Gerry Anderson: "he fundamentally changed people's lives"

Gerry Anderson to be remembered in Leicester Credit: Haydn West/PA Wire/Press Association Images

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"

Nick Williams, chairman of the Gerry Anderson Appreciation Society Credit: ITV News

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Gerry Anderson remembered

The creator of the children's classic television series Thunderbirds, Gerry Anderson, will be remembered at a science fiction weekend at the National Space Centre in Leicester.