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21st Century Adventures of Gerry Anderson

Gerry Anderson created several sci-fi TV series in the 1960s through the unique process of 'Supermarionation'. Sophisticated puppet characters shared equal screen time with the superbly designed and realized vehicles.
Derek Meddings was the supervisor of the visual effects, and designed most of the vehicles.

FIREBALL XL5
The super spaceship, 'Fireball XL5'. The flagship of the World Space Patrol with the crew of Captain Steve Zodiac, Venus, Professor Matic and Robert the Robot explored and protected outer space.

FIREBALL XL5
The super spaceship, 'Fireball XL5'. The flagship of the World Space Patrol with the crew of Captain Steve Zodiac, Venus, Professor Matic and Robert the Robot explored and protected outer space.

THUNDERBIRD 1
From the TV Series 'Thunderbirds', Produced by Gerry Anderson. This painting is inspired by the episode 'Operation: Crash-Dive' where Scot lands at a coastal farm in order to track a missing 
Fireflash airliner.

THUNDERBIRD 1
From the TV Series 'Thunderbirds', Produced by Gerry Anderson. This painting is inspired by the episode 'Operation: Crash-Dive' where Scot lands at a coastal farm in order to track a missing
Fireflash airliner.

STINGRAY
The super submarine Stingray - pride of the fleet of the World Aquanaut Security patrol (WASP) in the 1960s TV series 'Stingray' produced by Gerry Anderson. Stingray was (I believe) designed by Reg Hill. Special Effects by Derek Meddings.

STINGRAY
The super submarine Stingray - pride of the fleet of the World Aquanaut Security patrol (WASP) in the 1960s TV series 'Stingray' produced by Gerry Anderson. Stingray was (I believe) designed by Reg Hill. Special Effects by Derek Meddings.

THUNDERBIRD 2
This is a photoshop painting of Thunderbird 2 landing at London Airport. from the pilot episode of the Gerry Anderson TV series 'Thunderbirds'.  Trapped In The Sky.
Thunderbird 2 was designed by Special Effects Director Derek Meddings.

THUNDERBIRD 2
This is a photoshop painting of Thunderbird 2 landing at London Airport. from the pilot episode of the Gerry Anderson TV series 'Thunderbirds'. Trapped In The Sky.
Thunderbird 2 was designed by Special Effects Director Derek Meddings.

THUNDERBIRD 3
From the classic 1960s TV show created by Gerry Anderson. Used by International Rescue for space rescues as well as transport to and from their satellite Thunderbird 5.
Designed by series Special Effects Director Derek Meddings.

THUNDERBIRD 3
From the classic 1960s TV show created by Gerry Anderson. Used by International Rescue for space rescues as well as transport to and from their satellite Thunderbird 5.
Designed by series Special Effects Director Derek Meddings.

THUNDERBIRD 4
International Rescue's underwater rescue craft Thunderbird 4 from the Gerry Anderson TV Show 'Thunderbirds'. TB4 designed by series Visual Effecrts Supervisor Derek Meddings.

THUNDERBIRD 4
International Rescue's underwater rescue craft Thunderbird 4 from the Gerry Anderson TV Show 'Thunderbirds'. TB4 designed by series Visual Effecrts Supervisor Derek Meddings.

THUNDERBIRD 5
International Rescue's satellite Thunderbird 5 from the Gerry Anderson TV series from 1965; 'Thunderbirds'. Thunderbird 5 was designed by series Special Effects Director Derek Meddings.

THUNDERBIRD 5
International Rescue's satellite Thunderbird 5 from the Gerry Anderson TV series from 1965; 'Thunderbirds'. Thunderbird 5 was designed by series Special Effects Director Derek Meddings.

FAB 1
The famous pink Rolls Royce from the 1960s TV series 'Thunderbirds'. International Rescue's London Agent Lady Penelope, and her resourceful butler Parker frequently made use of Fab 1s array of deadly weapons and defensive countermeasures.

