Gerry Anderson's first science fiction Supermarionation series. Super Car was a prototype vehicle that could travel in the air, on land or beneath the sea. Its test pilot was Mike Mercury, ... See full summary »
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 Dr. Horatio Beaker / ... (39 episodes, 1961-1962)
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 Mike Mercury / ... (39 episodes, 1961-1962)
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Gerry Anderson's first science fiction Supermarionation series. Super Car was a prototype vehicle that could travel in the air, on land or beneath the sea. Its test pilot was Mike Mercury, who traveled the world in search of adventure. Super Car was designed by Professor Popkiss and Dr. Beaker, who continued to modify it for specific missions. Often traveling with Mike was 10-year-old orphan Jimmy Gibson. Written by Marg Baskin <marg@asd.raytheon.ca>

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(39 episodes)

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(Westrex Recording System)

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1.33 : 1
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There was nearly another series of Supercar (possibly in colour). On the 8th March 1963 Television Mail reported, "Associated Television is to spend about £1,000,000 on telefilm production this year. The company is preparing to go ahead with a new series called Sentimental Agent, another series of The Saint, a further 26 productions of Supercar, probably another series of Fireball XL5 and a new project from AP Films involving an underwater world."

Sadly, a new government bill forced ATV to scale back their production plans and in May 1963 Television Mail reported, "Grade has already had to effect a small measure of economy - namely a second series of Supercar." And so Mike Mercury and co were consigned to history. See more »

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Doctor Beaker: Satisfactory; *Most* satisfactory!
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Spoofed in On the Waterfront: Episode #3.6 (1989) See more »

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48 Years old and remember Supercar like it was yesterday.
20 October 2004 | by (Massachusetts) – See all my reviews

Maybe you got here after seeing "Team America" and couldn't help but trace the geneology of these puppets back to their earliest roots. As for me, I recall sitting on my living room floor at age 7 watching this on WPIX TV (New York) in total fascination. My parents looked down at me and asked; "Why do you watch this garbage? Turn it off". I couldn't, I was transfixed. I didn't care if they couldn't walk right, talk right, or that you could see the strings as plain as day. I was hooked. The Supercar looked like a deluxe Monogram kit with a sparkler stuck in the back. Thank you Trey and Matt for bringing em' back alive. Well, maybe not alive, but at least kickin'. I haven't laughed like that in years. Hans Brick - Oh No!


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