Stage6: Into Infinity

Update: Stage6 shut down on March 1, 2008.

That’s its proper UK name. Here in America it was broadcast as an after-school special on NBC under the title The Day After Tomorrow. It’s not available to buy here in the U.S. and is one of the very rare Gerry Anderson productions. This was post-Space:1999 and marked a turning point in Gerry’s career. It’s also the first production not to use Barry Gray for music.

Also at the Stage6 link are sample episodes of Thunderbirds, Terrahawks, Captain Scarlet, and Fireball XL5. All of these are available here in the U.S. on DVD and can be bought via eBay at seriously-low prices. My suggestion is grab at least one of each. I hope they will entice you to go to purchase the boxed sets.

Another extreme rarity at this link are three of the Fox TV network bastardizations of Thunderbirds. The series was hacked down to 22-minute episodes. Their soundtracks were also stripped off. The Barry Gray music was replaced with terrible synthesizer sounds. The vocal artists were replaced by miscast American voices. About all that remained are some of the original visuals and sound effects. These were available for about $1-$5 a pop on VHS and have never been put on DVD (thank God!). The Stage6 files are from VHS recordings apparently made off the air and have some on-screen VCR artifacts.

Right, to get all that click here.

Sorry, no screensnaps this time. I’ve already shuttled them onto CD-Rs.

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