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RIP Gerry Anderson and his supermarionation heroes

by | 27th, December 2012

GERRY Anderson RIP. Photos of the life of the man who created  Supercar (1961-62), Fireball XL5 (1962-63), Stingray (1964-65) and Thunderbirds (1965-66) can be seen here .

Photo above: The Television Society Silver medal awarded to “Thunderbirds”, the television puppet series, for work of outstanding artistic merit in front of the camera, is shown by Gerry Anderson and his wife Sylvia at the Dorchester Hotel, Park Lane, London. 13/05/1966

Born into the immigrant Jewish Bieloglovski family, Gerry Abrahams became Gerry Anderson.

Much of his early TV work was unmemorable. But his supermarionation was a revelation. Not only had he invented a word that sounded futuristic and utterly fantastic, but the lip-synched marionettes on 3D made  stories come alive.

We trembled like Parker on his wires as we heard:

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