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Gerry Anderson creator of Supermarionation dies

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Initial post: Dec 26, 2012 11:12:20 AM PST
Lord Baal says:
The creator of puppet shows like Fireball XL5, Stingray and best known Thunderbirds has died. In the UK at least he's the man most responsible for introducing children to SciFi over the last fifty years, he will be missed.

Posted on Dec 26, 2012 4:17:13 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 26, 2012 4:17:34 PM PST
clearcutter says:
I am still to this day a huge fan of his short-lived but classic TV series "UFO" and to a lesser degree "Space: 1999," both of which he co-created with his then-wife Sylvia Anderson. "UFO" was the perfect balance of campy and cool sci-fi television.

RIP Mr. Anderson

Posted on Dec 26, 2012 4:25:36 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 26, 2012 4:40:41 PM PST
It's very sad news. I was a huge fan of Thunderbirds in the '60's, my favourite characters being Scott, Virgil and Parker.

I used to watch Captain Scarlett as well, although it frightened me a bit. :)

Thank you Gerry Anderson for being a huge and memorable part of my childhood, wonderful tv programmes for children and adults alike.

Posted on Dec 26, 2012 4:51:13 PM PST
The trifecta is complete--Jack Klugman, Charles Durning, and now Gerry Anderson.

Posted on Dec 26, 2012 8:54:50 PM PST

Posted on Dec 27, 2012 7:06:17 AM PST
Sad, his shows gave me so much pleasure.

Posted on Dec 27, 2012 10:22:06 AM PST
I still love the design of the Eagles from Space: 1999... RIP Mr. Anderson.
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