All Things Anderson (Gerry that is)

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Postby Tonyblack » Mon Sep 20, 2010 9:30 pm

Batty wrote:I used to enjoy Twizzle, but it's amazing how many people (my generation) have never heard of it!

Thunderbirds was better than Stingray (IMO), but the only video's I have are of Watch With Mother and Terrahawks ... and DangerMouse, and Ivor The Engine ...
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It's funny, looking up those videos on YouTube today has made me realise that for years I've mixed up Twizzle and Torchy. I was sure the "Cat with the silkiest fur" was from Torchy, but he's in Twizzle - it was the poodle that was in Torchy. :lol:

I proclaim this thread well and truly derailed. :P
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Postby Jan Van Quirm » Mon Sep 20, 2010 9:43 pm

Oh I dunno - with Torchy you're bound to see the Light :twisted:
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Postby BatrickPatrick » Mon Sep 20, 2010 9:48 pm

I loved Ivor the Engine...and Idris the dragon...
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Postby poohcarrot » Mon Sep 20, 2010 9:54 pm

Captain Scarlet was the best! :D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bV8YbLvGrb0
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Postby wicked woman » Mon Sep 20, 2010 10:19 pm

I've never heard of Twizzle??? Terrahawks though... Expect the unexpected...

Good job we don't get banned for digressing, we'ed all be out on our ears. :wink: :lol:
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Postby LessHero vanU » Mon Sep 20, 2010 10:36 pm

I the "What do you collect" section I mentioned I collected cine camera's and paraphernalia - of which is a copy of a(n edited) episode of "Super Car", which is pre Fireball XL5. It is still in its box, but it is quite tatty. I played it once.
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Postby ghostsecurity28 » Tue Sep 21, 2010 5:42 am

wicked woman wrote:I've never heard of Twizzle??? Terrahawks though... Expect the unexpected...

Good job we don't get banned for digressing, we'ed all be out on our ears. :wink: :lol:


THUNDERBIRDS : SI,
STINGRAY: SI,
TWIZZLE: NO,
TORCHY:NO,
TERRAHAWKS:NO,

THUNDERCATS-HO !!!
I have to say I was more care bears, gummi bears,thundercats, she-ra my dad and my brother are more sting ray and thunderbirds :)
And in Heather's case, there were sometimes Third Thoughts and Fourth Thoughts, although these were quite difficult to manage and sometimes led her to walk into doors
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Postby The Mad Collector » Tue Sep 21, 2010 6:01 am

LessHero vanU wrote:I the "What do you collect" section I mentioned I collected cine camera's and paraphernalia - of which is a copy of a(n edited) episode of "Super Car", which is pre Fireball XL5. It is still in its box, but it is quite tatty. I played it once.


Now that really is early, I have never seen any of Supercar, my first experience of Gerry Anderson was Fireball XL5 and I was hooked from there.
One of those? Oh I'm sure I have one somewhere..

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Postby Tonyblack » Tue Sep 21, 2010 7:05 am

I can remember Supercar, but not very well. The pilot was named Mike Mercury and he had a pet monkey. Fireball XL5 had Steve Zodiac and a robot named Robert.

Anderson's shows got to be so popular that Lew Grade, the then head of ITV, used to give him carte blanche to spend pretty much however much he liked. The shows were made in Britain in colour before Britain had colour TV because they could easily be sold in the US. :D
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Postby poohcarrot » Tue Sep 21, 2010 7:55 am

Captain Black. What an anti-hero! :D
Dressed in black, bags under his eyes and unshaven. Looked like a serious party animal just coming down from a three-day bender. 8)

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Postby Jan Van Quirm » Tue Sep 21, 2010 7:58 am

High fashion too - strictly speaking Cap'n Black was a ZOMBIE! :twisted:
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Postby Tonyblack » Tue Sep 21, 2010 8:24 am

Jan Van Quirm wrote:High fashion too - strictly speaking Cap'n Black was a ZOMBIE! :twisted:
His first name was probably Reg. :lol:

Francis Matthews was Captain Scarlet and Ed Bishop (who later starred in Anderson's U.F.O.) was Captain Blue.

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I see Dr Who has recently pinched the idea of Skybase from Captain Scarlet. :wink:
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Postby Tonyblack » Tue Sep 21, 2010 8:33 am

Has anyone seen the CGI New Captain Scarlet that came out in 2005?

It's the first I've heard of it. :?
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Postby poohcarrot » Tue Sep 21, 2010 8:48 am

NO, NO, NO! :shock:

That's not Captain Scarlett! That's just a commercial for a whole bunch of toys for kids to buy with crappy characters.
(And Lt. Green's had a sex change! :shock: )
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Postby Batty » Tue Sep 21, 2010 9:20 am

Captain Black was my favourite character!
I always felt the Mysterons were justified in attacking Earth, as Earth fired the first shot on Mars.
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