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 organization designed specifically to investigate and neutralize 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…
Gerry Anderson is best known for such famous puppet projects as Supercar, Fireball XL5, Stingray, Thunderbirds, Captain Scarlet, Joe 90 and The Secret Service. His live-action series’ included the cult classics Space: 1999, UFO, and the lesser known Space Precinct.
Gerry died in 2012 at the age of 83 in his beloved Henley-on-Thames, England, UK, however, he still had several projects left uncompleted. Gerry’s son Jamie Anderson and Jack Knoll along with the folks at Anderson Entertainment, LTD decided to bring one of Gerry’s projects back to its original premise and from that effort is the kickstarter publically financed project titled “Gerry Anderson’s Firestorm.” Thanks to many supporters and contributors the project has met its pledge goal and can now go into full production.
Jamie tells the story behind Gerry’s Firestorm concept:
Enjoy this Firestorm Trailer: