Stingray/SYN/1964-1965 (Floating Wheelchair / “Hover-chair”)

Commander Samuel “Sam” Shore (voiced by Ray Barrett), gruff disabled officer who operates the control center at Marineville, a division of the World Aquanaut Security Patrol located in California in the year 2065.


Shore was injured while working as a security agent for a deep-sea mining platform. When nefarious sorts attacked the platform, Sam rammed their submersible vehicle with his patrol craft. Subsequently, he lost the use of his legs. Shore now moves about on a hover-chair.

Commander Shore relays orders  to Troy Tempest, the Captain of the Stingray, a super-submarine capable of 600 knots of speed and able to submerge to depths of over 36,000 feet.


Sam Shore in his Hover-chair

Assisting Stone in the control room is Sub-Lieutenant John Horatio Fisher. Stone’s daughter, Lieutenant Atlanta Shore is romantically interested in Troy Tempest.

Troy’s copilot on the Stingray was Phones. They were often joined on missions by Marina, a princess of the undersea kingdom of Pacifica. Marina could breathe under water, but was unable to speak.

WASP’s nemesis is the tyrannical King Titan who rules a race of aquatic warriors known as the Aquaphibians who live in the undersea city of Titanica.

Note: Created by Gerry and Sylvia Anderson, this children’s Supermarionation sci-fi series of 39 half-hour episodes were originally aired on ITV in the United Kingdom and then syndicated in Canada and the United States. The origin of Commander Shore’s disability was revealed on the episode “The Ghost of the Sea.”

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