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Blast From The Past – Stingray

Unlike most of the people in my generation, I was lucky enough to be exposed to the wonders of supermarionation TV shows, including the much-loved Thunderbirds. However, I wasn’t aware of this show until recently seeing it in an io9 article, so I figured I’d share the intro with the rest of you:

A quick plot synopsis from the video description: Gerry Anderson’s third SF supermarionation saga told the adventures of the WASPs (the World Aquanaut Security Patrol) as they explored the oceans and kept the world safe from a variety of perils. The WASP’s main weapon was Stingray, a super-sub under the command of Troy Tempest. Troy’s copilot was Phones, and they were often joined on missions by Marina, a princess of the undersea kingdom of Pacifica.

It’s cool, but I think I’d rather stick to the adventures of International Rescue. Of course, there might not have been a Thunderbirds without Stingray, so I’ll give credit where credit is due.

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