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mirandashell
12-26-2012, 08:34 PM
For those of us of a certain age:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-oxfordshire-20845407

patskywriter
12-26-2012, 08:54 PM
Playing the "Stingray" theme now in his honor. RIP Gerry Anderson.

alleycat
12-26-2012, 09:01 PM
I used to watch Fireball XL5 every Saturday morning when I was a kid.

RIP

Bufty
12-26-2012, 09:08 PM
Yeah. Thunderbirds are GO!

RIP, Gerry and thanks for contributing to many childhood memories.

dpaterso
12-26-2012, 10:27 PM
Man, those shows were a big part of my childhood, as were the related TV-21 comics that delivered great adventures by talented writers and artists. I often feel Gerry's creations' influence in my writing, dare I say especially in my own hobby comics. Sometimes I'll get a "This reminds me of..." comment from readers, which pleases me no end.

-Derek

Calla Lily
12-26-2012, 10:43 PM
:( Captain Scarlet is one of my favorite shows still.

IAMWRITER
12-27-2012, 01:49 AM
I'm a bit young to have watched it back then but I remember how Thunderbirds used to be repeated on a Saturday, I think, and my dad used to get me to watch it.

Thunderbirds will always be one of those programmes that will never get old.

RIP Gerry Anderson.

J.S.F.
12-27-2012, 06:47 AM
He had a long and interesting life. I watched Thunderbirds when I was small but really remember him for Space: 1999. Great musical intro. Way ahead of its time...cheesy in a way, but that's what gave it charm. Nice memories.