📺 How Good Was it Really?: Gerry Anderson (Thunderbirds, Stingray etc) 📺

Good morning and welcome to another exciting episode of HGWIR. Monty Python’s Flying Circus scored a 3.22. That’s nice isn’t it.

Today we turn our attention to the ‘Misc’ category. The league table:

Rank Show Rating
1 Wallace and Gromit: The Wrong Trousers 4.75
2 Wallace and Gromit: A Close Shave 4.41
3 Wallace and Gromit: A Grand Day Out 4.25
4 Wallace and Gromit: A Matter of Loaf and Death 3.56
5 Spongebob Squarepants 3.46
6 The Big Breakfast 2.66
R Big Brother 1.97
R Celebrity Big Brother 1.82
R Big Brother Celebrity Hijack 1.21

Today we will discuss the works of Gerry Anderson.

This is Gerry.

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Seems like a nice chap.

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Or not.

But how do we rate his shows?

Let’s find out.

THUNDERBIRDS

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CAPTAIN SCARLET

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STINGRAY

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JOE 90

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Personally, I hate all of them

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The used to put a French dub of stingray on in primary school when they’d not know what else to do with us.

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Dunno, I’m not in my 50s

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I haven’t watched any of them since I was a kid, but:

Terrahawks>Captain Scarlet>Fireball XL5>Thunderbirds.

The theme tunes were universally great.

Massive, massive, ENORMOUS part of my childhood. Fucking loved them.

My favourite was probably Captain Scarlett closely followed by Thunderbirds with Stingray slightly behind them (probably, looking back on it, the marine creatures in it are part of why I now fear aquatic life).

As an adult I can find enormous enjoyment from that 60’s vision of the future kind of aesthetic but I think they probably stand up as well structured and executed pieces of kid’s telly as well tbf.

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What has happened to the table?? It looks like a cursed hellscape!

TB - 4
CS - 4
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J90 - 3

I only remember one particular episode of Captain Scarlet. From memory, most of it was a dream Captain Scarlet was having, and I think the commander guy told him to get a haircut at one point. Great stuff.

(now that I’ve typed it out, it may have been a dream I had)

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Woah what?

@Joke explained at the beginning of the last one. They’ve been split into genres, with a misc category

Extraordinarily well made aren’t they

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Mondays- comedies, Wednesdays- other shit, Fridays- dramas. I’ve split the tables up. This is how it is now.

Oh no no no no no. No.

No.

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Yes.

No?