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This week in Gerry Anderson news! (April 15th 2023)

This week in Gerry Anderson News

It’s been a particularly exciting week of news from the Anderson universe – here’s all the things you might have missed!

This week’s edition of the Gerry Anderson Podcast launched on Monday, and featured the second part of an interview with Thunderbirds audio drama voice artist Joe Jameson! If you missed this week’s episode you can catch it (and all other previous episodes) 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 Paradox crew faced big problems in the Lavender Castle episode Bird of Prey!

On Wednesday this week’s FAB Fact video went live, looking at the unfilmed Space:1999 episode Children of the Gods – which, had things turned out differently, might have served as the show’s series finale! Do you think it would have been a suitable final adventure for the Alphans?

This week’s big news was the announcement on Tuesday that Space Precinct, Gerry Anderson’s final live action sci fi series, has received an AI upscale to High Definition! Scanned by ITV Content Services from the show’s master digi-betas, the series has never looked this good! UK fans who are also subscribers to either BritBox or ITVX Premium can now stream all 24 episodes of the series through those services.

To celebrate the occasion, as well as provide an example of the Space Precinct restoration to those international viewers unable to access the UK streams, we’ve also uploaded the episode Body and Soul to our YouTube channel as a freebie taster of the series!

On Thursday we remembered the great man Gerry Anderson himself, on the 94th anniversary on his birth on April 14th 1929! We were very touched by the outpouring of love and appreciation for Gerry and his work across all social media platforms – how did you spent this Gerry Anderson Day? Watching some favourite episodes? Meeting up with fellow fans? Let us know in the comments below!

Fancy hearing from Space:1999 composer Derek Wadsworth about the inspirations for his music for the second season of the classic sci-fi show? The Official Gerry Anderson YouTube channel has a new archive interview with Derek available from today!

Fancy a free Supercar audio story? Head over to the Official Gerry Anderson store for a 15-minute audio reading of a 1961 Supercar text story entitled The Siege!

Celebrating a birthday this week was Lavender Castle voice artist Kate Harbour (April 15th), while Thunderbirds voice artist Peter Dyneley was born on April 13th 1921.

Popular Anderson episodes that first aired in the UK this week in years past include Stingray‘s Secret of the Giant Oyster (April 11th 1965), New Captain Scarlet’s Rain of Terror (April 9th 2005), and Fireball XL5‘s 1875 (April 14th 1963).

Finally, you may have noticed that this very website has received a bit of a facelift in the last couple of days! We hope you like the new look – and as always, if there is any way we can improve your Anderson experience, please let us know and we’ll try to implement suggestions wherever possible!

That’s all the news for this week – but stand by for more action next week!

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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