Pod 161: Richard Taylor of Weta Workshop - The Gerry Anderson Podcast

Episode 161

Pod 161: Richard Taylor of Weta Workshop

Richard Taylor started out by sculpting from clay harvested in the backyard and building model railroads with his father. These humble beginnings were the foundation for one of the most successful special effects careers of all time! He's a five-time Academy Award winner, a veteran of numerous big-budget productions (such as Lord of the Rings, Narnia, and Blade Runner 2049), and a producer of Thunderbirds Are Go (2015). A puppet maker and a massive Gerry Anderson fan, Richard recalls watching shows like Thunderbirds and Joe 90 on his black and white telly and falling in love both with the stylish Lady Penelope and the incredible design on display. Don't miss part one of this amazing interview and stay tuned for part two next week!

01:07 Welcome to the Relentless Gerry Anderson Podcast

07:27 FAB Facts on Stage

12:28 Questions from the Podsterons!

15:57 The Gerry Anderson News! See links below

21:23 More Questions for Jamie!

27:09 Richard Taylor – Part One

39:35 Posts from the Podsteron Facebook Group

44:14 Chris Dale laces his high tops for the latest edition of the Randomiser!

1:08:19 Wrapping things up! (Stay tuned for a bonus FAB Fact)

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Jamie Anderson

Producer, writer and director. CEO of Anderson Entertainment. Son of Thunderbirds, Captain Scarlet, and Space: 1999 creator - the late Gerry Anderson.
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Chris Dale

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Richard James

Playing Officer Orrin in Gerry Anderson's last live action series 'Space Precinct' clearly wasn't enough to put Richard off the worlds of Gerry Anderson!

As well as co-hosting the Gerry Anderson Podcast and the almost-monthly Facebook, Twitch, Periscope and Youtube broadcast, FabLive, Richard has also taken parts in the audio series 'Terrahawks' and the pilot minisode for the forthcoming 'Gerry Anderson's Firestorm'.