Television and Cinema Verities # 11

“I hadn’t realized it at the time, but I was creating immortals for television.  Because I was making puppet shows which did not take the camera outside the studio, these shows did not date.  There were no cars that would give away the time period in which it was shot; no stars that would suddenly look younger on the screen and therefore make the product look old.  My shows were being repeated and repeated, over and over again.  They were timeless.  It got to the point we had virtually saturated the market with our own re-runs.”

– Gerry Anderson discusses his transition from Supermarionation to live action in the early 1970s.  From Starlog # 9, October 1977, page 31. By Ed Naha: “Gerry Anderson: The Master of Space.”

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