Gigantor (1964– )

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When terrorist groups, evil criminals and aliens become too strong even for Earth's over-stretched armed forces, the virtually-indestructible robot, Gigantor, is built to combat them.

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Ray Owens ...
 Inspector Blooper (12 episodes, 1964)
Billie Lou Watt ...
 Jimmy Sparks (12 episodes, 1964)
(5 episodes, 1964)
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 Dick Strong (5 episodes, 1964)
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When terrorist groups, evil criminals and aliens become too strong even for Earth's over-stretched armed forces, the virtually-indestructible robot, Gigantor, is built to combat them. Written by Cynan Rees <cynanrees@hotmail.com>

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Who wouldn't want a remote control towering machine that's as big as a skyscraper, flies, fights and can do anything you want? I recall his cartoon being played on Sci-fi weekday mornings after Robotech. It was originally a black & white comic called Tetsujin 28 or Iron Man 28 turned cartoon series "Tetsujin 28-Go", the animation similar to Astroyboy. Eventually it became "Gigantor" a few years later. The plot consists of a young boy, Jimmy Sparks controlling the huge robot Gigantor. Dr. Brilliant created the robot, and acts as a mentor for Jimmy. They also team up with the police chief and take Gigantor on crime-fighting adventures. Jimmy operates the robot from a little lunchbox type carrying case.

I never really liked the show that much, some of the robot vs. robot battles were cool. At one point another robotics professor tries to build a robot as good as Gigantor and they fight, hoping that his model will take it's place. I forget why the let the boy control the robot, probably because he was less likely to want to use it for evil purposes, maybe. The theme song is also really annoying, it's just guys chanting "Gigantor" a whole bunch of times followed by some cheezy rhymes.


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