The adventures of a preteen secret agent who can have any useful skills downloaded into his brain.
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Series cast summary:
Len Jones ...
 Joe McClaine (30 episodes, 1968-1969)
Rupert Davies ...
 Professor Ian McClaine (30 episodes, 1968-1969)
Keith Alexander ...
 Sam Loover / ... (30 episodes, 1968-1969)
David Healy ...
 Shane Weston / ... (30 episodes, 1968-1969)
Gary Files ...
 1st Guard / ... (24 episodes, 1968-1969)
Jeremy Wilkin ...
 2nd Russian / ... (16 episodes, 1968-1969)
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Joe McClaine is a 9-year-old boy whose adoptive father has developed a method of transferring specialist "brain patterns", and hence skills, into his son's mind. As a result, Joe is able to become a test pilot, brain surgeon, etc, as needed. Combined with his innocent appearance, he becomes an agent for the World Intelligence Network. Written by <dferstat@iinet.net.au>

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The worlds smartest secret agent is only 9 years old!

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Footage of an explosion from Thunderbird 6 (1968) was recycled for the first episode. See more »

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Follows Fireball XL5 (1962) See more »

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Not The Best Gerry Anderson Show
18 June 2002 | by (England) – See all my reviews

When you compare Joe 90 to other Gerry Anderson series such as Thunderbirds, Stingray or Captain Scarlet it just seems totally inferior. To be honest, it was rather average despite it's interesting premise.

The hero was Joe 90, a nine year old boy who could take on the brain patterns of some of the greatest minds. He then went on many missions to save the day. It was a good idea-a nine year old boy on missions to save the world. The series wasn't totally bad but it just wasn't exciting enough for me. I even liked 80's Gerry Anderson series Terrahawks better which is saying a lot.

Young children may appreciate the show more but I don't think it will appeal to adults.


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