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Gerry Anderson, 'Thunderbirds' Creator, Dies at 83
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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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1 posted on 12/26/2012 11:43:15 AM PST by Perdogg
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To: Perdogg

His strings have been cut.


2 posted on 12/26/2012 11:44:09 AM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools we will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: kronos77; mass55th; Perdogg; DollyCali; EveningStar; Borges; Mr. K; Blondie; altura; mylife; ...

ping


3 posted on 12/26/2012 11:46:11 AM PST by Perdogg (Mark Levin - It's called the Bill of Rights not Bill of Needs)
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To: Perdogg
dup: ???
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2972405/posts

4 posted on 12/26/2012 11:47:12 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (Who'll take tomorrow,spend it all today;who can take your income & tax it all away..0Bama man can :-)
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To: Perdogg

F.A.B. Gerry.


5 posted on 12/26/2012 11:47:31 AM PST by Drill Thrawl (We have crossed the line from independence & liberty to dependency & servitude. We are doomed)
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To: Perdogg; PJ-Comix

Gerry Anderson's "Thunderbirds" was one of my favorite shows as a kid. And before that, his "Supercar" (with Mike Mercury).

6 posted on 12/26/2012 11:48:08 AM PST by Charles Henrickson
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To: Perdogg

Thats how we ride Gerry! Thanks for all the really cool stuff.

7 posted on 12/26/2012 11:49:50 AM PST by corkoman (Release the Palin!)
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To: Perdogg

Used to watch that show all the time. RIP!


8 posted on 12/26/2012 11:53:37 AM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: Perdogg; kronos77; mass55th; DollyCali; EveningStar; Borges; Mr. K; Blondie; altura; mylife; All

Hi, all:

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.


9 posted on 12/26/2012 12:04:11 PM PST by Jack Deth (Knight Errant and Resident FReeper Kitty Poem /Haiku Guy)
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To: Perdogg; Slings and Arrows; Revolting cat!

10 posted on 12/26/2012 12:32:43 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

HA HA HA!!! I loved this series when I was a kid-part of the charm WAS the strings!


11 posted on 12/26/2012 12:36:36 PM PST by Amberdawn
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

This just in, Muppets stage coup on Sesame Street...set up
puppet government.


12 posted on 12/26/2012 12:52:44 PM PST by raccoonradio
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To: Perdogg
RIP Gerry...Grew up watching your shows on BBC. Thunderbirds are go.
13 posted on 12/26/2012 12:58:28 PM PST by GSP.FAN (Some days, it's not even worth chewing through the restraints.)
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To: Amberdawn

Thanks Gerry!


14 posted on 12/26/2012 1:06:49 PM PST by Brownie63
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To: Perdogg
Rest in peace, Gerry Anderson. Thanks for the memories.

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.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2K9rVRuehGU

15 posted on 12/26/2012 1:30:33 PM PST by fidelis (Zonie and USAF Cold Warrior)
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To: Charles Henrickson

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.

HHC’s husband.


16 posted on 12/26/2012 1:32:30 PM PST by hellinahandcart
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To: Perdogg
What difference a generation makes?

17 posted on 12/26/2012 1:33:11 PM PST by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: Perdogg

His influence on the South Park guys was obvious. RIP, Sir.


18 posted on 12/26/2012 2:31:14 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: windcliff; onedoug

Ping


19 posted on 12/26/2012 2:48:35 PM PST by stylecouncilor (Bazinga!)
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To: Charles Henrickson

He set the standard for flying cars.


20 posted on 12/26/2012 4:11:56 PM PST by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: Kirkwood
Made flying cars what they are today!


21 posted on 12/26/2012 4:28:27 PM PST by jaz.357 (Welcome to hell. Here's your accordion.)
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To: Perdogg

The original Team America World Police.


22 posted on 12/26/2012 4:33:21 PM PST by TADSLOS (I took extra credit at the School of Hard Knocks)
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To: Perdogg
In addition to inspiring a generation of film makers, such as Dave Filoni, who directs Star Wars:The Clone Wars> , Mr Anderson has also inspired quite a few engineers, including the people who designed and built the Sky Crane that place Curiosity on the Martian Surface.



23 posted on 12/26/2012 4:33:55 PM PST by jmcenanly ("The more corrupt the state, the more laws." Tacitus, Publius Cornelius)
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