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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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 Jimmy Gibson / ... (39 episodes, 1961-1962)
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 Professor Rudolph Popkiss / ... (26 episodes, 1961)
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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 »

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Doctor Beaker: Curious, most curious! The rubbish people do write. What can this man possibly know about 'Neurotic Anxieties in the New England Squirrel'?
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Featured in All About 'Thunderbirds' (2008) See more »

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Supercar still does it.... "Now who's a fool"
2 November 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Supercar for me has been a TV program that has had to wait. Way back in the 1960's in the UK many people had TV sets that only could receive BBC programs, in other words a single TV tuner. Many of my friends could watch ITV programs which Supercar was featured on at the time. I spent part of my childhood trying to understand what my friends were on about when they mentioned Mike Mercury and Mitch the Monkey. A long time had to pass, in fact I was in my mid 50s before the thought came to me to buy the DVD box set. WOW what a surprise that was. I was expecting something quite childish and on a par with maybe Torchy the Battery Boy, but no this was of a high standard in deed. Each episode has an excellent story the best ones feature the arch villain Master Spy. Check out as the episodes progress how the special effects get better. I think that's due to the introduction of Derrick Meddings.


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