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Jumanji: The Next LevelJumanji: The Next Level (2019)
Dir. Jake Kasdan
Feat. Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Karen Gillan
The cast of the successful, enjoyable reboot return for more jungle fantasy adventure, this time to rescue one of their own through braving parts…
Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of SkywalkerStar Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker (2019)
Dir. J.J. Abrams
Feat. Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Adam Driver
The conflict between the Jedi and the Sith escalates in this dazzling conclusion to the Skywalker saga from director J.J. Abrams, backed by…
A Wrinkle in TimeA Wrinkle in Time (2018)
Dir. Ava DuVernay
Feat. Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Storm Reid
High–pitched Disney fantasy that follows a young woman and friends through space in search of her missing father who is held in the clutches of…
BumblebeeBumblebee (2018)
Dir. Travis Knight
Feat. Hailee Steinfeld, John Cena, Jorge Lendeborg Jr.
This sixth installment in the live–action Transformers film series gets a fresh, family–friendly "reboot" with a 1980s period setting…
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of GrindelwaldFantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018)
Dir. David Yates
Feat. Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler
Second installment in the Fantastic Beasts film series, following Newt Scamander and Albus Dumbledore as they go up against the dark wizard Gellert…
Jurassic World: Fallen KingdomJurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018)
Dir. Juan Antonio Bayona
Feat. Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Rafe Spall
Sequel to JURASSIC WORLD (2015) and part of a planned trilogy, this creature feature blockbuster keeps the franchise alive with a fun, if…
Solo: A Star Wars StorySolo: A Star Wars Story (2018)
Dir. Ron Howard
Feat. Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson, Paul Bettany
Han Solo gets his own movie in this stand–alone Star Wars anthology film, taking place a decade prior to the events of A New Hope, where Han…
Power RangersPower Rangers (2017)
Dir. Dean Israelite
Feat. Dacre Montgomery, Naomi Scott, RJ Cyler
Reboot of the fondly remembered teen super–hero TV Series, where aliens attack a small town and five ordinary adolescents must call upon their…
Transformers: The Last KnightTransformers: The Last Knight (2017)
Dir. Michael Bay
Feat. Mark Wahlberg, Josh Duhamel, Stanley Tucci
A cacophonous plot and state–of–the–art special effects mark this fifth installment of the franchise, a largely…
Rogue One: A Star Wars StoryRogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) Recommended
Dir. Gareth Edwards
Feat. Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Alan Tudyk
The phenomenal mythology of Star Wars expands again with this first of the "standalone" films, a suitably epic adventure that inaugurates a fresh…
PixelsPixels (2015)
Dir. Chris Columbus
Feat. Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Michelle Monaghan
Adam Sandler and pals must use their old–school gaming skills to save the world after aliens misinterpret video feeds of classic arcade games…
TomorrowlandTomorrowland (2015) Recommended
Dir. Brad Bird
Feat. George Clooney, Britt Robertson, Hugh Laurie
Disney live–action adventure that allies a scientifically–curious teenage girl and a former boy–genius inventor (Clooney) who…
Earth to EchoEarth to Echo (2014) Recommended
Dir. Dave Green
Feat. Teo Halm
A group of kids band together to help a stranded alien make its way back to its home planet in this spirited homage to E.T. and the stargazing family…
HomeHome (2014) Recommended
Dir. Tim Johnson
Feat. Jim Parsons, Rihanna , Steve Martin
An alien on the run from his own people, lands on Earth and makes friends with the adventurous Tip, who is on a quest of her own.
