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Filmed in Supermarionation / This is Supermarionation [Blu-ray]

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Filmed in Supermarionation is a documentary about the many series created by Gerry and Sylvia Anderson. In 2015, the works of Gerry and Sylvia Anderson continued to be recognised by the Cult TV Awards, with Steve Zodiac from Fireball XL5 added to the Hall of Fame for 'Animated Character', actress Wanda Ventham, one of the female leads in UFO, added to the Actress Hall of Fame, and the documentary "Filmed in Supermarionation" was hailed as the 'Blu-ray/DVD Presentation of the Year'. In addition to attempting to recreate 1960s film-making techniques, 21st century methods were also employed in the interest of matching the original productions.

Peter Bradshaw of The Guardian gave the film four stars, writing that, "There is something very romantic about this success story of British entrepreneurial creativity.Directed by Stephen La Rivière, and based on his book of the same name, the film was favorably received by critics. The documentary is hosted by Lady Penelope and Parker, the puppet stars of Thunderbirds, who seek to uncover the story behind their creation. Upon release, Filmed in Supermarionation was generally well received by critics writing across a wide range of publications.

To promote the documentary to the masses, a special edition of BBC1's The One Show was aired on 10th October 2014, which involved show presenter Chris Evans dressing up in a shiny blue International Rescue outfit, and guest appearances from Parker and Brains. Dialogue was recorded with members of the original Thunderbirds voice cast and puppets and sets were recreated to as close to the specification of the original Supermarionation series as possible.The documentary features specially filmed footage of the puppets themselves, behind the scenes footage, rare archive footage, recreations of the Special Effects techniques used in Thunderbirds and other Gerry Anderson shows and "brand new" high-definition restorations of the original shows.

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