Archive for October, 2012

Thunderbird / サンダーバード

October 20, 2012

11 January 2011, United Kingdom
The Genius of Gerry Anderson
Thunderbird (1965)

At the same time as the previously posted Supermarionation series, the Royal Mail issued this Thunderbird – the best known work by Gerry Anderson.  In the same set, they issued special stamps with lenticular printing, to show the starting movements of four Thurderbird ships.

To share the effect of these stamps, I made four movies, 4, 3, 2 and 1 – click the stamp to guide you YouTube clips.  I am not equipped to add sound to these movies yet – this link would give you evocative memories.

Thunderbird 4, piloted by Gordon Tracy
Thunderbird 3, Piloted by Alan Tracy
Thunderbird 2, Piloted by Virgil Tracy
Thunderbird 1, Piloted by Scott Tracy



Supermarionation / 特撮人形劇

October 6, 2012

11 January 2011, United Kingdom
The Genius of Gerry Anderson
Supercar (1961)
Fireball XL5 (1962)
Stingray (1964)
Captain Scarlet (1967)
Joe 90 (1968)

The shape of old style television screens in these stamps, are showing works by Gerry Anderson – of course, best known for the Thunderbird series.  They have influenced a lot of science fiction films after then.

テレビ画面の切手は特撮人形劇プロデューサーのジェリー・アンダーソンの作品たち。上から『スーパーカー』『宇宙船XL-5』『海底大戦争 スティングレイ』『キャプテン・スカーレット』そして『ジョー90』の場面です。『サンダーバード』もアンダーソンの作で、これらのテレビ・シリーズは後の世界中の立体アニメ番組やサイエンスフィクション映画に影響を与えたのは間違いないですね。