Professor Ian "Mac" McClaine completes his work on the revolutionary BIG RAT, to the interest of his friend (and WIN agent) Sam Loover. Introducing the McClaines to WIN, commander-in-chief Shane Weston contrives a mission in which Joe 90 steals a new Russian fighter-bomber to prevent an arms race between the East and West.
DVD Disc 1 Special Feature The following sequence was produced to act in much the same way as the well-known "Captain Scarlet is indestructible - you are not..." warning sequence added to many prints of 'Captain Scarlet And The Mysterons' for television transmissions in the late 1960s and early 1970s. However, the 'warning' sequence for 'Joe 90' had a twofold function, briefly reminding viewers of the primary series concept (that ordinary bot Joe McClaine becomes a top agent for W.I.N. only through the use of his special glasses which provide him with the brain patterns of professional experts) as well as subtly warning young viewers not to endanger their lives by attempting to emulate him in his daring exploits. Voiced by actor Keith Alexander, the sequence originally appeared after main title sequence on many episodes transmitted in the UK between 1968 and 1977, although after that it was dropped from transmission in the 1980s and 1990s, and from all subsequent home video releases of the episodes. The sequence is preceded by Keith Alexander's rehearsal takes of the dialogue.
DVD Disc 5 Special Feature