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Five Star Five is now available to download from Big Finish!

The Gerry Anderson movie that never was finally comes to life this summer, as Five Star Five is now available from Anderson Entertainment. Five Star Five: John Lovell and the Zargon Threat is now available as a digital download at £16.99, exclusively from the Big Finish website. Adapted by Anderson stalwart Richard James (Space Precinct, Terrahawks) from an unmade 1978 film script, and read by Robbie Stevens (New Captain Scarlet, Terrahawks), this epic audiobook adventure takes place on the planet Kestra, where peace is threatened by Zargon forces –and only one team can save them…



The peaceful planet of Kestra is under threat. The evil Zargonforces are preparing to launch a devastating attack from an asteroid fortress. With the whole Kestran system in the Zargons’ sights, Colonel Zana looks to one man to save them.

Except one man isn’t enough.

Gathering a crack team around him including a talking chimpanzee, a marauding robot and a mystic monk, John Lovell must infiltrate the enemy base and save Kestra from the Zargons!

Producer Jamie Anderson said: “Dad spoke to me a couple of times about Five Star Five, and he always seemed disappointed that the production was cancelled. He saw it as his chance to put forward his own version of Star Wars – a Gerry Anderson take on the increasingly popular scifi movie franchises of the late 1970s and early 1980s. Well, now we get a chance to hear it for the first time. It’s a brilliant take on the original feature script by Richard James, with compelling narration by Robbie Stevens, and a phenomenal sound and music-scape by Benji Clifford. Dad would have been thrilled –as am I – that Five Star Five has finally been brought to life.”

Five Star Five: John Lovell and the Zargon Threat is now available as a digital download, exclusively from www.bigfinish.com. This release is also available to pre-order on CD and as a hardback book, exclusively from the Official Gerry Anderson Store.

Written by
Chris Dale

Writer, editor & voice actor on Big Finish's Doctor Who, Terrahawks, Thunderbirds and Captain Scarlet audio ranges. Host of the Randomiser on the Gerry Anderson Podcast.

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