…they’d made “The Terminator” 33 years earlier, I’m guessing the Cyberdyne Systems Model 101 might have looked like this:

capvid01 capvid02 capvid03 capvid04

One of the things I love about the web is that it delivers all sorts of weird straight to your desktop! In this case, it’s the 15 part serial “Captain Video: Master of the Stratosphere“, from 1951, which appears to have had a budget of less than $1 per episode πŸ™‚

The Internet Archive has an episode of the earlier “Captain Video” TV series, which seems to have been made on an even smaller budget πŸ˜€

  1. Cool — looks like the makers of “Captain Video” borrowed the robots from the earlier film “Phantom Empire” (1935)…

    …why don’t all evil robots wear fedoras?

  2. Mike said:

    Yeah, but a dollar was actually worth something back then! πŸ˜‰

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