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View Poll Results: What is your favourite Gerry Anderson film
Crossroads To Crime (1960) 1 2.50%
Thunderbirds Are Go (1966) 15 37.50%
Thunderbird 6 ( 1968 ) 2 5.00%
Doppelgänger (1969) 22 55.00%
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Old 07-11-2013, 05:44 PM   #1
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Poll What is your favourite Gerry Anderson Film?

Hello,
I just wondered what people's favourite Gerry Anderson film was. Personally mine is Doppelgänger (Journey To The Far Side Of The Sun) from 1969. Especially because of the Eurosec Cars.






























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Old 07-11-2013, 05:57 PM   #2
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I have never seen "Doppelganger", nor "Crossroads to Crime". I would like to, though.

That leaves me with the two Thunderbirds films, "Are Go" and "Six". Have waxed on about the first film elsewhere on the ETF so won't go into details but, for sheer nostalgia, love of the subject, the minutes-long opening sequence where the viewer can drool over every last inch of the Zero X, and that last ten minutes as Alan tries to save the day, well, it's just wonderful.

Blinkered viewpoint, I'm afraid, but maybe someday I'll chance upon the others and finally be able to compare all four.

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I have never seen "Doppelganger", nor "Crossroads to Crime". I would like to, though.

That leaves me with the two Thunderbirds films, "Are Go" and "Six". Have waxed on about the first film elsewhere on the ETF so won't go into details but, for sheer nostalgia, love of the subject, the minutes-long opening sequence where the viewer can drool over every last inch of the Zero X, and that last ten minutes as Alan tries to save the day, well, it's just wonderful.

Blinkered viewpoint, I'm afraid, but maybe someday I'll chance upon the others and finally be able to compare all four.

Kindest regards

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I have to agree with you Patrick, though I prefer Doppelgänger I still love Thunderbirds Are Go and the Zero-X.
In fact, I bought a model made by Aoshima, do you or did you have one? Because it was a great model, it even came with a small part of Martian surface and a Rock Snake, a very thoughtful extra!
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Old 07-11-2013, 08:24 PM   #4
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Doppelganger gets my vote as favourite, same reason, it's the cars!

I do like Are Go and Six too though. Thunderbirds was a bit before my time in terms of the series, but the films I do remember really well.
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It has to be 'Doppleganger', I remember going to the cinema to see it on its first release and was blown away by the look of it especially the crash sequence at the end.
Talking about crash sequences I also like the one at the end of 'Thunderbird 6' and the Zero X crash, Fantastic stuff.
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Old 07-11-2013, 08:47 PM   #6
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Hello,
I just wondered what people's favourite Gerry Anderson film was. Personally mine is Doppelgänger (Journey To The Far Side Of The Sun) from 1969. Especially because of the Eurosec Cars.





























What an interesting idea - and, oh boy, what a chore to have to choose! (Thanks for these images, BTW - instant quickie refresher! )

I'm pulled three different directions here...

I like both Birdie-flicks, inasmuch as IR and friends are given the chance (and make the most of it!) to really "stretch out" in a wider timeframe than they're usually allowed...

But I also like Journey to the Far Side of the Sun (as it's usually called over here), for bringing that uniquely-Andersonian world-crafting to the realm of live-action, and not for the last time!

Think I'm gonna have to score this one as a three-way tie...
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"Thunderbirds Are Go!" for me. It has everything... especially Zero X
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"Thunderbirds Are Go!" is my favorite (although I do not care for that space night club sequence much).

"Journey to the Far Side of the Sun" is a close second. The early airport scene where the craft shifts apart to unload the passengers is classic Anderson, While his puppet shows were what I grew up with, seeing his fanciful craft in the 'real world' was like a whole new Christmas.

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For me has to be TAG just for the Zero-X
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As 'film' goes - I had to vote for 'Journey to the far side of the sun.'
Great idea, acted well, superb model work.
I just wish Gerry and co had produced more original stand alone movies such as this.
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Definitely Thunderbirds are Go - Patrick nailed it; minute upon minute of Zero-X being assembled.

Totally impractical, and the C.A.A. would never allow remotely piloted flying wings to dock with a moving aircraft, but hey, that's what escapism is all about - enjoying what the future should have been rather than what some bureaucrat might deem appropriate in real life.

I remember being told by the 'Eagle' and 'Speed and Power' that we'd all be wearing silver jumpsuits and have our own personal space ships by now...

Who stole my future?

Mind you, the jumpsuits probably wouldn't suit EVERY body shape, especially mine these days
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I've already said earlier that 'Doppleganger' is my favourite film but I have to add that the opening scenes in TAG of the Zero X being assembled is one of my favourite parts.
I remember sitting in the cinema in 1966 and there was no one else there! I had to sit through the film 'Ring of Bright Water' about an otter just to see TAG, one day I stayed in the cinema all day and saw the film three times, you could do that in those days.
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Default I know that feeling.....

My Dad took me to see it in Glasgow, and I agree, there were about half a dozen people at that showing. But you must have been a big fan of otters to sit through that three times......

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Definitely Thunderbirds are Go - Patrick nailed it; minute upon minute of Zero-X being assembled.

Totally impractical, and the C.A.A. would never allow remotely piloted flying wings to dock with a moving aircraft, but hey, that's what escapism is all about - enjoying what the future should have been rather than what some bureaucrat might deem appropriate in real life.

I remember being told by the 'Eagle' and 'Speed and Power' that we'd all be wearing silver jumpsuits and have our own personal space ships by now...

Who stole my future?

Mind you, the jumpsuits probably wouldn't suit EVERY body shape, especially mine these days


Can't honestly speak to the question of the jumpsuits (will admit, though, that some sort of "aerodynamic efficiency" likely is involved in there somewhere); but I do recall something to the effect that we'd all have flying cars...

What happened, indeed - we were promised flying cars!!
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I hated that otter film but I had to put up with it to see TAG
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I remember being told by the 'Eagle' and 'Speed and Power' that we'd all be wearing silver jumpsuits and have our own personal space ships by now...

Who stole my future?

I have a whole comedy routine about this. It starts off this way, then progresses to dinosaurs with lasers.
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Surprised at the lack of love for TB6. It's nowhere near as good as TBAG but Skyship 1 is still a cool model, and the puppet work on display is excellent. Maybe too much Penelope, but I suspect Sylvia had a bigger hand in this one.
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What happened, indeed - we were promised flying cars!!
There ARE flying cars. They just cost 300K each.

Personally, I want the jetpack I was promised. Also the sliding doors everywhere. And the moonbase, commercial space travel, etc.

OK, to be honest I also want the silver jumpsuit with the rings on the arms and shoulders, but I already have one of those.
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I want the cars with fins on them... and atomic engines in those cars.

Just gimme Sam Loover's car.
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