Supermarionation Forever


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We’re thrilled to announce that Network has completed a major new feature film about the work of Gerry and Sylvia Anderson, ‘Filmed in Supermarionation’. This is the definitive documentary about the unique puppetry and animation technique developed by Gerry and Sylvia and their team and utilised in all their programmes throughout the 1960s including ‘Stingray’, ‘Captain Scarlet’ and, most famously, ‘Thunderbirds’.

Directed and co-produced by Stephen La Riviere and hosted by Lady Penelope and Parker themselves, ‘Filmed in Supermarionation’ is a screen adaptation of his book of the same name and features a wealth of previously unseen archive footage, brand new interviews with the surviving casts and crews and clips from the shows themselves. A highlight of the film are ingenious and accurate recreations of the pioneering techniques used in the productions.

Just when I think we’ve seen all there is to see about the productions of Gerry & Sylvia Anderson, Stephen La Riviere comes along with a big box of surprises!

See two clips after the break.

He gets to do re-creations! He gets to do the puppets! That’s absolutely FAB! He has no idea how my single-digit-aged self is soooo jealous.

In a world that worked properly, I’d have a garage and my own Supercar parked in it.

This will be the next best thing.

Read about how Stephen La Riviere got to do all of this. It’s incredible: Stupidity Can Lead To Extraordinary Things

Previously here:

Gemini Force One Is Go!
Kickstarter: Gerry Anderson’s Gemini Force One
Official Gerry Anderson Tribute Site
Gerry Anderson Tribute Video: Nosey Parker Is Go!
Gerry Anderson Tribute Video: Dogfight Redux
Now That Gerry Anderson’s Dead, Let’s Get Rich!
R.I.P. TV Producer/Creator Gerry Anderson
Gerry Anderson Diagnosed With Alzheimer’s
TV Ads Directed By Gerry Anderson
Gerry Anderson: The Protectors DVD
Space: 1999 Reboot Threatened
Terrahawks Theme As It Was Meant To Be
Thunderbirds Are Go Again?
Barry Gray Music Rarities


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2 responses to “Supermarionation Forever

  1. Oh, wow! Any idea when those of us who can’t get to the BFI premiere will be able to see this?

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