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OT: Vale Gerry Anderson Thunderbirds creator

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  • Geoff Potter
    Hi folks,   please excuse this non-train related post, but I felt that many modellers will feel a sense of loss at the passing of Gerry Anderson, creative
    Message 1 of 2 , Dec 26, 2012
      Hi folks,
       
      please excuse this non-train related post, but I felt that many modellers will feel a sense of loss at the passing of Gerry Anderson, creative genius behind the Thunderbirds TV series and several other sci-fi shows.
       
      Thunderbirds was such a great show, with incredibly high modelling standards evident in the construction of the various rockets, planes, cars and sets.
       
      It was SO COOL, with all the moles and rockets and specialist tools that could get Timmy out of the well...BUT it was suspenseful, the thunderbirds always came through right at the very last minute. My two favorite shows for explosions were Thunderbirds and Addams family (which I also wanted so badly to emulate, what kid didn't!)
       
      What gave the show its' zing, apart from the almost continuous action, was the plausibility of it all. For a kids show it had plenty for adults, but I have to say that it was one of several factors that got me interested in building models, and to keep building them.
       
       
      Thanks Gerry for lots of great memories.
      Thunderbirds are GO! forever
      F-A-B
       
      Geoff Potter
    • Paul
      My parents told me of this young boy called Gerry who lived just down the road from them in London who had the most amazing imagination and modeling skills who
      Message 2 of 2 , Dec 27, 2012
        My parents told me of this young boy called Gerry who lived just down the
        road from them in London who had the most amazing imagination and modeling
        skills who was able to carry his skills into his professional life to give
        so many people around the world such great memories.

        Paul.

        1. OT: Vale Gerry Anderson Thunderbirds creator
        Posted by: "Geoff Potter" potgeoff@... potgeoff
        Date: Wed Dec 26, 2012 5:13 pm ((PST))

        Hi folks,
         
        please excuse this non-train related post, but I felt that many modellers
        will feel a sense of loss at the passing of Gerry Anderson, creative genius
        behind the Thunderbirds TV series and several other sci-fi shows.
         
        Thunderbirds was such a great show, with incredibly high modelling standards
        evident in the construction of the various rockets, planes, cars and sets.
         
        It was SO COOL, with all the moles and rockets and specialist tools that
        could get Timmy out of the well...BUT it was suspenseful, the thunderbirds
        always came through right at the very last minute. My two favorite shows for
        explosions were Thunderbirds and Addams family (which I also wanted so badly
        to emulate, what kid didn't!)
         
        What gave the show its' zing, apart from the almost continuous action, was
        the plausibility of it all. For a kids show it had plenty for adults, but I
        have to say that it was one of several factors that got me interested in
        building models, and to keep building them.
         
        http://www.thestar.com/entertainment/television/article/1307120--thunderbird
        s-creator-gerry-anderson-dead-at-83 
         
        Thanks Gerry for lots of great memories.
        Thunderbirds are GO! forever
        F-A-B
         
        Geoff Potter
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