Jay Silverheels was great as well, and was happy that there was a character my brother could play.
I've no real desire to see the new movie adaption, as it looks like it suffers from "origin-itis" and overblown effects. what's the point?
I do recall seeing a few John Hart episodes and not liking them nearly as much. I didn't know then why there was a different actor in a role that wasn't his, but I can understand it more now. I don't blame him for taking the part at all, it was work, a guy's gotta eat. I didn't realize he had been in so much genre work. good on him!
anyway, gotta love 25 minute adventures. and that theme is still great.