I'm looking for the name of a program that appeared on TV around 1952-53 in Pittsburgh. Pennsylvania. There was a new (the first I think) educational TV channel; 13, KQED or WQED maybe. They had a space show. I thought it might be one of several shows named captain something. I checked those out and it wasn't. One of the characters was named Astro. He was from another planet. I think he bounced from crew to crew cause he was always mouthing off. Anyway, I recall an episode where he was kvetching because he thought Earth's air stank.
This is Tom Corbett, Space Cadet. It was shown in the 1950s, featured a captain named "Captain Strong" and a Venusian character named Astro who didn't like Earth very much.
Could this be Captain Z-Ro from 1955?
Scientist Captain Z-Ro, working in his remote laboratory, safeguarded mankind and history from impending harm. He had a time machine, the ZX-99, both to view history and to send someone back in time. Each week, he and his teenage assistant Jet would view an episode in time and inevitably see that some event was unfolding contrary to history (e.g., King John not signing the Magna Carta). Captain Z-Ro would then send Jet back in time to intervene and ensure that history played out as originally recorded.