- UK tv series with animated puppets (1964-65). AP Films with ATV/ITC. Created Gerry and Sylvia Anderson. Prod Gerry Anderson. The writers were the Andersons (3 episodes), Alan Fennell, Dennis Spooner. 39 25min episodes. Colour.The 3rd of the SuperMarionation puppet sf series for children (Gerry and Sylvia ANDERSON for details) and the first in colour, S was also one of the better. Handsome but irascible Troy Tempest pilotsthe atomic submersible Stingray for WASP (World Aquanaut Security Patrol) and is involved in a love triangle with Marina, lovely but mute daughter of an undersea emperor, and Atlanta, wistful daughter of WASP's crusty commander. Most weeks saw somewhat repetitive undersea menaces defeated, primarily those associated with the evil but incompetent Titans, an "aquaphibian" race. The miniature sets were good (special effects DerekMeddings). Some episodes were later cobbled together as "films" which probably never saw theatrical release but were shown abroad as tv features. One was Invaders from the Deep (1981), made up from the episodes Hostages of the Deep, Emergency Marineville, The Big Gun and Deep Heat,all written by Fennell.PN
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