A new Gerry Anderson puppet show is heading to Kickstarter

Gerry Anderson is a name forever burned into the minds of kids who grew up with sci-fi series like Fireball XL5, Captain Scarlet, Stingray and of course, Thunderbirds - but with a little help from crowdfunding, we might get to see a new Anderson-created Puppet series hit screens called Firestorm. » 10/01/14 3:05am 10/01/14 3:05am

Behold the bizarre wonder of a Supermarionation Christmas

For some shows, a Christmas episode represents the perfect opportunity to gather together friends and family, to celebrate the essential bonds that ultimately unite the people that populate a given fictional universe. But for the 1960s puppet espionage show Joe 90, Christmas was the perfect opportunity to mix together… » 12/25/13 6:00pm 12/25/13 6:00pm

An Indispensible Tribute to Space: 1999 Creator Gerry Anderson

Famous Monsters of Filmland continues to be a must-read magazine. The latest issue not only features a cover story on King Kong's 80th birthday, and a Cthulhu feature, it also has a ginormous section on Gerry Anderson, creator of Thunderbirds, Space:1999 and UFO. » 6/04/13 11:37am 6/04/13 11:37am

Gerry Anderson or Michelangelo Antonioni? It's slightly harder to tell…

We're still mourning the late, great Gerry Anderson — so it's a perfect time to pay tribute to his visual sense of style. His puppet space opera Thunderbirds was more stylish and "mod" than people ever gave it credit for — and over at Some Came Running, ex-Premiere Magazine writer Glenn Kenny posts some screencaps of … » 12/28/12 1:20pm 12/28/12 1:20pm

R.I.P. Gerry Anderson, Creator of Space: 1999 and Thunderbirds

Some of the coolest spaceships ever filmed came from Gerry Anderson, who died today after a long battle with Alzheimer's Disease. Anderson did more for space opera on television than almost any other single creator, launching space show after space show from the 1960s to the 1990s. From Fireball XL5 in 1962 to Space… » 12/26/12 9:20am 12/26/12 9:20am

And Now, The Most Ludicrously Over-the-Top Launch Sequence Porn Ever

In 1966, the British puppet show Thunderbirds was poised to conquer the big screen and the American TV market. Then, out of nowhere, it all fizzled. This, the opening of the show's would-be blockbuster movie, might have had something to do with it. » 7/04/12 3:00pm 7/04/12 3:00pm

R.I.P. Philip Madoc, the Man Whose Growl Animated British Science…

If you watch a lot of British science fiction from the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s, you'll notice the same faces (and voices) turning up again and again, almost as if SF TV and movies were a repertory company. And few other actors were as indispensible, among that crew, as Philip Madoc, whose deep voice and dark eyes… » 3/05/12 2:37pm 3/05/12 2:37pm

Space: 1999 remake will be called Space: 2099

We've often wondered what you would call a remake of Space: 1999, the 1970s series about a Moonbase on the loose, and now we know. The show is being remade by a team that includes the same studio that brought you the V remake, and they're calling it Space: 2099. » 2/09/12 4:37pm 2/09/12 4:37pm

How NOT to make a 1960s British sci-fi puppet show

If you've heard people raving about fifty-year-old kiddie shows like Thunderbirds and couldn't understand what all the fuss was about...well, watch this clip from Paul Starr, made by a rival production company. It'll make you appreciate Stingray like never before! » 7/03/11 2:00pm 7/03/11 2:00pm

30 DVD sets that'll make the new year bright

When it comes to the "gift that keeps on giving," there's nothing like a great DVD set that people will want to watch over and over. Here's the motherlode of Blu-rays and DVDs with fantastic adventures, amazing extras and more. » 12/02/10 9:00am 12/02/10 9:00am

Flying-car noir: A rainy night above the mean streets of Gerry…

An air-limousine glides through a rainy night in the alien Demeter City, unaware that it's got a tail. Check out an exclusive look at a beautiful bit of composition from Gerry Anderson's Space Precinct, directed by Bond-movie veteran John Glen. » 11/23/10 6:40am 11/23/10 6:40am

First look at Space: 1999 Blu-Ray shows an eye-popping improvement

People sometimes put down Space: 1999 for looking cheap and nasty — but after you see how much cooler it looks in a restored HD version, you'll want to watch it all over again. More comparisons below. » 11/03/10 7:00am 11/03/10 7:00am

14 Super Submarines That Took Science Fiction Under The Sea

Although science fiction usually looks to the skies, there's a whole world of wonder and mystery beneath the ocean's surface. When you need some advanced submarines to go exploring, these are the fourteen best. » 6/10/10 3:14pm 6/10/10 3:14pm

Ali Larter Will Rock A Silver Miniskirt In UFO, But Can She Help…

The remake of Gerry Anderson's ultra-campy alien-fighting TV series UFO will be deadly serious, along the lines of Batman Begins or Casino Royale, insists director Matthew Gratzner. But is it a bad sign that Ali Larter is set to co-star? » 12/11/09 2:00pm 12/11/09 2:00pm

Gerry Anderson's UFO Gets A Director, But Will There Be A Fashion…

The movie of Gerry Anderson's UFO, about the Supreme Headquarters Alien Defense Organization fighting aliens who kill humans for body parts, has a director. Following a recent trend, Matthew Gratzner is a VFX supervisor who worked on Iron Man.[Variety] » 7/23/09 11:30am 7/23/09 11:30am

Concept Artist Ponders The Reimagining Of UFO, BSG Style

Gerry Anderson's UFO remake is moving forward and already the "how will it look" speculations are running wild. Battlestar Galactica concept artist Eric Chu took a pass at darkening up this reboot — check out what he dreamed up. » 6/10/09 2:20pm 6/10/09 2:20pm

UFO Creator Gerry Anderson Reacts To Movie Remake

We recently reported that super-producer Robert Evans is teaming up with British network ITV to bring the seventies cult classic UFO to the big screen. Gerry Anderson, the show's creator, has now commented on the news with surprising optimism. » 6/07/09 10:00am 6/07/09 10:00am

British Cult Classic UFO Is Headed To The Big Screen

Gerry Anderson's UFO, one of the seventies' most secretly awesome shows, is getting a movie adaptation. But is America really ready for the show's bold mix of grim moral ambiguity and absurd purple wigs? » 5/22/09 10:30am 5/22/09 10:30am

Must See: Space: 1999

Must-see TV shows are futuristic classics that shouldn't be missed. Of course, not every must-see is perfect. That's why we've rated them 1-5 on the patented "crunchy goodness" scale.

Title: Space: 1999
Date: 1975-1977

Vitals: A disaster throws the moon spiraling out of Earth's orbit, with the inhabitants of a… » 9/30/07 10:39pm 9/30/07 10:39pm