Salvage 1

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Salvage 1
Genre Science fiction
Created by Mike Lloyd Ross
Starring Andy Griffith
Joel Higgins
Trish Stewart
Richard Jaeckel
Jacqueline Scott
J. Jay Saunders
Heather McAdam
Composer(s) Jack Hayes
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 20
Production
Camera setup Single-camera
Running time 48 minutes
Production company(s) Columbia Pictures Television
Broadcast
Original channel ABC
Audio format Monaural
Original run January 20, 1979 (1979-01-20) – December 9, 1979 (1979-12-09)
Chronology
Preceded by Salvage

Salvage 1 is an American science fiction series that was broadcast for 16 episodes (of the 20 produced) on ABC during 1979. The pilot film, Salvage, was shown on January 20, 1979, to high ratings.[citation needed]

The noted science fiction author Isaac Asimov was the show's scientific adviser.[citation needed]

Pilot and episodes[edit]

Pilot (parts 1 & 2) (January 20, 1979)[edit]

Harry Broderick (Andy Griffith) owns the Jettison Scrap and Salvage Company and is a specialist in reclaiming trash and junk to sell as scrap. His dream is to recover equipment left on the moon during Apollo Program missions. In the shows' opening title narration, Harry states:

"I want to build a spaceship, go to the moon, salvage all the junk that's up there, bring it back and sell it".

He invites the former astronaut Addison "Skip" Carmichael (Joel Higgins) and NASA fuel expert Melanie "Mel" Slozar (Trish Stewart) to assist him in this effort. He builds a spaceship dubbed Vulture, made completely from reclaimed salvage and powered by a chemical called monohydrazine. The main body of Vulture is composed of a Texaco gasoline semi-trailer with a cement mixer as the capsule. This is augmented with three shorter rocket boosters placed 120 degrees around the main tank. Estes Rockets made a prototype of a model rocket version of the Vulture. It was never brought to market.[1] Broderick and his ragtag crew complete their mission and go on to further adventures in the subsequent series.

List of episodes[edit]

Season 1[edit]

Episode # Episode title Original airdate
1 "Dark Island" January 29, 1979
2 "Shangri-la Lil" February 5, 1979
3 "Shelter Five" February 12, 1979
4 "The Haunting of Manderly Mansion" February 26, 1979
5 "The Bugatti Treasure" March 5, 1979
6 "The Golden Orbit (Part 1)" March 12, 1979
7 "The Golden Orbit (Part 2)" March 19, 1979
8 "Operation Breakout" April 2, 1979
9 "Mermadon" April 16, 1979
10 "Up, Up and Away" May 14, 1979
11 "Energy Solution" May 21, 1979
12 "Confederate Gold" May 28, 1979

Season 2[edit]

Episode # Episode title Original airdate
13 "Hard Water (Part 1)" November 4, 1979
14 "Hard Water (Part 2)" November 11, 1979
15 "Diamond Volcano" November 18, 1979*
16 "Dry Spell" November 25, 1979*
17 "Harry's Doll" December 2, 1979*
18 "Round Up" December 9, 1979*

* Scheduled for these dates but were not run. The last four episodes were shown in the early 1990s on The Nostalgia Channel, now known as Youtoo TV.[2]

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