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Starring Frankie Thomas (as Tom Corbett)
Season 4 (NBC) (1954-55)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
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references:
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########## Tom Corbett, Space Cadet ##########
############# season 4 1954-55 ###############
############## (final season) ################
NBC Saturdays (11-Dec-1954 to 25-Jun-1955)
last season, for Sponsored by Kraft,
The show was broadcast in a Monday, Wednesday and Friday format
with 30 minute shows on Saturday.

4.1 [--] Tom Corbett, Space Cadet: THE ATOMIC CURTAIN
11Dec54 NBC Sat
Tom and his pals attempt to rescue a pair of cadets trapped by a deadly beam.

4.2 [--] Tom Corbett, Space Cadet: ASTRO'S TRIAL
18Dec54 NBC Sat
Astro is charged with negligence when his commands seem to have caused a spaceship to wreck.

4.3 [--] Tom Corbett, Space Cadet: THE RUNAWAY ASTEROID
1Jan55 NBC Sat
Commander Arkwright stakes his career on the Space Patrol's ability to alter the course of an asteroid
so it can be converted for use as a space station.

4.4 [--] Tom Corbett, Space Cadet: SUIT UP FOR DEATH
8Jan55 NBC Sat
Tom clashes with the Space Patrol quartermaster over the safety of the cadets' spacesuits.

4.5 [--] Tom Corbett, Space Cadet: MYSTERY OF THE MOTHBALL FLEET
15Jan55 NBC Sat
Tom and the crew of the Polaris are assigned the tedious job of guarding the Solar Guard's fleet of
mothballed spaceships. The task soon changes from boring to terrifying when one of the crew members
is found mysteriously murdered.

4.6 [--] Tom Corbett, Space Cadet: THE LIFE RAY
22Jan55 NBC Sat
Tom and his men are assigned to repair the life ray.

4.7 [--] Tom Corbett, Space Cadet: A MIGHTY MITE
29Jan55 NBC Sat
T.J. is constantly teased about his diminutive stature - that is until the Polaris springs a deadly
fuel link and only a man T.J.'s size can affect the repairs to save the ship and its crew.

4.8 [--] Tom Corbett, Space Cadet: ACE OF THE SPACE LANES
5Feb55 NBC Sat
Glory hound Roy Cowan is assigned to the Polaris to attempt a new speed record for the Titan run.
After his recklessness endangers the ship Cowan flees the vessel, leaving Tom and his shipmates
trapped in a deadly debris field within the rings of Saturn.

4.9 [--] Tom Corbett, Space Cadet: THE ASTEROID STATION
12Feb55 NBC Sat
A reporter working for a newspaper opposed to building space stations arrives at an asteroid
looking to smear the Solar Guards reputation.

4.10 [--] Tom Corbett, Space Cadet: THE GRAPES OF GRANYMEDE
19Feb55 NBC Sat
Tom, Astro and T.J. are assigned to find the source of the grapes that are poisoning the solar
system's colonies.

4.11 [--] Tom Corbett, Space Cadet: ASSIGNMENT : MERCURY
26Feb55 NBC Sat
A mistake by T.J. causes the Polaris to veer into Mercury's atmosphere - and it's deadly temperature.

4.12 [--] Tom Corbett, Space Cadet: SMUGGLERS OF DEATH
5Mar55 NBC Sat
The crew of the Polaris is assigned to capture smugglers of a deadly crystal.

4.13 [--] Tom Corbett, Space Cadet: THE MYSTERY OF THE MISSING MAIL SHIP
12Mar55 NBC Sat
A blackballed Solar Guard links up with a weapons specialist recently dismissed from the Space Academy
to wreak havoc on the solar system's merchant shipping. Tom and his men are assigned to serve as bait
to lure the renegades into a trap.

4.14 [--] Tom Corbett, Space Cadet: THE GREMLIN OF SPACE
19Mar55 NBC Sat
As punishment for a series of demerits, the Polaris crew is assigned a month-long tour of duty on cargo
detail. Their first shipment is a rambunctious chimpanzee who causes the cadets all sorts of headaches.

4.15 [--] Tom Corbett, Space Cadet: TERROR IN SPACE
26Mar55 NBC Sat
Astro suffers psychological trauma after an accident in space and the Space Academy staff fears that
the young cadet will never be able to serve as a spaceship officer again. When the Polaris is
confronted by a deadly peril, Astro must confront his darkest fears or allow his fellow cadets to perish.

