|Gerry Anderson in London in 2005, with toys inspired by the “Thunderbirds,” whose fans reached beyond Britain (New York Times)|
Today on Discovery
we bid a fond farewell to Gerry Anderson the British filmmaker who transformed
old-fashioned puppets into futuristic action heroes in the 1960s in the hugely
popular children’s shows Thunderbirds, Stingray and Captain Scarlet and later
cast real people in such series as “U.F.O.” and Space: 1999, died on Wednesday
in . He was 83. Oxfordshire, England
|Gerry Anderson With Troy Tempest From '' Stingray'' in 1966 Photograph: R.G. Balkham/Rex Features and The Gardian|
Later projects include a 2005 CGI remake of Captain Scarlet entitled Gerry Anderson's New Captain Scarlet.
|io9/R.I.P. Gerry Anderson, Creator of Space: 1999 and Thunderbirds|
His death followed a diagnosis two years ago of dementia, according to an announcement on the Web site of his son Jamie.
In order to commemorate Gerry Anderson’s memory we present the documentary Mr Thunderbird - The Gerry Anderson Story produced in the year 2000.