"The Future was Fantastic" Vol 1 is a 1 hour 50 min documentary featuring the people, places and props featured in the various TV series created by Gerry and Sylvia Anderson.( Thunderbirds, UFO, SPACE 1999 etc)
Never being previously seen, it was made across a period of 5 years between 1999 and 2004, but the original master edit went missing for a further 9 years, and has only recently been unearthed, and recompiled!
Now remastered to DVD, I am releasing a very limited number to fans. (Disk is region free Pal )
The show features appearances by Mike Billington, Brian Johnson, Bob Bell, Mike Trim, and many other special surprise guests!
We get a potted history of the studios at Slough, Bray and Pinewood.
We see the history behind the Doppelganger cars, and their transformation into the UFO cars.
We see where the VFX were shot and how the designs came about.
We see how the puppets developed and learn how the puppet directors were able to turn their talents to live action.
If you are a fan of any Anderson series, this DVD gives a unique insight into how these shows came about, with an emphasis on the look and design aspects of the productions.
Featuring rare footage and stills, some of which you have never seen before.
Narrated by Ed Bishop, in one of his last voice over jobs he ever did.
The Future…. really was… Fantastic!