Gerry AndersonLegendary UK television producer Gerry Anderson, responsible for a string of puppet-based hit shows such as Thunderbirds, Supercar, and Stingray, and such live-action cult classics as UFO, Space: 1999, and Space Precinct, dies at the age of 83. Additionally, the Century 21 comics magazine (an extension of his company, Century 21 Productions), had provided the first-ever Doctor-less comics featuring the Daleks in the 1960s, arguably the birth of Doctor Who’s “expanded universe.” At the time of his death, there have been numerous attempts by others to modernize his concepts, with wildly varying degrees of success.

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