Thursday, December 27, 2012

Mr. Thunderbird

I couldn't quite bring myself to become immersed in childhood memories* by watching old tv episodes this evening, so I spent an hour watching this excellent documentary from 2000 I'd never seen before and it cheered me up immensely. They've left quite a few things out for time reasons, and some of the omissions leave a false impression about the sequence of events if you're a hardcore fan and already know the chronology…but this really conveys the spirit of the shows and how popular they were. It may help explain how some people think of Gerry Anderson the way people of other generations might think of Walt Disney or George Lucas.

All four parts embedded below for your viewing convenience. Enjoy!

* If you know anything at all about me, you know this statement is the equivalent of a fish saying "I didn't especially feel like getting wet tonight."

1 comment:

  1. Hi. I found your blog after reading your review of the CBGB movie poster on EVGrieve. I'm commenting because I've been watching a lot of old TV shows too, currently Collection 6 of "Dark Shadows". This was a favorite show of mine as a kid; we used to run home from school to watch it. Well, that's all.


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