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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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Runtime:

(39 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

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1.33 : 1
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The main characters in Supercar were not designed in-house by A.P. Films. As with Four Feather Falls the faces were first sketched by an ex-Disney animator. Sadly, his identity is lost to history. See more »

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Doctor Beaker: Curious, most curious! The rubbish people do write. What can this man possibly know about 'Neurotic Anxieties in the New England Squirrel'?
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Memory Lane
25 January 2006 | by Steve_Smith54See all my reviews

I used to really enjoy watching this show as a youngster. I think some of the children's shows today are okay, but in general they just are not of the same caliber as Supercar and some of the other shows and cartoons that were around in 1961.

Maybe some of the cable stations should consider airing Supercar again. Even today in 2006, Supercar would still be futuristic. Maybe some of today's auto manufacturers should take notes.

Incredibly talented puppeteers made this a one-of-a-kind classic.

I hope Supercar used some fuel other than gasoline. They couldn't afford to run it at today's prices.

Mike Mercury, Dr. Beaker, Professor Popkiss, Jimmy, and Mitch, long time no see. Hope you are all well.


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