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Supercar 

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 ... See full summary »
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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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Trivia

In Spanish episodes Master Spy was called "Pedro el Mandón" (Peter the Bossy) See more »

Quotes

Doctor Beaker: I really must overcome this problem.
Mike Mercury: What's the trouble, doc?
Doctor Beaker: I find it most irritating. It takes far too long to bring this liquid to a suitable temperature for infusion.
Mike Mercury: Is this part of the test for the ceramic, doctor?
Doctor Beaker: Test for the ceramic? No, of course not! I'm just making a cup of tea.
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Spoofed in On the Waterfront: Episode #3.3 (1989) See more »

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Now, that was truly TV for a kid's imagination!
15 March 2001 | by PJ-73See all my reviews

This is the program my friends and I would watch in the evening; then spend our days cutting up cardboard boxes to make our own "Supercars" (and, of course, each of us was Mike Mercury).

Supercar could do absolutely anything, go absolutely anywhere and get out of absolutely any nail-biting jam. What was great about Supercar was that it didn't rely on any previous-show precedent for design or capabilities...if Supercar needed new features, good ol' Doctor Beaker and Professor Popkiss just added them!

Comic relief came in the form of Mitch (some sort of anthropomorphic monkey), and the Dr. and the Professor (who tended to bumble). I never really understood why Jimmy was there, but I figured he was the luckiest kid on earth. So my friends and I would watch each episode, living vicariously through Jimmy, then construct our banana-box Supercars, complete with all of the most recent episode's modifications.

Now, that was truly TV for a kid's imagination! Just think what would happen if it played in 2005, with Dr. James Dobson watching like a hawk -- three men, a boy and a monkey living together!


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 January 1961 (USA) See more »

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Runtime:

(39 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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