Questions tagged [gerry-anderson]

Producer, writer, and director of famous TV shows such as Supercar, Fireball XL5, Stingray, Thunderbirds, Captain Scarlet, The Secret Service, Joe 90 and Space 1999

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Life expectancy in the Gerry Anderson Universe?

Steve Zodiac appears to have been born in 2030, making him in his mid 30's during the time that Fireball XL5 was set (2065). However, I came across the following comment Steve made in a story from the ...
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Where did the moon based interceptors launch from in the UFO TV series?

In the UFO TV series, the pilots of the moon based interceptors are always shown entering a slide which presumably takes them from one of the habitation spheres directly to their ships. The ships ...
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“How can I get any rest with all this excitement?” (Gerry Anderson/Supermarionation)

Years and years ago, I caught a snippet of what looked like a Gerry Anderson supermarionation show on TV. The only one of those I'm really familiar with is Thunderbirds, and this didn't look like any ...
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Gerry Anderson universe links

Motivated by this question, are there any other links mentioned between other in either the TV 21 stories (comic or annuals) and TV shows (see the comment by GordonD)? For example, this link (that is ...
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Fireball XL5 / Stingray crossover?

In the Gerry Anderson series Fireball XL5 and Stingray, are there any links between the World Space Patrol (based at Space City, and located on an unnamed island in the South Pacific) and the World ...
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TV series about human cops in alien city

Saw some of this in early 90's. Two of local police are human (patrolmen), very puppet-heavy (a lot, if not most aliens depicted were puppets rather than actors in costumes) and was advertised as a '...
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If the SHADO Headquarters are in England, why do cars drive on the right-hand side of the road?

In the 1969/70 British television series UFO, several scenes suggest that the SHADO Headquarters are located in southern England near London, for example when a UFO lands in “southern England”, “right ...
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What is Thunderbird 5's color?

Every Thunderbirds fan knows that each of the Thunderbird vehicles has a distinct color e.g. Thunderbird 2's 'color' is green, made obvious by its mainly being green. Each of the Thunderbirds (...
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What is the significance of the colour of the sashes the Tracy boys wear?

In the below image you will note that each of the Tracy Boys wear a different colour sash. That's understandable. Scott (who pilots Thunderbird 1) wears a blue sash. Thunderbird 1's 'colour' is ...
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What aspects of Thunderbirds (2004) did Gerry Anderson dislike?

Looking at the Wikipedia article it is made clear that Mr Anderson (RIP) did not approve of Thunderbirds (2004): "It was disgraceful that such a huge amount of money was spent with people who ...
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Contents of each pod for Thunderbird 2

I've worked it out before, and found that the same machine is in different pods in different episodes. So I was wondering if there was any actual order to the contents of the Pods in Thunderbird 2? e....
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What's the reason for the purple hair on the British 1969-70 television series “UFO”?

At the moonbase, the control center personnel (mostly women) wore purple wigs. Is there a reason for this?
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Why did Stingray have a number 3 on its fin?

Image from teletronic Gerry Anderson's Stingray has the number 3 on its fin. But why is this? The Wikipedia page fails here because it gives three different reasons! Under Story and characters, the ...