Did these classic British sci-fi shows star puppets or people?

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The United Kingdom was quite obsessed with puppets back in the Sixties. Sorry, marionettes. Sorry, supermarionettes.

The husband-and-wife production team of Gerry and Sylvia Anderson were the pioneers of "Supermarionation." They used the string-dangled puppets in several sci-fi shows such as… well, we're not giving that away.

But the BBC also offered other cult classics beyond Doctor Who. We've gathered some British classics from the 1960s and 1970s. All you have to do is guess whether they (primarily) starred puppets or real human actors!

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  1. Thunderbirds
  2. Space: 1999
  3. The Tomorrow People
  4. Stingray
  5. Supercar
  6. Timeslip
  7. Joe 90
  8. Sapphire & Steel
  9. Fireball XL5
  10. Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons
  11. Adam Adamant Live!
  12. UFO
  13. Blake's 7
  14. The Secret Service
  15. Space Patrol

Did these classic British sci-fi shows star puppets or people?

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verch 2 months ago
7/15 can’t tell a puppet from a person
JimmyD 2 months ago
13/15. Some of these I have never heard of. UFO is one of my all time favorite British sci fi shows.
PJSUL 2 months ago
15/15 For me these were some of the best shows ever created. Gerry Anderson was the British version of Walt Disney. Fireball XL5 blew me away as a kid. Both his Supermarionation and Human actor shows are amazing. Hope some of them will show up on Me TV.
BrianMoore 2 months ago
11 out of 15. Is MeTV bringing British super marionette shows to the schedule? Oh, please let them replace Saved by the Bell.
vinman63 BrianMoore 2 months ago
I agree, Lancelot Link, Secret Chimp would be an improvement.
DanielZabo 2 months ago
7/15 just what I expected. Because I’ve never heard of any of these BLOODY shows.
scp 2 months ago
13 out of 15. Not bad since I didn't really know several of them.
MichaelSkaggs 2 months ago
12 out of 15. Almost all of them I read about in the late, great sci-fi film magazine, "Starlog."
AmyandSandy 2 months ago
6/15. The few times my husband and I have the same score
grandpa5741 2 months ago
10/15 all guesses and never saw any of these shows. 😀

DanielZabo grandpa5741 2 months ago
You faired way better than my pot luck guesses 7/15. Good job with the 50/50 on each guess .
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KJExpress 2 months ago
10/15 and mostly guesses. I vaguely remember seeing Stingray as a kid. My brother got me a Thunderbirds dvd for Christmas a few years ago, mostly as a joke. It was a hoot watching it. 😀
paulat0805 2 months ago
11 out of 15. Mostly guesses though - I only remember seeing Thunderbirds and Supercar and they were both played on Canadian channels that were received in Michigan Interesting quiz!
Dr_Zachary_Smith 2 months ago
15/15. Loved Gerry Anderson shows.
AlbertHanson 2 months ago
11/15. I don't remember all of these appearing on US television.
Stoney AlbertHanson 2 months ago
Me either. I had to guess a lot (10/15).
bsantaniello 2 months ago
10/15. I had to have a Fireball XL5 lunchbox when I was in second grade. Being a girl it was considered a boys lunch box. I carried on about how great it was and I did get it. I thought it was so cool. After that I had a laugh in one. I still have the thermos from the laugh in lunch box. 😝
CaptChris 2 months ago
13/15... Used to watch Blake's 7 when I was stationed in the UK. Good show!
FestusFan2312 2 months ago
10/15 and that was pure guesswork on most. The only one I remember is Fireball XL5.
retro6 2 months ago
6/15. I literally only recalled the first four
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