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Robbie Parry
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Posted: 07 March 2018 at 7:58am | IP Logged | 1 post reply

CAPTAIN Z-RO was mentioned in a recent DOCTOR WHO MAGAZINE SPECIAL. Here's details about the show:


The article subtly implied that the show's premise may have inspired DOCTOR WHO.

Hmmm...

Time travel has been used in fiction for a long time. There can be many interpretations - and many ways to utilise it. Something like BACK TO THE FUTURE and DOCTOR WHO both feature time travel, but are chalk and cheese.

DOCTOR WHO wasn't the first work of fiction to utilise time travel, but it does have unique aspects. 

There's not much about CAPTAIN Z-RO on the 'net. But although I am guilty of being tenuous with links, other than time travel, I don't see that much of a resemblance between DR. WHO and CAPTAIN Z-RO. 
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Tim Cousar
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There are some episodes on YouTube. I haven't watched any yet, but I plan on taking a look.
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Robbie Moubert
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Sydney Newman was still in Canada working for the CBC  at the time so it's possible he may have seen it. I'm not aware of any interviews where he mentioned it though so I guess we'll never know whether or not it was an influence.
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I've loved Captain Z-Ro from the episodes I found on archive awhile back! I'll have to see if I can see more now. It was made in San Francisco and syndicated to a few other places. It was a lot of fun, very low budget, nicely campy.

I watched Eps 1, 9, 11 and 22 from archive. Ep. 9, the Roger The Robot one, shows some footage of him outside the tv station around Front Street.
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Between YouTube and archive.org, there appear to be 24 of 26 episodes online.
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