Wednesday, 26 December 2012

Gerry Anderson RIP

Gerry Anderson, the inventor of Supermarionation and creator of Thunderbirds and numerous other puppet TV shows, died today, aged 83. His shows created special effects that other TV shows couldn't match in those days. In some ways he anticipated the Hollywood all-action blockbuster and squeezed it on to the small screen decades ahead of its time. Children loved his shows. He suffered from Alzheimer’s Disease and deteriorated rapidly over the last six months. CLICK for a BBC obituary.

2 Comments:

At 27/12/12, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What sad news. He was a hugely talented man that gave lots of happiness to adults and children alike. Some of us grew up with Thunderbirds and wanted a Blue Peter Tracey Island. He brought smiles instead of the violent games today.

 
At 27/12/12, Blogger Coxsoft Art said...

His shows were violent, but fun too.

 

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