Puppets! Moon Rangers, Falcon 1, Firestorm.

The return of two things I love: Supermarionation and the YouTube series Falcon 1! Plus, Firestorm!

Endeavour is an ITV series showing the early days of Inspector Morse.

The second episode of the sixth season featured the return of Supermarionation, the puppetry technique created by Gerry Anderson‘s team in the 1960s.

After the break, videos!

Endeavour: Moon Rangers

And behind-the-scenes:

Endeavour: Moon Rangers Behind the Scenes

There was a pirate version of the entire episode on YouTube as of yesterday (post time’s yesterday). In less than 24 hours, it was DMCAed away. Ah, well. Catch it when it airs in the U.S. … somewhere.

Falcon 1 is a puppet series that’s been on YouTube for several years now. I’ve done posts in the past and the series is fun watching. No budget? No problem! It’s driven by passion! The 1960s me wishes he had the tech (and money!) back then because this is something I wanted to do as a kid. There are slicker things to watch on YouTube, but nothing beats Falcon 1 for sheer enjoyment.

Now it has its own YouTube Channel.

There are now three “seasons” of Falcon 1. And there’s a been an improvement in the puppets.

Season 2:

Season 3:

The faces are smoother and the uniforms are tailored better. There’s some dedication here that’s to be applauded.

Careful viewers will also note that they’re now using heads with expressions! In other words, they’re taking the time to swap out a neutral-expression head for one with a smile or a frown! Dedication!

And there’s also the return of Bob the Robot! He has a killer first line in season’s 3 opening episode. He also steals the entire scene, just like the Zeroids always did in Terrahawks!

Here’s episode 1 of season 3.

Falcon 1 – S03E01 Deep Blue Disaster

Same-day update: There’s a Falcon 1 Tumblr! Wow, the puppets are taller than I imagined.

Overdue for coverage here is the full minisode of Firestorm.

Gerry Anderson’s Firestorm | Exclusive FULL Minisode

Previously here:

Falcon 1 Is Back

Previously at Mike Cane’s xBlog:

Falcon 1: Filmed In Megamarionation
New Episode Of Falcon 1
Gerry Anderson’s Firestorm: Puppet Tests
Congratulations, Firestorm
Gerry Anderson’s Firestorm: Onward To Funding A Pilot!
Kickstarter: Gerry Anderson’s Firestorm

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6 Responses to Puppets! Moon Rangers, Falcon 1, Firestorm.

  1. Falcon 1 Official says:

    Wow, thanks so much Mike. I can’t tell you what a kick I got out of reading this. And thanks for noticing the passion and not the strings :)

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