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This week in Gerry Anderson news! (July 29th 2023)

This week in Gerry Anderson News

Stay on this channel – it’s time for the Gerry Anderson news roundup!

This week’s edition of the Gerry Anderson Podcast launched on Monday, and featured the second half of our latest interview with comics artist Lee Sullivan! 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.

Fancy learning more about Lee’s favourite character from Thunderbirds? Have a look at the above clip! 

The Gerry Anderson Podcast team have been back in studio this week recording the next four episodes, featuring special guests Nigel Planer and Roland Moore – be sure to tune in this Monday for the first part of Nigel’s interview!

Also new this week over on the Gerry Anderson Randomiser Podcast (also available on all podcast platforms) it’s movie time with the first half of Doppelgänger, aka Journey to the Far Side of the Sun!

On Wednesday this week’s FAB Fact video explored an age old question – could Thunderbird 2 actually fly? Watch the video to find out more!

This week we teased some exciting developments coming soon to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Terrahawks later this year! Full details will be revealed in time, but for now you can learn more about the upcoming celebrations – including the newly announced Terrahawks graphic novel Deep Blue Z here!

Shipping this week from the Official Gerry Anderson Store are CD releases of three audio dramas from the worlds of Fireball XL5, Stingray and Captain Scarlet, released in environmentally friendly card sleeves featuring artwork echoing the Century 21 mini-album designs of the 1960s! The set includes re-releases of full-cast audio dramas Cloud of a Billion Lights and Terror Fake (previously only available as part of the now-OOP deluxe Network Blu-ray releases of Fireball XL5 and Stingray respectively) plus the new audiobook adaptation of the Captain Scarlet TV21 story Martian Menace!

Also now available to pre-order from the Official Gerry Anderson Store is the long-awaited vinyl edition of Silva Screen’s Joe 90 soundtrack album, available in a stunning shade of Jet Air Car green! Pre-order now for shipping in mid-to-late August.

If you enjoyed Crispin Merrell’s moving soundtrack to the 2022 documentary Gerry Anderson: A Life Uncharted then you’ll be pleased to hear you can now pre-order the soundtrack CD from the Official Gerry Anderson store!

Speaking of the Official Gerry Anderson Store, this weekend is our big Summer Sale! Get up to 50% off on a large collection of items, including CDs, books, DVDs, Blu-rays, action figures and more for the next 48 hours!

New today on our YouTube channel is a short feature examining the origins of the 2005 CGI series New Captain Scarlet, featuring both Gerry Anderson and David Lane!

Celebrating birthdays this week were Journey to the Far Side of the Sun star Loni von Friedl (July 24th), Space:1999 star Clifton Jones (July 26th) and New Captain Scarlet voice artist Nigel Plaskitt (July 27th) while popular episodes that first aired in the UK this week in years past include UFO’s Reflections in the Water (July 24th 1971), Supercar Crash Landing (July 23rd 1961), TerrahawksGold (July 26th 1986) and Space Precinct’s The Fire Within part 2 (July 29th 1995), with Thunderbird 6 receiving its cinema premiere on July 29th 1968!

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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