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Series cast summary:
David Graham ...  Dr. Horatio Beaker / ... 39 episodes, 1961-1962
Graydon Gould ...  Mike Mercury / ... 39 episodes, 1961-1962
Sylvia Anderson Sylvia Anderson ...  Jimmy Gibson / ... 39 episodes, 1961-1962
George Murcell ...  Professor Rudolph Popkiss / ... 26 episodes, 1961
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Supercar was a prototype vehicle that could travel in the air, on land or beneath the sea. Its test pilot was Mike Mercury, who traveled the world in search of adventure. Supercar was designed by Professor Popkiss and Dr. Beaker, who continued to modify it for specific missions. Often traveling with Mike was 10-year-old orphan Jimmy Gibson. Written by Marg Baskin <marg@asd.raytheon.ca>

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UK

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English

Release Date:

28 January 1961 (USA) See more »

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(39 episodes)

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Mono (Westrex Recording System)

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1.33 : 1
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The second series of Supercar marked a turning point for APF with the permanent appointment of Derek Meddings as Director of Special Effects. Derek has previously worked on a freelance basis for APF painting backdrops etc, but from this point on he was the guv'nor when it came to blowing stuff up. See more »

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Doctor Beaker: Don't ask me why, Mike, but every new piece of equipment I ever make, always seems to come in useful, and, umm, I have a feeling that this one will be no exception.
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Followed by Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons (1967) See more »

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Mike Mercury To The Rescue!
22 October 2015 | by strong-122-478885See all my reviews

I guess following TV's "Howdy Doody Show" from the 1950's - 1961's "Supercar" was the next in line as the absolute best puppet show that early-television had to offer the wee kiddies as entertainment.

Of course with Supercar now being 55 years old it would be totally unfair to compare it to today's standards of television-amusement for the youngsters.

But, regardless of its primitive visual effects and almost snail-paced action, Supercar does have a certain quirky and laughable charm that's all of its own.

Created by Gerry Anderson (who 4 years later produced "The Thunderbirds" TV Series, yet another elaborate puppet show), the "supercar" featured in this program was actually quite impressive, especially since this vehicle could be used (with but a few flips of the control-panel switches) on land, under water and up in the air.

Filmed in b&w - This TV show (whose episodes were a half-hour in length) had an unintentionally hilarious theme song which was played (along with visuals) at the start of every episode.

Anyway - Because of Supercar's position in the history of TV's time-line, I certainly cut it some well-deserved slack and, with that, give it a 6-star rating.


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