Thursday 6 September 2018

thunderbirds are go!

Messy Nessy Chic delivers an amazing appreciation of the universe of Supermarionation, conceived by puppeteers Sylvia and Gerry Anderson, whose sets and scenery are truly something to behold even if one might dismiss the preternatural uncanniness of the cast, marionettes whose faces referenced contemporary celebrities.
Spanning several stand-alone series and broadcast throughout the 1960s and later in syndication and homage, one iteration became the first television programme in the UK filmed entirely in colour and Thunderbirds itself, considered the most commercially successful series of the genre, enjoyed a merchandising success unrivaled until that of Star Wars. Visit the link above to learn more and to see more clips of the shows.