Fifty years ago today, Gerry and Sylvia Anderson’s seminal follow up to Thunderbirds hit British TV: Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons, the scifi adventures of an indestructible secret agent battling a sinister Martian threat. Now, for the first time ever, it’s making its way to high-definition with a loving…
Rockstars are go! For the 50th anniversary of the puppet adventure show Thunderbirds, Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker is joining Portishead’s Adrian Utley and Goldfrapp’s Will Gregory for a ginormous tribute concert on Dec. 1.
Gerry Anderson is a name forever burned into the minds of kids who grew up with sci-fi series like Fireball XL5, Captain Scarlet, Stingray and of course, Thunderbirds - but with a little help from crowdfunding, we might get to see a new Anderson-created Puppet series hit screens called Firestorm.
For some shows, a Christmas episode represents the perfect opportunity to gather together friends and family, to celebrate the essential bonds that ultimately unite the people that populate a given fictional universe. But for the 1960s puppet espionage show Joe 90, Christmas was the perfect opportunity to mix together…
Famous Monsters of Filmland continues to be a must-read magazine. The latest issue not only features a cover story on King Kong's 80th birthday, and a Cthulhu feature, it also has a ginormous section on Gerry Anderson, creator of Thunderbirds, Space:1999 and UFO.
We're still mourning the late, great Gerry Anderson — so it's a perfect time to pay tribute to his visual sense of style. His puppet space opera Thunderbirds was more stylish and "mod" than people ever gave it credit for — and over at Some Came Running, ex-Premiere Magazine writer Glenn Kenny posts some screencaps of …
Some of the coolest spaceships ever filmed came from Gerry Anderson, who died today after a long battle with Alzheimer's Disease. Anderson did more for space opera on television than almost any other single creator, launching space show after space show from the 1960s to the 1990s. From Fireball XL5 in 1962 to Space…
In 1966, the British puppet show Thunderbirds was poised to conquer the big screen and the American TV market. Then, out of nowhere, it all fizzled. This, the opening of the show's would-be blockbuster movie, might have had something to do with it.
If you watch a lot of British science fiction from the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s, you'll notice the same faces (and voices) turning up again and again, almost as if SF TV and movies were a repertory company. And few other actors were as indispensible, among that crew, as Philip Madoc, whose deep voice and dark eyes…
We've often wondered what you would call a remake of Space: 1999, the 1970s series about a Moonbase on the loose, and now we know. The show is being remade by a team that includes the same studio that brought you the V remake, and they're calling it Space: 2099.
If you've heard people raving about fifty-year-old kiddie shows like Thunderbirds and couldn't understand what all the fuss was about...well, watch this clip from Paul Starr, made by a rival production company. It'll make you appreciate Stingray like never before!
Massively successful 1960s puppet show Thunderbirds is getting another shot, with a new series. But will it have puppets?
If you grew up in the 60s or 70s, you grew up with the futuristic creations of Gerry Anderson on the TV. These toy replicas of his designs are screaming to be zoomed across the kitchen table and into the air.
When it comes to the "gift that keeps on giving," there's nothing like a great DVD set that people will want to watch over and over. Here's the motherlode of Blu-rays and DVDs with fantastic adventures, amazing extras and more.
An air-limousine glides through a rainy night in the alien Demeter City, unaware that it's got a tail. Check out an exclusive look at a beautiful bit of composition from Gerry Anderson's Space Precinct, directed by Bond-movie veteran John Glen.
People sometimes put down Space: 1999 for looking cheap and nasty — but after you see how much cooler it looks in a restored HD version, you'll want to watch it all over again. More comparisons below.
Although science fiction usually looks to the skies, there's a whole world of wonder and mystery beneath the ocean's surface. When you need some advanced submarines to go exploring, these are the fourteen best.
Gerry Anderson's UFO remake is moving forward and already the "how will it look" speculations are running wild. Battlestar Galactica concept artist Eric Chu took a pass at darkening up this reboot — check out what he dreamed up.