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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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Although Gerry Anderson had been developing the process on previous TV series for several years, Supercar is considered the first true Supermarionation TV series. The format would continue (with continuous improvements over the years) until The Secret Service (1969). See more »

Quotes

Doctor Beaker: I really must overcome this problem.
Mike Mercury: What's the trouble, doc?
Doctor Beaker: I find it most irritating. It takes far too long to bring this liquid to a suitable temperature for infusion.
Mike Mercury: Is this part of the test for the ceramic, doctor?
Doctor Beaker: Test for the ceramic? No, of course not! I'm just making a cup of tea.
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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Eegah (1993) See more »

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Supercar should be a movie!
17 April 2002 | by (Austin, TX) – See all my reviews

Supercar is among the best sci-fi TV shows ever produced, with the ability to create a lifetime impression on those fortunate enough to experience it. The characters compliment each other perfectly, and of course, Supercar is an amazing machine! The sound effects and theme music make my scalp tingle.

The first 16 episodes are available on video tape, and we at Black_Rock_1 (a Yahoo egroup dedicated to Supercar) hope that not only are DVDs in the works, but that the series will make a big-screen debut soon. Supercar has a strong, dedicated following, and would certainly be a success at the box office! Be sure to watch for the upcoming Supercar comic and T-shirt!

Rob Haeuser [-----]


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