Sad, perhaps not surprised, to here of Gerry Anderson's death yesterday. But genuinely sad. Anderson's work played such an enormous part of my childhood and, for that matter, the early years of my own children; they have been massive Thunderbirds and Stingray fans but also enjoyed most of his major TV series'. Hard to measure a man's true creative greatness but Anderson is surely up there with the greatest of science fiction and action adventure film makers. He out-reached many of them with his ingenuity and uniqueness.
Much has been said over the years about the various shows he created. Now he's dead it's got to be time to take another look. Beautiful and meticulous work. So clever, so original. So very, very well designed.
And to illustrate that last point, take a look through Fred's incredible Flickr set.