The missions of the World Aquanaut Security Patrol, particularly the crew of its most advanced combat submarine, the Stingray.
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 Commander Sam Shore / ... 39 episodes, 1964-1965
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 Lieutenant George Lee 'Phones' Sheridan / ... 39 episodes, 1964-1965
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 Marineville Tracking Station / ... 39 episodes, 1964-1965
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 Captain Troy Tempest / ... 39 episodes, 1964-1965
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 Lieutenant Atlanta Shore / ... 39 episodes, 1964-1965
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The World Aquanaut Security Patrol (WASPs) explored the oceans and kept the world safe from a variety of perils. The WASPs' main weapon was Stingray, a super-sub under the command of Troy Tempest. Troy's copilot was Phones, and they were often joined on missions by Marina, a princess of the undersea kingdom of Pacifica. Marina could breathe under water, but was unable to speak. In charge of the WASPs was gruff Commander Shore, whose daughter Atlanta was both a member of his staff and Marina's rival for Troy's affection. Written by Marg Baskin <marg@asd.raytheon.ca>

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This was the first British TV series to be made in color. See more »

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The fishing line was used to pull Stingray out of the water is visible in the opening titles. See more »

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Referenced in Cool It: Episode #2.1 (1986) See more »

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Not my favourite Supermarionation show, but it had its good points
28 January 2017 | by See all my reviews

I did enjoy Stingray when I was younger, and still do, but not as much as some of the other Supermarionation shows. The show was simply about a submarine, and the stories weren't as varied. However, it did have its good points.

The stories were entertaining, and divided into three sections; an investigation into a situation, a plan to kill Troy Tempest or to destroy Marineville. The best episodes were in the category of the latter two, the investigation episodes weren't as exciting. There were a few 'it was all a dream' episodes which did nothing for me.

The series ended with a flashback episode based on 'This is Your Life' which worked really well, and had the best ending of all the Stingray episodes; after being called out on a mission near the end of the episode Commander Shore remarks to the presenter, 'Thanks for a great show, but I'm afraid, whether you like it or not, this has got to be the end'. You couldn't have asked for a better closure.

Not my favourite of the Supermarionation puppet shows, but the entertaining scripts made up for it.


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