Marshal Thompson plays a secret agent that is approximately 6 inches tall. He is carried around from one mission to another in a briefcase with a small chair inside. Written by
Mark Ford <firstname.lastname@example.org>
[narration in first episode]
Down through history, man's survival has been dependent upon his adaptability. You learn fast when your life is at stake. No one knows this better than I. My own life is in jeopardy 24 hours a day. Still, in the six months since my accident, I have learned to get up in the morning as if nothing had actually happened.
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This is great fun, finding all these comments about a show that, for all of my adult life, I could never find a single person who actually remembered it. Not even any of my own siblings remembered it, and we grew up in the same household, watching television shows at the same time! For years, I asked friends and family if they remembered seeing a show about a miniature government agent (didn't he get that way from a scientific experiment gone awry?) who was carried to his various missions in strapped in a chair in a briefcase. It drove me nuts to never be able to find even one single person who knew of it. I knew that it was impossible for me to have dreamt it up. I was only 4 years old, but there was something about giants that intrigued me as a child, and I'm quite sure it all started with this show. I was absolutely fixated on it, and could hardly wait for the next episode.
I'm amazed at how much detail in the episodes some of the others have relayed here. It was such a long time ago, and there were never any reruns. I really enjoyed how reading those comments jogged the memories. The scenes that always stood out in my mind, start with the very dramatic beginning as the huge letters W ....... O ....... G ....... hit the screen as the powerful voice of the announcer says, "WORLD OF GIANTS", with ever-so dramatic pauses between the words. A couple of scenes that I vividly remember come from being terrified for his life as he was chased by a bumble bee, even inside his miniature house where he ran trying to escape, it chased down the hallways. I don't remember how it resolved, but it seems to me that his friends (the husband and wife team that looked after him, right?) got there in the nick of time. Another scene I remember well is one in which his mission involves swimming up to a round, underwater swimming pool light, and somehow getting inside it to either retrieve a message in a tube-like carrier or to leave one. I'd forgotten about how his house was hidden behind the painting.
I loved this show and it's just been swell, reading the all the comments that have verified what I've wondered about for most of my life, which is whether I'd ever find anyone who could verify that this show really did exist!
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