One very important thing that distinguished this series from other space series of the time (and most since) is that it employed the services of a technical supervisor - Willy Ley. An associate of Werner von Braun, Ley was an important advisor to the recently-formed NASA. It was his input that kept the series within the realms of scientific possibility and provided an element that allowed Tom Corbett, Space Cadet to transcend poor scripting. In reviving this series we have attempted to keep many of the original background elements of the show while updating it to reflect our greater understanding of space, the planets, and ourselves. This series is about the future but not our future. It is the future of another world of the '50's. In this world Venus and Mars proved to be inhabitable (not scientifically impossible but, alas, not true in our world) but, more importantly, the transistor was never invented. Technology continues to use the vacuum tube. This means that computers are the size of houses and space travel is done much as sea travel was for many years, by hand. This makes for a different but no less fun universe.
The Tom Corbett series was always about man transcending the physical limits of his planet and himself to conquer the stars. We, the contributors of the revived Tom Corbett universe hope that our works will continue in this tradition.