Gerry Anderson

(1929 — 2012)

British tv producer and puppeteer, producing a extensive range of children's SF shows: Thunderbirds, Supercar, Stingray, Fireball XL5, Captain Scarlet etc, working with his wife Sylvia Anderson, using the Supermarionation system to give greater realism. The stilted style of movement has been all too easy to parody though.

There are fan clubs, Fanderson and Fanderson Australia, for their work.

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