‘Captain Video’

Celebrities, Celebrity Q&A, People
on June 27, 2004

What can you tell me about the two leading actors who appeared in the Captain Video sequel in the early ’50s?

—Ely T., New Mexico

Captain Video, Master of the Stratosphere appeared in 1951, two years after the pioneering TV sci-fi series Captain Video and his Video Rangers. In the sequel, Captain Video challenged the evil Vultura on the planet Atoma, and was played by Judd Holdren. Larry Stewart portrayed Ranger. Holdren went on to make Zombies of the Stratosphere and Commando Cody, Sky Marshal of the Universe. He gave up acting for the insurance business, and died in 1974. Stewart acted steadily for only another year, but became the first president of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in 1977. He died in 1997.