This is the definitive documentary telling the story of the unique puppetry and animation technique developed by Gerry and Sylvia and their team and deployed in all their programmes throughout the 1960s including Stingray Captain Scarlet and most famously Thunderbirds. Directed and co-produced by Stephen La Rivière 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. Bonus Features: Deleted scenes: a selection of material that did not appear in the final documentary. Filming in Supermarionation: filming the effects and puppets for the documentary Special effects reel: an unedited reel of special effects shots created for the documentary Gerry and Sylvia in America: colour footage shot by Barry Gray of Gerry and Sylvia at the 1965 World's Fair in New York Tomorrow's World: full Video Assist report Something for the Children: Sylvia Anderson archive interview Parade: colour behind-the-scenes Thunderbirds footage Lord Mayor & Thunderbird 3 (silent reel) [show more]
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Documentary about the puppet and animation techniques devised and utilised by husband and wife production duo Gerry and Sylvia Anderson. Using unseen archive footage, interviews and excerpts from the productions themselves, film-maker Stephen La Rivière tells the story of Gerry and Sylvia's shows, which include 'Stingray' (1964), 'Thunderbirds' (1965) and 'Joe 90' (1968).