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Stingray

Running for 39 episodes from October 4th 1964 to June 27th 1965, Stingray  was created Gerry and Sylvia Anderson (Thunderbirds, Space: 1999) and filmed using their classic SUPERMARIONATION technique.

The flagship of the World Aquanaut Security Patrol (W.A.S.P.), Stingray is the world’s most highly sophisticated submarine, capable of speeds of over 600 knots and the ability to submerge to the very bottom of the Earth’s oceans. Under the command of the square-jawed and heroic Captain Troy Tempest (voiced by Don Mason), and George Lee “Phones” Sheridan (voiced by Robert Easton), Stingray explores the most treacherous depths of our waters and protects the world from the perils that lurk undersea.

In the first episode “Stingray” a World Security Patrol submarine is mysteriously destroyed resulting in Troy and Phones being assigned to investigate. Unfortunately they are captured by the Aquaphibians and sentenced to death by King Titan of Titanica. Luckily they meet Marina, a mute young woman from the undersea city of Pacifica (who can breathe on land and under water) who was enslaved by King Titan of Titanica. Marina defects to the W.A.S.P. and helps them escape. She quickly becomes Troy’s love interest.

The series’ closing titles focus on the love triangle between Troy, Marina and Atlanta. They feature Troy singing “Aqua Marina” – a song about his feelings for Marina, performed by Gary Miller with soprano backing vocals – while Atlanta gazes wistfully at his photograph.

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