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Captain Midnight 

Captain Midnight was a daring, jut-jawed war hero who led a mysterious government group known as the Secret Squadron. Midnight, his comic sidekick Icky, and the rest of the Squadron ... See full summary »
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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Richard Webb ...  Captain Midnight 39 episodes, 1954-1956
Sid Melton ...  Ichabod 'Ikky' Mudd / ... 29 episodes, 1954-1956
Olan Soule ...  Aristotle 'Tut' Jones 26 episodes, 1954-1956
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Captain Midnight was a daring, jut-jawed war hero who led a mysterious government group known as the Secret Squadron. Midnight, his comic sidekick Icky, and the rest of the Squadron traveled around the globe stomping out evil. When the show went into syndication, Midnight's name became Jet Jackson, and the show's title was changed. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@wkio.com>

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USA

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English

Release Date:

4 September 1954 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Jet Jackson, Flying Commando See more »

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Screen Gems Television See more »
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(39 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The first program to include audience participation through the use of the famous "Secret Decoder Ring" which allowed the afterschool TV viewer to decode Jet Jackson's secret orders. See more »

Quotes

Aristotle 'Tut' Jones: You were my friend when nobody else knew I was alive. We were an odd combinaton: the campus hero and the greasy grind.
Captain Midnight: You taught me all I know about science; I could never teach you anything about football.
Ichabod Mudd: Gosh! Nobody could teach me anything.
Captain Midnight: Ikky, if you weren't the best flight engineer in 70 states, I'd never made it back from that last recon run in Korea.
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Referenced in Scrooged (1988) See more »

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Captain Midnight was my hero
9 September 2005 | by BullMooseSee all my reviews

Captain Midnight was a crime fighter, a jet pilot, a scientist and a super role model for kids. He gave me an early desire to become a jet pilot when I grew up. I never did though, become a jet pilot I mean. I was a fan from the beginning of the TV series and never missed an episode when we lived in Los Angeles. I had a secret squadron decoder ring too. If I remember it right, I sent in the paper seal on the inside of the cap of a bottle of Ovaltine plus 25 cents and I got the ring in the mail. Pretty cheesy little gadget that fell apart quickly but it was a symbol of the show and I liked having it. I believe he had a slick special car too to go along with the streamlined theme of the base and the jet. Yeah, really good entertainment for kids of the day IMHO.

-bm


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