History Series / RockyJonesSpaceRanger

2nd Sep '15 7:01:33 PM nombretomado
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A 1954 ScienceFiction TV series, following the adventures of the titular hero and his group of friends. The program was a TelevisionSerial, its episodes arranged into definitive story arcs (commonly three episodes each, though there were a few stand-alone episodes scattered in as well), a number of which have been edited together into movie format. Two such {{Compilation Movie}}s, "Manhunt In Space" and "Crash Of The Moons", were featured on ''MysteryScienceTheater3000''; several others are available on DVD.

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A 1954 ScienceFiction TV series, following the adventures of the titular hero and his group of friends. The program was a TelevisionSerial, its episodes arranged into definitive story arcs (commonly three episodes each, though there were a few stand-alone episodes scattered in as well), a number of which have been edited together into movie format. Two such {{Compilation Movie}}s, "Manhunt In Space" and "Crash Of The Moons", were featured on ''MysteryScienceTheater3000''; ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000''; several others are available on DVD.
26th Mar '15 8:11:28 PM nombretomado
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* [[LockedInARoom Trapped In A Bomb Shelter]]: "Oh, this is like that ''PerfectStrangers''/''FamilyTies''/''FullHouse'' episode where they get locked in the basement!"

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* [[LockedInARoom Trapped In A Bomb Shelter]]: "Oh, this is like that ''PerfectStrangers''/''FamilyTies''/''FullHouse'' ''Series/PerfectStrangers''/''Series/FamilyTies''/''Series/FullHouse'' episode where they get locked in the basement!"
18th Feb '15 12:38:08 AM TitoMosquito
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* TranslatorMicrobes: The [[{{Zeerust}} ticker tape machine]] used in "Rocky's Oddesy" to communicate with Bovarro the Positan.* UnexplainedRecovery: The space pirate Griff, in the first storyline of the series, is a spy for the evil Ophecians entrenched in the Space Rangers ranks. Rocky finds out about the traitor Griff and disposes of him via magical DeusExMachina button, [[{{Recap/RockyJonesBeyondTheMoon}} which causes him to explode]]! But by [[Recap/RockyJonesMenaceFromOuterSpace the next episode]], Griff is all better and being a villain.

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* TranslatorMicrobes: The [[{{Zeerust}} ticker tape machine]] used in "Rocky's Oddesy" to communicate with Bovarro the Positan.Positan.
* UnexplainedRecovery: The space pirate Griff, in the first storyline of the series, is a spy for the evil Ophecians entrenched in the Space Rangers ranks. Rocky finds out about the traitor Griff and disposes of him via magical DeusExMachina button, [[{{Recap/RockyJonesBeyondTheMoon}} which causes him to explode]]! But by [[Recap/RockyJonesMenaceFromOuterSpace the next episode]], Griff is all better and being a villain.
13th Feb '15 7:04:33 AM Scooter007
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* "Manhunt In Space"

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* "Manhunt In Space"Space" (aka "The Pirates Of Prah")



* MinimalistCast: How many people work at the Office of Space Affairs? As far as we see, its Secretary Drake and his assistant.

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* MinimalistCast: How many people work at the Office of Space Affairs? As far as we see, its Secretary Drake and his assistant. Other world [=HQs=] fare little better.



* SciFiWritersHaveNoSenseOfScale: It's implied, if not outright stated, that most of the series takes place in -- and thus that the United Worlds are confined to -- our solar system. Let's see: in addition to our nine planets (one of which got DemotedToExtra), we also have Fornax, Casa 7, Pah, and Ophecius, not to mention the Gypsy Moons; and Ophecius is stated to have a number of allies as well.

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* SciFiWritersHaveNoSenseOfScale: It's implied, if not outright stated, that most of the series takes place in -- and thus that the United Worlds are confined to -- our solar system. Let's see: in addition to our nine planets (one of which got DemotedToExtra), we also have Fornax, Casa 7, Pah, Prah, and Ophecius, not to mention the Gypsy Moons; and Ophecius is stated to have a number of allies as well.well. To be fair, some of these are stated to be moons (Fornax) and some are called "planetoids", possibly large asteroids (Casa 7, Prah).
23rd Jan '15 5:16:12 AM Scooter007
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* "[[Recap/RockyJonesCrashOfTheMoons Crash Of The Moons]]"

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* "[[Recap/RockyJonesCrashOfTheMoons Crash "Crash Of The Moons]]"Moons"



* "[[Recap/RockyJonesMenaceFromOuterSpace Menace From Outer Space]]" (aka "Bobby's Comet")

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* "[[Recap/RockyJonesMenaceFromOuterSpace Menace "Menace From Outer Space]]" Space" (aka "Bobby's Comet")



** FemmeFatale: Cleolanta's not quite evil enough to qualify as TheVamp.

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** FemmeFatale: Cleolanta's not quite evil enough to qualify as TheVamp. TheVamp.
* BrownNote: The Nagato Siren in "Rocky's Oddesy".
* TheCastShowOff: Scotty Beckett wrote the lullaby that he sings to Bobby in "The Pirates Of Prah".



