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Aeronauts, The

25-MINUTE GUNG-HO adventures of Ernest Laverdure and Michel Tanguy, young strapping pilots in the French air force. Black and white derring-do which came on before HECTOR’S HOUSE and badly dubbed into English.



  1. Ken Shinn

    May 19, 2009 at 10:37 pm

    Wasn’t “faster than fast” Gigantor, The Space Age Robot? I can’t remember all of the lyrics to The Aeronauts theme, but snippets do come back: “better than best, boys, we pass every test, you’re ahead of the rest when those crime-fightin’ Aeronauts are cuttin’ those bounds, in a fury of sound, you’re a loser all round ‘gainst the crook-catchin’ Aeronauts – so play in the wind, boys, you better give in – ’cause your troubles begin when those TWO DARING AERONAUTS FLYYYY!!!!!” *mad Hammond play-out ending with a sharp honk on brass* – okay, not so much snippets as a fair-sized chunk. Loved that tune. Remember very little about the stories.

  2. Cindylover1969

    May 28, 2009 at 6:46 am

    I’ve got a 2-disc set of French TV themes with the original version’s theme song (“Les Chevaliers du Ciel”) and a whole load of others. “The Flashing Blade” and “Robinson Crusoe” aren’t there, but that doesn’t matter when you get the answer to the question “What would French-made adaptations of “Tom Sawyer” and “Quentin Durward” use as theme songs?” (Respectively: an overdose of harmonicas and banjos, and a really out-of-place ’60s Bardot-esque ballad.)

  3. Aeronaut

    July 9, 2009 at 10:03 pm

    Sing along with the do-or-die Aeronauts theme here:

  4. Ken Shinn

    July 16, 2009 at 10:57 pm

    Aeronaut, you little beauty! Thanks. Is that THE Rick Jones on vocals?

  5. Justin Key

    August 25, 2010 at 11:24 am

    Ken, according to various internet sources that is indeed Rick Jones – he apprently released his version of the theme on single!

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