Gerry Anderson has died

And there goes another piece of my childhood. Like a lot of people of my generation, I grew on on Gerry Anderson’s TV shows such as Thunderbirds and Captain Scarlet. Made in what was described as Supermarionation, these used puppets as their characters, with some pretty damn good for the time visual effects and nifty model work. They were fun, and an inspiration to many. Alastair Reynolds, an author I’ve mentioned once or twice, said this on Twitter:

And that says all that needs saying.

Thunderbirds’ creator Gerry Anderson dies

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  1. JOPLog

    I didn’t remember the name, I was searching for hair loss treatment then came across a documentary called Gerry Anderson’s Losing It – then found my way to your blog. Was a regular viewer of Thunderbirds and Captain Scarlet. It’s a shame to hear the sad news.

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