Sunday, March 14, 2010


I hated this show when it aired on Philippine TV in the 1960s. I thought the characters look so fake and so dead. Of course, I didn't know that at that time, Stingray was a breakthrough marionnet show, the first 'supermarionation' series to be filmed in color. Scrpted by Gerry and Sylvia Anderson, the series ran from 1964-65 which was first screened in the UK before going on syndication in the USA. Stingray was known for its special effects, its haunting music and its submarine scenes that were actually filmed on dry land. But special lighting effects gave the illusion of being underwater, and for two years, Stingray and its crew, headed by the handosme Troy Tempest, enthralled kids as they battled the Titan forces of the deep. This floating propelled model of Stingray comes in its original box and dates to the '60s-- a great find after diving into a heap of junk in a local thrift shop.

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