Commando Cody: Sky Marshal of the Universe, Season 1 Episode 4 Nightmare Typhoon

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The Ruler sends a crew from the Moon to cause floods on Earth.

Series Index

Commando Cody: Sky Marshal of the Universe (1953)


Commando Cody - Judd Holdren

Joan Gilbert - Aline Towne

Dick Preston - Richard Crane

The Ruler - Gregory Gay

Baylor - Lyle Talbot

Commissioner Henderson - Craig Kelly

R-6 Commander - John Crawford

R-6 Pilot - Paul Livermore

Old Chris - William Fawcett

Mason - Eddie Foster

Venusian Girl - Gloria Pall

Clancy - Dale Van Sickel

Post Number 1

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Detailed Synopsis

The newspapers declare that over half the world is pummeled by unprecedented storms. The radio news reports that low lying areas are especially hit and their watersheds full. R-6 Commander tells R-6 Pilot to check the local pressure. R-6 Commander then drops a series of bombs into the clouds, causing torrential weather. Back at headquarters, Commando Cody, Joan Gilbert and Dick Preston listen to the radio as the announcer describes the destruction caused by the weather. Commando Cody calls radar control and asks the location of the unidentified spaceship. He then goes to a large map and shows Joan and Dick the route that the spaceship has been heading, which exactly matches that of the sudden downpours. Dick thinks it is probably The Ruler's work. R-6 Pilot asks R-6 Commander how many more bombs they have to drop. R-6 Commander tells him three and then they will wait for Earth's answer to The Ruler's ultimatum. Radar control tells Commando Cody that the spaceship is heading towards his direction and he decides to use his fuel pack to intercept the spaceship. Dick calls Commando Cody and tells him the exact heading of the spaceship. Commando Cody sees the R-6 drop a bomb and intercepts it and brings it back to headquarters. Commissioner Henderson goes to headquarters and tells Commando Cody, Joan and Dick that The Ruler has temporarily stopped the flooding in order to give his ultimatum. Earth must disperse the protective cosmic dust and allow his occupational forces to take over Earth. The message then continues that they must respond within 24 hours. Commando Cody comes up with the idea to delay message to The Ruler for a few days in order for him to work on a solution for countering the bombs.

Henderson contacts Baylor and asks for more time. Baylor then contacts The Ruler, who is with a Venusian Girl, and tells him of Earth's request. The Ruler figures out that the Earth is stalling for time and gives them two days. Mason asks Baylor how they are going to find out what Commando Cody is up to. Baylor tells Mason to give Henderson his answer while he figures out a plan. Later, Baylor shows Mason a vok-a-sep-ter which can pick up conversations. He then tells Mason to give it to Old Chris to place at headquarters. Old Chris offers Post Number 1 an apple before dropping the vok-a-sep-ter near the headquarters building. Baylor and Mason listen in on Commando Cody's plan to spread the counter-gas causing the bombs to explode prematurely. Baylor contacts The Ruler and tells him of Commando Cody's plan and The Ruler contacts R-6 Commander and tells him to bomb the east coast of the United States. Commando Cody calls Post Number 1 and tells him to inform the other posts of his arrival. When he, Joan and Dick arrive, he gives Clancy the keys to his vehicle and he, Dick and Joan get into the rocket and take off. They dispense the counter-gas and Henderson contacts them and tells them that the spaceship is heading from the Moon to the east coast of the United States. After Commando Cody and the others finish dispensing the gas, they head towards the east coast. R-6 Commander drops bombs over New York City, but his spaceship is then intercepted by Commando Cody's rocket. They use their ship's weapons to attack each other and Commando Cody destroys R-6 Commander and R-6 Pilot's ship, killing them. The gas works and the storms dispel. Back at headquarters, Dick reveals that he was wearing a life preserver the entire time.