Saturday, 3 October 2015

GERRY ANDERSON PROGRAMME TRAILERS...



Here's something to help you remember
the happy, carefree and innocent days of your
youth.  Unless you're GENGHIS KHAN that
is, in which case you wouldn't have had one.

8 comments:

Colin Jones said...

Kid, I didn't know that 'The Protectors' was a Gerry Anderson production - I love the Tony Christie sung theme tune "In the avenues and alleyways, where the soul of a man is easy to hide..." - I had a Tony Christie greatest hits CD and that was one of my favourites along with 'I Did What I Did For Maria' and 'Is This The Way To Amarillo'. And of course I love the fantastic 'Space: 1999' - last year I watched the entire first season on YouTube and it's still terrific and still looks futuristic in my opinion. Unfortunately the radically altered second season was rather crap so we won't mention that - the second season was never shown in my ITV region anyway so I have no nostalgic feelings towards it. I've never seen B.I.S.H.O.P. but it looks bonkers.

Kid said...

Apparently, Robert Vaughn and Gerry Anderson didn't get on, and Vaughn hardly mentions the series at all in his autobiography. Yeah, Tony Christie is quite a good chanter, and I've got a CD of his lying about somewhere. Don't think I've seen any Space 1999 since it was first shown back in the '70s, and I don't remember ever seeing an episode of The Secret Service. I'm not sure it was shown in Scotland.

Colin Jones said...

Oops, I mean 'The Secret Service', not BISHOP. I just googled it, Kid, and it was only shown in three ITV regions and only 13 episodes were made. But it seems bizarre having Stanley Unwin as a secret-agent vicar - or vicardilio as he might have said :)

Kid said...

What seems bizarre to me is mixing puppets and live actors - what was the point of that? They should've picked one or the other.

Colin Jones said...

So The Secret Service was a halfway house between Anderson's puppet era and his live action era with Stanley Unwin as a gobbledygook-spouting secret-agent vicar - I'd love to see an episode, I'll have to see if YouTube has anything. I think Anderson's worst ever show was 'Space Precinct' from the mid '90s - I remember somebody writing to the Radio Times saying it was the kind of show that gave science fiction a bad name. How are the mighty fallen.

Kid said...

A friend gave me a DVD boxed set of Space Precinct, but I never had a chance to watch any of it before I had to move all my stuff into the loft. I'll get around to seeing it one day.

Colin Jones said...

Don't bother, it's awful. Your friend was probably trying to get rid of that box set, Kid :)

Kid said...

Maybe he was trying to get rid of ME by giving me something awful then, eh?

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