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, ...
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Gerry Anderson's third SF supermarionation saga told the adventures of the WASPs (the World Aquanaut Security Patrol) as they explored the oceans and kept the world safe from a variety of ... See full summary »
Fireball XL5 was part of the fleet of interplanetary rockets protecting Sector 25 of the Solar System from alien invasion under the supervision of the World Space Patrol. In command of XL5 ... See full summary »
The International Rescue team is faced with one of its toughest challenges yet, as the revolutionary lighter-than-air craft Skyship One is hijacked while on her maiden voyage around the ... See full summary »
Sheriff Tex Tucker makes sure all is well in Four Feather Falls with the help of his dog Dusty and Rocky the horse. Done with puppets, even the animals talk and sing along with the humans as problems are quickly wrapped up.
In the year 2020 Earth is under threat from Martian androids who want revenge on the human race. They consist of Zelda, her son Yung-star and her sister called Cy-star. An organisation is ... See full summary »
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
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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 »
I really must overcome this problem.
What's the trouble, doc?
I find it most irritating. It takes far too long to bring this liquid to a suitable temperature for infusion.
Is this part of the test for the ceramic, doctor?
Test for the ceramic? No, of course not! I'm just making a cup of tea.
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I was 11 when SUPERCAR debuted on American TV. That cool car, which looked like something any kid could build out of paper and tape and gray paint, could fly and dive under water, and it even made coffee. More importantly, the opening to the theme song haunts me to this day "Supercahhhhhh..." the veddy British singer intones over and over again. I have no memory of THUNDERBIRDS, which came after. I was probably busy with girls by then. However, I do remember GIGANTOR aka the Space Age Robot. That limited animation cartoon series, from Japan, also had a heckuva catchy theme song. "Gi-gan-tor, Gi-gan-tor, Gi-gan-an-tor..." intoned the deeply baritone chorus. Gigantor looked a little like a flying version of the Tin Man from "The Wizard of Oz." Ah, those were the days.
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