Salvage 1
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Salvage 1

Salvage 1
Genre Science fiction
Created by Mike Lloyd Ross
Starring
Theme music composer Walter Scharf
Composer(s) Jack Hayes
Ken Harrison
Country of origin United States
Original English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 20
Production
Executive Harve Bennett
Harris Katleman
Mike Lloyd Ross
Ralph Sariego
Craig Schiller
Camera setup Single-camera
Running time 60 minutes
Production Bennett/Katleman Productions
Columbia Pictures Television
Release
Original network ABC
Audio format Monaural
Original release January 20 - December 9, 1979 (1979-12-09)
Chronology
Preceded by Salvage

Salvage 1 is an American science fiction series that was broadcast for 16 episodes (of the 20 produced) on ABC during 1979. The pilot film, Salvage, was shown on January 20, 1979, to high ratings.[]

This show is one of the first new filmed shows from Columbia Pictures Television to not display a copyright notice under the show's logo at the beginning, but rather at the end.

Plot

The pilot centers on Harry Broderick (Andy Griffith) who owns the Jettison Scrap and Salvage Co. and is a specialist in reclaiming trash and junk to sell as scrap. His dream is to recover equipment left on the moon during Apollo Program missions. In the shows' opening title narration, Harry states:

I want to build a spaceship, go to the moon, salvage all the junk that's up there, bring it back and sell it.

He invites the former astronaut Addison "Skip" Carmichael (Joel Higgins) and NASA fuel expert Melanie "Mel" Slozar (Trish Stewart) to assist him in this effort.

Broderick and his ragtag crew complete their mission and go on to further adventures in the subsequent series.

The Vulture

Harry builds a spaceship dubbed Vulture, made completely from reclaimed salvage and powered by a chemical called monohydrazine. The main body of Vulture is composed of a Texaco gasoline semi-trailer tank truck with a cement mixer as the capsule. This is augmented with three shorter rocket boosters placed 120 degrees around the main tank.

Episodes

Pilot
Episode Title Original airdate
"Salvage" January 20, 1979
Season 1
Episode Title Original airdate
1 "Dark Island" January 29, 1979
2 "Shangri-la Lil" February 5, 1979
3 "Shelter Five" February 12, 1979
4 "The Haunting of Manderly Mansion" February 26, 1979
5 "The Bugatti Treasure" March 5, 1979
6 "The Golden Orbit (Part 1)" March 12, 1979
7 "The Golden Orbit (Part 2)" March 19, 1979
8 "Operation Breakout" April 2, 1979
9 "Mermadon" April 16, 1979
10 "Up, Up and Away" May 14, 1979
11 "Energy Solution" May 21, 1979
12 "Confederate Gold" May 28, 1979
Season 2
Episode Title Original airdate
13 "Hard Water (Part 1)" November 4, 1979
14 "Hard Water (Part 2)" November 11, 1979
15 "Diamond Volcano" November 18, 1979[a]
16 "Dry Spell" [a]
17 "Harry's Doll" [a]
18 "Round Up" [a]
  1. ^ a b c d Scheduled but not run. The last four episodes were shown in the early 1990s on The Nostalgia Channel, now known as Youtoo TV.[1]

Production

Science fiction author Isaac Asimov was the show's scientific adviser.[2]

Merchandise

Estes Rockets made a prototype of a model rocket version of the Vulture. It was never brought to market.[3]

References

  1. ^ Salvage episodes Archived July 4, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ Appeared only in closing credits of some Salvage 1 episodes after the pilot. Asimov also states in his autobiography, I, Asimov, that he served as an advisor for a few Salvage 1 episodes: Isaac Asimov, I, Asimov: A Memoir (New York, NY: Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group, 1994), 367-68.
  3. ^ Article & photos of Vulture Model Rocket

External links


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