Kappatoo, a 23rd century kid, time-swaps with his 20th century counterpart, Simon Casmere. A children's sci-fi comedy that tries to offer observations on what we are doing to this planet as... See full summary »
Kappatoo, a 23rd century kid, time-swaps with his 20th century counterpart, Simon Casmere. A children's sci-fi comedy that tries to offer observations on what we are doing to this planet as well as what life might be like in the 23rd century. Written by
Based on Ben Steed's books about the title character, "Kappatoo" was a light-hearted science fiction adventure that ran for two series about a boy called Simon in the present day who found out that he had a "time-twin" in the future called Kappatoo, who needed his help, which required that the two of them change places - Simon getting together with Kappatoo's computer (who was in human form, played by comedian Andrew O'Connor), and Kappatoo coping with the present day - with hilarious consequences...
Okay, I wouldn't say hilarious, but they were entertaining enough; series one is notable for featuring Denise Outen (before she had surgery to implant the "Van") as Simon's crush object Tracey - one episode had her becoming duplicated, not a nice idea nowadays - while the second series cast Nicholas Parsons as a smarmy quiz show host (now there's a stretch) in the future, whose quiz Simon - being a genius, unlike Kappatoo - had to take part in while Kappatoo was in the present.
At the end of that series there was an opening for a third one (Kappatoo's archenemy Sigmasix turned out to have his own time-twin in Simon's era), but it never came about. We call it Hitch-Hiker's Guide To The Galaxy Syndrome...
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