Wednesday, 26 December 2012

Thunderbirds creator just went - farewell Gerry Anderson

For anyone my age - and for many younger too - Thunderbirds was the greatest children's show bar none. Not only was it innovative, creative and fun but it was a show that worked for boys without war. For sure, it had baddies but mostly it was about saving people's lives. About International Rescue.

The death of Gerry Anderson, Thunderbirds creator brings all this back. And will remind us of those other shows - Joe 90, Space 1999, Fireball XL5, Stingray and Captain Scarlet. But for me it will always be Thunderbirds I'll remember first - I won't be alone in being able to reel off the names: John, Scott, Virgil, Alan, Gordon.

A sad day - Thunderbirds creator just went. But Thunderbirds are still go!


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