Astronauts blast off to explore the moon on Rocketship X-M or "Rocketship eXploration Moon". A spacecraft malfunction and some fuel miscalculations cause them to end up landing on Mars. On Mars, evidence of a once powerful civilization is found. The scientists determined that an atomic war destroyed most of the Martians. Those that survived reverted to a caveman like existence.
Feature version of the 1936 movie serial of the same name, with altered music scoring, released outside the USA only until 1950.
A look back at the origins of rocket science and forward to the cutting edge technology of reusable rockets and shuttles. Using computer animation, the program also explores the future of space travel that may some day carry commercial passengers or "tourists" into space.
Rocketship 7 was a children's television series that aired weekday mornings on WKBW-TV in Buffalo, New York from 1962 to 1978 and from 1992 to 1993. The host of the show was Dave Thomas, who had joined WKBW in 1961. Promo the Robot was the show's other main on-air character. The person inside Promo the Robot was, for several years, Johnny Banazak. Rocketship 7 featured segments with Thomas and Promo along with cartoons and other short programs such as Davey and Goliath, and Gumby. Thomas left the station in 1978 to join WPVI in Philadelphia, where he assumed the name "Dave Roberts". When Roberts left, WKBW canceled Rocketship 7. When The Commander Tom Show was cancelled in 1991, WKBW decided to continue the "Commander Tom" character of Tom Jolls by reviving Rocketship 7 as a weekly Saturday morning series. Airing at 7 AM, Captain Mike Randall assumed hosting duties for this version of the show with his sidekick, Yeoman Bob, with Commander Tom Jolls, Promo the Robot, and Captain Comic making guest appearances. According to a recent Facebook post by Mike Randall, "In January 1992 The NEW Rocketship 7 debuted on WKBW-TV IN Buffalo, NY. Created & Written by Bob Stilson. The Show Starred Mike Randall as Captain Mike, Bob Stilson as Yoeman Bob, Tom Jolls as Commander Tom, John Di Sciullo as Mr. Lucky, Charlie Mikolajczyk as Admiral Promo The Robot, Kathy Randall As Thema Louise."