Gerry Anderson's name was one of the very first I recognized as someone who made TV shows I liked...even though I couldn't read it! At 4 my favorite shows were SUPERCAR and STINGRAY. I still have drawings I made of both between 1964 and 1966. By '65, however, it was FIREBALL XL5 all the way for me! I had the books, the toys and I never missed the series. We never got THUNDERBIRDS in this market so it would be years before I saw that classic program but Steve Zodiac was certainly an early hero to me...as was Gerry Anderson.