No sooner has the American lunar colony voted to become a state, when the evil reds ally with Martians for exo-commie invasion of the moon! Take your rocketship, your crew, and your heat rays and save the State of Moonopolis!
Now that's classic! Reminds me of some old stuff like Captain Future - The Wizard of Science or the way old Buck Rodgers and Flash Gordon series with Buster Krabbe. Mostly tho of some older Robert A. Heinlein story.