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Metal Mickey - Series 1 - Complete [DVD]

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  • Actors: John Edward, Michael Stainton
  • Directors: Mickey Dolenz
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: PG
  • Studio: Network
  • DVD Release Date: 18 Feb. 2008
  • Run Time: 200 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00113NWT6
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 121,123 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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The complete first series of the cult kids' TV show that was the brainchild of sitcom writer Colin Bostock-Smith and Mickey Dolenz of The Monkees. Metal Mickey is a robot built by Ken (Ashley Knight), the youngest child of the Wilburforce family, to do chores around the house. Mickey is endowed with a number of magic powers which enable him to battle aliens, travel through time, survive extreme temperatures, and cause lots of trouble for his non-metallic family. The eight episodes comprise: 'Metal Mickey Lives', 'School Master Mickey', 'Mickey Makes Money', 'Taking the Mickey', 'Hiccy Mickey', 'Top Secret Mickey', 'Mickey in Love' and 'Music Man Mickey'.

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I feel the scars of my adulthood slipping away (Yes Keith Chegwin scars! You know what you did!) when I watched this, back to a more innocent age and you need to watch it with a sense of innocence as the acting is, well, meant for kids back in the '80s so give it a break.

Mickey on the other hand is just hilarious and charming, you just want to cuddle this big lump of metalic mayhem.

I found myself roaring with laughter and Irene Handle is the icing on the cake, My Little Fruitbat! LOL

I promise you this is a few quid well spent and yes you will watch it more than once, maybe when the family is out and no one else knows, its our little secret! LOL

Don't panic if understanding Mickey's metallic voice is a little hard in the first episode, they sorted that out by episode two with a little clearer speaking into the gizmo that made his voice.

The quality of these episodes is nothing short of stunning when you think Blakes 7 is roughly the same age and it has deteriorated badly, this could have been filmed yesterday apart from the wonferfully cheesy effects, etc, LOL.

If you remember Mickey, get this, you wont be disappointed. If you don't want or havent got the cash, rent it and indulge your child side.
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Metal Mickey was one of my favourite shows from childhood that is until the final series as the joke was wearing thin by that time. Anyway the robot was built by Mr Wilberforce played by Mike Stainton a mad inventor who wanted a mechanical home help. Micky's annoying catch phrase was 'Boogie Boogie' and it would move it's arms and do a dance at the same time. Micky would also get into all sorts of scrapes using magic mostly directed at Granny played by Irene Handl. The Robot made it's first Tv debut on the kids show 'Saturday Banana' then got it's own show. The series ran for four series from 1980 to 1983 with 39 episodes in total. The series was produced and conceived by Micky Dolenz of the Tv 'Monkeys' fame. It's great to see this reach Dvd after so many years and will bring back many memories. It wasn't the best comedy ever but it was very much of it's time with the 'White Hot' 1980's computer revolution.
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ah! watching this DVD was like going back in time, metal mickey was just great fun to watch over and over again mickey who was built by the youngest of the family ken played by ashley knight and was powered by atomic thunderbusters it was also directed by mickey dolenz of the monkees fame it is worth a watch my little fruit bats
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Having already reviewed series two of this show, I felt that I had to do justice to series one. It is by far, the best series out of the two that are currently (did you see what I did there? Current? Electricity? Okay, I'll move on!) available as the eponymous Metal Mickey takes centre stage, and you get eight episodes of somewhat infantile, but still sharp, comedy! Although the episode where Mickey becomes attached to 'Stringbean' kind of made me cry! So, mascara warning folks! It follows the fortunes of the Wilberforce family when one of their sons decides to build a robot to help his scatter brained mother around the house. Mr Wilberforce, who is a budding gardener (did you see what I did there again?) when he's not refusing to give clients mortgages while working at the bank during the day, doesn't take too kindly to Mickey at first, so he's perpetually, on approval. Could Monsieur Wilberforce be the earliest TV sitcom reference to a technophobe? Anyway, Mickey is adorable, and, it's nice to see him being the star, before the dreaded character development between the less important conduits or sidekicks takes over in series two. I was thoroughly entertained throughout! (aside from the sad episode! I haven't been able to watch it since!). If you remember its original broadcasts, that all too familiar London Weekend TV jingle, or ident , which is the official term, on Saturday evenings, before Mickey graced our screens with that rocking theme tune, with a sense of fondness and joy, then this is undoubtedly for you! Altogether now, 'Ready Steady are you set it's Metal Mickey.....'
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