David_itl
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Thunderbirds Creator Gerry Anderson Dies

Wed Dec 26, 2012 5:48 pm

one of the pioneers of sci-fi for children's televsion, Gerry Anderson has died today. His legacy...

Joe90
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Captain Scarlett
Space 1999

His ideas were ahead of its time... my only quibble would be the CGI version of Captain Scarlett that came out a few years ago, where it didn't look right.
 
zanl188
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RE: Thunderbirds Creator Gerry Anderson Dies

Thu Dec 27, 2012 1:20 am

"Eagle 1, return to base"

F.A.B.

RIP Mr Anderson
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fridgmus
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RE: Thunderbirds Creator Gerry Anderson Dies

Thu Dec 27, 2012 9:51 pm

Thunderbirds are GO!

FAB

This is so sad, I have all of his great work on DVD that I can find. I'm 51 and still enjoy watching them. His "Supermarionation" was and still is very enjoyable to watch.

Any idea where I can get any Thunderbird memorabilia?

Thanks for making life great Gerry and we'll see you on the other side.   

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babybus
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RE: Thunderbirds Creator Gerry Anderson Dies

Fri Dec 28, 2012 7:33 pm

When you think of the drivel our kids have to watch these days compared to the quality and imagination of kid's programmes in the 60-70s, it's shocking.

My favourite was UFO and Space 1999. Very advanced TV and very ambitious for a child audience. I happened to meet Barry Morse, the doctor in Space 1999. Great guy and great to chat with.

I think modern kid's TV programme makers need to learn a few lessons from our Gerry. A true star and guiding light for a generation of kids.
and with that..cabin crew, seats for landing please.

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