4.16 [--] Tom Corbett, Space Cadet: SPACESHIP OF DANGER
2Apr55 NBC Sat
A spaceship captain's plan to scuttle his craft for the insurance money places his passengers,
including Tom Corbett and friends, in dire peril.

4.17 [--] Tom Corbett, Space Cadet: THE MAGNETIC ASTEROID
9Apr55 NBC Sat
The Polaris and the Sirius spaceships are ordered to locate a heavily magnetic asteroid that is
disrupting Solar Guard communications and navigation. Their mission is imperiled by T.J.'s feud
with the rival crew.

4.18 [--] Tom Corbett, Space Cadet: DANGER IN THE ASTEROID BELT
16Apr55 NBC Sat
A routine training flight turns potentially deadly when Tom's vessel becomes trapped in an asteroid belt.

4.19 [--] Tom Corbett, Space Cadet: FALSE ALERT
23Apr55 NBC Sat
The Polaris responds to a mayday signal only to discover that the SOS is only a fake designed to
lure unwary ships to their doom.

4.20 [--] Tom Corbett, Space Cadet: THE SPACE PROJECTILE (II) (see #3.13 - same title?)
30Apr55 NBC Sat
Classic TV - Tom Corbett Space cadet (1955), I  - #4.20 "The Space Projectile" 30Apr55
Classic TV - Tom Corbett Space cadet (1955), II - #4.20 "The Space Projectile" 30Apr55
Classic TV - Tom Corbett Space cadet (1955), III - #4.20 "The Space Projectile" 30Apr55
Tom is ordered to prevent the sabotage of a firing tube.

4.21 [--] Tom Corbett, Space Cadet: THE OUTPOST OF TERROR
7May55 NBC Sat
The Polaris crew visit a remote station on one of the moons of Neptune and immediately discover
a crewman who apparently died of radiation poisoning.

4.22 [--] Tom Corbett, Space Cadet: EXERCISE FOR DEATH
14May55 NBC Sat
The leader of the Solar Guard is less than impressed with the Polaris' crew until Tom and his
friends volunteer to destroy a target rocket ship that is out of control and endangering Space Patrol vessels.

4.23 [--] Tom Corbett, Space Cadet: AMBUSH IN SPACE
21May55 NBC Sat
Roy Cowan, a disgraced Solar Guard captain, breaks out of prison and, with two henchman,
hijacks a space freighter to use as bait to destroy his old adversaries on board the Polaris.

4.24 [--] Tom Corbett, Space Cadet: THE STOWAWAY
28May55 NBC Sat
The Polaris' mission to field test a new ship engine is endangered when a young stowaway is
discovered on board.

4.25 [--] Tom Corbett, Space Cadet: FIGHT FOR SURVIVAL
4Jun55 NBC Sat
 Tom, Astro and T.J. are delivering a battered spaceship to a Venusian shipyard to be junked
when the engines malfunction and the cadets are forced to abandoned ship. The three men
land in a remote swamp and, after reuniting manage to find their way to a rescue station.
Their relief is short-lived when nearby volcanoes suddenly become active and threatens to
kill the cadets with their heat and deadly gas before they can be rescued.

4.26 [--] Tom Corbett, Space Cadet: SPACE BLINDNESS
11Jun55 NBC Sat
Commander Arkwright agrees to take an astronomy professor on a flight into deep space to get
a better view of a supernova, but when the professor ignores the Commander's orders and takes
down the ship's ultraviolet protection, he blinds himself and the Commander - the only crew
members aboard their ship. Tom and the Polaris' crew are called upon to perform a dangerous rescue.

4.27 [--] Tom Corbett, Space Cadet: COMET OF DANGER
18Jun55 NBC Sat
A photographer traveling with Tom, Astro and T.J. on a routine mission requests to take
close-up pictures of a nearby comet with disastrous results.

4.28 [--] Tom Corbett, Space Cadet: THE FINAL TEST (final episode)
25June55 NBC Sat
The cadets are taking their final exams and must pass in order to graduate from the Space
Academy. Astro, a genius with a toolbox, freezes taking his nucleonics test and it looks
like he may flunk out of the Space Academy. While awaiting his fate, he joins Tom, T.J. and
Eric on a flight into deep space and must repair their spaceship's engines when Captain
Strong unknowingly fires space torpedoes at their vessel.

########## Tom Corbett, Space Cadet ##########
################### the end ##################
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