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 »
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 Commander Sam Shore / ... (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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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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Trivia

The opening titles begin in monochrome, and the shift to colour in the Marineville control room is accomplished by showing the "Videcolor" logo on a monochrome screen behind Commander Samuel Shore. 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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Featured in Thunderbirds Are Go: Ring of Fire: Part 1 (2015) See more »

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Aqua Marina
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Composed by Barry Gray
Sung by Gary Miller
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Too weird, too cool.
20 July 2000 | by (Oregon USA) – See all my reviews

The four Supermarionation shows, Supercar, Fireball XL5, Stingray and Thunderbirds, were strange but cool. And often they showed some real creativity. One of my favorite bits was the alarm system in Stingray. As their base went on alert, they didn't use horns or sirens, but drum beats over the PA. As they went to higher stages of alert different rhythms would superimpose themselves over the previous rhythms. It sounded neat and was a really effective way to build up the tension. Someday I'm going to find an excuse to steal the idea.


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