Halfbakery: Culture
Gerry Anderson is Go!   (+14)  [vote for, against]
Well, gone actually.

The creator of Thunderbirds, Stingray, Captain Scarlet, Joe 90, Supercar, Terrahawks, UFO & Space 1999 (amongst others) has been claimed by the great SuperMarionator in the sky. He was a massive childhood influence for me, so thank you Mr Anderson for a lifetime of entertainment and fantastic ideas.

Oh, and purveyor of the best opening title sequences in the history of television!
-- DrBob, Dec 26 2012

Gerry Anderson http://en.wikipedia...wiki/Gerry_Anderson
[DrBob, Dec 26 2012]

Thunderbirds theme http://www.youtube....watch?v=BfIAKj3Gl1E
[DrBob, Dec 26 2012]

Joe 90 theme http://www.youtube....ded&v=7gtpks_0V3U#!
[DrBob, Dec 26 2012]

Captain Scarlet end credits http://www.youtube....watch?v=IXvfNJIOzxg
[DrBob, Dec 26 2012]

Stingray intro http://www.youtube....watch?v=E06cNv55jTs
[DrBob, Dec 26 2012]

UFO opening titles http://www.youtube....watch?v=5TQUdcYk82U
[DrBob, Dec 26 2012]

Fireball XL5 http://www.youtube....outube_gdata_player
Years ahead of its time.... Totally fabulous [xenzag, Dec 27 2012]

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-- MaxwellBuchanan, Dec 26 2012


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-- 8th of 7, Dec 27 2012


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Thunderbirds showed here.
-- FlyingToaster, Dec 27 2012


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-- Letsbuildafort, Dec 27 2012


^^ oh definitely, 1960's; never heard of the other ones 'til the Internet (and Joe 90 'til just now). "Team America: World Police" movie was a spoof of the genre.
-- FlyingToaster, Dec 27 2012


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-- nineteenthly, Dec 27 2012


Much loved and cherished. I was a total addict of Fireball XL5 and everything that followed.
-- xenzag, Dec 27 2012


puppets in the cave box

how squinty would halfbakers be really
-- rcarty, Dec 27 2012


I don't believe it's possible to watch an episode of UFO without being disappointed in the way the future has worked out.
-- MaxwellBuchanan, Dec 27 2012


Well all the easy things happened like women in tight pants.
-- rcarty, Dec 27 2012


Team America is supposed to make you feel like that, 21Q. It's a piss take.
-- DrBob, Dec 28 2012


Thunderbirds was pretty good at establishing tension/excitment (at least, in my preteen mind), which was impressive given the fact that the "actors" could only use voice, lower lip and bodywobble.
-- calum, Dec 28 2012


On UFO, I never understood why the moon base babes dressed in purple wigs and silver mini dresses. Looked it up... no explanation was ever made, evidently..

Liked it though.
-- Kansan101, Dec 28 2012


Well, when I were a wee lad, I never realised that the crew of International Rescue were anything *but* real. So it seemed to have worked well enough, for kids.
-- BunsenHoneydew, Dec 30 2012



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