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Old 19th June 2017, 09:05 AM
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I'm not sure I've posted this in the right place. But I have a seven year old great nephew who loves my Filmed In Supermariination set. He watches it a lot and loves looking through all the bits and bobs that came with it.
This morning, quite by chance, I found the whole lot, double disk Blu ray version, completey intact, in a local Princess Alice Hospice charity shop, for 6. It looks as if it's never been touched.
He has a nice surprise waiting for him when he gets home from school now.
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I'm not sure I've posted this in the right place. But I have a seven year old great nephew who loves my Filmed In Supermariination set. He watches it a lot and loves looking through all the bits and bobs that came with it.
This morning, quite by chance, I found the whole lot, double disk Blu ray version, completey intact, in a local Princess Alice Hospice charity shop, for 6. It looks as if it's never been touched.
He has a nice surprise waiting for him when he gets home from school now.
He's a lucky lad, john. It's a great set. I wished my 13 year old nephew would take an interest in Gerry Anderson. I did give him Supercar, Fireball XL5 & Stingray but he never watches them or takes any interest. For him at the moment it's Doctor Who and Star Wars.
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Strangely enough. I have another great nephew, who is 13 now, who I posted about on this forum five years or so ago, who became a devoted Anderson fan, coincidentally, also at the age of seven, after watching my DVD of the 2004 Frakes Thunderbirds film. Both saw the light at seven years old.
When I was seven, back in 1966, I was already a fan of long standing. Starting with Stingray when I was around three.
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I must have given my nephew the three series I mentioned at about the age of 6 or 7, john but as yet I haven't converted him! I was 7 when I first saw Joe 90 first time round and it was that show which convinced me that these were worth watching! Hopefully he will follow suit and get an interest just like I did back in 1968.
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I don't remember it, but according to my family, I was a die hard Stingray fan when it was first screened in London, when I'd have been about three. There is a photo of me somewhere, around that age, holding a metal Stingray cap gun, so I guess I must have been the fan I'm told I was. My earliest actual real memory of Anderson is Thunderbirds when that was first shown. That I recall vividly. I don't remember if I realised it was made by the same people who made Stingray though. Back then I probably knew nothing about Gerry and Sylvia. That knowledge probably came years later. But as I said before, by the time I reached seven, I was a seasoned pro, well into all of it. It's nice to know that a thirteen year old today, who's first exposure to Thunderbirds was the film so few fans like, has gone on to become a massive fan of all the original series, and it looks like another is about to follow. It seems a seven year old who only knew the new CGI cartoon, doesn't find tge originals old fashioned at all. I can't really inagine me, as a seven year old in 1968, liking the TV series my parents generation liked when they were children. It just goes to show, when it comes to entertainment, some things are more timeless than others.
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