The missions of the World Aquanaut Security Patrol, particularly the crew of its most advanced combat submarine, the Stingray.
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 Commander Sam Shore / ... 39 episodes, 1964-1965
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 Lieutenant George Lee 'Phones' Sheridan / ... 39 episodes, 1964-1965
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 Marineville Tracking Station / ... 39 episodes, 1964-1965
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 Captain Troy Tempest / ... 39 episodes, 1964-1965
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 Lieutenant Atlanta Shore / ... 39 episodes, 1964-1965
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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 perils. The WASP's main weapon was Stingray, a super-sub under the command of Troy Tempest. Troy's copilot was Phones, and they were often joined on missions by Marina, a princess of the undersea kingdom of Pacifica. Marina could breathe under water, but was unable to speak. In charge of the WASPs was gruff Commander Shore, whose daughter Atlanta was both a member of his staff and Marina's rival for Troy's affection. Written by Marg Baskin <marg@asd.raytheon.ca>

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Not listed in the cast listing, is the character of Marina. This is because the character is a silent mermaid who is Troy's love interest. Marina's puppet was not equipped with a speech mechanism and is the first and only mute characters ever portrayed in a puppet/animated series. See more »

Goofs

In some episodes the headphones Phones wears in stingray disappear in the reverse shot then reappears in the front shots. See more »

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Followed by Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons (1967) See more »

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Aqua Marina
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Composed by Barry Gray
Sung by Gary Miller
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The Discreet Charm of Stingray
24 December 2002 | by (Louisville, Ky (USA)) – See all my reviews

Stingray is my favorite Supermarionation show by far! The themes are often strangely adult, we're shown Troy Tempest's dreams in some of the episodes, and there's a lot of unrequited desire between the puppets. Not surprisingly, the puppets drink pretty often.

This is not to dismiss the technical aspects of the show usually harped on. The look of the show is amazing, representing a larger, color version of the outlandish production design of the nifty Fireball XL-5. The Stingray itself is as mod-looking as the Batmobile. In fact, I'd say Stingray had to have been a major influence of the TV incarnation of Batman (1966.) (Kids could watch it for the action, adults could watch it for the humor and weird sexual tension.) And the music of Barry Gray is excellent as always.

I'm 35 and never saw Stingray as a child. But, despite the lack of a personal nostalgia factor, I must make room for it among my all-time favorite shows. It's pure escapism, but with a caricatured sense of human nature. For me, Thunderbirds and the other Anderson shows just became increasingly flat, with the puppets looking more and more like mannequins.

When it comes to marionettes, I get my kicks under water!


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