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 »
Gerry Anderson's first science fiction Supermarionation series. Super Car was a prototype vehicle that could travel in the air, on land or beneath the sea. Its test pilot was Mike Mercury, ... See full summary »
Fireball XL5 was part of the fleet of interplanetary rockets protecting Sector 25 of the Solar System from alien invasion under the supervision of the World Space Patrol. In command of XL5 ... See full summary »
The International Rescue team is faced with one of its toughest challenges yet, as the revolutionary lighter-than-air craft Skyship One is hijacked while on her maiden voyage around the ... See full summary »
In the year 2020 Earth is under threat from Martian androids who want revenge on the human race. They consist of Zelda, her son Yung-star and her sister called Cy-star. An organisation is ... See full summary »
Sheriff Tex Tucker makes sure all is well in Four Feather Falls with the help of his dog Dusty and Rocky the horse. Done with puppets, even the animals talk and sing along with the humans as problems are quickly wrapped up.
Gerry Anderson sold his shows to the then controller of ITC, the infamous, cigar smoking, Lew Grade who syndicated them worldwide including the very large market of America. When Grade saw the pilot show he told Anderson to cancel any further development, a number of episodes already having been shot. He was horrified at the inclusion of Stanley Unwin and recognised that the American audience would never take to it. Unwin had developed a gobbly-gook language he called "Unwinese" which was a mixture of real words set out of context spoken quickly to confuse the listener. Anderson thought this was hilarious but unfortunately thought everyone else would too. Great visionary though he was, he got this tragically wrong and this was the last of his Supermarionation shows until Terrahawks. See more »
After Thunderbirds and that mysteron series, I looked forward to this Anderson offering. Tried to like it, but it was too slow and the concept of a priest working for the British Secret service (British Intelligence Secret Headquarters Operation Priest or BISHOP) didn't really take off. I guess if I wanna watch a show with marionettes as the cast, I need more toy rockets and explosions.
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