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Supercar: Season 2: Episode 13 -- The famous ape jazz drummer King Kool lives near a friend of Beaker's. When the Doctor visits his friend, Mitch sneaks into his car to visit his drumming idol.
Supercar: Season 2: Episode 12 -- The undersea transatlantic phone cable is being tampered with. Two divers in the employ of Masterspy are tapping onto it to get top secret information. Supercar is called in to stop them.
Supercar: Season 2: Episode 11 -- An alien from a planet of dreams lands on Earth. Mike goes to sleep and begins to dream.
Supercar: Season 2: Episode 10 -- A man hires a helicopter which he intends to use to break a criminal out of jail. After the break out the criminals land at Supercar' s base.
Supercar: Season 2: Episode 9 -- Miniature atomic bombs are being planted in America. Supercar tracks unidentified submarines to their base where the team become trapped.

Overview

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Seasons:
1 | 2
Release Date:
28 January 1961 (UK) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
Gerry Anderson's first science fiction Supermarionation series. Super Car was a prototype vehicle that could travel in the air... See more »
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Cast

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David Graham ... Dr. Horatio Beaker / ... (39 episodes, 1961-1962)
Graydon Gould ... Mike Mercury / ... (39 episodes, 1961-1962)
Sylvia Anderson ... Jimmy Gibson / ... (39 episodes, 1961-1962)
George Murcell ... Professor Rudolph Popkiss / ... (26 episodes, 1961)
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Series Directed by
Alan Pattillo (13 episodes, 1961-1962)
David Elliott (12 episodes, 1961-1962)
Desmond Saunders (10 episodes, 1961-1962)
Bill Harris (4 episodes, 1962)
 
Series Writing credits
Gerry Anderson (25 episodes, 1961-1962)
Hugh Woodhouse (22 episodes, 1961)
Martin Woodhouse (22 episodes, 1961)
Sylvia Anderson (17 episodes, 1961-1962)
Reg Hill (8 episodes, 1961)

Series Produced by
Gerry Anderson .... producer (39 episodes, 1961-1962)
 
Series Original Music by
Barry Gray (4 episodes, 1961)
 
Series Cinematography by
John Read (4 episodes, 1961)
 
Series Film Editing by
Gordon Davie (4 episodes, 1961)
 
Series Art Direction by
Reg Hill (4 episodes, 1961)
 
Series Sound Department
Archie Ludski .... sound editor (4 episodes, 1961)
 
Series Special Effects by
Derek Meddings .... special effects (unknown episodes)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Julien Lugrin .... camera operator (4 episodes, 1961)
 
Series Music Department
Mike Sammes .... singer: theme song / singers: theme song (38 episodes, 1961-1962)
Barry Gray .... conductor (3 episodes, 1961)

Edwin Astley .... composer: additional music (unknown episodes)
 
Series Other crew
Sylvia Anderson .... dialogue director / dialogue direction (4 episodes, 1961)
Christine Glanville .... puppeteer (4 episodes, 1961)
Cecil Stavordale .... puppeteer (4 episodes, 1961)
Mary Turner .... puppeteer (4 episodes, 1961)
Roger Woodburn .... puppeteer (3 episodes, 1961)
 

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Runtime:
30 min (39 episodes)
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Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
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Trivia:
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:Don't ask me why, Mike, but every new piece of equipment I ever make, always seems to come in useful, and, umm, I have a feeling that this one will be no exception.See more »

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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
48 Years old and remember Supercar like it was yesterday., 20 October 2004
Author: yupoboy from Massachusetts

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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