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K01 - Invaders from the Deep
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Air Date November 24, 1988
Movie Director David Lane
Year 1981
Cast Robert Easton, Ray Barrett, Don Mason, Lois Maxwell
Preceded by K00 - The Green Slime
Followed by K02 - Revenge of the Mysterons from Mars

The Movie

Synopsis

In 1981, four episodes of Stingray (apparently "Hostages of the Deep", "The Big Gun", "Emergency Marineville," and "Deep Heat") were edited together to form a feature-length film version of the series titled Invaders from the Deep. [1]

Set in the year 2065 in the underwater world of Marineville, the surface world is united under one government and is at peace. Having conquered the galaxy, man has turned his attention to the exploration of inner space, the oceans that cover three-fifths of the world and provide a vital new source of mineral resources. But this inner sanctum is peopled by many alien races who are hostile to the surface people, whom they see as invaders of their domain. One group, the Aquaphibians, a race of undersea warriors ruled by Titan, have sworn to invade the surface world and destroy the forces of the World Security Patrol, an international organization set up to preserve world peace. [2]

At the hub of this organization is the World Aquanaut Security Patrol (WASP), an ocean police force which patrols the seas of the world, protecting it from enemy threats. WASP's most powerful asset is the sleek and deadly underwater craft the "Stingray," captained by the enigmatic Troy Tempest. [3]

Information

Created by the legendary Gerry Anderson, Stingray was the precursor to Thunderbirds, the smash hit series. Made in 1964, Stingray made television history, as it was the first British television series to be filmed entirely in color - a move designed to ensure an American TV slot. In the UK, the series was initially broadcast in black and white, as the official launch of color television on this side of the Atlantic was not until 1967. However, latter-day repeats of the perennially popular Stingray adventures have been transmitted in their full color glory. [4]

The Episode

This episode is one of three missing episodes which were either never recorded or no fan recording has been discovered.

Host Segments

Prologue: Joel introduces this week's movie, Invaders from the Deep, which "The Guys at the Station" (not the Mads) sent him a notice about.

Segment 2 Joel discovers one of the flower's on the SOL is sick. He calls up for Gypsy to come have a look at it, but she only winds up sniffing the flower, thus getting the virus.[1]

Obscure References

Notes

  • This page may contain segments currently not known and therefore not listed.
  • Beeper is mentioned in this episode, but it is currently unknown if he was still the same pre-Servo puppet from the pilot episode, or if he was now officially the regular Servo puppet but was only refered to the name in the episode.
  • The prologue segment would later be used as a clip in K17 - Time of the Apes.
  • A copy of this episode is known to exist in the MST3K archives, and Jim Mallon posted some segments on the official MST3K website.

References

  1. Genesis clip


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