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G. Anderson | Gerald Anderson
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When we made 'Fireball XL5', I'd never heard of NBC, and I didn't even know what American networks were. I knew that it would be wonderful if the show was successful in America, but I knew nothing about the American networks.
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.