Gerry Anderson RIP

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Gerry Anderson RIP

Post by BJ. » Thu Dec 27, 2012 5:44 am

From the Beeb

The creator of Fireball XL5, Stingray, Thunderbirds and Captain Scarlet has died aged 83. I know he did other programmes (Four Feather Falls, Joe 90, Terrahawks etc) but these four are the ones I fondly remember from my childhood. I believe watching these started my interest in astronomy and science in general.

Thanks for the memories, Gerry.
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Re: Gerry Anderson RIP

Post by APJones » Thu Dec 27, 2012 10:00 am

and Supercar ?
A bit before my time but l think it looked a bit like a small version of stingray But T birds was best.
Interesting piece

At W.R. After 10 mins of the 2nd half (when we are losing) I quite often say "Anything can happen in the next half hour" (which was only said on the original stingray recordings)

:smt026 The theme tunes were brilliant too - worked up the anticipation that something exciting was going to happen - IT WOULD BE GREAT IF SOME WERE PLAYED AT HALFTIME next game
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Re: Gerry Anderson RIP

Post by Rizzo » Thu Dec 27, 2012 12:18 pm

Don't they use the "Stand By For Action" in the warm up music somewhere?

I have to confess that my very first "celebrity crush" was Scott Tracy - yes I knew he was a puppet but the character just appealed to me as a little girl. I also remember lying in the bath trying to make my short hair flow in the water like Marina from Stingray.

Happy memories, Gerry Anderson and his creations were a part of my childhood, and probably were for many of you too.
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Re: Gerry Anderson RIP

Post by Kinoulton » Thu Dec 27, 2012 3:37 pm

Stingray was my favourite.
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Re: Gerry Anderson RIP

Post by kingneptuneii » Wed Jan 02, 2013 2:17 pm

F.A.B Gerry
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