Richard Crane stars as legendary space captain "Rocky Jones, Space Ranger" in this 2-part episode from the syndicated 1954 television series. The series was canceled after a single season because the costly special effects made it unprofitable. Rocky's scantily clad assistant Vena Ray is played by Sally Mansfield.
Crash of the Moons is a decent experience which suffers from way too many "special effects" shots of rockets slowly taking off and landing and little or no action other then a fistfight or two. Richard Crane is Space Ranger Rocky Jones. He makes a solid if somewhat goofy and light leading man. Scotty Beckett as Winky is one of those characters that you can't help but dislike. The same can be said for Robert Lyden as Bobby, who's scripted to be irritating beyond belief. Sally Mansfield as Vena makes a cute, femmie little 50's space heroine and Maurice Cass as Professor Newton is given plenty of chances to show what appear to be definite signs of senility. John Banner as Bavarro is incredibly and unbelievably good natured while Patsy Parsons is pouty and very whiny as the evil Cleolanta. If there is an attempted parallel trying to be drawn between Cleolanta and Cleopatra, then it doesn't work very well. The cast dominates the scenes with talk and space jargon while the early attempts at special effects, such as rockets taking off, are shown ad nauseum. A very methodical movie, decently plotted in spots but way too dull.