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… » 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

The Beastie Boys' epic 11-minute music video pits G.I. Joes against…

Here's something for all your Supermarionation fans out there. Longtime Beastie Boy collaborator and Being John Malkovich director Spike Jonze has directed 11 minutes worth of action figures teaming up with the Abominable Snowman to battle a vast anti-Beastie Boy conspiracy. Also, the undead show up for reasons… » 7/19/11 3:30pm 7/19/11 3:30pm

Sucking on the Popsicles of the Future with Doctor Venus and Lady…


In the 1960s, Gerry and Sylvia Anderson made a series of commercials for Britain's Lyons Maid ice cream treats featuring characters from their various puppetronic series. This one, circa 1963, is for a suggestively shaped three-stage "ice lolly" called Zoom and features Col. Steve Zodiac and Doctor Venus of Fireball… » 4/04/08 1:40pm 4/04/08 1:40pm