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Old 27th Dec 2012, 21:28   #21 (permalink)
 
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Thanks Nutloose, that's top banana! It won't just be jr whose chuffed with that...

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Old 28th Dec 2012, 07:18   #22 (permalink)
 
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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.
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Old 28th Dec 2012, 21:11   #23 (permalink)
 
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Some good news,

UFO the movie is on the way

UFO - Official Movie Site

As is

Space 2099

Why Space: 2099 Won't Be a "Dark and Gritty" Reboot of Space: 1999

Can't keep a good idea down


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Old 28th Dec 2012, 21:51   #24 (permalink)
 
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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
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Old 28th Dec 2012, 23:11   #25 (permalink)
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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.

RIP Gerry, gone but far from forgotten.

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Old 29th Dec 2012, 12:57   #26 (permalink)
 
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Very sorry to hear of his passing, a visionary if ever there was one.

Think I have still got some of the J90 toys somewhere, must re-aquaint myself with them.
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Old 29th Dec 2012, 13:12   #27 (permalink)
 
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Just for you Navaleye

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Old 29th Dec 2012, 13:52   #28 (permalink)
 
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I seem to remember that some of the female uniforms worn on Skydiver were very revealing....certainly of great interest to a teenage boy!!
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Old 29th Dec 2012, 16:24   #29 (permalink)
 
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Biggus your imagining things, see, nothing revealing about that!


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Old 29th Dec 2012, 16:36   #30 (permalink)
 
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Nutters old chap ... suggest you pop down to Specsavers

Clearly modelled on the standard issue RAF Fire Fighters String Vest

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Old 1st Jan 2013, 19:12   #31 (permalink)
 
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Nutloose, that pics a bit small, any chance you could make it a bit larger. Some of used who are getting on in years can't see small pictures like that.

Maybe make it full screen-width, there's a good chap; I'm sure you will be thanked.
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Old 1st Jan 2013, 19:40   #32 (permalink)
 
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Hello.... It's for you



Georgina Moon who played Lt Sylvia Howell


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Old 1st Jan 2013, 19:58   #33 (permalink)
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They weren't really officers, it was just a titular title.....
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Old 1st Jan 2013, 22:58   #34 (permalink)
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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.

Happy 2013 to all here.

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