It’s been another busy week in our corner of the Anderson universe – here’s all the things you need to know!
This week’s edition of the Gerry Anderson Podcast went live on Monday as usual, and featured the first part of a three-part archive interview with Keith Shackleton! Keith was head of the Century 21 Merchandising division in the 1960s, and has all sorts of fascinating anecdotes regarding the company, the shows and Anderson himself. 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 residents of Moonbase Alpha face the prospect of a new life in the Space:1999 episode The Last Sunset – but will their dreams finally come true?
Tuesday evening saw a livestream event celebrating the DVD and Blu-ray launch of the critically acclaimed documentary Gerry Anderson: A Life Uncharted , with David Munday interviewing special guests Jamie Anderson and A Life Uncharted’s award-winning director and producer Benjamin Field. The pair were answering viewer questions live, as well as recalling the process and challenges of compiling the documentary, surprise findings and discoveries, and what did and didn’t make the initial cut. This special streaming event ran for just over an hour, and if you missed it you can catch up via our YouTube channel!
On Wednesday this week’s FAB Facts video went live, pondering the question; did Hudson from Terrahawks inspire real life colour changing cars?
We’re another month closer to the 40th anniversary of Terrahawks, and the second of our monthly 10 Months of Terrahawks celebration treats is the documentary The Terrahawks Story – now available to watch on our YouTube channel!
Celebrating a birthday this week was Captain Scarlet and Joe 90 voice actress Liz Morgan, while notable episodes first broadcast this week in years gone by include Joe 90’s Talkdown (February 9th 1969), Fireball XL5’s Convict in Space (February 10th 1963), Thunderbirds’ Move – and You’re Dead (February 10th 1966) and UFO’s The Dalotek Affair (February 10th 1971).
Over at the Official Gerry Anderson Store we’ve introduced discounted bundles on several of our most popular ranges! These include;
Audios Bundle Collection – Collecting the CD releases of Thunderbirds Terror from the Stars, Peril in Peru and Operation Asteroids and the Stingray audios Operation Icecap and Monster from the Deep.
Hardbacks Bundle Collection – Collecting the hardback novels Thunderbirds Terror from the Stars, Peril in Peru and Operation Asteroids and Stingray Operation Icecap and Monster from the Deep.
Space:1999 Duo Bundle – Collecting our Space:1999 jigsaw and Moonbase Alpha keyring.
Stingray Audios Bundle – Collecting the CD releases of the Stingray audios Operation Icecap and Monster from the Deep.
Stingray Hardbacks Bundle – Collecting the hardback novels Stingray Operation Icecap and Monster from the Deep.
Thunderbirds Audios Bundle – Collecting the CD releases of Thunderbirds Terror from the Stars, Peril in Peru and Operation Asteroids.
Thunderbirds Collection Bundle – Collecting our Thunderbirds jigsaw, International Rescue keyring and 1972 Thunderbirds annual notebook.
Thunderbirds Hardbacks Bundle – Collecting the hardback novels Thunderbirds Terror from the Stars, Peril in Peru and Operation Asteroids.
If you’re feeling chilly while on a journey into the unknown you can now keep warm with this Space:1999 blanket, featuring a top-down view of Moonbase Alpha.
Finally, we had to break the unfortunate news that our shipping prices will soon be rising! More details here, but the increase won’t kick in until February 13th, so if there was something you had your eye on you still have a few days left to pick it up at our current shipping rate!
That’s all for this week – but we’ll be back next week with another Gerry Anderson news roundup!