Classic Science Fiction TV: Salvage 1

Here’s a nostalgic video – the 1979 science fiction movie, Salvage 1.This was the pilot of a series that aired on ABC television. The premise? A junk yard owner and salvage expert, played by Andy Griffith, enlists the help of a former astronaut and a fuel expert to construct a homemade rocket. His plan? To go to the moon, salvage the hardware left behind by the Apollo astronauts, bring it back to Earth and sell it.

My twelve-year-old self loved this show which helps me tolerate some cringe-worthy abuses of physics. Nevertheless, it’s a fun premise and an entertaining show. Hat tip to Kenneth Haynes for bringing this to my attention.

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