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Post by tony ingram on Wed Dec 26, 2012 5:12 pm

One of TV's greatest innovators, Thunderbirds/Captain Scarelet/Space 1999 creator Gerry Anderson has died aged 83. According to his son, Gerry-who had been suffering from Alzheimer's since 2010-passed away peacefully in his sleep.

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Post by Mbast1 on Wed Dec 26, 2012 6:42 pm

tony ingram wrote:One of TV's greatest innovators, Thunderbirds/Captain Scarelet/Space 1999 creator Gerry Anderson has died aged 83

What a year for losing creators. Ugly.
I just bought the full set of season 1 for Space 1999. Looking forward to it, but this is just outright sad.

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Post by tony ingram on Wed Dec 26, 2012 7:55 pm

Well, you can't say the man didn't have a full and F.A.B life.

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Post by Mbast1 on Thu Jan 03, 2013 1:46 am

tony ingram wrote:Well, you can't say the man didn't have a full and F.A.B life.

Maybe I could, if I knew what F.A.B. meant...

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Post by Sam_Vimes on Thu Jan 03, 2013 4:05 am

You don't wanna know, Mike. You don't wanna know.

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Post by tony ingram on Thu Jan 03, 2013 8:34 am

Nobody knows what it meant, do they? It was simply a catchphrase.

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Post by Sam_Vimes on Thu Jan 03, 2013 11:05 am

Everything I've read says it originally meant nothing, but someone retconned it to mean "Fully Advised and Briefed", which is kind of clever, I suppose.

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Post by tony ingram on Thu Jan 03, 2013 11:19 am

Sam_Vimes wrote:Everything I've read says it originally meant nothing, but someone retconned it to mean "Fully Advised and Briefed", which is kind of clever, I suppose.
I think if Lady Penelope ever used it, it probably meant "Frankly, A Bore".

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Post by Mbast1 on Sat Jan 05, 2013 7:58 pm

Sam_Vimes wrote:Everything I've read says it originally meant nothing, but someone retconned it to mean "Fully Advised and Briefed", which is kind of clever, I suppose.

Well, then. Never heard that one before. Interesting.

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Post by Sam_Vimes on Wed Jan 09, 2013 4:15 am

Don't feel too bad; until just recently I thought "Thunderbirds" was nothing but a terrible movie starring Ben Kingsley. There are just too many things for geeks to keep track of these days. . . .

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Post by tony ingram on Wed Jan 09, 2013 8:33 am

Sam_Vimes wrote:Don't feel too bad; until just recently I thought "Thunderbirds" was nothing but a terrible movie starring Ben Kingsley. There are just too many things for geeks to keep track of these days. . . .
Seriously? I thought Thunderbirds was a part of the public consciousness the world over! Shocked

Then again, I recently had a conversation with someone who'd never heard of The Avengers (the TV show, not the Marvel characters) and that similarly surprised me so what do I know?

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Post by Mbast1 on Thu Jan 10, 2013 5:04 pm

Sam_Vimes wrote:Don't feel too bad; until just recently I thought "Thunderbirds" was nothing but a terrible movie starring Ben Kingsley. There are just too many things for geeks to keep track of these days. . . .

Yeah, I am more than a bit cut off from popular culture. I didn't know about Firefly until 2005, and that show was great. I usually find out about stuff after a while, but that doesn't bother me. Too much.

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Post by Mbast1 on Thu Jan 10, 2013 5:05 pm

tony ingram wrote:I thought Thunderbirds was a part of the public consciousness the world over! Shocked

Oh, I hadn't heard of it until a few years ago. As in ever.

tony ingram wrote:Then again, I recently had a conversation with someone who'd never heard of The Avengers (the TV show, not the Marvel characters) and that similarly surprised me so what do I know?

I saw it once or twice as a kid, thought it was "ok" (I liked the 60's spy stuff on TV, just didn't get into the show) and then I saw the movie... Awful is just not a strong enough word.

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Post by tony ingram on Thu Jan 10, 2013 5:23 pm

Most Avengers fans do not mention the movie. Ever.
It. Did. Not. Happen. Mad

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Post by Lucy McGough on Fri Jan 11, 2013 7:58 am

tony ingram wrote:Most Avengers fans do not mention the movie. Ever.
It. Did. Not. Happen. Mad
I bet you've got it on video.

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Post by Sam_Vimes on Fri Jan 11, 2013 9:43 am

Lucy McGough wrote:
tony ingram wrote:Most Avengers fans do not mention the movie. Ever.
It. Did. Not. Happen. Mad
I bet you've got it on video.

Well, I do, so if Tony doesn't then that's quite remarkable.

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