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 (Series Cast Summary - 4 of 5)
Ray Owens ... Inspector Blooper (12 episodes, 1964)
Billie Lou Watt ... Jimmy Sparks (12 episodes, 1964)

Peter Fernandez (5 episodes, 1964)

Gilbert Mack ... Dick Strong (5 episodes, 1964)

Series Writing credits
Peter Fernandez (unknown episodes)
Fred Ladd (unknown episodes)
Ray Owens (unknown episodes)
Sonia Owens (unknown episodes)
Billie Lou Watt (unknown episodes)
Mitsuteru Yokoyama (unknown episodes)

Series Music Department
Eugene Raskin .... composer: theme music (16 episodes, 1964)
Lou Singer .... composer: theme music (16 episodes, 1964)
Series Other crew
Fred Ladd .... voice director: English version (unknown episodes)


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USA:25 min (52 episodes)
Australia:G (some episodes) | Australia:PG (some episodes) | USA:TV-PG

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6 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
Rock'em Sock'em Robots?, 26 June 2003

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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