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Derek Meddings (1931–1995)

Derek Meddings was a British film and television special effects designer, initially noted for his work on the "Supermarionation" TV puppet series produced by Gerry Anderson, and later for the 1970s and 1980s James Bond and Superman film series. Meddings' first work with Anderson was as an uncredited art assistant on the puppet series, Torchy, the ... See full bio »

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Known For

Superman Visual Effects
Moonraker Visual Effects
GoldenEye Visual Effects
Batman Visual Effects


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 2015 Thunderbirds (TV Series) (special effects - 2015)
 1993 Germinal (special effects coordinator)
 1991 Hudson Hawk (special effects supervisor)
 1988 High Spirits (special effects unit director)
 1988 Apprentice to Murder (special effects)
 1987 Mio in the Land of Faraway (special effects)
 1983 Banzaï (special effects cameraman) / (special effects supervisor)
 1981 Invaders from the Deep (director of special effects)
 1976 Aces High (special effects)
 1974 Invasion: UFO (special effects coordinator)
 1974 The Land That Time Forgot (special effects supervisor)
 1974 Doctor Who (TV Series) (special effects - 1 episode)
- Invasion of the Dinosaurs: Part One (1974) ... (special effects - uncredited)
 1973 Live and Let Die (special effects)
 1972 Fear Is the Key (special effects)
 1972 Z.P.G. (special effects)
  UFO (TV Series) (special effects - 21 episodes, 1970 - 1971) (special effects director - 5 episodes, 1970 - 1971)
- Reflections in the Water (1971) ... (special effects)
- The Long Sleep (1971) ... (special effects)
- Timelash (1971) ... (special effects) / (special effects director)
- The Dalotek Affair (1971) ... (special effects)
- The Man Who Came Back (1971) ... (special effects)
 1965-1966 Thunderbirds (TV Series) (supervising special effects director - 32 episodes)
- Give or Take a Million (1966) ... (supervising special effects director)
- Ricochet (1966) ... (supervising special effects director)
- Lord Parker's 'Oliday (1966) ... (supervising special effects director)
- Alias Mr. Hackenbacker (1966) ... (supervising special effects director)
- Path of Destruction (1966) ... (supervising special effects director)
 1964-1965 Stingray (TV Series) (special effects director - 39 episodes)
- Aquanaut of the Year (1965) ... (special effects director)
- Marineville Traitor (1965) ... (special effects director)
- Hostages of the Deep (1965) ... (special effects director)
- The Golden Sea (1965) ... (special effects director)
- The Master Plan (1965) ... (special effects director)
 1962-1963 Fireball XL5 (TV Series) (special effects - 6 episodes)
- Space Magnet (1963) ... (special effects)
- Hypnotic Sphere (1963) ... (special effects)
- The Fire Fighters (1963) ... (special effects)
- Planet of Platonia (1963) ... (special effects)
- The Doomed Planet (1962) ... (special effects)
 1961 Supercar (TV Series) (special effects)
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At the time of his death, he was engaged in post-production on the James Bond film GoldenEye (1995), on which his sons Mark and Elliott James (born May 1973) also worked. A dedication in the credits of the completed film reads "To the memory of Derek Meddings". See more »

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