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Discussion in 'Community' started by jp-30, Dec 26, 2012.

  1. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    Thunderbirds. Stingray, Captain Scarlett, Supercar, Terrahawks, (and the live action) Space 1999.

    Gerry, Your adventure story TV shows were staples for me as a kid. Loved them.



    Thanks for the memories.
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  2. SithLordDarthRichie London CR

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    He did some great shows.

    For a kid, some of his stuff was like watching a feature film, what with the chases and big explosions (real ones too not this fake CGI stuff we have now). Cool vehicles & well-conceived heroes were what many love about Anderson's products, the team on International Rescue & Spectrum were all people you liked to root for.
    Great villains too, such as The Mysterons which were as scary as anything shows like Star Trek or Doctor Who have come up with.

    Great theme tunes too.



    RIP Gerry
  3. Healer_Leona Manager Emeritus

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    I remember seeing The Thunderbirds and loved watching 1999.

    RIP Gerry @};-
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  4. JoinTheSchwarz Comms Admin & Community Manager

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    Don't forget the amazing UFO! I loved that series.
  5. Aytee-Aytee Force Ghost

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    You are worthress Arec Bardrin.
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  7. Ramza JC Head Admin and RPF Manager

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    My dad grew up watching Thunderbirds, and then I grew up watching Thunderbirds reruns with him. Of all the obscure famous personalities to pass away this year, this one actually gets me down. You will be missed, Gerry Anderson.

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  8. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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  9. JoinTheSchwarz Comms Admin & Community Manager

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    You missed out, then. It was considerably darker than the rest of the Andersons' series.
  10. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    I will look for it on DVD.
  11. Narutakikun Force Ghost

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    One of the greatest TV shows ever - spooky, mysterious... years ahead of its time. One of those shows that didn't treat the children that watched it like idiots:

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  12. SithLordDarthRichie London CR

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    "This is the voice of the Mysterons..."

    I didn't care much for the animated version of Captain Scarlet, it wasn't as dark. Captain Black was a freaky-looking dude in the original show.

    Plus it had the best theme song





    I did have a soft spot for Stingray, although it wasn't as good as Thunderbirds or Captain Scarlet. I used to own a big Stingray toy with action figures though, it was cool.


  13. Jabba-wocky Chosen One

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    Really.

    Did you have to use this icon. REALLY?!
  14. Ramza JC Head Admin and RPF Manager

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    Mine isn't even the first in the thread.

    Besides, he gave the world The Hood. The least I can do is post an unironic face_rose.
  15. LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Games Mod

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    I wasn't a fan of the puppet shows but I liked Space: 1999 and I remember seeing some episodes of UFO. BBC News was saying he'd had Alzheimers for the last couple of years and it had gotten worse recently. R.I.P.
  16. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    Thunderbirds TV series reboot in works, to be made in New Zealand with WETA Workshop...

    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/entertainment/news/article.cfm?c_id=1501119&objectid=10863521

    "will be produced using a both CGI animation and live-action model sets" so... no puppets?