Thunderbirds are (no) go today.

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Gerry Anderson, creator of the Thunderbirds, StingRay, Space 1999 and a bunch of other shows, passed away today.

These British shows were slightly ahead of my time, but I caught them on endless re-runs on WGN Chicago as they aired every morning between the hours of 5:30-7:00. Why was I watching TV at those hours?  What else do you think paperboys do when wrapping and rubber-banding newspapers?

The show will probably be remembered as much for the theme song as any specific episode.  I suspect I’ll be humming this most of the day.

Rest in Peace Gerry Anderson, and F-A-B.