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This week in Gerry Anderson news! (June 3rd 2023)

This week in Gerry Anderson News

All systems go go go – here’s the latest edition of the Gerry Anderson news roundup!

This week’s edition of the Gerry Anderson Podcast launched on Monday, and featured the second part of an interview with Anna Leong-Brophy, the actress who voices Tin-Tin in the new Thunderbirds audio dramas! 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) Captain Scarlet and co took the fight to the Mysterons, in the episode Attack of the Tiger!

On Wednesday this week’s FAB Fact video delved into the world of the supernatural, with a ghostly visitation from a legendary Thunderbirds comic artist! Watch the video to find out more!

Also now available on the Official Gerry Anderson YouTube channel is a new video featuring UFO stars Ed Bishop and Gabrielle Drake and director Ken Turner remembering their time working on the classic sci-fi series.

Ever wondered how Sky One redocks with Skydiver after engaging in action against a UFO? AC is back once again with a new article investigating this unanswered Anderson question!

Big Finish Productions launched the latest volume of their reimagined Space:1999 audio drama series this week, including a new adaptation of the classic horror episode Dragon’s Domain! For more info on this release (including how you can pick up a free story from the series!) visit our article here.

If you’re living in the UK, Fireball XL5 is back on our screens from today! Talking Pictures TV, the much loved archive film and television station, is showing the series every Saturday afternoon at 2.35pm. It’s the first Supermarionation series to be aired on British television in over ten years, and the first time XL5 has been shown in the UK since the late 1980s – let’s hope there’s more Anderson to come from TPTV!

This week saw the unexpected and very sad news that Network Distributing, the company founded by the late Tim Beddows that has released many Anderson shows (alongside countless other classic television series and films) on DVD and Blu-ray over the last 25 years have ceased trading with immediate effect. Their hard work and dedication to preserving and restoring these classic pieces of history was unparalled, and the company is already sorely missed by the many fans who enjoyed their output for so many years. We’ve enjoyed working with the company over the years on exciting and unexpected titles, and wish all the staff the very best for the future.

June 1stsaw a posthumous birthday for Thunderbirds are Go voice artist Bob Monkhouse (born 1928) while popular episodes that first aired in the UK this week in years past include Fireball XL5’s Faster Than Light (June 2nd 1963), Stingray‘s The Master Plan (May 30th 1965), TerrahawksDoppelganger (May 31st 1986) and Supercar’s Hostage (June 3rd 1961).

That’s all the news for this week – we’ll be back with 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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