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This week in Gerry Anderson news!

The Gerry Anderson news roundup! Illuminating, interesting, informative. It’s the new tea boy.

This week’s edition of the Gerry Anderson Podcast launched on Sunday evening, and featured the first part of an interview with Terrahawks art director Gary Tomkins and a Four Feather Falls Randomiser! 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 Protectors took a trip to Venice to say Goodbye George!

This replica Stingray sidearm will be available to pre-order from the Official Gerry Anderson Store next Friday (May 31st)! Read more about it in a new article here.

Who would win in a fight between SHADO and Moonbase Alpha? Luckily we never had to find out, but this week the first episodes of UFO and Space:1999 go head to head in a new article!

This week’s Thunderbirds Thursday article takes a look at the nerve centre of International Rescue – Tracy Island!

There’s one week to go until Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons arrives on Talking Pictures TV! The series starts Saturday June 1st at 3pm – and here’s a lovely TPTV trailer to promote the series!

Space:1999 is also back on British television! From today new channel Rewind TV is airing the series Saturday mornings at around 8.45am, with repeats Saturday afternoons (16.45-ish) and Sunday mornings (8.45ish again).

The new First Action Bureau novel Damaged Goods is now in stock and shipping from the Official Gerry Anderson Store! Author Richard James has signed every copy of this limited edition of 300 hardback copies – of which only 100 remain!

This week saw the anniversaries of the births of not one but three Anderson actors; Supermarionation voice artist and live action guest actor Neil McCallum (May 20th 1929), Joe 90 voice artist Rupert Davies (May 22nd 1916), and UFO actor Basil Moss (May 25th 1935). Popular Anderson episodes that first aired in the UK this week in years past include Four Feather FallsDusty Becomes Deputy (May 19th 1960), Fireball XL5‘s A Day in the Life of a Space General (May 19th 1963), Stingray‘s Plant of Doom (May 23rd 1965), and TerrahawksSpace Cyclops (May 24th 1986).

We’ll be back next weekend with another Gerry Anderson news roundup – see you down there!

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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