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Atom Squad
Genre Science fiction
Written by Paul Monash
Theme music composer Miklós Rózsa
Opening theme "Tumult and Commotion"
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
Production
Camera setup Multi-camera
Running time 15 mins.
Release
Original network NBC
Picture format Black-and-white 142 episodes
Audio format Monaural
Original release July 6, 1953 (1953-07-06) – January 22, 1954 (1954-01-22)

Atom Squad was an American science-fiction TV series that was broadcast live 5 times a week by the NBC network (out of their Philadelphia studios), Monday July 6, 1953, to January 22, 1954, running Monday through Friday, 5:00 to 5:15 PM EST. Each episode was only 15 minutes long. There were a total of 142 black and white episodes in all.

Synopsis

The Atom Squad is a secret government agency which dealt with Cold War threats to US security involving radiation and nuclear weapons. The Atom Squad scientists, Steve Elliot and Dave Fielding, were played by Robert Courtleigh and Bob Hastings, their chief by Bram Nossem.

The Atom Squad's secret New York City headquarters lab looked very much like Captain Video's secret mountain headquarters control room. The program's opening sequence showed a man in a "radiation suit" lumbering very slowly toward the camera.

Episode status

While Atom Squad kinescopes were probably made for West Coast rebroadcast, none are known to survive today. The series did not appear to have a sponsor and no tie-in toys or premiums are known to exist.

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