IMDb > "Supercar" (1961)

"Supercar" (1961) More at IMDbPro »TV series 1961-1962

Photos (See all 49 | slideshow) Videos (see all 78)
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

User Rating:
7.1/10   122 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
MOVIEmeter: ?
Up 70% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
Contact:
View company contact information for Supercar on IMDbPro.
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 »
Plot Keywords:
NewsDesk:
(12 articles)
User Reviews:
I still remember Supercar See more (9 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 4 of 5)
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)
(more)

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)
 

Production CompaniesDistributorsOther Companies

Additional Details

Also Known As:
Runtime:
30 min (39 episodes)
Country:
Language:
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Certification:

Did You Know?

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:
Masterspy:Do you suppose that Mike Mercury will be able to unravel such a brilliant scheme, conceived by Masterspy himself?
Zarin:Yes, Masterspy.
Masterspy:What?
Zarin:I mean, *no*, Masterspy!
See more »
Movie Connections:

FAQ

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
I still remember Supercar, 18 August 2006
Author: marcbillington from United States

I used to watch Supercar in 1963/64 when we were living in a one bedroom apartment in Canyon, Texas. I was around 6 at the time. I can't picture all of the characters anymore. I remember the lead character and an old man. I think I remember the basic sound of the theme song. But, I remember I was quite taken in by the show and really watched it intently and regularly. There was something about being that age and seeing that show. It was really entertaining for a six year old, if not mesmerizing. I think it came on Saturday or possibly Sunday between morning and noon. It was quite a sight in 1964. I remember the "strings". I'm glad to find that people remember the show. Our family moved to California in the summer 64 and I never saw the show again. I've never met anyone in California (in the Sacramento area)who has seen it. But, we did have The Mighty Hercules!

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (9 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for "Supercar" (1961)
Recent Posts (updated daily)User
Today on “Supercar” ep 12: 'Phantom Piper' charmedwon666
Today on “Supercar” ep 11: 'Ice-Fall' charmedwon666
Today on “Supercar” ep 10: 'Island Incident' charmedwon666
Today on “Supercar” ep 09: 'High Tension' charmedwon666
Today on “Supercar” ep 08: 'Jungle Hazard' charmedwon666
Today on “Supercar” ep 07: 'Grounded' charmedwon666
See more »

Recommendations

If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
"Thunderbirds" Source Code King of the Rocket Men The Black Widow Dangers of the Canadian Mounted
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Episode guide Full cast and crew Company credits
External reviews News articles IMDb TV section
IMDb Family section IMDb UK section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.

You may add a new episode for this TV series by clicking the 'add episode' button