GERRY ANDERSON'S FIRESTORM Smashes Funding Target

Written by Martin Unsworth Sunday, 05 October 2014

TV News

After only six days, the Kickstarter campaign for GERRY ANDERSON’S FIRESTORM has reached and exceeded its initial target of £49,280.

Not only is this fabulous news, but it proves the love the fans still have for the legacy of the puppet genius, whose heritage lives on through ANDERSON ENTERTAINMENT.

In case you missed the launch announcement on Tuesday, GERRY ANDERSON’S FIRESTORM will be a series based on a concept originally conceived by Gerry in 2001 under the title STORM FORCE. It promises to be faithful to the tradition Anderson values: practical effects, physical sets, detailed miniatures and, of course, puppets. And keeping even further with tradition, it’ll be filmed in ULTRAMARIONATION.

The story synopsis is:

By the end of the 22nd century mankind has pulled itself up by its bootstraps. The wars and political disputes that were so common throughout the 21st century are long behind us, and man has finally taken responsibility for his own actions. The Earth in 2200 is very different from the one we worried about in 2014 - environmental, social and humanitarian crises are a thing of the past, and things have been that way for nearly 50 years. But in 2202 a new threat emerges.

Terrorist activity surfaces on several continents. At first the world governments deal with them quietly, without any real public awareness but the activity becomes better and better co-ordinated and more widespread. Soon the Continental senates decide to take action, and they invest vast amounts of resources into forming Storm Force - an organisation designed specifically to investigate and neutralise this new threat.

Supplied with the most advanced technology available Storm Force begin operation Firestorm to bring down the terrorist group known as Black Orchid. But as the 9th division of Storm Force (SF9) begin to make progress, they discover that Black Orchid is only a very small part of the picture, and that they themselves have had to make an impossible choice...

Although the target has been reached, you can still get involved and pick up some FAB perks, and help a great project in the process. The crowd-funding runs until Sunday November 2nd. Head over to Kickstarter to pledge now!

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