* HaveIMentionedIAmHeterosexualToday: Winky will not shut up about his sexual conquests. Gains bonus points for being a RunningGag throughout the "Pirates Of Prah" arc, right after Winky mentioned his [[HaveAGayOldTime "gay" nightlife]].



* HeelRealization: Torvac in "Rocky's Oddesy" comes to see how horrible the [[BrownNote Nagato Siren Song]] is. In his defense, he himself was also under its influence.



* SpaceColdWar: the United Worlds vs Ophecius.



* UnexplainedRecovery: The space pirate Griff, in the first storyline of the series, is a spy for the evil Ophecians entrenched in the Space Rangers ranks. Rocky finds out about the traitor Griff and disposes of him via magical DeusExMachina button, [[{{Recap/RockyJonesBeyondTheMoon}} which causes him to explode]]! But by [[Recap/RockyJonesMenaceFromOuterSpace the next episode]], Griff is all better and being a villain.

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* ThirdPersonPerson: Pinto Vortando in "Kip's Private War".
* TranslatorMicrobes: The [[{{Zeerust}} ticker tape machine]] used in "Rocky's Oddesy" to communicate with Bovarro the Positan.
* UnexplainedRecovery: The space pirate Griff, in the first storyline of the series, is a spy for the evil Ophecians entrenched in the Space Rangers ranks. Rocky finds out about the traitor Griff and disposes of him via magical DeusExMachina button, [[{{Recap/RockyJonesBeyondTheMoon}} which causes him to explode]]! But by [[Recap/RockyJonesMenaceFromOuterSpace the next episode]], Griff is all better and being a villain.


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* WalkInChimeIn: In "The Pirates Of Prah", Vena is holding a couple of pirates at gunpoint...
-->'''Vena:''' Get over there. Move! I'll use this [gun] if I have to.\\
[as the pirates scuttle into the corner, the airlock opens behind Vena and disgorges the pirate leader]\\
'''Pirate Leader:''' No, Vena, you'll drop it!
14th May '14 8:34:35 AM SeptimusHeap
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The show starred Richard Crane as [[TheHero square-jawed]] Rocky Jones; Scotty Beckett as PluckyComicRelief "Winky"; Sally Mansfield as [[TheChick Vena Rey]]; Robert Lyden as TagalongKid Bobby; and Maurice Cass as [[TheProfessor Professor Newton]]. Other regulars and semi-regulars included Rocky's boss, Secretary Drake, and [[BigBad frequent villain]] Queen Cleolanta (she prefers the title "Suzerain"), along with her primary henchmen Atlasan and Lasvon; Atlasan's wife Trinka also plays [[TheMessiah an important role]] in one arc.

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The show starred Richard Crane as [[TheHero square-jawed]] Rocky Jones; Scotty Beckett as PluckyComicRelief "Winky"; Sally Mansfield as [[TheChick Vena Rey]]; Robert Lyden as TagalongKid Bobby; and Maurice Cass as [[TheProfessor Professor Newton]]. Other regulars and semi-regulars included Rocky's boss, Secretary Drake, and [[BigBad frequent villain]] Queen Cleolanta (she prefers the title "Suzerain"), along with her primary henchmen Atlasan and Lasvon; Atlasan's wife Trinka also plays [[TheMessiah an important role]] role in one arc.



* TheMessiah: Trinka, somehow, someway, becomes a spokesperson for her people during the mass exodus. "This is Trinka -- your friend!"
16th Sep '13 1:02:40 AM SubbyP
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* ShownTheirWork: The series seems to have had writers who knew something about space as multiple scientific theories come into play. For example, there's the previously mentioned [[AvertedTrope aversion]] of GravitySucks, as well as in one episode it is pointed out that two moons orbit around each other, which is a theory as to how Pluto has its moon, Juno.

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* ShownTheirWork: The series seems to have had writers who knew something about space as multiple scientific theories come into play. For example, there's the previously mentioned [[AvertedTrope aversion]] of GravitySucks, as well as in one episode it is pointed out that two moons orbit around each other, which is a theory as to how Pluto has its moon, Juno.Charon.
17th Aug '13 6:01:23 PM Scooter007
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* "[[Recap/RockyJonesBobbysComet Menace From Outer Space]]" (aka "Bobby's Comet")

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* "[[Recap/RockyJonesBobbysComet "[[Recap/RockyJonesMenaceFromOuterSpace Menace From Outer Space]]" (aka "Bobby's Comet")



* UnexplainedRecovery: The space pirate Griff, in the first storyline of the series, is a spy for the evil Ophecians entrenched in the Space Rangers ranks. Rocky finds out about the traitor Griff and disposes of him via magical DeusExMachina button, [[{{Recap/RockyJonesBeyondTheMoon}} which causes him to explode]]! But by [[Recap/RockyJonesBobbysComet the next episode]], Griff is all better and being a villain.

