“Filmed in Supermarionation” documentary to get Andercon preview

Filmed in supermarrionation

Network DVD‘s upcoming major new feature film about the work of Gerry and Sylvia Anderson, Filmed in Supermarionation, is to get a sneak preview at the first Andercon convention this weekend.

The clips already released suggest it’s going to be a brilliant look back at the making of some fantastic TV.

The project is described as “the definitive documentary about the unique puppetry and animation technique developed by Gerry and Sylvia and their team and utilised in all their programmes throughout the 1960s including Stingray, Captain Scarlet and, most famously, Thunderbirds.

“Directed and co-produced by Stephen La Riviere and hosted by Lady Penelope and Parker themselves, Filmed in Supermarionation is a screen adaptation of his book of the same name and features a wealth of previously unseen archive footage, brand new interviews with the surviving casts and crews and clips from the shows themselves.

“A highlight of the film are ingenious and accurate recreations of the pioneering techniques used in the productions.


The film will premiere at the BFI later in the year ahead of general release but fans will see a sneak preview of selected scenes together with a Q&A with the creative team behind it at the now sold-out Andercon.

• More Info: http://networkonair.com/features/2014/04/03/stand-by-for-action/#sthash.Wuh74R5w.dpuf

•  Read the DenofGeek interview with Stephen here: http://www.denofgeek.com/books-comics/11433/interview-stephen-la-rivi%25C3%25A3%25C2%25A8re-on-supermarionation-gerry-anderson-and-more#ixzz2xtnASh00

The founder of downthetubes, John works as a comics editor, writer, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing for over 30 years, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.

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