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Old 26-12-2012, 18:11
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So sad and 3 legends gone over Christmas
Who were the other two?
Patrick Moore?
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Old 26-12-2012, 18:15
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gerry_Anderson

Hopefully we'll see the Thunderbirds/Gerry Anderson doc aired again.
BBC 4 All about Thunderbirds, is what I was thinking of.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b008lz78
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Old 26-12-2012, 18:17
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Hard to imagine the 60's and 70's without him... a true one off who will be fondly remembered. R.I.P.
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Old 26-12-2012, 18:17
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Who were the other two?
Patrick Moore?
Quincy floated to the great autopsy room in the sky. And some composer died.
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Old 26-12-2012, 18:28
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He should gain recognition for his work in overseeing special effects,
His main talent was getting the right team around him and letting them create.

His work in puppetry though was very negative and managed to really cast a negative shadow over that art form which hung around for a very long time.
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Old 26-12-2012, 18:31
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RIP Gerry Anderson you were simply FAB
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Old 26-12-2012, 18:39
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Very sad news indeed. Gerry was a true television pioneer and innovator. His shows will live long in the memory. RIP Gerry.
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Old 26-12-2012, 18:44
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Wow, I remember watching a lot of shows by him... very sad.
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Old 26-12-2012, 18:45
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Oh no. Mr Anderson has been a hero of mine since his earliest 'Supermarionation' series. He and his team (including Derek Meddings the model and effects man) moved the art of model filming techniques forward by leaps & bounds, and some of his later shows like UFO and Space 1999 were as good as anything seen in the cinema at the time. I'm so saddened by this news, and my heart goes out to this wonderful man's family and friends. Thanks for making millions of schoolboys happy, Gerry.
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Old 26-12-2012, 18:45
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Arguably the best Sci-Fi writer that British TV ever had... F.A.B
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Old 26-12-2012, 18:51
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I thought he had already left us. So long Gerry and many thanks.
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Old 26-12-2012, 18:55
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Pretty amazing that he managed to capture the imagination of 2 generations of children. Kids TV these days is absolutely abysmal.
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Old 26-12-2012, 19:09
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A genius and by all acounts a kind generous loving family man.

Many thanks for making many children's lives full of excitement and fun.

A brilliant one-off. RIP
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Old 26-12-2012, 19:19
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Just think, without him we may never have had Team America: World Police!
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Old 26-12-2012, 19:22
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Legend. Genius

RIP
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Old 26-12-2012, 19:29
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Anyone remember his first...Supercar.
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Old 26-12-2012, 19:32
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RIP Gerry, you were FAB.
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Old 26-12-2012, 19:33
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<<<<<<<<< Gutting news.

Remember him for the live action stuff, it’s what he would’ve wanted. UFO, Space 1999, Journey to the Far Side of the Sun/Doppelganger etc.. Those and the quite superb CGI Captain Scarlet.

R.I.P.F.A.B.
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Old 26-12-2012, 19:35
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I saw the tributes to him on the news. They showed all of his puppet series and Space 1999 but didn't mention UFO, which was one of my favourites.

F.A.B. Gerry. Thanks for the wonderful childhood TV memories.

R.I.P.
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Old 26-12-2012, 19:50
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RIP Gerry.
And thanks for the memories.
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Old 26-12-2012, 19:52
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F.A.B., Gerry! Space 1999 and Terrahawks were great shows
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Old 26-12-2012, 20:06
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RIP Gerry, one of the defining TV shows of my youth.
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Old 26-12-2012, 20:17
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Gerry Anderson crafted a large part my childhood .. it is indeed a sad day
RIP Gerry.
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Old 26-12-2012, 20:36
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So sad to hear this. I have always been a big Thunderbirds fan and truly respected his legacy of programming.

May he rest in peace.
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Old 26-12-2012, 20:40
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Major part of my childhood also. Infact all the family could enjoy the show. All ages. All the characters were so memorable and the spaceships/cars,etc. All perfect really. I bought Thunderbird models and captain scarlett cars. Never forget them
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