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#1 John Holland

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 01:31 PM

Gerry Anderson [ Thunderbirds through to Space 1999 and lots more ] died today aged 83, hope he is remembered the way he should be . RIP.
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Posted 26 December 2012 - 03:33 PM

Sorry to hear that. He was around even before Thunderbirds with Stingray, Supercar, Fireball XL5 and even earlier TV puppet or Supermarionation productions.
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Posted 26 December 2012 - 05:36 PM

I started with Thunderbirds , thinking that most people on here are to young to have heard of the earlier ones you quoted Brian.
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Posted 26 December 2012 - 06:03 PM

I will have to rewatch my bluray of the pilot episode "Breakaway" of "Space:1999" again...
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Posted 26 December 2012 - 06:04 PM

I started with Thunderbirds , thinking that most people on here are to young to have heard of the earlier ones you quoted Brian.


Even the early ones had an epic feel.

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 06:45 PM

Years ago, I ran across this book about the behind the scenes of several of his TV productions:

http://www.amazon.co...=gerry anderson

It was very cool to see the scale of the models and sets in relation to the ARRIFLEX 2C's sitting nearby.

Thanks for the wonderful images that bootsed my imagination as a kid AND as an adult.

Rest In Peace Mr. Gerry Anderson.
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#7 Phil Rhodes

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 07:40 PM

I used to subscribe to a magazine called "Sci-Fi and Fantasy Models", which seemed to have an item on modelling the Eagle transporter from Space:1999 more or less every month.


Probably I'll be taken as an inexcusable parvenue for holding this opinion, but my heart belongs to Captain Scarlet. Yes, the show. Not the character. In certain other countries, the Captain Scarlet franchise of multimillion-dollar movies would already have been rebooted at least once.

Spectrum is green!
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#8 Keith Walters

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 09:44 PM

I started with Thunderbirds , thinking that most people on here are to young to have heard of the earlier ones you quoted Brian.

Aha! I can (vaguely) remember "Torchy the Battery Boy":

Torchy Torchy the battery boy,
I'm a Walkie-Talkie toy!
(Something-or-other Somehting-or-other)
See my light ... start.to. gleam...
It's the most magic light
You-u-u've ever seen!

Which must make me an even older fart than you :-) :lol:
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