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This week in Gerry Anderson news! (August 19th 2023)

This week in Gerry Anderson News

Put this frequence on priority monitoring – it’s time for the Gerry Anderson news roundup!

This week’s edition of the Gerry Anderson Podcast launched on Monday, and featured the first half of an interview with writer Roland Moore, who discusses his work on the Big Finish audio adaptation of Space:1999! 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) Steve Zodiac resorted to unorthodox methods to unmask a gang of crooks, in the Fireball XL5 episode The Robot Freighter Mystery!

On Wednesday this week’s FAB Fact video travelled back to the day the world was shocked by the sudden disappearance of Mr Fred Flintstone – but what’s the Thunderbirds connection? Watch the video to find out more!

This week saw the launch of the long-awaited Joe 90 Technical Operations Manual, now shipping from the Official Gerry Anderson Store! To celebrate the launch writers Chris Thompson and Jack Knoll teamed up with AC to discuss the book and all things Joe 90 in a special livestream last night!

Shipping next week from the Official Gerry Anderson Store is the new Anderson Entertainment edition of the Space Patrol blu-ray set previously released by Network Distributing! In case you’ve not seen the series before but are interested in giving it a go, you can now watch the Space Patrol episode Forcefield X for free on our YouTube channel!

Ever wondered why Spectrum was formed? AC has the lowdown in the latest installment of Ander-Answers!

Celebrating a birthdays this week was regular Space:1999 extra Pam Rose (August 18th), while popular episodes that first aired in the UK this week in years past include Space:1999’s The Seance Spectre (August 18th 1977) and Space Precinct’s Deathwatch (August 19th 1995).

We’ll be back next weekend with another Gerry Anderson news roundup – so expect the unexpected!

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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