Escape from Planet EarthEscape from Planet Earth (2013)
Dir. Cal Brunker
An interplanetary adventurer is captured on Earth, prompting his family to mount a daring rescue mission. Serviceable family animation adventure…
Nowhere Boys (TV Series)Nowhere Boys (TV Series) (2013) Recommended
Feat. Darci McDonald, Dougie Baldwin, Joel Lok
Australian fantasy action–adventure series that follows four teenage boys who get lost in the forest and discover, when they return home, that…
Journey 2: The Mysterious IslandJourney 2: The Mysterious Island (2012)
Dir. Brad Peyton
Feat. Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson, Michael Caine, Josh Hutcherson
The Rock and friends return for this hammy, high–wire sequel to JOURNEY TO THE CENTRE OF THE EARTH, with the intrepid explorers taking on the…
Mars Needs MomsMars Needs Moms (2011)
Dir. Simon Wells
Feat. Seth Green, Joan Cusack, Dan Fogler
A young kid comes to appreciate just how much he needs his mother when she is kidnapped by Martians, who plan to steal her 'mom–ness' for their…
Last Airbender, TheLast Airbender, The (2010)
Dir. M. Night Shyamalan
Feat. Noah Ringer, Dev Patel, Nicola Peltz
Based on the weirdly popular Nickelodeon series, this cheesy live–action version from know–it–all director M. Night Shyamalan was…
99 (Nine) (2009) Aro Favourite
Dir. Shane Acker
Feat. Christopher Plummer, Martin Landau, John C. Reilly
Successfully expanded from an Oscar–nominated animated short, this quite extra–ordinary fable pits nine thumb–sized creations…
Ben 10: Alien SwarmBen 10: Alien Swarm (2009)
Dir. Alex Winter
Feat. Ryan Kelley, Galadriel Stineman
Second installment of the BEN 10 live action series follows Ben, a boy with super–hero powers granted by a magical wristwatch, go on a quest to…
Black LightningBlack Lightning (Chernaya Molniya) (2009)
Dir. Dmitriy Kisselev, Aleksandr Voytinskiy
Feat. Grigoriy Dobrygin, Ekaterina Vilkova, Viktor Verzhbitskiy
Timur Bekmambetov–produced action–adventure, about a poor Russian student who's gifted a used car by his father for his birthday.…
Dragonball EvolutionDragonball Evolution (2009)
Dir. James Wong
Feat. Justin Chatwin, Chow Yun-Fat, Emmy Rossum
Live–action feature based on the popular anime series DRAGONBALL Z sees a young warrior compete with an evil Lord to collect seven powerful…
K-9 (TV Series)K-9 (TV Series) (2009)
K9 the robotic dog and his trio of teen companions, defeat aliens, defuse evil plots and protect the world from whatever comes through the holes in…
Monsters vs AliensMonsters vs Aliens (2009) Recommended
Dir. Rob Letterman, Conrad Vernon
Rollicking animated flick in which Reese Witherspoon's "50 Ft. Woman" leads a rag–tag group of 'B–movie' monsters kept secret by the…
Planet 51Planet 51 (2009)
Dir. Jorge Blanco, Javier Abad
Cosmic comedy sees a less–than–stellar astronaut land on supposedly uninhabited Planet 51 only to find little green people living in what…
Race To Witch MountainRace To Witch Mountain (2009)
Dir. Andy Fickman
Feat. Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson, Tom Everett Scott, AnnaSophia Robb
A flashy but bland reboot of the 1975 Disney film ESCAPE TO WITCH MOUNTAIN that sees Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson play a cab driver who inadvertently…
Under the MountainUnder the Mountain (2009)
Dir. Jonathan King
Feat. Tom Cameron, Sophie McBride, Sam Neill
The special effects are right up to spec, and it's a step up for the director of BLACK SHEEP, but in souping up its source material for a teenage…
Ben 10: Alien Force (TV Series) Ben 10: Alien Force (TV Series) (2008)
The return of Cartoon Network's adventure animation series 'Ben 10' taking place 5 years on from the original series. A now more mature…
CJ7CJ7 (Cheung Gong 7 hou) (2008) Aro Favourite
Dir. Stephen Chow (Chiao)
Feat. Stephen Chow (Chiao)
