Gerry Anderson - RIP

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And another link with my childhood passes away. I watched every one of his puppet series right the way through from Twizzle, Torchy and Four Feather Falls right the way through to Joe 90 and the strange live action/puppet series Secret Service starring the incomparable Stanley Unwin.

Then there were the live action series UFO, The Protectors and Space 1999, wich I also avidly followed. I wasn't that keen on Terrahawks or the rebooted Captain Scarlet.

RIP Gerry, you were absolutely brilliant.
 
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What he said :-clap
 
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I liked Joe 90 a lot but i never see those repeated very much at all
 
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Captain Scarlet was always my favourite - never seem to see that on tv these days. Thinking of buying the dvd of the original series :)
 
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I've just been looking on Ama**n at Thunderbirds Remastered Box Set: Cripes, there are some real curmudgeons who write Reviews. "Sod the content, just look at the horrid cropping".
 
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Analoguesat said:
Captain Scarlet was always my favourite - never seem to see that on tv these days. Thinking of buying the dvd of the original series :)
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I really think that most programmes originally shot in 4:3 ratio should be left that way as they do not lend themselves to being sliced off at the top and bottom. The first film I saw that had been cropped was Disney's The Sleeping Beauty and it was dreadful.

Having said that, a bit of money was spent on remastering the original Star Trek series in 16:9 and it's a not bad version. But then they did have access to the original negatives which had been stored in some Utah caverns!
 
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Yes, I do. It starred Patrick Wymark IIRC.
 
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Mr Anderson had the best job in the world in the 60's and 70's
You could say that it was F-A-B... :)
 
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I've found some more of the Anderson collection here

Stingray, Joe 90, the original Thunderbirds film(s), and the new generation Captain Scarlet(which aren't bad at all, just a bit departed) DVD's.
 
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Loved all of his creations..and formed a large chunk of my formative years..
RIP Gerry...you made it fun to be young..
One of my all time favourites was Fireball XL5..
Often overlooked ..never beaten.
 
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Aah this brings my childhood back

Captain Scarlet then Thunderbirds were my favourites (and Ive got both the DVD sets :D)
 
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