Gerry Anderson, the creator of Thunderbirds, will be posthumously remembered at a Sci Fi weekend at the National Space Centre in Leicester.
The chairman of the Gerry Anderson Appreciation Society "Fanderson" spoke warmly of him after his death.
Nick Williams told ITV News that Anderson's shows had a huge influence on both the TV industry and his widespread audience, even inspiring several generations of aerospace engineers.
"We hear from people who grew up watching Thunderbirds, who say I wanted to be an aerospace engineer and I've gone to university and I've studied and I've done it because I was inspired"
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