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Postby AndyThomas » Tue Mar 13, 2012 9:27 am

And I thought Star Fleet was obscure.  As you may or may not know, a lot of the science fiction / fantasy shows of the 80s / 90s showing in the UK were produced by Australia and New Zealand production companies.  Stuff like Ocean Girl, Spellbinder, the Girl from Tomorrow.You know when you get a memory of something in your head and you just have to figure out what it was?  I've had one for years that I accidentally found out was a film called Terrornauts.  This one was something else again.I remembered an alien fleet, a predator-esque creature, a volcano, someone dying, an eruption.  No combination of these as search terms brought anything up.  Frustrating - I could remember the plot but wasn't sure if it was a TV series or film.  But it was a kids show.  So I tried finding other shows and then went on Youtube to see if it would be shown as a similar video.  No joy.Eventually I trawled Wikipedia and found a sort of uber-list of science fiction shows.  And there, lo and behold (and thankfully quite high up alphabetically!) was The Boy from Andromeda.  Stick that in a Google image search and, well, you don't get a hell of a lot.  But you can see Drom, the alien character, who is trying to stop his fleet getting wrecked by an automated weapon system of his race's own design - a New Zealand volcano.There's precious little detail on the series anywhere else, which I find really odd because I have quite clear but fragmented memories of it.  Do any of you remember it?  Putting this page into Google Translate (auto detect the language) may help jog your memory:The Boy from AndromedaYou can imagine that Avatar didn't help when I was originally searching for blue skinned alien!



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Postby Crash » Tue Mar 13, 2012 7:53 pm

One cartoon that strikes me is a show with 3 male characters with iron-man-like power armour (in different colours).They had a space station, operated by a girl called Krystal, and they fought various aliens.I remember one black creature that fed off electricity. They had it in a cell at first and it broke free after putting its claw into an electrical socket.I think it may have been called the Champions but I can't find info on it.
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Postby Shane » Tue Mar 13, 2012 9:23 pm

I think the show you speak of is The Centurions, and pretty badass it was too!http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pkiqbsaX ... re=related
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Postby Vanessa » Tue Mar 13, 2012 11:56 pm

Thinking back, I do have a very vague recollection of a childrens show I saw in the 80's and I've never been able to find anything at all about it since. It was a puppet show, (although not Sci-Fi, sorry) and there were various characters played by animals, a bit like Wind in the Willows. There was a racing car, and a big race during the show. I think the main characters may have lived on the top of a hill or something... Can't for the life of me remember much more. Any ideas anyone? It can't be just me that remembers this...
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Postby AndyThomas » Wed Mar 14, 2012 2:29 pm


(Crash Override @ Mar. 13 2012,20:53)QUOTEOne cartoon that strikes me is a show with 3 male characters with iron-man-like power armour (in different colours).They had a space station, operated by a girl called Krystal, and they fought various aliens.I remember one black creature that fed off electricity. They had it in a cell at first and it broke free after putting its claw into an electrical socket.I think it may have been called the Champions but I can't find info on it.Centurions, no, never heard of them. Oh wait, hang on, didn't I...?!Centurions at SFXB - closer than you might have thought!
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Postby Shane » Wed Mar 14, 2012 5:36 pm

I only found out recently that there were 2 additional members of the team featured in later episodes. Their weapon systems were a bit pants though judging by a youtube compilation clip.
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Postby Crash » Wed Mar 14, 2012 8:01 pm

I had seen that page years ago and hadn't made the connection.Thanks guysDownload in progress ... :http://isohunt.com/torrent_details/256555781/centurions
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Postby felice » Wed Mar 14, 2012 10:57 pm

I vaguely recall being aware of Boy From Andromeda, but didn't watch it. Maybe it will get a DVD release eventually? Earlier NZ SF TV Under the Mountain (far superior to the recent movie version!) and Children of the Dog Star have been released relatively recently.

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Postby Vanessa » Thu Mar 15, 2012 12:44 pm

Children of the Dog Star, I do remember that one. I might have been a little old for it at the time, but it does ring a bell...
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Postby FZeroOne » Fri Mar 23, 2012 7:15 pm


(Vanessa @ Mar. 14 2012,00:56)QUOTEThinking back, I do have a very vague recollection of a childrens show I saw in the 80's and I've never been able to find anything at all about it since. It was a puppet show, (although not Sci-Fi, sorry) and there were various characters played by animals, a bit like Wind in the Willows. There was a racing car, and a big race during the show. I think the main characters may have lived on the top of a hill or something... Can't for the life of me remember much more. Any ideas anyone? It can't be just me that remembers this... Vanessa, this is a very long shot, but the show you're thinking of wasn't "Chorlton and the Wheelies"...?http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0UYMlV7kSZUI used to watch "Centurions". I was an anime snob even then, I sort of liked it but didn't think the animation was as good as "Battle of the Planets"...!
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