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• Regular updates featuring a mix of guest blogs, image galleries, archive videos, exclusive project previews, and audio content.

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In addition to rewards described above, you will have the chance to submit questions and ideas for our updates.

When we post details of an uncoming project, you can reply with your question(s).  If chosen, your question – and name --  will be included in the upcoming update!


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About Century 21

"Thunderbirds Are Go!"
"Stand by for Action!"
"This is the voice of the Mysterons..."

Want to discover the secrets behind Supermarionation? Thunderbirds, Stingray, Captain Scarlet, Joe 90 and others? If so, you're in the right place!

Our weekly posts for supporters will offer a mixture of behind the scenes videos, blogs, interviews, images, and audio content. We'll take you behind the scenes of the whole history of Supermarionation - past, present, and future. The money we receive will not just help us generate more content for you, but also help us in our continuing mission to keep the puppets in a job!

The many Supermarionation puppet shows of Gerry and Sylvia Anderson in the 1960s continue to entertain and fascinate generations of people across the decades. These series live on because they were ahead of their times in so many ways: creatively and technically.

The people behind this Patreon are a group of filmmakers whose own work has been inspired and influenced by these shows. Over the last few years we've been involved in a range of projects about these great shows - with the aim of not just bringing a wider appreciation to this unique art form, but also to help resurrect it. In recent years we have:

  • Produced the documentary Filmed in Supermarionation , which was based on the book of the same name
  • Filmed 3 brand new episodes of Thunderbirds to celebrate the series' 50th anniversary. 
  • Worked on the 2017 nationwide Halifax advertising campaign featuring Lady Penelope and Parker.

Through the course of our work we have built an immense archive - everything from props and puppets through to interviews and never before seen paperwork and photographs . As much as possible we try and maintain a working collection - puppets and models that are ready for filming and display whenever possible.

Unfortunately, the maintenance of this archive costs money - and this is where you (hopefully!) come in. It costs us several thousand a year to store and maintain the props, puppets and models. To allow us to continue our work, we'd like to offer sponsors access to a regular series of Supermarionation posts, in exchange for a small monthly donation.

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