RIP, Gerry Anderson - creator of supermarionation.

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LONDON (AP) — Gerry Anderson, puppetry pioneer and British creator of the sci-fi hit "Thunderbirds" TV show, has died. He was 83.

Anderson's son Jamie said his father died peacefully in his sleep on Wednesday at a nursing home near Oxfordshire, England, after being diagnosed with mixed dementia two years ago.

His condition had worsened dramatically over the past six months, his son said.

Anderson's television career launched in the 1950s. Once "Thunderbirds" aired in the 1960s, "Thunderbirds are go!" became a catchphrase for generations. It also introduced the use of "supermarionation" — a puppetry technique using thin wires to control marionettes — and made sci-fi mainstream, according to Jamie Anderson.

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http://news.yahoo.com/gerry-anderson-thunderbirds-creator-dies-83-181021889.html

I watched the Thunderbirds back during the 60s, and some where I have (or had) a die-cast Thunderbird 2, my favorite vehicle.

I also have the entire TV series on DVD. :biggrin:

I also watched Fireball XL-5 and StingRay.


Thunderbirds are go!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2K9rVRuehGU
 

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Oh my god I haven't watched that since I was a kid in the 90's, and I loved it then! RIP Gerry Anderson!
 

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