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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.

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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: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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11 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Now, that was truly TV for a kid's imagination!, 15 March 2001
Author: PJ-73 from St. Louis, MO USA

This is the program my friends and I would watch in the evening; then spend our days cutting up cardboard boxes to make our own "Supercars" (and, of course, each of us was Mike Mercury).

Supercar could do absolutely anything, go absolutely anywhere and get out of absolutely any nail-biting jam. What was great about Supercar was that it didn't rely on any previous-show precedent for design or capabilities...if Supercar needed new features, good ol' Doctor Beaker and Professor Popkiss just added them!

Comic relief came in the form of Mitch (some sort of anthropomorphic monkey), and the Dr. and the Professor (who tended to bumble). I never really understood why Jimmy was there, but I figured he was the luckiest kid on earth. So my friends and I would watch each episode, living vicariously through Jimmy, then construct our banana-box Supercars, complete with all of the most recent episode's modifications.

Now, that was truly TV for a kid's imagination! Just think what would happen if it played in 2005, with Dr. James Dobson watching like a hawk -- three men, a boy and a monkey living together!

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