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Gerry Anderson (I) (1929–2012)


Gerry Anderson was born on April 14, 1929 in West Hampstead, London, England as Gerald Alexander Abrahams. He was a writer and producer, known for Thunderbirds (1965), Space: 1999 (1975) and Journey to the Far Side of the Sun (1969). He was married to Mary Robins, Sylvia Anderson and Betty Wrightman. He died on December 26, 2012 in ... See full bio »

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 2015 Thunderbirds Are Go! (TV Series) (4 episodes) (pre-production)
- Episode #1.4 (2015) ... (creator)
- Episode #1.3 (2015) ... (creator)
- Episode #1.2 (2015) ... (creator)
- Pilot (2015) ... (creator)
 2005 Captain Scarlet (TV Series) (26 episodes)
- Grey Skulls (2005) ... (creator)
- Dominion (2005) ... (creator)
- Shapeshifter (2005) ... (creator)
- Duel (2005) ... (creator)
- Storm at the End of the World (2005) ... (creator)
 2004 Thunderbirds (television series)
 1999-2000 Lavender Castle (TV Series) (writer - 19 episodes)
- Birds of a Feather... (2000) ... (writer)
- Interface (2000) ... (writer)
- Supernova (2000) ... (writer)
- Wearizy (2000) ... (writer)
- Galactic Park (2000) ... (writer)
 1994-1995 Space Precinct (TV Series) (24 episodes)
- Deathwatch: Part 2 (1995) ... (creator)
- Deathwatch: Part 1 (1995) ... (creator)
- The Forever Beetle (1995) ... (creator)
- The Fire Within: Part 2 (1995) ... (creator)
- The Fire Within: Part 1 (1995) ... (creator)
 1986 Space Police (TV Movie) (co-writer)
 1983 Terrahawks (TV Series) (writer, "Expect the Unexpected Part 1, " "Expect the Unexpected Part 2")
 1982 Cosmic Princess (TV Movie) (creator - uncredited)
 1981 Invaders from the Deep (format)
 1981 Revenge of the Mysterons from Mars (TV Movie) (creator)
 1980 Captain Scarlet vs. the Mysterons (TV Movie) (creator) / (written by)
 1980 The Incredible Voyage of Stingray (Video) (screenplay)
 1978 Destination Moonbase-Alpha (TV Movie) (creator)
  Space: 1999 (TV Series) (23 episodes, 1976 - 1977) (series creator - 24 episodes, 1975 - 1976) (format creator - 1 episode, 1976)
- The Dorcons (1977) ... (creator)
- The Immunity Syndrome (1977) ... (creator)
- Devil's Planet (1977) ... (creator)
- Dorzak (1977) ... (creator)
- The Seance Spectre (1977) ... (creator)
 1976 Alien Attack (TV Movie) (creator)
 1976 Journey Through the Black Sun (TV Movie) (creator)
 1974 Invasion: UFO (creator)
  UFO (TV Series) (format - 26 episodes, 1969 - 1973) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1970)
- The Long Sleep (1973) ... (format)
- Reflections in the Water (1971) ... (format)
- The Sound of Silence (1971) ... (format)
- Confetti Check A-OK (1971) ... (format)
- Computer Affair (1971) ... (format)
  The Secret Service (TV Series) (12 episodes, 1969) (format - 1 episode, 1969) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1969)
- More Haste, Less Speed (1969) ... (creator)
- Mayday! Mayday! (1969) ... (creator)
- School for Spies (1969) ... (creator)
- The Cure (1969) ... (creator)
- The Deadly Whisper (1969) ... (creator)
 1969 Journey to the Far Side of the Sun (screenplay) / (story)
  Joe 90 (TV Series) (28 episodes, 1968 - 1969) (writer - 2 episodes, 1968)
- The Birthday (1969) ... (creator)
- Trial at Sea (1969) ... (creator)
- Test Flight (1969) ... (creator)
- Mission X-41 (1969) ... (creator)
- Viva Cordova (1969) ... (creator)
 1968 Thunderbird 6 (writer)
  Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons (TV Series) (31 episodes, 1967 - 1968) (written by - 1 episode, 1967)
- The Inquisition (1968) ... (creator)
- Attack on Cloudbase (1968) ... (creator)
- Flight to Atlantica (1968) ... (creator)
- Traitor (1968) ... (creator)
- Inferno (1968) ... (creator)
  Thunderbirds (TV Series) (31 episodes, 1965 - 1966) (writer - 1 episode, 1965)
- Give or Take a Million (1966) ... (creator)
- Ricochet (1966) ... (creator)
- Lord Parker's 'Oliday (1966) ... (creator)
- Alias Mr. Hackenbacker (1966) ... (creator)
- Path of Destruction (1966) ... (creator)
  Stingray (TV Series) (36 episodes, 1964 - 1965) (writer - 3 episodes, 1964 - 1965)
- Aquanaut of the Year (1965) ... (creator) / (writer)
- Marineville Traitor (1965) ... (creator)
- Hostages of the Deep (1965) ... (creator)
- The Golden Sea (1965) ... (creator)
- The Master Plan (1965) ... (creator)
  Fireball XL5 (TV Series) (37 episodes, 1962 - 1963) (writer - 2 episodes, 1962 - 1963)
- Flying Zodiac (1963) ... (creator)
- Space Magnet (1963) ... (creator)
- Sabotage (1963) ... (creator)
- Hypnotic Sphere (1963) ... (creator)
- Ghosts of Space (1963) ... (creator)
  Supercar (TV Series) (writer - 17 episodes, 1961 - 1962) (original idea - 8 episodes, 1961)
- King Kool (1962) ... (writer)
- Transatlantic Cable (1962) ... (writer)
- The Day That Time Stood Still (1962) ... (writer)
- Jail Break (1962) ... (writer)
- Atomic Witch Hunt (1962) ... (writer)
 1960 Four Feather Falls (TV Series) (original idea - 39 episodes)
- Ride 'Em Cowboy (1960) ... (creator) / (original idea)
- Happy Birthday (1960) ... (creator) / (original idea)
- Ambush (1960) ... (creator) / (original idea)
- Fancy Shooting (1960) ... (creator) / (original idea)
- First Train Through (1960) ... (creator) / (original idea)
Show Show Producer (33 credits)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (6 credits)
Show Show Director (9 credits)
Show Show Actor (2 credits)
Show Show Sound department (9 credits)
Show Show Editorial department (4 credits)
Show Show Composer (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (1 credit)
Show Show Self (20 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (4 credits)

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Alternate Names:

G. Anderson | Gerald Anderson
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Personal Quote:

I was shattered when I learnt the programmes had to be made with puppets as I'd illusions of making great pictures like Ben Hur. But there we were with no money, and an offer on the table. We had to take it. [on his reluctance to make his first puppet program, The Adventures of Twizzle (1957)] See more »

Trivia:

At one stage, Anderson employed a staff of 250 people, including designers and special effects artists. His company was bought out by Lew Grade in 1962, but he managed to retain creative control and received 10% of overall profits. See more »

Trademark:

Famous for his shows which employ "Supermarionation" - marionettes with control wires connected to interior mechanisms that control facial features and other functions of the puppets. However, since this kind of puppetry makes it difficult to depict them walking realistically, his shows are usually science fiction series that emphasize the characters operating futuristic vehicles.

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