"Here Comes Tobor" was an attempt to put the Tobor costume to use once again. You see, he first appeared on TV on "Captain Video and His Video Rangers" and then in a movie, "Tobor the Great". Sadly for the production company, the pilot for "Here Comes Tobor" went over poorly and the series was never completed. I say sadly for the production company--but NOT for the American public! The show was, quite bluntly, very, very sappy and would have been difficult for anyone over age 10 to watch.
The show is about, of course, Tobor the robot (Tobor is the word robot spelled backwards). Tobor's creator is a nice guy in a wheelchair and his son is WAY too precocious for such a young kid. After all, the child has learned to control the robot telepathically and he seems way too smart--sort of like a nuclear physicist in a 7 year-old's body. That, to me, is THE problem with the pilot episode--the kid is too smart and therefore pretty annoying. He's supposed to be a kid but the part was written for Albert Einstein Junior! Seeing this little punk and the robot save the world each week in the show would have been too much--and I am glad the network execs saw fit to not accept the series. An odd little curio and worth seeing ONCE and only once.
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