About 60 years, ago my family had a View-Master stereo viewer.

One of the reels was an adventure with a science fiction hero defeating villains.

It might have been Buck Rogers or Flash Gordon or one of the television space heroes like Rocky Jones or Tom Corbett.

The images were live action and what I remember of the plot was the villains sabotaged something that looked like an industrial plant or an electric power station. I remember one of the characters wore a spacesuit in a scene.

So does anyone remember anything about that story?

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Looking through several online View-Master reel databases came up with the following results:

  • Rocky Jones: No hits
  • Flash Gordon: Two hits but both from animated shows
  • Buck Rogers: Seven hits but from animation and or the 1979 live action show
  • Tom Corbett: One hit but not live action but maybe what you want

There were five different releases of this set under three slightly different names.

What I believe to be the first two were titled Tom Corbett: Space Cadet and had the following packaging: TCSC1


The probable next release was titled The Secret From Space: Starring Tom Corbett Space Cadet and was packaged thusly:


The fourth release was called Tom Corbett's Adventures in Space and had the following design:


Finally there is the again named Tom Corbett: Space Cadet but with a final design change:


While they all had different packages they all had the same three story reels which you can view at the following links

If this isn't what you are looking for I did find a decent database with no malware (harder than I thought it would be) called The View-Master Database which might be able to help you out.

  • Wow! My father had this Tom Corbett View-Master too! He was a big fan and also had a homemade Tom Corbett costume.
    – Buzz
    Commented Feb 14, 2019 at 13:34

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