verified by A. Joseph Ross on a Fan Web 
     Site about children's "space opera" TV shows of the 1950s 
     called "SolarGuard." The page which discusses music of both 
     "Tom Corbett, Space Cadet" and "Space Patrol" is located at
     http://www.solarguard.com/tcmarch.htm]

     Composer: Carl Latann [not affil. w/ASCAP or BMI]

     Original Publisher:

     2001 Publisher: [in the Public Domain]

     Copyright Date:
     Renewal   Date:

     Recordings:

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