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G. Anderson | Gerald Anderson
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I've always been interested in the idea of space exploration. When I was younger it was just a dream, but the theory of rockets being able to travel through space was very much alive. I found it very exciting.
His early work experience prior to becoming the master of "supermarionation" included being a fibrous plasterer (which he had to give up, because the lime gave him dermatitis), portrait photography and a job in air traffic control. He then joined the Ministry of Information as a film trainee and subsequently became a cutter at Gainsborough.
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.