Skip to comments.Gerry Anderson, 'Thunderbirds' Creator, Dies at 83
Posted on 12/26/2012 11:43:08 AM PST by Perdogg
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.
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His strings have been cut.
Gerry Anderson's "Thunderbirds" was one of my favorite shows as a kid. And before that, his "Supercar" (with Mike Mercury).
Thats how we ride Gerry! Thanks for all the really cool stuff.
Used to watch that show all the time. RIP!
Very saddened by Mr. Anderson’s passing. His ‘Supercar’, ‘Fireball XL-5’ and ‘Stingray’ were a pleasant dessert after Saturday morning cartoons.
And his work on ‘Project: UFO’ and model work in ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’and ‘Space:1999’ were also quite cool.
Always admired Mr. Anderson’s ability to use common kitchen and household appliances and objects and work them in as parts of his exceptional, often overblown sets.
The world will be less colorful and clever.
RIP, Jerry. You did good.
HA HA HA!!! I loved this series when I was a kid-part of the charm WAS the strings!
This just in, Muppets stage coup on Sesame Street...set up
I used to watch this show all the time when I was a kid and I think it's one of the reasons I always liked puppets and marionettes. I even tried to reproduce the special effects one time and ended up melting one of my toy spaceships.
I remember watching this in my youth!
I remember some sort of control center or something (very plush walls) located inside a tanker truck.
I thought that was the coolest thing at the time.
His influence on the South Park guys was obvious. RIP, Sir.
He set the standard for flying cars.
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