Gerry Anderson, creator of the beloved 1960s Thunderbirds series, has died at the age of 83. Anderson pioneered the use of marionettes in film, dubbed "supermarionation," and created the cult fave Thunderbirds series in the mid-'60s with his wife Sylvia.
Thunderbirds, the British children's TV show, was hugely successful when it aired in 1965 and 1966. Filmed in Supermarionation (an artsy phrase for "puppets") it had spacecraft, explosions, intrigue—everything you WOULDN'T expect from a puppet show. And according to AintItCoolNews, we're about to get a remake.