The Silver Surfer: Zenith Space Command Chrome unit!

Submitted by StoryTroy November 21st, 2010
Certifikitsch Winner

Just in case you think my entire remote collection is brown, black or brass, here’s a shiny little number: the Zenith Space Command remote.

Yes, it’s a standard “ker-plingk” push-button number with the sounding rods inside, but it’s so much more. Just look at this space-age beauty.

You’ll notice that there’s no model number, as seen on the three, four and six hundred Zenith Space Commander remotes. They’ve also dropped their “er” at this point, causing me to wonder if this is the Space Command all those Space Commanders report to.

The on/off button on mine is orange, but there’s a variant remote where it’s blue… don’t have one of those yet.

5 Responses to “The Silver Surfer: Zenith Space Command Chrome unit!”

  1. Allee Willis

    Beautiful! What I like as much as the remotes themselves are the angles at which you shoot each one, as if they all had their separate personalities and demand their own unique camera angle. Which is true!

    Needless to say, I love the orange button. I also love that TVs were considered so futuristic that the remotes to control them referred to themselves, among other things, as Space Command.

    More of Troy’s remotes:

  2. k2dtw

    Fabulous… What happened??… How did they go from names like “Son-R”, “Phantom” and “Space Command”…. to the “Clicker”???

  3. Mark Milligan

    I just don’t think you can go wrong with a chrome remote.

    It occurs to me that zenith is a great brand name, and really just a cool word in general. Like Zen and Edith, but she dropped Ed for an eastern philosophy.

    What years would this have been in stores?