Hong Kong superstar Stephen Chow turns his directing talents to the family–friendly fantasy, playing a dirt–poor father who surprises his…
Journey to the Centre of the EarthJourney to the Centre of the Earth (2008)
Dir. Eric Brevig
Feat. Brendan Fraser, Josh Hutcherson, Anita Briem
A "rollercoaster" entertainment based very loosely on Jules Verne's famous novel, this version sees a contemporary trio embarking on an inadvertent…
Speed Racer Speed Racer (2008)
Dir. Lilly Wachowski, Lana Wachowski
Feat. Emile Hirsch, Christina Ricci, John Goodman
The Wachowskis(THE MATRIX) take the wheel in this hyperactive version of 60s animation series SPEED RACER, with the eponymous hero (Hirsch) battling…
Star Wars - The Clone WarsStar Wars - The Clone Wars (2008)
Dir. Dave Filoni
Watered down kids animation from the STAR WARS franchise, focusing on the Jedi Knights battle to retain peace in the galaxy during the…
Tamagotchi The MovieTamagotchi The Movie (2008)
Kids movie based on the popular 'virtual pet' toys sees a child from Earth being inadvertently sent to the Tamagotchi Planet, where mischief and…
Wall-E Wall-E (2008) Aro Favourite
Dir. Andrew Stanton
Another stroke of Pixar genius, this time one for our conservationist times, this is the delightful eco–tale of the last surviving "waste…
Battle for TerraBattle for Terra (2007)
Dir. Aristomenis Tsirbas
Feat. Evan Rachel Wood, Brian Cox, James Garner
A peaceful alien race comes under siege from a human race starved of natural resources in this animated sci–fi adventure. Owen Wilson and Evan…
Doctor Strange - The Sorceror SupremeDoctor Strange - The Sorceror Supreme (2007)
Dir. Jay Oliva
Another popular comic book adaptation from the Marvel animated stable: here, the ‘Dr. Strange’ series makes for a fantastical world’s end…
Doctor Who (Animated TV Series)Doctor Who (Animated TV Series) (2007)
Feat. David Tennant, Freema Agyeman, Anthony Head
Animated spin–offs that aim predominantly at a younger audience, but have enough well–crafted animation locations and clever technique to…
Last Mimzy, TheLast Mimzy, The (2007)
Dir. Robert Shaye
Feat. Rhiannon Leigh Wryn, Chris O'Neil
Bro and sis develop amazing mental powers when they uncover a mysterious black box full of objects including Mimzy, a stuffed rabbit, sent from the…
Martian ChildMartian Child (2007)
Dir. Menno Meyjes
Feat. John Cusack, Joan Cusack, Amanda Peet
Nicely judged performances from a quality cast lend weight to this rather feathery, maudlin tale of a lonely sci–fi author who adopts an…
Seeker, The - The Dark is RisingSeeker, The - The Dark is Rising (2007)
Dir. David L Cunningham
Feat. Alexander Ludwig, Ian McShane, Christopher Eccleston
Choppy big screen adaptation of Susan Cooper's popular children's series, which pits a chosen young boy against Christopher Eccleston, Ian McShane,…
Ben 10: Race Against Time Ben 10: Race Against Time (2006)
Dir. Alex Winter
Feat. Graham Phillips, Lee Majors
Live–action version of the kid's animation phenomenon about a boy wonder with a magic wristwatch who must protect the earth from a space…
Maddigan's Quest (TV Series)Maddigan's Quest (TV Series) (2006)
Feat. Michael Hurst, Timothy Balme, Danielle Cormack
Nicely–produced local series for children – adapted from Margaret Mahy's bestseller – set in a post–technological future…
Tales From EarthseaTales From Earthsea (Gedo senki) (2006)
Dir. Goro Miyazaki
The animated feature debut from Goro Miyazaki, son of Hayao, based on Ursula K Le Guin's popular 'Earthsea' novels, this is a commendable addition to…
Ultimate AvengersUltimate Avengers (2006)
Dir. Bob Richardson
Slim, cheerfully low–grade Marvel animated feature which unites six iconic superheroes (Captain America, The Hulk, etc.) in a fight against…
Zoom - Academy for SuperheroesZoom - Academy for Superheroes (2006)
