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

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

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