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With its emphasis on fast-paced, underwater action/adventure, Stingray is an entertaining, half-hour TV program featuring puppet-people, or marionettes, acting out the stories on miniature, elaborately-built sets.
Created by Gerry Anderson, British, producer, writer and director, Stingray is the name given to a fantastically sleek and highly-sophisticated combat sub that has the awesome power to travel at 600 knots per hour and submerge to depths of 36,000 feet.
Set at the fictitious base in Marineville, California (in the year 2065), this mid-1960s TV show is really quite enjoyable to watch and it is often unintentionally hilarious, especially when the puppet people (with their over-sized heads and blank stares) stiffly move around the mini-sets, carrying on as if they were real, human actors, or whatever.
The Stingray sub is commanded by the dashing and brave Captain Troy Tempest who takes his orders from the head of the "World Aquanaut Security Patrol" (WASP), Commander Samuel Shore, who operates from WASP's land-based headquarters in Marineville.
On a regular basis Troy Tempest and his loyal Stingray partner, George "Phones" Sheridan, are having to deal with the destructively diabolical doings initiated by the wicked warlord, Titan, king of the ruthless Aquaphibians from the undersea city of Titanica.
You can be sure that (when it comes to saving the day) Troy Tempest is right on the job, seeing that justice will be served.
Filmed in living color, Stingray was a weekly show that ran for only one season.
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