Dir. Peter Hewitt
Feat. Tim Allen, Courteney Cox, Chevy Chase
Tim Allen plays a has–been caped crusader, recruited in his twilight to train four gifted children with superpowers into a new…
Fantastic FourFantastic Four (2005) Recommended
Dir. Tim Story
Feat. Ioan Gruffudd, Jessica Alba, Chris Evans
A surprisingly fetching adaptation of Stan "Spider–man" Lee's tale of a group of astronauts transformed by accidental exposure to cosmic…
RobotsRobots (2005) Recommended
Dir. Chris Wedge, Carlos Saldanha
Set in a future world inhabited totally by robot creatures, this sparky animation from the creators of ICE AGE ratchets through its thriller plot…
Sky HighSky High (2005)
Dir. Mike Mitchell
Feat. Michael Angarano, Kurt Russell, Kelly Preston
Likeable family comedy set in a future where superheroes are trained as teenagers at special schools, such as the 'Sky High' of the title, before…
Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the SithStar Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005)
Dir. George Lucas
Feat. Hayden Christensen, Natalie Portman, Ewan McGregor
Dir. George Lucas completes his blockbusting space opera saga with a gratifying flourish, providing certainly the most thrilling of the 'prequels'…
Transformers Cybertron (TV Series)Transformers Cybertron (TV Series) (2005)
The Transformers revival continues with this latest addition to the popular animated series.
ZathuraZathura (A Space Adventure) (2005) Recommended
Dir. Jon Favreau
Feat. Dax Shepard, Kristen Stewart, Tim Robbins
Highly effective 'sequel of sorts' to JUMANJI, with two squabbling kid brothers unearthing a strange clockwork boardgame in the basement, which upon…
Howl's Moving CastleHowl's Moving Castle (2004) Aro Favourite
Dir. Hayao Miyazaki
Yet another miraculous animated odyssey from Hayao Miyazaki, who finds a perfect vehicle in the English fantasy novel by Diana Wynne Jones, about a…
ThunderbirdsThunderbirds (2004)
Dir. Jonathan Frakes
Feat. Bill Paxton, Ben Kingsley, Barry Corbet
A live–action replay of the classic 60s sci–fi series which bears more relation to generic teen adventure than the spirit of the…
Transformers Energon (TV Series)Transformers Energon (TV Series) (2004)
Dir. Jun Kawagoe, Yutaka Sato
Fairly creditable sequel to the original animation series (following on from Transformers: Armada), with the Autobots and Decepticons living in peace…
Astro Boy (TV Series)Astro Boy (TV Series) (2003)
An updated English–language version of the cult 60s TV Series, reprising the jet–powered robot lad and his adventures. Volume 1…
Bionicle: Mask of LightBionicle: Mask of Light (2003)
Animated spectacular from the makers of 'Lego', set on a half–mystical/half–futuristic islands of Mata Nui. Subject to a devious plot…
Star Wars - The Clone Wars (TV Series)Star Wars - The Clone Wars (TV Series) (2003)
Animated Star Wars 'micro' series set between EPISODE II: ATTACK OF THE CLONES and EPISODE III: REVENGE OF THE SITH, detailing the grand–scale…
Spirited AwaySpirited Away (2002) Aro Favourite
Dir. Hayao Miyazaki
Feat. Miyu Hiragi, Miyu Irino
Animation visionary Hayao Miyazaki gets to fully unlock his boundless imagination through the otherworldly adventures of an innocent young girl that…
Jimmy Neutron - Boy GeniusJimmy Neutron - Boy Genius (2001) Recommended
Dir. John A Davis
Sophisticated animated feature from Nickelodeon TV is a mite hyperactive but is breathtaking in design and has a captivating story that will…
Reboot (TV Series)Reboot (TV Series) (2001)
Dir. Steve Ball, Gavin Blair
Feat. Michael Benyaer, Sharon Alexander, Kathleen Barr
Popular Canadian CGI series set in a computer system where a group of sprites must defend their territory known as the 'Mainframe' from viruses and…
Amazon (Amazone) (2000)
Dir. Phillipe De Broca
Feat. Jean-Paul Belmondo, Arielle Dombasle
