The Worlds of Gerry and Sylvia Anderson

The Story Behind International Rescue

Ian Fryer

An in-depth look at the science fiction world of Gerry and Sylvia Anderson, producers of Thunderbirds, UFO and Space: 1999.
Date Published :
June 2016
Publisher :
Fonthill Media
Illustration :
black and white photos
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ISBN : 9781781555040
Pages : 240
Dimensions : 9.75 X 6.75 inches
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Thunderbirds, Stingray, Fireball XL5, Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons, UFO and Space:1999—just some of the TV series produced by Gerry and Sylvia Anderson that have thrilled generations of people worldwide from the 1960s right into the 21st Century. As the new series ‘Thunderbirds Are Go!’ updates the exploits of International Rescue for a new era, Ian Fryer, film historian and editor of Gerry Anderson’s official appreciation society magazine, brings an in-depth look into the making of the iconic television shows that inspired it. The background to the making of the Supermarionation series, and the live action science fiction classics that followed, is brought to life along with the turbulent times for British film making in which they were made. A fascinating read for fans of the Anderson puppet and live action series and for anyone interested in film and television history.

About The Author

A lifelong fan of Gerry and Sylvia Anderson’s work, Ian Fryer is a writer, movie critic, and film/TV historian as well as editor of ‘FAB’, Gerry Anderson’s official fan club magazine. For ‘FAB’ he has met and interviewed many key figures involved in the making of Gerry and Sylvia Anderson’s productions. Ian has taken his love and encyclopaedic knowledge of film and television history to radio and the printed page and has also conducted stage interviews with film personalities for England’s National Media Museum and at many film events.

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