Captain Cosmic

Captain Cosmic was a TV show aired in the San Francisco Bay Area from 1977 to 1980. The show, hosted by Bob Wilkins in the guise of Captain Cosmic would air serials, primarily featuring Japanese superheroes. The list of shows includes Star Blazers, Spectreman, Ultraman, Godzilla, Johnny Sokko and his Flying Robot, Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons, and The Space Giants. These serials were shown dubbed in English rather than in Japanese with English subtitles in order to appeal to a wider audience. The show was created in the wake of Star Wars, capitalizing on the popularity of science fiction.

The character of Captain Cosmic flew around the galaxy in his spaceship with his sidekick 2T2, and was "faster than a speeding BART train" according to the opening sequence. Captain Cosmic would occasionally have guests on the show such as Anthony Daniels.

During the show's run, the game "Video Pow" was introduced to viewers, which aired as the lead-in to "Captain Cosmic".

The show had a fan club with decoder cards. A weekly message would be shown that only members with decoder cards would be able to read. The code consisted of a 3-shift alpha replacement.