Convoluted sci–fi adventure has jewel thief Belmondo stumbling upon an alien visitor in the guise of a twelve year old girl. Almost…
Buzz Lightyear of Star Command - The Adventure BeginsBuzz Lightyear of Star Command - The Adventure Begins (2000)
Dir. Tad Stones
The TOY STORY character spins–off into his own franchise (still with Tim Allen’s voice) for an animated space–adventure battling…
Bicentennial ManBicentennial Man (1999)
Dir. Chris Columbus
Feat. Robin Williams, Sam Neill, Embeth Davidtz
The indefatigable Robin Williams extends his range into the robotic, playing a household android who, over the course of 200 years learns what it is…
Dragonball Z (TV Series)Dragonball Z (TV Series) (1999)
A violent Japanese children’s animation that features standoffs between various good and evil characters. Rather repetitive after a while, though…
My Favourite MartianMy Favourite Martian (1999)
Dir. Donald Petrie
Feat. Jeff Daniels, Christopher Lloyd
Family sci–fi comedy based on the US 60s TV series, with Jeff Daniels as the ordinary Joe who harbours a stranded extra–terrestrial…
Thunder Stone (TV Series)Thunder Stone (TV Series) (1999)
Feat. Jeffrey Walker, Kate Keltie
Effective Aussie sci–fi kid's series of a heroic teenager who exists in a future where all animals have become extinct, once he figures out the…
Body TroopersBody Troopers (1998)
Dir. Vibeke Idsoe
Feat. Adolf Bjerke, Sigve Boe, Leif Dubard
An adventure of the non–precocious variety, in which an 8–year–old boy is shrunk and injected into his sick grandfather's…
City of Lost ChildrenCity of Lost Children (1995) Aro Favourite
Dir. Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Marc Caro
Feat. Ron Perlman, Daniel Emilfork, Judith Vittet
Visual wonderstuff from the unique genius pairing of the creators of DELICATESSEN, this is as good a follow up as one could wish for. While…
Earthworm Jim (TV Series)Earthworm Jim (TV Series) (1995-1996)
Feat. Dan Castellaneta
The groovy guardian of goodness, together with sidekick Peter Puppy, valiantly dig up the dirt on galactic evil–doers, in this often silly,…
Whisper of the HeartWhisper of the Heart (1995) Recommended
Dir. Yoshifumi Kondo
A bookish, teenage girl grows into maturity through her love for a lad who wishes to be an Italian–trained violin–maker. With only…
Fantastic Four (TV Series)Fantastic Four (TV Series) (1994-1995)
An animated TV series, in which Marvel Comic's superhero foursome – Mr. Fantastic, Invisible Woman, Human Torch and The Thing – battle…
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2: The Secret of the OozeTeenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2: The Secret of the Ooze (1991)
Dir. Michael Pressman
Feat. David Warner
A sillier, brighter, bigger–budgeted follow up to the original early 90s kids hit.
Short Circuit 2Short Circuit 2 (1988)
Dir. Kenneth Johnson
Feat. Fisher Stevens, Michael McKean, Cynthia Gibb
The lovable robot of SHORT CIRCUIT fame is back, with the same endearing naivety – this time he's up against street hoods, a greedy banker and…
Batteries Not IncludedBatteries Not Included (1987) Recommended
Dir. Matthew Robbins
Feat. Hume Cronyn, Jessica Tandy
Produced by Steven Speilberg, this version of E.T. has frisbee–sized flying saucers enter the lives of an elderly couple whose NYC building is…
InnerspaceInnerspace (1987) Recommended
Dir. Joe Dante
Feat. Dennis Quaid, Martin Short, Meg Ryan
The premise of FANTSTIC VOYAGE is comically reworked with a vastly different plotline involving a miniaturized Dennis Quaid is inadvertently injected…
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (TV Series)Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (TV Series) (1987-1996)
The cult comicbook turned TV–series about 4 ninja turtles and their endless urban struggles with the forces of evil.
