Captain Scarlet and The Mysterons
bullit1987:

Gerry Anderson of “Thunderbirds” fame with one of his puppets, “Lady Penelope Creighton-Ward”.

bullit1987:

Gerry Anderson of “Thunderbirds” fame with one of his puppets, “Lady Penelope Creighton-Ward”.

bobspostcards:

Gerry Anderson (1929 - 2012) on Flickr.
At 26 December 2012, Thunderbirds creator Gerry Anderson(1929  - 2012) passed away. His puppet adventures thrilled millions of children across the world. Anderson was responsible for some of the most instantly recognisable characters and series ever made for television. Never mind that most of his creations came with strings attached (quite literally), shows like Thunderbirds, Stingray and Captain Scarlet remain timeless, delighting and inspiring generation upon generation of children.

bobspostcards:

Gerry Anderson (1929 - 2012) on Flickr.


At 26 December 2012, Thunderbirds creator Gerry Anderson(1929 - 2012) passed away. His puppet adventures thrilled millions of children across the world. Anderson was responsible for some of the most instantly recognisable characters and series ever made for television. Never mind that most of his creations came with strings attached (quite literally), shows like Thunderbirds, Stingray and Captain Scarlet remain timeless, delighting and inspiring generation upon generation of children.

bobspostcards:

Gerry Anderson (1929 - 2012) on Flickr.Thunderbird 5, John. Dutch postcard by Vita Nova, Schiedam, no. B/10/41. Sent by mail in 1967. Photo: A.P. Films, London / Coliseum, London.

bobspostcards:

Gerry Anderson (1929 - 2012) on Flickr.

Thunderbird 5, John. Dutch postcard by Vita Nova, Schiedam, no. B/10/41. Sent by mail in 1967. Photo: A.P. Films, London / Coliseum, London.

scifigeneration:

FINAL MESSAGE FROM MOONBASE ALPHA

Gerry Anderson was a British publisher, producer, director and writer, famous for his futuristic television programs, most  famously Thunderbirds. But Gerry was also  responsible for “Space: 1999”. This video was produced some time ago,  but seemed appropriate way to say farewell to Gerry, who died today at 83.

stuartfeatherstone:

Guess what I got for Christmas!

stuartfeatherstone:

Guess what I got for Christmas!

bobspostcards:

Gerry Anderson (1929 - 2012) on Flickr.Captain Scarlet. Dutch postcard by Gebr. Spanjersberg N.V., Rotterdam. Photo: Century 21 Ltd, 1968.

bobspostcards:

Gerry Anderson (1929 - 2012) on Flickr.

Captain Scarlet. Dutch postcard by Gebr. Spanjersberg N.V., Rotterdam. Photo: Century 21 Ltd, 1968.

paulturner76:

Gerry Anderson

Gerry Anderson

Mark Pickavance | News | Mar 26, 2013.

New Anderson Entertainment projects are on their way, as Jamie Anderson reminds us that anything can happen in the next half hour…

Gerry Anderson, the creative force behind many wonderful TV shows of the sixties and seventies passed away at the end of last year. News reaches us this week that his younger son, Jamie Anderson, head of production at Anderson Entertainment, will be championing some of his father’s classic shows and entirely new projects.

“Dad was working on a number of projects which he was sadly never able to complete, so we’re proud to be seeing these through to completion. We hope that we’ll be introducing genuine Anderson productions to a brand new generation, whilst at the same time carrying the legacy torch for the classic shows like Thunderbirds, Captain Scarlet, Stingray, and Space:1999. One thing’s for sure; there will be no strings attached!”

Puns aside, this must be good news for any fans of Anderson’s work, and a step closer to seeing some of his classic shows properly re-imagined. Anderson’s work has had a massive influence on science fiction movies and TV across the globe, and it deserves to carry on.

We’ll bring you more news as soon as it arrives, but in the meantime, enjoy a slight nostalgic thrill thanks to this minimalistic teaser trailer:

[Den Of Geek]


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joesgiantrobots:

Fireball XL5 colorized and on Blu-Ray

I’m NO fan of colorized films. I hate it. This series is from 1962; they had color then, for whatever reasons they chose to film it in black and white. Whether the reason was because it was going to be broadcast to black and white televisions or whether it was cost effective, it’s unimportant. What is important is that each shot in the program was composed and lit for black and white. Even the colors they painted the marionettes and all of the vehicles and buildings were chosen to look best in black and white.

My feelings and rant aside, I do like “like” the coloring on individual still frames. I wish I was a spaceman, the fastest guy alive. I’d fly you ‘round the universe in Fireball XL5….

~Joe