And I thought Star Fleet was obscure. As you may or may not know, a lot of the science fiction / fantasy shows of the 80s / 90s showing in the UK were produced by Australia and New Zealand production companies. Stuff like Ocean Girl, Spellbinder, the Girl from Tomorrow.You know when you get a memory of something in your head and you just have to figure out what it was? I've had one for years that I accidentally found out was a film called Terrornauts. This one was something else again.I remembered an alien fleet, a predator-esque creature, a volcano, someone dying, an eruption. No combination of these as search terms brought anything up. Frustrating - I could remember the plot but wasn't sure if it was a TV series or film. But it was a kids show. So I tried finding other shows and then went on Youtube to see if it would be shown as a similar video. No joy.Eventually I trawled Wikipedia and found a sort of uber-list of science fiction shows. And there, lo and behold (and thankfully quite high up alphabetically!) was The Boy from Andromeda. Stick that in a Google image search and, well, you don't get a hell of a lot. But you can see Drom, the alien character, who is trying to stop his fleet getting wrecked by an automated weapon system of his race's own design - a New Zealand volcano.There's precious little detail on the series anywhere else, which I find really odd because I have quite clear but fragmented memories of it. Do any of you remember it? Putting this page into Google Translate (auto detect the language) may help jog your memory:The Boy from AndromedaYou can imagine that Avatar didn't help when I was originally searching for blue skinned alien!
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