Alf (TV Series)Alf (TV Series) (1986) Recommended
Feat. Max Wright
Irresistibly cute sitcom about a furry, wise–cracking alien that settles into American suburbia in the 1980s. Season 1 available. Disc 1:…
Real Ghostbusters, The (TV Series)Real Ghostbusters, The (TV Series) (1986)
Popular eighties cartoon series furthers the adventures of Ghostbusters Peter, Egon, Ray and Winston, although this time they're joined by past…
Short CircuitShort Circuit (1986)
Dir. John Badham
Feat. Ally Sheedy, Steve Guttenberg
A family adopts an alien–robot which develops a personality of its own. Good family fodder.
Back to the FutureBack to the Future (1985) Aro Favourite
Dir. Robert Zemeckis
Feat. Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson
A bona fide 80s classic, this original sci–fi comedy/adventure has a perfectly cast Michael J. Fox sent back to the '50s to have his mother…
D.A.R.Y.L.D.A.R.Y.L. (Daryl) (1985)
Dir. Simon Wincer
Feat. Mary Beth Hurt, Michael McKean, Barret Oliver
A whitebread American couple adopt a young boy (Oliver) who has striking talents and abilities. Turns out he is in fact a Pentagon robot or Data…
Children Of The Dog Star (TV Mini-series)Children Of The Dog Star (TV Mini-series) (1984)
Feat. Sarah Dunn, Jason Wallace, Hamish Bartle
Beloved New Zealand sci–fi series following 12–year–old Gretchen (Dunn) who discovers a link to an extra–extraterrestrial…
Chocky (TV Series)Chocky (TV Series) (1984) Recommended
Dir. Vic Hughes, Christopher Hodson
Feat. Carol Drinkwater
One of the best sci–fi TV serials of the 1980s is set around a schoolboy who begins to develop supernormal talents. It seems an alien force has…
Dream One (Nemo) (1984)
Dir. Arnaud Sélignac
Feat. Jason Connery, Harvey Keitel, Mathilda May
Very strange, tonally confused but often fascinating fantasia, a very loose adaptation of Winsor McKay's 1920s comic strip Little Nemo – itself…
GhostbustersGhostbusters (1984) Recommended
Dir. Ivan Reitman
Feat. Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver
Blockbuster supernatural comedy follows the lives of three flaky paranormal investigators who find themselves in countless gooey situations. The…
Transformers (TV Series)Transformers (TV Series) (1984)
One of the defining children's TV series of the 1980s, featuring autobotic heroes who transform into cars, planes etc. to defend Earth against…
Star Wars: Episode VI - The Return of the JediStar Wars: Episode VI - The Return of the Jedi (1983) Recommended
Dir. Richard Marquand
Feat. Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford
Final installment in George Lucas' space–trilogy sees the conclusion of the galactic war between the Empire and the 'Rebel forces'. Mark…
Tripods, The (TV Series)Tripods, The (TV Series) (1982) Recommended
Dir. Graham Theakston
Feat. John Shackley, Jim Baker II, Peter Dolphin
One of the BBC's most expensive serials was this imaginative, if uneven, handling of John Christopher's Tripods trilogy. In 2089, the Earth is ruled…
Under the Mountain (TV Series)Under the Mountain (TV Series) (1982) Aro Favourite
Feat. Kirsty Wilkinson, Lance Warren, Roy Leywood
Disquieting, dark–hued tele adaptation of Maurice Gee's beloved sci–fi fantasy, about a pair of twins with latent psychic powers,…
Greatest American Hero, The (TV Series)Greatest American Hero, The (TV Series) (1981) Recommended
Feat. William Katt, Robert Culp, Connie Sellecca
A reluctant superhero if ever there was one, William Katt is engaging in this spoof sitcom as the toussle–haired school–teacher who is…
Black Hole, TheBlack Hole, The (1979)
Dir. Gary Nelson
Feat. Maximilian Schell, Anthony Perkins, Robert Forster
Maniacal scientist Maximilian Schell plans to dive into a vast ‘black hole’ in space – this is the compelling idea of one of…
