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Old 30-05-2013, 09:26 PM   #21
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I fancy her
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Old 31-05-2013, 10:48 AM   #22
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I thought "more haste less speed" was really funny. I like the part where lady Martha sees the miniaturised Stanley and Matthew go past her on the road after she crashed her car and said "oh how clever!midgets!there must be a circus nearby."
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Old 31-05-2013, 04:04 PM   #23
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I fancy her
Wrong. Just wrong.
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Old 08-06-2013, 04:12 PM   #24
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Wrong. Just wrong.
I know... Rhapsody Angel's much hotter
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Old 13-06-2013, 11:09 AM   #25
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Which explains a lot about 2nd season Space:1999.
Freiberger:LUUUTON.......Andersonh you mean Luton !

Freiberger:We need Monsters,we must have Monsters.

then later in the afternoon

Feiberger:God no,not more Monsters.Get rid of the Monsters

Anderson:
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Old 13-06-2013, 02:42 PM   #26
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The Secret Service left me cold I really didn't take to it, after reading the comments here I think I might just be very guilty of judging the book by it's cover.

Time to give it another go.
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Old 13-06-2013, 06:47 PM   #27
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yeah Bernie its Marmite but once you get hooked it will haunt your dreams


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The Secret Service left me cold I really didn't take to it, after reading the comments here I think I might just be very guilty of judging the book by it's cover.

Time to give it another go.
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Old 13-06-2013, 07:50 PM   #28
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It's up there for me, some of the most beautiful props of the Supermarionation series, a master class in Puppetry
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Old 13-06-2013, 08:31 PM   #29
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It's interesting, to look/listen in on this discussion of an Anderson series that, to my knowledge, did not make it over here to America. Learning something new!
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Old 14-06-2013, 09:05 AM   #30
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it didn't make it over to the UK either only 3 TV stations ever showed it

the thing that puzzles me is how it would have paid for itself: the puppet shows cost a lot and needed toy sales to keep going

having said that the SS is generally much lighter on sets and models so I guess it would have been less expensive to produce than the other shows..?


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Old 14-06-2013, 09:42 AM   #31
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I thought I'd never seen it, but on getting hold of the DVD I found I had seen it in the dim and distant past. (I used to live in the ATV catchment area.) I particularly remembered the title sequence and the miniaturisation scene.

I think the mixture of live action and puppetry was primarily to cut the costs of having to build every single location in miniature, as would have been the case in earlier shows.
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Old 18-06-2013, 07:29 PM   #32
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yea . it was good
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I totally missed the Secret Service at the time I don't think it was shown in my TV region at all.

I'm slightly post Thunderbirds, growing up with Captain Scarlet and Joe 90, both series I loved and have watched every episode of both in the past 12 months. My big thing is UFO then later Space of course.

I bought the Secret Service DVD without having ever watched an episode. It was more an academic exercise looking for the links between previous puppet series and the live action UFO and there are plenty to be found, from 'Gabriel' (the CAR boys, not the actress in UFO!!!) to locations.

Fact was though, I really really enjoyed it. Some great plots, hilarious in parts too. A bit of a gift, a whole Gerry Anderson Series (well half one to be accurate) that I had never even seen before!

Gerry said in interview the main reason for the failure was the US market. They had trouble enough understanding colloquial English, so Unwinese was one step too far, which led to the cancellation of the series half way through filming. What a shame, but it is what it is, buy it on DVD and enjoy a few evenings of pure quirky self indulgence!
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I bought the Secret Service DVD without having ever watched an episode.
I went to a Secret Service convention having never seen an episode (it wasn't even on VHS at that point). Saw twelve of the thirteen (had to sacrifice one episode to go and photograph the model room in relative peace) and thoroughly enjoyed it.
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I cant get enough of the SS, watch it over and over, it's crazy but very enjoyable, wish they had finished the series, 30 episodes would have been nice, love seeing the Puppets revamped from Scarlet and Joe 90.
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Old 01-06-2014, 11:59 AM   #36
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To me the enjoyment of this series was when I 'discovered' it on DVD. Having never seen it on TV, to find a Anderson series that I hadn't seen was amazing. Of course it's much easier with utube now, and so I've now seen other rare classics, such as the Space Police unaired pilot.
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