The adventures of a preteen secret agent who can have any useful skills downloaded into his brain.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Len Jones Len Jones ...  Joe McClaine 30 episodes, 1968-1969
Rupert Davies ...  Professor Ian 'Mac' McClaine 30 episodes, 1968-1969
Keith Alexander Keith Alexander ...  Sam Loover / ... 30 episodes, 1968-1969
David Healy David Healy ...  Shane Weston / ... 30 episodes, 1968-1969
Gary Files Gary Files ...  1st Guard / ... 24 episodes, 1968-1969
Jeremy Wilkin Jeremy Wilkin ...  2nd Russian / ... 16 episodes, 1968-1969
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Joe McClaine is a 9-year-old boy whose adoptive father has developed a method of transferring specialist "brain patterns", and hence skills, into his son's mind. As a result, Joe is able to become a test pilot, brain surgeon, etc, as needed. Combined with his innocent appearance, he becomes an agent for the World Intelligence Network. Written by <dferstat@iinet.net.au>

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The worlds smartest secret agent is only 9 years old!


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UK

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English

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29 September 1968 (UK) See more »

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(30 episodes)

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Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Was never aired in the United States. See more »

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Several episodes were later re-edited into the made-for-video "movie," The Amazing Adventures of Joe 90. See more »

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Follows Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons (1967) See more »

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Two different takes
10 July 2007 | by Conductor47See all my reviews

Actually there's two versions around of the first episode.

The original one where the mission was just a scenario, then there was a later compilation of episodes were the 'scenario' elements were taken out and he actually did blow up everything.

Of course the idea of a Westerner sneaking into a Russian base, jumping into a fully armed fighter, and taking off, and battling back to the West - was obviously a great idea...

... years later, the whole episode was ripped off to become a Clint Eastwood movie called Firefox...

The similarities are rather extreme, then there's that episode of Space: 1999 where a crew come across an abandoned derelict spacecraft, and find a lone creature that attacks the crew and eats them, with one lone survivor escaping in a life pod, whose story is not believed. I think that became a movie or two as well...


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