Filmed in Supermarionation / This is Supermarionation [Blu-ray]

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Filmed in Supermarionation / This is Supermarionation [Blu-ray]

Filmed in Supermarionation / This is Supermarionation [Blu-ray]

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For the first time, a complete history of the Gerry and Sylvia Anderson television productions which pioneered science-fiction special effects. Rich Trenholm of CNET was similarly positive in stating, "the documentary's vibrant storytelling captures the vitality, innocence and sense of joy of the series themselves". Directed by Stephen La Rivière, and based on his book of the same name, the film was favorably received by critics.

Peter Bradshaw of The Guardian gave the film four stars, writing that, "There is something very romantic about this success story of British entrepreneurial creativity. The definitive documentary about the iconic puppetry technique developed by Gerry and Sylvia Anderson, Supermarionation was used in all their programmes throughout the 1960s including Stingr. The definitive documentary about the iconic puppetry technique developed by Gerry and Sylvia Anderson, Supermarionation was used in all their programmes throughout the 1960s including Stingray, Captain Scarlet and Thunderbirds. Filmed in Supermarionation is a documentary about the many series created by Gerry and Sylvia Anderson. To promote the documentary to the masses, a special edition of BBC1's The One Show was aired on 10th October 2014, which involved show presenter Chris Evans dressing up in a shiny blue International Rescue outfit, and guest appearances from Parker and Brains.

In 2015, the works of Gerry and Sylvia Anderson continued to be recognised by the Cult TV Awards, with Steve Zodiac from Fireball XL5 added to the Hall of Fame for 'Animated Character', actress Wanda Ventham, one of the female leads in UFO, added to the Actress Hall of Fame, and the documentary "Filmed in Supermarionation" was hailed as the 'Blu-ray/DVD Presentation of the Year'. Read all The definitive documentary about the iconic puppetry technique developed by Gerry and Sylvia Anderson, Supermarionation was used in all their programmes throughout the 1960s including Stingray, Captain Scarlet and Thunderbirds. The documentary features specially filmed footage of the puppets themselves, behind the scenes footage, rare archive footage, recreations of the Special Effects techniques used in Thunderbirds and other Gerry Anderson shows and "brand new" high-definition restorations of the original shows.

Upon release, Filmed in Supermarionation was generally well received by critics writing across a wide range of publications. Scott Tracy is modelled after Sean Connery, who was James Bond in the years Thunderbirds was in production and originally on air. David Graham was later interviewed and also talked about the story about the Pub and waiter who helped him invent the voice for Parker. Martin Townsend, in his New Year's editorial for The Sunday Express, enthused, "The likes of Apple and Microsoft may be very impressive companies, but if I wanted to inspire children to be creative entrepreneurs I'd show them the Supermarionation film.The book also covers the Anderson's efforts from the beginning including Torchy and Four Feather Falls.



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