Synopsis by Hal Erickson
The feature-length Forbidden Moon consists of three sequential episodes of the popular TV series Rocky Jones, Space Ranger. Richard Crane stars as Rocky Jones, commander of the Orbit Jet. Rocky's space crew includes navigator Vena Ray (Sally Mansfield), cadet Winky (Scotty Beckett) and Professor Newton (Maurice Cass). Because the special effects on Rocky Jones were better than usual for filmed television of the era, its producers were able to bundle the 39 episodes together into 13 feature films, some of which earned theatrical release. In Forbidden Moon, Rocky and company stumble onto a hostile planet where visitors are forbidden--and for a very good reason, one that is revealed in the final half-hour.
encounter, planet, ranger [military], space, space-exploration, voyage