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Hi Kerry

Thanks for your help in advance. I remember a series shown in the early 80s in the UK on a Saturday morning. It was centered around a silver spaceship and featured, in the first episode, the destruction of a base on Pluto. There was a younger male character together with a grey/black haired scientist who also created the spaceship.

Occasionally a mysterious flying space galleon would appear and, in addition, the spaceship would morph into a transformer like fighting droid.

It was puppet base with not so great special effects.

Any thoughts?

Paras Jethwa

Hello Paras

The puppet TV series you are looking for is called "X-Bomber" aka "Star Fleet" (1980-1981 - 26 episodes.)

It was a Japanese Marionette series created by Go Nagai. (It was like the Japanese version of Gerry Anderson's 'Thunderbirds', 'Terrahawks', 'Stingray'or 'Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons')


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