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#1 kennetzel

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Posted 05 April 2009 - 06:17 PM

Hi All. I recently got the Gerry Anderson Supercar Box Set. I was watching an episode titled "The Lost City" which was about a mad scientist who had an army of robots. I thought they looked familiar. They were also used in a Fireball XL5 episode called "The Granitoid Tanks." They were known as the "Granitoids." But here is a vid cap from the Supercar episode.

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Posted 05 April 2009 - 08:55 PM

Cool - I vaguely remember these guys after all these many years!!!
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#3 Fineas J. Whoopie

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Posted 05 April 2009 - 10:39 PM

What year is this show from? There is something about the quality of photography that reminds me of the Diamond Planet box.
They both share a nuance that I associate with the early 1960's. The Gumby show had that feel too.
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#4 kennetzel

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Posted 05 April 2009 - 10:49 PM

QUOTE(Fineas J. Whoopie @ Apr 5 2009, 10:39 PM) View Post
What year is this show from? There is something about the quality of photography that reminds me of the Diamond Planet box.
They both share a nuance that I associate with the early 1960's. The Gumby show had that feel too.


Supercar was made in 1960. Yeah, I know the feel you mean. Fireball XL5 was 1962 and has the same feel. Here is a pic of those robots from the Granitoid Tanks episode of XL5.

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Posted 07 April 2009 - 03:09 PM

Great find! I had never seen these robots before. Thanks for posting pictures.
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#6 kennetzel

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Posted 07 April 2009 - 10:12 PM

I have Supercar, Fireball XL5, Stingray, Thunderbirds and Captain Scarlet on DVD in the box sets. I just happened to come across the episodes with these bots in them. I just started watching Thunderbirds this week...I'll keep my eyes open for any robots in those shows.
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Posted 08 April 2009 - 07:18 PM

Fantastic detective work Ken,,,,I knew about the Braiman Thunderbird robot but I really had completely forgot these Supercar / Fireball XL 5 robots,although I must have seen them before I used to watch all the episodes when they were originally out and was even in the Supercar club blush.gif I was only about 6 years old though tongue.gif

Edited by Sparkrobot, 08 April 2009 - 07:20 PM.

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