In 1977, Bob Wilkins launched an afternoon children's program on KTVU, Captain Cosmic, which showcased science fictional serials such as "Spectreman", "The Space Giants", "Ultraman", "Johnny Sokko and his Flying Robot", and "Star Blazers".

The main focus were Japanese shows, and also showed old Hollywood serials such as "Flash Gordon" and Gerry Anderson's "Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons". Captain Cosmic's sidekick on the show was a cable-controlled automaton, named "Wonder Robot 2T2". The show ended in 1982.

Bob Wilkins is well known as the host of the horror movie show "Creature Features". For more information on Bob in"Creature Features", click on the below link.

Portrait of "Bob Wilkins" by Bradley Beard.
"Bob Wilkins" - biography (taken from Bradley Beard's Facebook page)
"Can you feature that awful creature? Can you feature that ugly creature?" Tonight I present Bob Wilkins, host of Creature Features on KTVU-TV in San Francisco, CA. Wilkins was both the creator and star of the show which he hosted from 1971 to 1979. He had previously hosted 7-Arts Theatre on KRCA-TV Channel 3 in Stockton, CA KRCA-TV and The Bob Wilkins Horror Show on KTXL-TV Channel 40 In Sacramento, CA. Wilkins is widely recognized for his huge cigars, originally used as a way for him to calm his on-screen nerves. As with most TV personalities from that period, he performed numerous duties and character roles for the station, he also donned a motorcycle helmet and a crimson cape to portray Captain Cosmic for an afternoon children's program in 1977. On February 24, 1979, Wilkins left Creature Features in the hands of San Francisco Chronicle writer John Stanley.

The following are some clips from the show:

Captain Cosmic and 2T2 - opening from The Professor's Scary Clips on Vimeo.


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"Captain Cosmic and 2T2"

"Captain Cosmic"

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"Bob Wilkins"

Capt. Cosmic and Robot 2T2
"Captain Cosmic"

"2t2 Robot from Captain Cosmic"

K12 Academics
"Captain Cosmic"

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