The Big Gun is the sixth produced episode and the seventeenth broadcasted episode of the series Stingray.
A new vessel is created by the under water people called the Solisters. The vessel has the power to destroy an entire island and the crew of Stingray must destroy it, before it destroys them.
Under the sea a small vessel with a huge gun mounted on it, heads for a tiny island. Inside one marine man called Meritamis fires at the small island, destroying it completely.
He starts to head back to his home called Solister. He docks and is given a medal for his work by his leader. He is then told to start destroying the west cost of America!
Commander Sam Shore is contacted by Marineville HQ and told about three islands that have been destroyed in the same area. Shore then orders Stingray to have a look around the area.
The crew of Stingray find the Solister vessel aiming at a sea dock. Stingray manages to fire at the vessel before it destroys the dock. Meritamis survives by ejecting into an escape pod and heads back to Solister.
He tells his leader about the entire incident. Soon they learn of Marineville and Stingray and decide to destroy them all. So Maritamis heads out in the second vessel towards Marineville.
Marineville tracking station alerts Commander Shore of the Solister vessel, he orders battle station. Maritamis fires one missile, but Marineville’s manages to be under ground before the missile hits.
Stingray starts to chase after the vessel. Maritamis decides to lure Stingray back to his base and then he will destroy them.
Soon they arrive at the entrance and they go straight in. Troy, Phones and Marina discover that the Solister base is several hundred feet under the sea. However Stingray manages to stand the pressure, but Troy and Phones pass out due to pressure.
Meritamis begins a countdown to fire at Stingray, but before he does, Marina fires a sting missile from Stingray, killing Meritamis. Troy also tells Marina to destroy the whole of Solister.
- Troy Tempest — Don Mason
- Phones Sheridan — Robert Easton
- Atlanta Shore — Lois Maxwell
- Commander Sam Shore — Ray Barrett
Guest Voice ActorsEdit
- Maritamis — Ray Barrett
- Solaster Leader — Don Mason
- Corda — Robert Easton
- Marinville Tracking Station — Lois Maxwall
- 1st WASP Commander — Robert Easton
- This is the first time Marineville Tracking Station is heard, but only this one time it is voice by Lois Maxwell instead of David Graham. It later appears in Emergency Marineville, Pink Ice, The Master Plan, Invisible Enemy, Deep Heat, Tune Of Danger and A Nut For Marineville.
- Dispite the fact Oink is seen in this episode he does not speak, meaning David Graham does not take part in this episode but is credited.
- This episode was later used in the compilation released video titled "Invaders from the Deep".
- On the side of the missile ejector the symbol of a crab keeps changing to a fish through out the episode.
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