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This week in Gerry Anderson news! (April 22nd 2023)

This week in Gerry Anderson News

Another week of exciting news from the Anderson universe has come and gone – but here’s all the things you might have missed!

This week’s edition of the Gerry Anderson Podcast launched on Monday, and featured the first part of an interview with marathon runner and Captain Scarlet fan Lloyd Scott! 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) International Rescue dealt with runaway jets and teetering towers in the Thunderbirds episode Edge of Impact!

On Wednesday this week’s FAB Fact video took a look at the various countries and regions that saw not 32 episodes of Thunderbirds, but 64! How did this come to be? Were you among those countries or regions? Take a look to find out…

Now available to purchase as downloads from our friends over at Big Finish are the audio dramas Fireball XL5: Cloud of a Billion Lights and Stingray: Terror Fake, both previously only available as part of the deluxe limited edition Blu-ray releases of their respective series!

On Friday evening, as part of the build-up to the launch of the Space:1999 graphic novel To Everything That Was, David Munday and Jack Knoll hosted a live discussion video on our YouTube channel regarding all aspects of Gerry and Sylvia Anderson’s classic live action sci-fi series!

Fancy hearing more 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 another instalment in its new archive interview feature with Derek available from today!

Popular Anderson episodes that first aired in the UK this week in years past include Captain Scarlet‘s Inferno (April 16th 1965), New Captain Scarlet’s Skin Deep (April 16th 2005), Joe 90 series finale The Birthday (April 20th 1969) and Fireball XL5‘s The Granatoid Tanks (April 21st 1963).

That’s all the news for this week – but stay on this channel 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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