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* UnexplainedRecovery: The space pirate Griff, in the first storyline of the series, is a spy for the evil Ophecians entrenched in the Space Rangers ranks. Rocky finds out about the traitor Griff and disposes of him via magical DeusExMachina button, [[{{Recap/RockyJonesBeyondTheMoon}} which causes him to explode]]! But by [[Recap/RockyJonesBobbysComet [[Recap/RockyJonesMenaceFromOuterSpace the next episode]], Griff is all better and being a villain.
17th Aug '13 5:58:09 PM Scooter007
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* "Menace From Outer Space" (aka "Bobby's Comet")

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* "Menace "[[Recap/RockyJonesBobbysComet Menace From Outer Space" Space]]" (aka "Bobby's Comet")




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* AsYouKnow: In the "Manhunt In Space" arc, a pirate traps Vena's spaceship in orbit. He then has to explain to Vena (who is, mind you, an astronavigator) what an "orbit" is.



** FemmeFatale: Cleolanta's not quite evil enough to qualify as TheVamp. Nonetheless...

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** FemmeFatale: Cleolanta's not quite evil enough to qualify as TheVamp. Nonetheless...



* ItRunsOnNonsensoleum: the aforementioned device works by reversing the principle that mirages are caused by the desert's intense heat ''distorting the light itself''.

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* ItRunsOnNonsensoleum: the aforementioned Cold Light device works by reversing the principle that mirages are caused by the desert's intense heat ''distorting the light itself''.



* TheMole: [[spoiler:Ken the Casa 7 controller]] in "Manhunt In Space"



** In the first story arc, Newton Observatory is a place on Ophecious, but in the second story arc, it is on Earth. Either there are two identical observatories, one on each planet, or the location inexplicably moved ''between planets''.

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** In the first story arc, Newton Observatory is a place on Ophecious, Ophecius, but in the second story arc, it is on Earth. Either there are two identical observatories, one on each planet, or the location inexplicably moved ''between planets''.



* TheWikiRule: [[http://rockyjones.wikia.com/]]

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* TheWikiRule: [[http://rockyjones.wikia.com/]]com/ Over here]].



* SciFiWritersHaveNoSenseOfScale: It's implied, if not outright stated, that most of the series takes place in -- and thus that the United Worlds are confined to -- our solar system. Let's see: in addition to our nine planets (one of which got DemotedToExtra), we also have Fornax, Casa 7, Pah, and Ophecius, not to mention the Gypsy Moons; and Ophecius is stated to have a number of allies as well.



* ShownTheirWork: The series seems to have had writers who knew something about space as multiple scientific theories come into play. For example, there's the previously mentioned [[AvertedTrope aversion]] of GravitySucks, as well as in one episode it is pointed out that two moons orbit around eachother, which is a theory as to how Pluto has its moon, Juno.

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* ShownTheirWork: The series seems to have had writers who knew something about space as multiple scientific theories come into play. For example, there's the previously mentioned [[AvertedTrope aversion]] of GravitySucks, as well as in one episode it is pointed out that two moons orbit around eachother, each other, which is a theory as to how Pluto has its moon, Juno.



* UnexplainedRecovery: The space pirate Griff, in the first storyline of the series, is a spy for the evil Ophecians entrenched in the Space Rangers ranks. Rocky finds out about the traitor Griff and disposes of him via magical DeusExMachina button, [[{{Recap/RockyJonesBeyondTheMoon}} which causes him to explode]]! But by the next episode, Griff is all better and being a villain.

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* UnexplainedRecovery: The space pirate Griff, in the first storyline of the series, is a spy for the evil Ophecians entrenched in the Space Rangers ranks. Rocky finds out about the traitor Griff and disposes of him via magical DeusExMachina button, [[{{Recap/RockyJonesBeyondTheMoon}} which causes him to explode]]! But by [[Recap/RockyJonesBobbysComet the next episode, episode]], Griff is all better and being a villain.



'''Joel:''' ...Servo, c'mon; we've got "blankacrükensnorken" sign.\\

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'''Joel:''' ...Servo, c'mon; we've got "blankacrükensnorken" "blankacrukensnorken" sign.\\
5th Jun '13 8:42:10 AM SeptimusHeap
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* IGotBetter: The space pirate Griff, in the first storyline of the series, is a spy for the evil Ophecians entrenched in the Space Rangers ranks. Rocky finds out about the traitor Griff and disposes of him via magical DeusExMachina button, [[{{Recap/RockyJonesBeyondTheMoon}} which causes him to explode]]! But by the next episode, Griff is all better and being a villain.


Added DiffLines:

* UnexplainedRecovery: The space pirate Griff, in the first storyline of the series, is a spy for the evil Ophecians entrenched in the Space Rangers ranks. Rocky finds out about the traitor Griff and disposes of him via magical DeusExMachina button, [[{{Recap/RockyJonesBeyondTheMoon}} which causes him to explode]]! But by the next episode, Griff is all better and being a villain.
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