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Tanks for the memoryANYTHING CAN happen in the next half dozen observations. As long, that is, as it involves lengthy shots of that mechanical fish thing leaping up and down above the sea’s surface, enigmatic sideways glances from mute mermoid Aqua Marina, equally lengthy shots of that big floating skyscraper on stilts thing folding itself away at a moment’s notice, Troy Tempest skipping along the sea bed in a giant goldfish bowl, a few over-sized model clams mooching alongside real guppy fish, and some stuffy bon mots swapped betwixt principal characters over cigars just before the end credits. Was that half a dozen?



  1. Paul

    November 13, 2009 at 5:47 pm

    I used to have nightmares about the Oogly Googly men who drove the fish-submarines. Well scary.

  2. Applemask

    November 14, 2009 at 12:46 am

    So did my dad, except he called them Obbly-Obbly men. Technically they were called Aquaphibians.

  3. Richard Davies

    October 20, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    I remember this being dug of of the archives for a holiday run in 1987, about the last time any of Gerry Anderson’s shows were on ITV?

  4. THX 1139

    July 19, 2020 at 12:04 am

    Now forever linked in my mind with Phil Cool. “Marina… Aqua Marina… What is that strange smell of fish whenever you’re near…?”

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