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Doctor Stanton was a scientist who lived during the latter half of the 20th century. He developed an astronomical theory concerning time travel, which he referred to as "Time Thrust". In 1976, NASA astronauts, Bill Hudson, Judy Franklin and Jeff Allen tested Stanton's theory by propelling their space vessel The Venturer, two-thousand years into the future.


  • The character of Doctor Stanton was created by writer Larry Spiegel.
  • Doctor Frank Stanton was the name of the president of the CBS television network between 1946 and 1971, one of the pioneering executives at the dawn of the TV era. CBS had broadcast the live action Apes series, while the animated series was broadcast on the rival NBC network.