Supercar

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  • 1961
  • 2 Seasons
  • 6.8  (304)

Supercar was a children's TV show that ran between 1961 and 1962. The show was done by puppets and the technique used was called supermarionation in the closing titles of the last 13 shows. It was first seen on ITV in the United Kingdom and then it would be shown in America in syndication. This TV show was in black-and-white. The show was about a craft that could land and take-off vertically. This craft was first created by Rudolph Popkins and Horatio Beaker. The driver or pilot was Mike Mercury. This team was based in Black Rock, Nevada. Like Thunderbirds, they would rescue people from all over the world. Jimmy Gibson and his pet monkey became members of the team after being saved by Supercar. Garry Anderson produced this show and this show had his trademark sequence of launching of the vehicle. First, there would be the firing of the left and right engines. Then, it would be the opening of the skyward hangar doors and finally, the upward blastoff. Anderson would use this sequence until he made his live action TV show, Space:1999.

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King Kool
13. King Kool
April 29, 1962
The famous ape jazz drummer King Kool lives near a friend of Beaker's. When the Doctor visits his friend, Mitch sneaks into his car to visit his drumming idol.
Transatlantic Cable
12. Transatlantic Cable
April 22, 1962
The undersea transatlantic phone cable is being tampered with. Two divers in the employ of Masterspy are tapping onto it to get top secret information. Supercar is called in to stop them.
The Day Time Stood Still
11. The Day Time Stood Still
April 15, 1962
An alien from a planet of dreams lands on Earth. Mike goes to sleep and begins to dream.
Jailbreak
10. Jailbreak
April 8, 1962
A man hires a helicopter which he intends to use to break a criminal out of jail. After the break out the criminals land at Supercar' s base.
Atomic Witch Hunt
9. Atomic Witch Hunt
April 1, 1962
Miniature atomic bombs are being planted in America. Supercar tracks unidentified submarines to their base where the team become trapped.
70-B-Lo
8. 70-B-Lo
March 25, 1962
Popkiss is seriously ill and needs a blood transfusion. Mike must take Supercar to the North Pole to find the only possible donor.
The Sky's The Limit
7. The Sky's The Limit
April 1, 1962
Masterspy has become incredibly wealthy and offers a billion dollars for Supercar. When refused he plans an attack to get it.
Space for Mitch
6. Space for Mitch
March 11, 1962
A space rocket had been designed which only needs a minimal crew. Bill Gibson is to pilot it but Mitch breaks into it and launches it into space.
Calling Charlie Queen
5. Calling Charlie Queen
March 4, 1962
Lured to a an old house by a strange distress signal the Supercar crew are miniaturised by a mad scientist.
Hi-Jack
4. Hi-Jack
February 25, 1962
A plane piloted by Bill Gibson is hi jacked a group involving Masterspy. Supercar is called on to help.
Operation Superstork
3. Operation Superstork
February 18, 1962
Beaker builds a hot air balloon and the Supercar crew become trapped on it in the air with no way of descending.
Precious Cargo
2. Precious Cargo
February 11, 1962
A wine maker treats his young ward dreadfully. She dreams of being rescued by Supercar. When Popkiss orders some wine from the maker she smuggles herself into the case.
The Runaway Train
1. The Runaway Train
February 4, 1962
Beaker is helping to operate the first atomic train but onboard is a VIP targeted for assassination by Masterspy who sabotages the train.
Description

Supercar was a children's TV show that ran between 1961 and 1962. The show was done by puppets and the technique used was called supermarionation in the closing titles of the last 13 shows. It was first seen on ITV in the United Kingdom and then it would be shown in America in syndication. This TV show was in black-and-white.

The show was about a craft that could land and take-off vertically. This craft was first created by Rudolph Popkins and Horatio Beaker. The driver or pilot was Mike Mercury. This team was based in Black Rock, Nevada. Like Thunderbirds, they would rescue people from all over the world. Jimmy Gibson and his pet monkey became members of the team after being saved by Supercar.

Garry Anderson produced this show and this show had his trademark sequence of launching of the vehicle. First, there would be the firing of the left and right engines. Then, it would be the opening of the skyward hangar doors and finally, the upward blastoff. Anderson would use this sequence until he made his live action TV show, Space:1999.

Supercar is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (40 episodes). The series first aired on January 28, 1961.

Where to Watch Supercar

Supercar is available for streaming on the ITV website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Supercar on demand at Amazon Prime and Amazon.

  • Premiere Date
    January 28, 1961
  • IMDB Rating
    6.8  (304)