FAB 1
The famous pink Rolls Royce from the 1960s TV series 'Thunderbirds'. International Rescue's London Agent Lady Penelope, and her resourceful butler Parker frequently made use of Fab 1s array of deadly weapons and defensive countermeasures.

THE MOLE 
International Rescue's Drilling Machine 'The Mole', from the TV Series 'Thunderbirds'. Designed by the series' Special Effects Director Derek Meddings. Featured in the episodes 'Pit of Peril', 'City of Fire', 'The Duchess Assignment'.

THE MOLE
International Rescue's Drilling Machine 'The Mole', from the TV Series 'Thunderbirds'. Designed by the series' Special Effects Director Derek Meddings. Featured in the episodes 'Pit of Peril', 'City of Fire', 'The Duchess Assignment'.

FIREFLY
Another of International Rescue's heavy rescue vehicles from the Pod, carried aboard 'thunderbird 2'. Featured in the epiode 'City of Fire' and 'Terror in New York City'.
Desined by series Special Effects Director Derek Meddings.

FIREFLY
Another of International Rescue's heavy rescue vehicles from the Pod, carried aboard 'thunderbird 2'. Featured in the epiode 'City of Fire' and 'Terror in New York City'.
Desined by series Special Effects Director Derek Meddings.

FIREFLASH
Te Fireflash airliner from 'Thunderbirds'. The aircraft is supersonic, atomic powered and capable of carrying 600 passengers - on either of the two decks in the fuselage, or in the exotic wing lounges.    
Designed by Derek Meddings.

FIREFLASH
Te Fireflash airliner from 'Thunderbirds'. The aircraft is supersonic, atomic powered and capable of carrying 600 passengers - on either of the two decks in the fuselage, or in the exotic wing lounges.
Designed by Derek Meddings.

SIDEWINDER
From the Thunderbirds episode 'Pit Of Peril'. The amazing machine was designed by SFX Director Derek Meddings.

SIDEWINDER
From the Thunderbirds episode 'Pit Of Peril'. The amazing machine was designed by SFX Director Derek Meddings.

EXPLOSIVES TRACTOR
From the 'End of the Road' episode of 'Thunderbirds'. In an attempt to save his business, Eddie Houseman risked his life and became trapped in his vehicle, teetering on the edge of the cliff. Designed  by Mike Trim.

EXPLOSIVES TRACTOR
From the 'End of the Road' episode of 'Thunderbirds'. In an attempt to save his business, Eddie Houseman risked his life and became trapped in his vehicle, teetering on the edge of the cliff. Designed by Mike Trim.

ANGEL INTERCEPTOR
From the 1960s Gerry Anderson TV Series 'Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons'. The strike aircraft of Spectrum stationed at Spectrum headquarters - Cloudbase.  The Angel was designed by the series' Visual Effects Director Derek Meddings.

ANGEL INTERCEPTOR
From the 1960s Gerry Anderson TV Series 'Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons'. The strike aircraft of Spectrum stationed at Spectrum headquarters - Cloudbase. The Angel was designed by the series' Visual Effects Director Derek Meddings.

SPV
From 'Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons'. The principal vehicle used by Spectrum agents in their fight against the Mysterons. The Spectrum Pursuit Vehicle was designed by Derek Meddings

SPV
From 'Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons'. The principal vehicle used by Spectrum agents in their fight against the Mysterons. The Spectrum Pursuit Vehicle was designed by Derek Meddings

SPECTRUM PATROL CAR
From the Gerry Anderson TV Series 'Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons'. This was used by Spectrum personnel during all land based investigations. Designed by VFX Designer Mike Trim.

SPECTRUM PATROL CAR
From the Gerry Anderson TV Series 'Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons'. This was used by Spectrum personnel during all land based investigations. Designed by VFX Designer Mike Trim.

