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RIP Sylvia Anderson

sylvia Bray, England — British producer, writer and voice actress Sylvia Anderson, perhaps best known for providing the voice of Lady Penelope on the Supermarionation TV series “Thunderbirds,” died March 15 at her home here, following a short illness. She was 88.
MSTies know she was the co-creator of and writer for the TV series “Stingray,” episodes of which were incorporated into episode K01- INVADERS FROM THE DEEP and co-creator and writer for the TV series “Captain Scarlet,” episodes of which were incorporated into episode K02- REVENGE OF THE MYSTERONS. She was also the co-producer of the TV series “Space: 1999,” two episodes of which were incorporated into K10- COSMIC PRINCESS (though the two episodes featured were made in the show’s second season, after she and her husband and co-creator Gerry Anderson had parted ways).
In addition, one of the mole people in Deep 13 was named “Sylvia” in tribute to her.
The BBC has a great obit.

Thanks to Paul for the heads up.

8 Replies to “RIP Sylvia Anderson”

  1. mgroves says:

    Sylvia’s mother says Sylvia’s busy, too busy to come to the phone

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  2. EricJ says:

    The mole people were named Gerry & Sylvia, in tribute to BOTH Andersons.

    She was also co-creator/actor/writer on “Supercar”, whose inexplicable airing of reruns on the Comedy Channel became a riff source during the first two seasons.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8m9Z010pM4

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  3. Kenneth Morgan says:

    Well, to be accurate, by the time those episodes of “Space:1999” had aired, she’d left the series, the company and her husband.

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  4. GornCaptain says:

    Farewell, milady! You were truly fab.

    There are actually new Thunderbirds episodes coming out, (utilizing vintage story records with the original voice cast) filmed the same way the originals were in the 60’s.

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  5. goalieboy82 says:

    from the minds of Peter Cook & Dudley Moore
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=riMHp28_cqw

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  6. Kenneth Morgan says:

    GornCaptain:
    Farewell, milady! You were truly fab.

    There are actually new Thunderbirds episodes coming out, (utilizing vintage story records with the original voice cast) filmed the same way the originals were in the 60’s.

    Still haven’t seen the reboots of “Thunderbirds” or “Captain Scarlet”, but I understand they’re pretty good.

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  7. Kenneth Morgan says:

    goalieboy82:
    from the minds of Peter Cook & Dudley Moore
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=riMHp28_cqw

    Thankfully, that’s one bit that the BBC didn’t zap along with all those “Doctor Who” episodes.

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  8. zxcvv says:

    @6
    I caught the first couple of the new Thunderbirds. The CG cast is differently weird and creepy looking than the classically weird and creepy Supermarionation technique, but the miniature work is still nice.

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