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Gerry Anderson

Gerry Anderson died over the holiday period. His sci fi puppet programmes lit the imagination of my childhood, long before special effects and computers came along. My favourite was always Fireball XL5.
Todays youngsters would probably not be as impressed as many of us were back then. He probably paved the way for Star Trek much later but I think stirred the imaginations of many.
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Re: Gerry Anderson

still remember the puppet stringsSmiley Very Happy



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Re: Gerry Anderson

As a 6 year old, blonde hair, wearing glasses, I had rather a lot of Joe 90 comments passed my way at school.

 

My imagination was filled with the awesome craft piloted by the Tracy family, stunned by the underwater exploits of Stingray and as I matured (nearly 10!!!) enjoyed the harder action of Captain Scarlet.

 

RIP Gerry, puppetmaster of a generation.

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Re: Gerry Anderson

Just seen a news clip about this. The voice over for the Sheriff in "Four feather falls" was Nicholas Parsons!

(Apols to forum members who are not pre-decimal £. This thread might read a bit like a column in "The Oldie" magazine) 😉
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Re: Gerry Anderson

Would that be the series that had the song about "Two Gun Tex of Texas, will never let you down"?

 

I remember The Adventures Of Twizzle.

 

What about "Torchy The Battery Boy"? http://www.youtube.com/watch?gl=GB&hl=en-GB&v=wujTB-nDe-M

 

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