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Salvage 1
Format Sci-Fi/Comedy
Created by Mike Lloyd Ross
Starring Andy Griffith
Joel Higgins
Trish Stewart
Richard Jaeckel
Jacqueline Scott
J. Jay Saunders
Heather McAdam
Country of origin  United States
No. of episodes 20
Production
Running time 60 Minutes
Broadcast
Original channel ABC
Original run January 20, 1979 – November 11, 1979

Salvage 1 is an American science fiction series that aired for 16 episodes (of the 20 produced) on ABC during 1979. The pilot film, Salvage, aired on January 20, 1979 to high ratings.

Noted science fiction author Isaac Asimov served as the show's scientific advisor.

Contents

Pilot and episodes

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Pilot (Parts 1 & 2) (20 January 1979)

Harry Broderick (Andy Griffith), owns the Jettison Scrap and Salvage Company, a specialist in reclaiming trash and junk in order to sell that as scrap. However, his dream is to recover equipment left on the moon during Apollo Program missions. With that purpose, he invites former astronaut Addison "Skip" Carmichael (Joel Higgins) and NASA fuel expert Melanie "Mel" Slozar (Trish Stewart) and establishes a team. He builds a spaceship called Vulture completely made of junk and powered by a chemical called mono-hydrazine. The main body of Vulture is composed of a Texaco gasoline Semi-trailer with 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

Season 1

  • Dark Island (29 January 1979)
  • Shangri-la Lil (5 February 1979)
  • Shelter Five (12 February 1979)
  • The Haunting of Manderly Mansion (26 February 1979)
  • The Bugatti Treasure (5 March 1979)
  • The Golden Orbit (1) (12 March 1979)
  • The Golden Orbit (2) (19 March 1979)
  • Operation Breakout (2 April 1979)
  • Mermadon (16 April 1979)
  • Up, Up and Away (14 May 1979)
  • Energy Solution (21 May 1979)
  • Confederate Gold (28 May 1979)

Season 2

  • Hard Water (1) (4 November 1979)
  • Hard Water (2) (11 November 1979)
  • Diamond Volcano (Never Aired during original series run)
  • Dry Spell (Never Aired during original series run)
  • Harry's Doll (Never Aired during original series run)
  • Round Up (Never Aired during original series run)

The last four episodes aired in the early 1990s on The Nostalgia Channel, now known as the AmericanLife TV Network.[2]

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