|Jonathan Harris||Commander Isaac Gampu|
|Pamelyn Ferdin||Cadet Laura Gentry|
|Ric Carrott||Captain Chris Gentry|
|Ty Henderson||Lieutenant Paul Jerome|
|Maggie Cooper||Cadet Adrian|
|Brian Tochi||Cadet Tee Gar|
Like a lot of the other shows of this era, Space Academy used a familiar face as the lead actor(s). In this case, Filmation had Jonathan Harris as the star of the show. Best known for playing Dr. Smith in Lost in Space, Harris was no stranger to Saturday morning television. Prior to Space Academy, he provided the voice for Uncle Martin on My Favorite Martians, was a regular on Uncle Croc's Block, and made two guest appearances as Fagin on Ark II. Pamelyn Ferdin was also a veteran of childrens' television; besides being the voice of Lucy on the various Charlie Brown specials, she provided voices for the Roman Holidays and Sealab 2020, starred in the Curiosity Shop, and made a guest appearance in an episode of Shazam!. Prior to Space Academy, Pamelyn and Brian Tochi appeared together in the Star Trek episode "And the Children Shall Lead".
Another Filmation show, Jason of Star Command, was a spin off of Space Academy and it took place on the same planet/rock and used some of the same props, ships, sets, costumes, and music (Filmation used the same background music for most of their shows).
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The Space Academy box set was released on January 16, 2007. Besides every episode of the series, the box set includes commentary on the first two episodes from cast members Brian Tochi, Eric Greene, and Ric Carrot, executive producer Lou Scheimer, and special effects supervisor Chuck Comisky, as well as other interviews clips and a documentary on the series. You can order the set from Amazon here.
Terry is writing a book about Space Academy. Terry is interested in any details veiwers might remember about the show, specifically the layout of the Seeker and the Asteroid If you can help Terry out, please send an email.
Jim Small has created a model of the Seeker from the series. To view pictures of the model and to find out how to get one, check out his site.
In addition to the Seeker model, an elaborately detailed set of plans for the Seeker are now available as a two poster set. To view the plans and find out how to get them, click here. Plans for the Space Academy planetoid and Peepo are also in the works. If anyone can give him any assistance, contact Pat by email.
On October 28, 2008, the Space Academy set was re-released and repackaged, along with the Ark II and Jason of Star Command sets, as the Filmation Sci-Fi Box Set.
The Space Academy box setwas released on January 16, 2007. You can order the set from Amazon here.
The Sci-Fi Channel UK aired the series on Sunday mornings in the 90s, but I don't know of any other showings at this time.
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