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Magic Boomerang, The

ANTIPODEAN ANTIQUE no doubt burnt/drowned/disintegrated long ago, but still kicking around the outpatients of a few minds. Requisite Freckled Child finds boomerang which when thrown makes “all time stand still” (as stentorian voiceover patiently informed every week). As long as the boomerang remained aloft our hero could dash between, say, warring adults and replace the baddies’ axe with a stick of celery or liquorice pipe. Special effects weren’t that convincing, however: despite “all time standing still”, the action was always shot against a background of trees which continued to sway in the wind, while the “frozen” actors would waver and tremble as though this was the fifteenth take.

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