The “Newly Discovered” Episodes of 1960’s Captain Stargood

BREAKING NEWS: Lost footage of the early-1960s puppet based sci-fi TV show Captain Stargood was recently discovered and is now on YouTube for all to see. Ok, that’s not...

Captain_stargoodBREAKING NEWS: Lost footage of the early-1960s puppet based sci-fi TV show Captain Stargood was recently discovered and is now on YouTube for all to see.

Ok, that’s not completely true. (*gasp*)

Captain Stargood is actually a new web series by the folks that brought us those Star Trek parodies using Mego action figures.

But Oswald Larsen and L.B. Laurence present Captain Stargood as if its fictional history is real.

Here is an excerpt from the official website:

Fresh from the success of a popular series of animated commercials, the shows creators, early-1960s wunderkind puppeteers and filmmakers Oswald Larsen and L. B. Laurence, were approached by network television execs anxious to cash in on the growing national fascination with the Space Race. A notorious megalomaniac, Larsen demanded and surprisingly received, total autonomy in the show’s production. Apparently satisfied with the limited footage they were shown of the requisite spaceships and puppet derring-do, the team was given carte blanche for their production. The show debuted on time, and by some reports, fared quite well in the ratings.

Then someone actually sat down and watched the show.

The show has a “twisted” sense of humor and captures that slightly cheesy old sci-fi feel from that time period.

Here is the first episode:

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