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This week in Gerry Anderson news! (July 8th 2023)

This week in Gerry Anderson News

This is the voice of the Mysterons – we have some Gerry Anderson news for you, Earthmen!

This week’s edition of the Gerry Anderson Podcast launched on Monday, and it was one for the history books! Yes, every week you can now watch the Podcast in glorious video action via our YouTube channel, or if you prefer to stick with traditional audio-only you can catch it (and all other previous episodes) every week either through our website or via your podcast platform of choice.

Did you enjoy the Podcast’s new look? Any suggestions or ideas you have for how we can improve it? Let us know in the comments below!

We’re also now able to present selections from the Podcast as individual uploads, so if you’d like to sample a brief clip from this week’s video interview with Captain Scarlet fan Ellie Collins you can do so above!  

Also new this week over on the Gerry Anderson Randomiser Podcast (also available on all podcast platforms) Stingray’s Troy Tempest fell victim to the Raptures of the Deep!

On Wednesday this week’s FAB Fact video examined a possible connection between Space:1999 and the predictions of Nostradamus! Does that sound plausible to you? Watch the video to find out more!

On Monday July the 10th we’ll be celebrating all things Captain Scarlet (Supermarionation and CGI) with Captain Scarlet Day! There’ll be a special livestream event at 7pm UK time on our YouTube channel, and we also have several merchandise launches throughout the day – including the latest Captain Scarlet audio story Martian Menace!

Have you been enjoying the Five Star Five novel series? Based upon the script for Gerry Anderson and Tony Barwick’s unfilmed 1978 sci-fi epic Five Star Five, the saga has in recent years been resurrected in novel form by author Richard James. This week it was announced that the third and final book in the trilogy, The Battle for Kestra, is now available to pre-order from the Official Gerry Anderson Store for shipping at the end of July – and Richard and Jamie got together for a chat about it on YouTube!

Speaking of the store, after a brief hiatus we’re excited to announce that International Rescue, Spectrum, Moonbase Alpha and SHADO logo t-shirts are back in stock!

Meanwhile, those still awaiting their copies of the Space:1999 graphic novel collection To Everything That Was will be relieved to hear that stock reached our warehouse this week and has finally begun shipping! Our apologies once again for the severe delay on getting this item to you!

Popular episodes that first aired in the UK this week in years past include The Protectors’ series premiere 2000ft to Die (July 7th 1972), TerrahawksTimewarp (July 5th 1986) and Space Precinct’s Friends (July 8th 1995).

That’s all we have for this week – see you for more next weekend!

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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