"Lavender Castle, a place of legend, fabled right across the universe. This is our quest: to find it!"Lavender Castle (1999-2000) is a part Stop Motion, part CGI children's Sci-Fi series, created by Rodney Matthews and produced by Gerry Anderson.It follows the adventures of the crew of the Paradox, led by Captain Thrice, on their quest to find the legendary Lavender Castle and prevent Big Bad Dr Agon from destroying it.The crew of the Paradox include Captain Thrice, his walking stick which was brought to life during a previous encounter with Lavender Castle, Isambard (Engineer), Roger (Pilot), Lyca (Doctor), Sir Squeakalot (Ship's robot) and Sproggle (Navigator).
— Captain Thrice, opening narration
Lavender Castle provides examples of the following tropes:
- Batman Can Breathe in Space
- Big Bad: Dr Agon
- Bond Villain Stupidity: Displayed by Dr Agon in High Moon.
- Clip Show: The last episode, Birds of a Feather, which has the villains recalling how they've tried and failed to defeat the Paradox.
- Deus ex Machina: Lavender Castle itself sometimes saves the crew from otherwise inescapable situations.
- Eyes Do Not Belong There: Captain Thrice has a third eye on his nose.
- "Freaky Friday" Flip: Brought about by a cosmic cloud.
- Genius Loci: Lavender Castle might be one of these.
- Instrument of Murder: Dr Agon uses a laser trumpet in the first episode.
- Meaningful Name: Dr. Agon. Get it?
- Mental Time Travel: In "A Stitch in Time".
- Percussive Maintenance: Isambard often applies this to the Paradox's engine.
- Pirate: Short Fred Ledd
- Reports of My Death Were Greatly Exaggerated: Said word for word by the Guardian in "Raiders of the Planet Zark".
- Star Fighter: Roger's old craft, the Firefly, which appears in "The Lost Starfighter" and "Lost in Space".
- Star Killing: Dr Agon does this.
- Third-Person Person: Sproggle
- Unrealistic Black Hole: In "Birds Of Prey".