Flash Gordon: The Animated SeriesFlash Gordon: The Animated Series (1979)
Wonderfully retro Saturday morning animated series sees Flash Gordon crashland on Planet Mongo, ruled by the evil dictator Ming the Merciless, and…
Battle of the Planets (TV Series)Battle of the Planets (TV Series) (1978)
Dir. David E Hanson
Ground–breaking serial, a dubbed and re–edited Japanese sci–fi cartoon, that became one of the most popular TV–shows of the…
Star Wars: Episode IV - A New HopeStar Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) Aro Favourite
Dir. George Lucas
Feat. Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford
George Lucas' epic trilogy of space adventure begins "long ago and far far away", with the life of Luke Skywalker being disturbed by the galactic war…
Tomorrow People, The (TV Series)Tomorrow People, The (TV Series) (1973)
Dir. Paul Bernard
Feat. Nicholas Young
Fitted out with stun–guns, digital watches and a talking biotronic computer called TIM, a group of highly–evolved youngsters also enjoy…
Timeslip (TV Series)Timeslip (TV Series) (1970-1971) Recommended
Feat. Spencer Banks, Cheryl Burfield, Denis Quilley
A smart children’s sci–fi series that tells in four separate stories what happens when two intrepid siblings discover an invisible portal…
Secret Service, The  (TV Series)Secret Service, The (TV Series) (1969)
Gerry and Sylvia Anderson's (THUNDERBIRDS) final excursion into "supermarionation", this gadget–laden spy series concerns a priest (voiced by…
Thunderbird 6Thunderbird 6 (1968) Recommended
Dir. David Lane
Ah! So there is a sixth Thunderbird! See it battle with the Black Phantom in this second and final T–bird feature.
Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons (TV Series)Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons (TV Series) (1967) Recommended
Dir. Gerry Anderson
The complete series of Gerry Anderson's most technically accomplished sci–fi puppet, Captain Scarlet, who has limitless clones of himself…
Thunderbirds (TV Series)Thunderbirds (TV Series) (1965- 1966) Aro Favourite
The complete series of Gerry Anderson's original puppet animation TV series that continues to enthrall new generations. Set around the…
Misadventures of Merlin Jones, TheMisadventures of Merlin Jones, The (1964)
Dir. Robert Stevenson
Feat. Tommy Kirk, Annette Funicello, Leon Ames
Disney live–actioner about a brainy freshman (Kirk) who causes a stir on campus when he goes to college, with the help of a mind–reading…
Astro Boy (TV Series)Astro Boy (TV Series) (1963-1980)
Dir. Noboro Ishiguro
The Japanese–animated robot boy struts his stuff in this historic series, performing Superman–style heroic deeds and dealing with a bit…
Stingray (TV Series)Stingray (TV Series) (1963)
Dir. Gerry Anderson
One of Gerry and Sylvia Anderson's first 'Supermarionation' series, set around W.A.S.P. and the submarine 'Stingray' as it battles the evil…
My Favourite Martian (TV Series)My Favourite Martian (TV Series) (1960)
Dir. Sheldon Leonard
Feat. Ray Walston, Bill Bixby
Affectionate 60's TV sitcom starring Ray Walston and Bill Bixby about a friendly alien who settles down in modern America. Season One: 37 episodes…
Tobor the GreatTobor the Great (1954)
Dir. Lee Sholem
Feat. Charles Drake, Karin Booth, Franz Roehn
Sentimental sci–fi curio examines the attachment between a young boy and a robot called Tobor. When dastardly communists kidnap the youngster…
Superman (TV Series)Superman (TV Series) (1941-1943)
After being invented by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, then debuting as an 'Action Comics' superhero, Superman went on to become an animated movie…

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