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Gerry Anderson's SUPERCAR is now on DVD from A&E

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by Steve Hoffman, May 30, 2003.

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  1. Steve Hoffman

    Steve Hoffman Mastering Engineer Your Host Thread Starter

    Goody. When I was a little kid I loved this show. I guess it's because there was a little kid on the show (Jimmy) who got to live with Mike Mercury and two neat lovable scientists and got to ride in a flying car instead of living with his parents and having to go to school and stuff. Oh, and he got to have a monkey, Mitch. Ohh ohh ooh ooh Arrrrhhhh.
     

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  2. Steve Hoffman

    Steve Hoffman Mastering Engineer Your Host Thread Starter

    I just loved these guys!

    Dr. Beeker, Mitch the Monkey, Jimmy, Mike and Prof. Popkiss. Heh.
     

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  3. aashton

    aashton Here for the waters...

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    I've already got my order in for the discs of Fireball XL5 :agree: Gerry Anderson had a natural gift when it came to creating these shows :agree:

    All the best - Andrew
     
  4. JonUrban

    JonUrban SHF Member #497

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    Connecticut
    What is funny is that I am now 50, and the way that I learned (When I was little), the difference between horizontal and vertical, was by this very show. When he lifted off, he would say something like "Commencing vertical drive", then "Engaging Horizonal Drive". I may not have the quotes correct, but this is how I learned the definitions. To this day, I still remember that, and I have not seen this show since the mid '60!!

    It's weird how you learn things!!!

    PS - Fireball XL5 was my favorite GA show.
     
  5. Ed Bishop

    Ed Bishop Incredibly, I'm still here

    And the puppets were no worse than the Rankin/Bass stuff, and just as endearing, although you gotta wonder who came up with the idea that professors had to be bald.:D

    The significance of the monkey--both here and in SPEED RACER(which is also out in a box set)--escapes me. I mean, how many people ever own a chimp? If Sabrina could survive with a talking cat and Wilbur with a talking horse, you'd think a talking dog would have worked just as well.

    ED:cool:
     
  6. Steve Hoffman

    Steve Hoffman Mastering Engineer Your Host Thread Starter

    ME TOO! Funny, eh? They went into great length doing their take off's. I loved that little tape recorder going in the background in the flight control room. It must have been about the size of a little pocket machine with those tiny reels but behind the puppets it looked much bigger....
     
  7. Hawkman

    Hawkman Supercar Gort Staff

    Location:
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    Hell, I just wanted the damn CAR!!!!
     
  8. Steve Hoffman

    Steve Hoffman Mastering Engineer Your Host Thread Starter

    Yeah, that too.

    I really liked the family aspect of the show though. A little band of good guys raising a kid, everyone getting along and fighting the bad guys. Heck, I STILL like it.
     
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    Steve Hoffman Mastering Engineer Your Host Thread Starter

  10. JonUrban

    JonUrban SHF Member #497

    Location:
    Connecticut
    Oooops. Now I have to clean my cache!! :shh:

    This, of course, is another example of the "vertical drive" :D:sigh: ;)
     
  11. Andrew

    Andrew Chairman of the Bored

    I'll have to rent one of those.
     
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