Captain Z-ro 313 - Washington and Howe (11 Mar 1956) sample frame from video
Before Voyagers!, before Doctor Who, there was CAPTAIN Z-RO. Originally a 15-minute local program broadcast live in San Francisco starting in 1951, it was expanded to a half hour and made on film for national syndication starting in 1955.
"Somewhere, in a remote, uncharted region of the planet called Earth, stands the laboratory of Captain Z-ro. In this secret location, known only to a few in the outside world, Captain Z-ro and his associates experiment in time and space, to learn from the past, to plan for the future."
In this episode, seeing that a courier carrying an important message to George Washington at Valley Forge in 1778 is waylaid by the British, Captain Z-ro goes back in time to retrieve the document and help the man escape.
Roy Steffens as Captain Z-ro
Bruce Haynes as Jet
Joe Miksak as Gen. George Washington / Lt. Hammond
Edward Stevlingson as Gen. Howe
Edward Fisher, Jr. as Col. Butler
F. Edward as Lt. Preminger / Messenger
Jack Fleming as Sgt. Stevens