RIP Gerry Anderson

Some of you may be saying, “Gerry Anderson?  Who is that?”

Gerry Anderson was a staple in GorT’s youth as the Saturday night lineup was the Muppet Show followed by Space: 1999.  Mr. Anderson died at the age of 83.  In addition to Space: 1999, Anderson is known for a number of marionette shows (before people jump on me, it is referred to as “supermarionation”) such as UFO, Captain Scarlett and the Mysterons and the Thunderbirds.

If you’ve never watched either, it is an interesting look back into the 1960s and 1970s and how a child’s imagination could be inspired by what we would cast aside as cheesy or cheaply done these days.  GorT has watched episodes from all of the mentioned shows and is unfamiliar with Supercar (Volgi, I know there’s no such thing of supercar), Firebird XL5 and a few other works.

I recommend following this link to a view of Gerry Anderson in images by the BBC and maybe look at Netflix, Redbox or Amazon’s Instant Video to see if you can catch some of his work.


About GorT

GorT is an eight-foot-tall robot from the 51ˢᵗ Century who routinely time-travels to steal expensive technology from the future and return it to the past for retroinvention. The profits from this pay all the Gormogons’ bills, including subsidizing this website. Some of the products he has introduced from the future include oven mitts, the Guinness widget, Oxy-Clean, and Dr. Pepper. Due to his immense cybernetic brain, GorT is able to produce a post in 0.023 seconds and research it in even less time. Only ’Puter spends less time on research. GorT speaks entirely in zeros and ones, but occasionally throws in a ڭ to annoy the Volgi. He is a massive proponent of science, technology, and energy development, and enjoys nothing more than taking the Czar’s more interesting scientific theories, going into the past, publishing them as his own, and then returning to take credit for them. He is the only Gormogon who is capable of doing math. Possessed of incredible strength, he understands the awesome responsibility that follows and only uses it to hurt people.