Dear Anderfans worldwide,
As I sit here reflecting on the 11th anniversary of my dad Gerry Anderson’s passing, I am filled with immense gratitude and amazement at the journey we have all shared since then. This Boxing Day, I want to share my heartfelt thoughts and reflections on the journey so far with each of you- our global family of fans.
First and foremost, the continued growth and enthusiasm of the Anderson fanbase worldwide is nothing short of miraculous. It’s a testament to the timeless appeal of Dad’s creations. Shows like Thunderbirds and Fireball XL5 continue to captivate audiences on platforms like Talking Pictures TV in the UK and now WOW Presents Plus in the US and Canada. This global transmission and success are a beautiful reminder of how stories, once told, can live on forever, touching new generations.
But what moves me daily is your unwavering love for all things Anderson. Your messages, participation in fan events and conventions, and active engagement in passionate groups worldwide are a constant source of joy and motivation. These interactions are not just about shared interests; they represent a community bound by admiration and respect for Dad’s work, and the messages of positivity, aspiration and inspiration that is woven into every series and film.
The vibrancy and energy that you all bring to the world of Anderson are truly inspiring. Whether it’s through listening to our podcast, diving into our books, coming to see us at events, or cherishing our new range of collectibles, your enthusiasm is the lifeblood that keeps this legacy thriving. Every podcast episode, every page, and every collectible carries a piece of the Anderson spirit, lovingly embraced by all of you.
Mum and I remain deeply grateful for your continued support and love. It’s heartening to see how the Gerry Anderson legacy continues to resonate and bring people together, transcending boundaries and creating a world where imagination knows no limits.
But the worlds of Anderson are about the future – despite originating in the past. So, looking ahead to 2024, I urge you to “stand by for action.” The coming year promises to be one of the most exhilarating for Anderson fans, potentially marking a new era of excitement and adventure. Stay tuned, as we have some thrilling developments in store that will delight and surprise you.
In closing, I invite you to share your memories, reflections, and messages of thanks using the hashtag #CheersGerryAnderson across social media. I promise to read every one of them, cherishing the personal stories and connections that have made this journey so remarkable.
Thank you for keeping the spirit of Gerry Anderson alive and vibrant. Here’s to a future filled with wonder, creativity, and boundless adventure.
With Warm Regards and Deep Appreciation,
MD, Anderson Entertainment
Proud son of Gerry Anderson