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  •  I remember watching episodes (9+ / 0-)

    when I was growing up in the old country. Great stuff. My friends and I spent hours and hours making plasticine models of the spaceships and playing Thunderbirds!

    "Onward through the fog!" - Oat Willie

    by rocksout on Fri Dec 28, 2012 at 12:34:48 PM PST

    •  I lived in England from '64 to '66 (4+ / 0-)
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      Thunderbirds was just blasting off (no pun intended... kinda), and Fireball XL-5 was still around but winding down. Captain Scarlet came later, and I was absolutely riveted to all of it. Don't remember Supercar. (Sounds like something Jeremy Clarkson would star in!) I did like Journey to the Far Side of the Sun, but although I did watch Space 1999 and UFO, I thought they were pretty corny -- though who didn't love Ed Bishop's ridiculous haircut?

      Rest in Peace, Gerry! You were blowing up space before Captain Kirk was cool.

      "If you're going to go down with the ship, make it a submarine." - Wayne Shorter

      by Oliver Tiger on Fri Dec 28, 2012 at 04:06:33 PM PST

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