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This week in Gerry Anderson news! (April 1st 2023)

This week in Gerry Anderson News

It’s been another big week of excitement in the Anderson universe – here’s all the things you might have missed!


This week’s very special edition of the Gerry Anderson Podcast launched on Monday, and featured a celebration of the Podcast as it reached its 250th installment! Jamie Anderson, Richard James and Chris Dale recorded together at the Thunderbirds-themed Moxy hotel in Slough, reminiscing about how the Podcast came to be and some of their favourite moments from the five years its been running. It also included the third part of an interview with author Andrew E.C. Gaska regarding Space:1999, and his upcoming graphic novel  based on the series To Everything That Was – which is still available to pre-order from the Official Gerry Anderson Store! 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!


Can’t get enough of the Gerry Anderson Podcast? This week’s edition was also video recorded, so you can enjoy the FAB trio on screen – with additional material not featured in the audio release of the Podcast!


Also new this week over on the Gerry Anderson Randomiser Podcast (also available on all podcast platforms) Steve Zodiac joined the circus and became embroiled in an invasion plot, in the Fireball XL5 episode Flying Zodiac!


On Wednesday this week’s FAB Fact video went live, looking at the possibility of the inventors of the podcast format being Anderson fans! Think there’s any substance to this notion? Let us know in the comments!


The popularity of the recent archive podcast interview with Century 21 Merchandising head Keith Shackleton inspired a new video series over on the Official Gerry Anderson YouTube channel, where Keith tells the Story of the TV21 Comic Empire – and part 5, featuring the end of the Century 21 organisation and the launch of Space:1999 is available from today!


Since its April 1st we may also have indulged in one or two items of silliness on our social media platforms today, including this trailer spotlighting a never-released range of Anderson spinoff shows! Still, wouldn’t it be nice to have some of these on our DVD shelves?


This week saw another big merchandise launch, as the Joe 90 Technical Operations Manual went live for pre-orders from the Official Gerry Anderson Store at 10am UK time on Friday morning! The deluxed limited edition variant sold out within a few hours, but the standard edition is still available to pre-order now for dispatch in mid-July! To celebrate the launch, writers Chris Thompson and Jack Knoll joined Jamie Anderson to discuss what fans can expect from this Most Special Publication!

Celebrating a birthday this week on March 30th was UFO star Gabrielle Drake, while popular Anderson episodes that first aired in the UK this week in years past include Stingray‘s Pink Ice (March 28th 1965), Captain Scarlet’s Expo 2068 (March 26th 1968), Fireball XL5‘s Mystery of the TA2 (March 31st 1963), and ThunderbirdsSecurity Hazard! (March 31st 1966).

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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