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The Adventures of Captain Cosmos was a science fiction television program and comic book by Hubris Comics. The television program aired on Thursdays at 8:00 P.M. EST in the Capital area prior to the Great War.
In select boxes of Sugar Bombs, there was a free Captain Cosmos decoder ring.
In Mothership Zeta, Sally mentions that the command bridge looks exactly like that of the one in Captain Cosmos. She may also tell the player that climbing the waste disposal shaft the player has fallen down would be impossible "unless you're Captain Cosmos".
The show aired at 8:00 p.m. on Thursdays (a reference to the original series of Star Trek, which aired in the same time-slot during its first two seasons).
On the Hubris Comics receptionist terminal, under the 'release schedule' section, it says that the comic 'Captain Cosmos: Truth, justice and the Space-American way' is due for release in June. This is a reference to Superman's famous catchphrase; "Truth, justice, and the American way."
The inclusion of the monkey, while a reference to the wacky plot lines of 50's TV, is most likely a homage to the first monkeys in space (Albert and Albert II).
Alternatively, Jangles might be a reference to the similarly Orange-spacesuited monkey sidekick, Mona, in the 1964 film Robinson Crusoe on Mars. The genre is the same, and the suit is of a similar design with the illogically exposed tail.