In the second hour, author Jean-Noel Bassior, talked about her book Space Patrol(1), which chronicles the early sci-fi TV series. Space Patrol was a live "space opera" broadcast by a local Los Angeles TV station in 1950. The 15-minute daily serial was eventually picked up by ABC and turned into a weekend half-hour show. Each episode viewers were treated to another adventure of Commander Buzz Corey and the crew of the spaceship Terra, as they fought for interplanetary justice in the 30th century.
Bassior admitted a "psychic experience" led her to track down the Space Patrol cast, and credits Lyn Osborn's (Cadet Happy) spirit for providing the motivation to write the book. Bassior said the heroism of the show's characters inspired her as a youth and taught her to be compassionate.
Listen to the famous Space Patrol intro performed by veteran announcer Dick Tufeld (the voice of the robot in Lost in Space):
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Audio and graphic courtesy of spacepatrolbook.com(2)