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This week in Gerry Anderson news!

Launch stations – it’s time for the Gerry Anderson news roundup!

This week’s edition of the Gerry Anderson Podcast launched on Sunday evening, and featured the first part of an interview with UFO actress Georgina Moon! If you prefer to stick with traditional audio-only rather than our new and improved video format you can still catch it (and all other previous episodes) every week either through our website or via your podcast platform of choice.

Also new this week over on the Gerry Anderson Randomiser Podcast (also available on all podcast platforms) the Space Precinct team were on a bug hunt as they joined the search for The Forever Beetle!

This week saw the Official Gerry Anderson Instagram account reach 100k followers! A huge thank you to all subscribers – and if you don’t already follow us there, why not give it a go?

With the 60th anniversary of Stingray now approaching fast, we’ve put together a new article exploring the show’s top 5 best episodes! Do you agree with our choices?

This week’s new Thunderbirds Thursday took a look at the world of 2065 as seen in the television series – read more about it here!

This week we were sad to learn of the passing on February 27th of actor Michael Culver, who played Eagle pilot Pete Irving in the Space:1999 episode Guardian of Piri. Known on television as a regular in Secret Army, Black Beauty and The House of Elliott, plus guest appearances in such shows as The Professionals, Minder and Hannay to name just a few, his big screen roles included uncredited appearances in From Russia with Love and Thunderball plus the character for which he will perhaps be best remembered; the ill-fated Captain Needa in The Empire Strikes Back. Our thoughts go out to all who knew him.

March 10th saw the anniversary of the 1933 birth of Captain Scarlet and Joe 90 voice artist Martin King, while popular Anderson episodes that first aired in the UK this week in years past include Fireball XL5‘s The Forbidden Planet (March 10th 1963), ThunderbirdsAttack of the Alligators! (March 10th 1966), Supercar‘s Space for Mitch (March 11th 1962), Captain Scarlet‘s Noose of Ice (March 12th 1968), New Captain Scarlet‘s The Homecoming (March 12th 2005), Stingray‘s Treasure Down Below (March 14th 1965), and the final episode of The Protectors Blockbuster (March 15th 1974).

Interlocks engaged, stabilise gyros – the Gerry Anderson news roundup will be back next weekend!

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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