Commando Cody: Sky Marshal of the Universe, Season 1 Episode 8 The Hydrogen Hurricane

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The Moon is pushed towards Earth, causing tidal waves and other destruction.

Series Index

Commando Cody: Sky Marshal of the Universe (1953)

Characters/Groups

Commando Cody - Judd Holdren

Joan Gilbert - Aline Towne

Dick Preston - Richard Crane

The Ruler - Gregory Gay

Baylor - Lyle Talbot

Commissioner Henderson - Craig Kelly

Krug - Denver Pyle

RG-12 Pilot - Keith Richards

Venusian Girl - Gloria Pall

Saric - Peter Ortiz

Station 8 Superintendent - Kenneth MacDonald

Clancy - Dale Van Sickel

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Detailed Synopsis

The Moon starts to suddenly get closer to the Earth. Commando Cody, Joan Gilbert and Dick Preston watch as it gets closer from their office. It starts to slow down and then stops and Commando Cody tells Joan maybe a meteor hit it and caused it to move. The phone rings and Commissioner Henderson asks Commando Cody if he saw what happened and what effects they should expect on Earth. Commando Cody tells Joan to call the observatory to get the exact coordinates of the Moon and then tells Dick to get the world weather maps of the last 24 hours. Commando Cody calls Point Barrow Weather Station 2-3 and asks what their local barometric pressure is. Joan is told that the Moon shifted 20 degrees. Commando Cody tells Joan to contact Weather Station 1-4 on Tierra del Fuego, but when she radios them, they don't respond. Station 8 Superintendent calls Commando Cody and tells him the storm is overloading the circuits and they need to be shut off. Henderson asks Commando Cody what is wrong, and he tells him that there is trouble at the cosmic dust generating station. Commando Cody tells Joan to go with Dick in the rocket to the dust blanket level so they can relay information back to him. He uses his fuel pack to fly to Station 8. Station 8 Superintendent tells him two of the primary dispenser units have burned out. Commando Cody says they will have to rewire the Z-Circuits which will require shutting down the machine for at least an hour.

Joan and Dick arrive at the rocket ship and Clancy backs their car out of the blast area. Dick and Joan take off in the rocket and Commando Cody tells them to head towards a storm area. He rewires the machinery and then uses his fuel pack to fly to the rocket ship. He, Dick and Joan then fly to the Moon. RG-12 Pilot listens to a radio announcement saying that Commando Cody is on his way to the Moon. Saric calls The Ruler and Venusian Girl tells him to pass along his message. Saric tells The Ruler that Commando Cody is heading towards the Moon. The Ruler tells him to intercept Commando Cody's rocket. The Ruler then calls the Moon Base and asks Krug if the underground ocean of liquid hydrogen was disturbed by the first blast. Krug tells him that they are preparing to blast the Moon further towards Earth. The Ruler estimates that the Earth will be destroyed if the Moon comes closer. Krug causes another explosion and the Moon starts to move again. Commando Cody sees the RG-12 following them and a fight breaks out. The RG-12 flees from the battle and Commando Cody shows Dick and Joan a thermal detector he invented. He uses his fuel pack to scan the area of the Moon for thermal scans and then flies to the location where it detects heat. He walks into a trap set by Krug who has Commando Cody chained up. Krug contacts the The Ruler who tells Commando Cody that he plans on destroying the Earth. Krug leaves Commando Cody to die after setting a detonator for another hydrogen blast. Commando Cody contacts Dick and tells him to send out a Mulder ray which destroys the handcuffs holding Commando Cody. He grabs his fuel pack and flies off shortly before the hydrogen bomb goes off. Krug and his men are killed by the hydrogen blast and Commando Cody returns back to Earth with Joan and Dick.