Joe 90 (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... See full summary »

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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 ...
 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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Two different takes
10 July 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Actually there's two versions around of the first episode.

The original one where the mission was just a scenario, then there was a later compilation of episodes were the 'scenario' elements were taken out and he actually did blow up everything.

Of course the idea of a Westerner sneaking into a Russian base, jumping into a fully armed fighter, and taking off, and battling back to the West - was obviously a great idea...

... years later, the whole episode was ripped off to become a Clint Eastwood movie called Firefox...

The similarities are rather extreme, then there's that episode of Space: 1999 where a crew come across an abandoned derelict spacecraft, and find a lone creature that attacks the crew and eats them, with one lone survivor escaping in a life pod, whose story is not believed. I think that became a movie or two as well...


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