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Many hours spent as a kid in pyjamas after dinner watching Joe 90/Thunderbirds/Stingray/Supercar etc. Wonderfully imaginative stuff. Have often wished that the next Peter Jackson film(s) would be a live action Thunderbirds - rather than that awful piece of American dross a few years ago. He's about the only filmaker at the moment with the vision to be able to capture the fascination with technology, flight and atomic age futurism that made and still makes the original Thunderbirds such a great watch. RIP Gerry.
NL, sadly that UFO site doesn't seem to have changed in the last 2 years apart from moving the release date back on a regular basis.
I would love to see both these projects come to fruition and not in the way Thunderbirds was bastardised. I guess the exemplar for Anderson was the update of Captain Scarlet which certainly worked for me
I am very sorry to hear of Gerry Anderson's death. My fav series was always UFO. I bought the remastered DVDs when they came out. He was a way ahead of his time and he has gone to join most of the great characters that made his programmes great such as Ed Bishop, Michael Billington and many others. It was a long time ago. He provoked my interest in aviation as a boy as I am sure he did for many others here.
I met Peter Gordeno (AKA Captain Carlin) when he was doing cabaret on the QE2 in the late 80s. He told me how much fun it was to work on UFO and what a hard task master Gerry Anderson was. UFO was far too complicated for American audiences and they never understood it, although we did. The third series never happened and turned into Space 1999. The first episode "Breakaway" was the best, but both still attract a huge following. I hope the new UFO movie gets made. I'm not holding my breath.