There were two remote control products prior to the Space Command. The Zenith Lazy Bones came out in 1950, but it was wired, a wire running across the living room from couch to TV, tripping Grandma along the way. In 1955, Zenith produced the Flash-matic, basically a flashlight at a specific frequency, but ambient sunlight sometimes changed the channel. Then in 1956, the Space Command which . Zenith Space Commander - This early remote control uses ultrasonics to transmit its signal. This is what our first remote control looked like. When you clicked it, you actually saw the dial on your TV rotate.. Welcome, this listing is for a ZENITH SPACE COMMANDER 400 TV Remote. ZENITH SPACE COMMANDER 300 Television Remote Comes with the original bag pouch. Remote measures about 3-1/2" tall x 2-1/2" wide x 1. The Real Original Remote Control: Zenith Space Command In yesterday's roundup of the good, bad and ugly in new remote controls , we included one photo of a vintage remote: the Zenith Space Command.. Zenith “Space Command” Remote TV Tuning is the only thing really new in television. And only Zenith has it! Now, as you sit in your easy chair, anywhere in the room, the miracle of “Silent Sound” does your TV tuning for you. No need to get up even for fine-tuning.. Sounds more like a science-fiction novel than a wireless remote control for your TV, right? Developed by Robert Adler in 1956, the Space Command replaced the wired Lazy Bones controller that had been introduced by Zenith in 1950..