THUNDERBIRD 6 TIGER MOTH
From the feature film 'Thunderbird 6' . Alan's antique Tiger Moth was pressed into service to help rescue the 'Skyship One', and was subsequently christened Thunderbird 6 by Brains!  Designed by Geoffrey de Havilland.

THUNDERBIRD 6 TIGER MOTH
From the feature film 'Thunderbird 6' . Alan's antique Tiger Moth was pressed into service to help rescue the 'Skyship One', and was subsequently christened Thunderbird 6 by Brains! Designed by Geoffrey de Havilland.

JET AIR CAR
Professor Maclaine's unique Jet Air Car from the Gerry Anderson TV Series 'Joe 90', shown here in flight mode. The vehicle was designed by Derek Meddings.

JET AIR CAR
Professor Maclaine's unique Jet Air Car from the Gerry Anderson TV Series 'Joe 90', shown here in flight mode. The vehicle was designed by Derek Meddings.

EXPLOSIVES TRUCK - JOE 90
From the episode 'Colonel Maclaine' these rugged army vehicles - designed by MIKE TRIM -  transport dangerous chemicals across the Kuchunga Pass.

EXPLOSIVES TRUCK - JOE 90
From the episode 'Colonel Maclaine' these rugged army vehicles - designed by MIKE TRIM - transport dangerous chemicals across the Kuchunga Pass.

UFO
From the Gerry Anderson TV Series UFO. A thoroughly original take on a 'flying saucer', designed by series VFX Director Derek Meddings and  accompanied on screen by an unforgettable sound effect created  series Composer the great Barry Gray. Iconic.

UFO
From the Gerry Anderson TV Series UFO. A thoroughly original take on a 'flying saucer', designed by series VFX Director Derek Meddings and accompanied on screen by an unforgettable sound effect created series Composer the great Barry Gray. Iconic.

MOBILE
From the 1970 live-action TV Series 'UFO'. The Mobile fleet is the front line of SHADO's ground based defenses. designed by Mike Trim and Derek Meddings.

MOBILE
From the 1970 live-action TV Series 'UFO'. The Mobile fleet is the front line of SHADO's ground based defenses. designed by Mike Trim and Derek Meddings.

INTERCEPTOR
The Space Interceptors operate from Shado's moonbase. From the 1970's 'UFO'.
designed by Series visual Effects Director Derek Meddings.

INTERCEPTOR
The Space Interceptors operate from Shado's moonbase. From the 1970's 'UFO'.
designed by Series visual Effects Director Derek Meddings.

SKYDIVER
From the 1970 Gerry Anderson TV Series 'UFO'. 
Skydiver, including the detachable aircraft SKY 1, was designed by Series Visual Effects Director Derek Meddings

SKYDIVER
From the 1970 Gerry Anderson TV Series 'UFO'.
Skydiver, including the detachable aircraft SKY 1, was designed by Series Visual Effects Director Derek Meddings

EAGLE TRANSPORTER
From the 1970s TV Series Space:1999, created by Gerry & Sylvia Anderson. 
Designed by the series' visual effects director Brian Johnson and expertly realised on screen via an array of  large scale, highly detailed models.

EAGLE TRANSPORTER
From the 1970s TV Series Space:1999, created by Gerry & Sylvia Anderson.
Designed by the series' visual effects director Brian Johnson and expertly realised on screen via an array of large scale, highly detailed models.

ALTARES
From the 1970s TV Special 'Into Infinity : The Day After Tomorrow'. Deigned by celebrated sci-fi and movie vfx modeller Martin Bower.

ALTARES
From the 1970s TV Special 'Into Infinity : The Day After Tomorrow'. Deigned by celebrated sci-fi and movie vfx modeller Martin Bower.

MARINEVILLE
Marineville in 'Battle Stations' mode, descends to the protective underground bunker. From 'Stingray'

MARINEVILLE
Marineville in 'Battle Stations' mode, descends to the protective underground bunker. From 'Stingray'