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Old December 27 2012, 01:04 AM   #16
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Sadnews recently Ive been rewatching and enjoyingFO
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Old December 27 2012, 02:53 AM   #17
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Sad news, Gerry Anderson's Thunderbirds, UFO and especially Space:1999 were a huge part of my childhood. He will be missed, but never forgotten.
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Old December 27 2012, 02:54 AM   #18
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Damn. This has really hit me the more I look back on his shows. I grew up in the early/mid 90s watching reruns and playing with the toys of everything I could get my hands on - Thunderbirds, Captain Scarlet and Stingray mainly. Almost everything he was involved with had a quality to it to some degree. Yes, even Space Precinct and New Captain Scarlet had their moments.

It's terribly sad to live in a world where we'll no longer look forward to a new Gerry Anderson project
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Old December 27 2012, 02:59 AM   #19
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He knew how to make very entertaining shows. It's a shame he didn't get to make he proposed new Thunderbird series he had been mentioning for years, I guess his condition put a stop to him working on it.
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Old December 27 2012, 04:36 AM   #20
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Read at one point he was trying to bring Thunderbirds back to tv via cgi as was done a few years back with Captain Scarlet but I guess that will never happen.

Never into real saw any of his early shows but watched thunderbirds and can remember space:1999 on it's first run on Australian tv.

Might have even scene them before seeing Star Trek .

Was 14 at the time but was miffed at Terrahawks being pre-empted after the loss of the Challenger (my first encounter with media regurgitation in story coverage).
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Old December 27 2012, 04:59 AM   #21
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Read at one point he was trying to bring Thunderbirds back to tv via cgi as was done a few years back with Captain Scarlet but I guess that will never happen.
Right now, the only person I'd trust to be able to realize a project like that would be Ron Thornton, who already worked on the Scarlet CG version. Since he's the founder of Foundation Imaging, the company that paved the way for extensive use of CGI in TV shows (e.g., unimportant shows like Babylon 5 and Star Trek Voyager) he knows a thing or three about CG-heavy projects.
But he does his best work when he's teamed up with other great creative minds and every generation of filmmakers has only a handful of visionaries as gifted as Gerry Anderson.
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Old December 27 2012, 06:41 AM   #22
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To me, Gerry Anderson will probably always be the guy behind Thunderbirds and Space: 1999.

Thunderbirds, well, I can remember assembling my own models of those ships. As for Space:1999, that cool looking 1970s space opera I watched many moons ago. Visually it's still one of my favourite looks for sci-fi - the modern design, the fantastic model work (the Eagles in particular).

He was inarguably one of the titans of British sci-fi TV. He will be missed.
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Old December 27 2012, 11:55 AM   #23
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Such sad news, I loved Thunderbirds, Stingray and Captain Scarlet.
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Old December 27 2012, 05:15 PM   #24
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I didn't grow up with Gerry's shows but I have come to enjoy Space 1999 and UFO in later years. There's still a sense of boyish glee whenever a model ship is about to be launched.
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Old December 27 2012, 08:27 PM   #25
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Did he write the music to the original Battlestar Galactica? That was a gorgeous theme.
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Old December 27 2012, 08:35 PM   #26
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[QUOTE=xortex;7451923]Did he write the music to the original Battlestar Galactica? That was a gorgeous theme.[/QUOTEwo

How in the name of all that's holy does one confused Gerry Anderson with Stu Phillips?
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Old December 28 2012, 04:35 PM   #27
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To me, Gerry Anderson will probably always be the guy behind Thunderbirds and Space: 1999.
Probably. Be...cause he WAS.





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Old December 29 2012, 07:45 PM   #28
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Wow. I just got a piece of an old Space: 1999 Mattel Eagle for Christmas to fix up the one I had as a kid.
Rest in peace Mr. Anderson.
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Old December 29 2012, 09:52 PM   #29
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It would be fair to say at least in the UK, generations grew up on his shows. And many of them have stood the test of the time.
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Old December 29 2012, 09:57 PM   #30
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It would be fair to say at least in the UK, generations grew up on his shows.
Bot just the UK, pretty much all of Western and Central Europe.
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