"I'd like to share with you a few of our adventures from our spaceship, NEBULA-75..."

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When the social distancing and lockdown measures of 2020 all but halted global film and television drama production, a thought occurred to the team at Century 21 Films. While more conventional dramas with human casts and vast crews now posed a logistical nightmare to all involved, the heroes of Supermarionation hold no risk of  coughing or sneezing on one another! In this very strange time, the decision was made to see what sort of "Superisolation" production could be put together under these extremely odd circumstances. The result is NEBULA-75, a short-form puppet drama that follows in the tradition of 1960s favourites while offering something brand new at the same time .

 

Although team members from around the world contributed remotely to pre and post production, the entirety of the filming for NEBULA-75 was undertaken by a crew of three who happened to already live together in a small flat in London. Their living room was transformed into a makeshift movie studio – with bookshelves, cardboard boxes and other household objects becoming the interior of the show's hero spacecraft. This flat was  also fortunately home to many of the puppets, props, and costumes that have been accumulated over the course of different productions.

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FORMAT

Stranded in the far reaches of space by forces unknown, the crew of the intrepid

NEPTUNE-75 investigate stars, planets, and beings hitherto unknown by mankind.

COMMANDER RAY NEPTUNE

Intrepid, heroic and level headed, Commander Neptune didn’t quite know what he was in for when he was assigned to the NEBULA-75. A man in uniform commanding a crew made up of members of the public who just aren’t used to the rigours of space, he will always do his best to keep those under his care safe and happy. 

 

DOCTOR ASTEROID

Fastidious and knowledgeable, Doctor Asteroid can sometimes care a little too much about the well-being of his patients. His heart is in the right place even when his appetite isn’t.

 

ATHENA

A mysterious telepath from a race known as the Space Maidens, Athena is an unexpected arrival aboard the NEBULA-75. 

 

CIRCUIT

Ramshackle and rusty, Circuit is nevertheless a valuable member of the NEBULA-75 crew. Always at the ready, he is an all purpose robot capable of piloting the ship, combatting intruders and making the tea.

 

DIRECTED AND FILMED BY

Stephen La Rivière

 

PRODUCED BY

Andrew T. Smith

 

POST PRODUCTION & SPECIAL EFFECTS BY

Justin T. Lee

Elliot Pavelin

 

ART DEPARTMENT

Geraldine Donaldson

 

MODEL DESIGNER

Hilton Fitzsimmons

 

PUPPET SCULPTORS

Stephen Mansfield

Mary Turner

 

PUPPETS BUILD BY

Barry Davies

Toby Chamberlain

 

PUPPETRY SUPERVISION

Elliot Pavelin

 

COSTUME DESIGNER

Liz Comstock-Smith

TELEPLAY

Stephen La Rivière

Andrew T. Smith

 

CHARACTER VOICES

Justin T. Lee

Stephen La Rivière

 

MUSIC COMPOSED AND DIRECTED BY

Barry Gray

 

BARRY GRAY ARCHIVE

Ralph Titterton

Catherine Ford

 

PRODUCTION MANAGER

Sue Buck

 

WITH THANKS TO

Nigel Heath

 

INTERGALACTIC FINANCING BY

Steve Leonard

 

Lo Budget Recording System

A Century 21 Films Production

Filmed in Supermarionation and Superisolation

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