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This week in Gerry Anderson news! (October 14th 2023)

This week in Gerry Anderson News

Terrahawks fans, stay on this page – 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 part of an interview with Terrahawks model maker John Lee! 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) the Moonbase Alpha residents faced the prospect of returning home, in part one of the Space:1999 story The Bringers of Wonder!

This week’s FAB Fact video explored the many pseudonyms used by writer Tony Barwick for his work on Terrahawks! Watch the video to find out more!

Our monthly 10 Months of Terrahawks celebration, which has seen a special Terrahawks treat going live every month since January, came to an end this week on October 10th – or 10-10, Terrahawks Day! To commemorate the Day, the Official Gerry Anderson YouTube channel presented a special 40th anniversary livestream event hosted by Jack Knoll and David Munday celebrating both the series and the new range of Terrahawks merch coming soon to the Official Gerry Anderson store!

Discussed during the livestream were the upcoming Silva Screen Terrahawks soundtrack release, plus our three new Terrahawks books;

On hand to discuss these were special guests Deep Blue Z artist Connor Flanagan and writers Chris Thompson and Andrew Clements, as well as Jamie Anderson – who also announced one more upcoming Terrahawks project of particular interest to fans of the Big Finish audio series! Want to learn more? Watch the livestream above – and stay on this channel!

New today on our YouTube channel is another installment in our series looking at the early life of Gerry Anderson, focusing on his elder brother Lionel and the inspiration he gave for many Supermarionation heroes!

Now shipping from the Official Gerry Anderson Store is the Space:1999 graphic novel Aftershock and Awe! Awe is an adaption of Space: 1999’s pilot episode Breakaway, now expanded to include both new and unfilmed material & illustrated with the remastered art of comics legend Gray Morrow and the great Neal Adams’s own Continuity Studios. The story continues in Aftershock as nine lives are forever changed by the carnage left in the Moon’s wake. Aftershock explores the scientific, environmental and socio-political repercussions of a world left with no Moon. This edition of Aftershock and Awe also includes a never-before-seen look at BLAM! Ventures unproduced follow-up comic series, Mission: Alpha.

Space:1999 Aftershock and Awe is also available in a bundle with To Everything That Was and the upcoming Space:1999 comic anthology!

Celebrating a birthday this week was Thunderbirds are Go guest voice Cliff Richard (October 14th), with posthumous birthdays for Four Feather Falls‘ Nicholas Parsons (born October 10th 1923) and Supercar‘s Cyril Shaps (October 13th 1923), while among the more popular episodes that first aired in the UK this week in years past were ThunderbirdsPath of Destruction (October 9th 1966) and The Perils of Penelope (October 14th 1965), UFO‘s A Question of Priorities (October 14th 1970), Stingray‘s Emergency Marineville (October 11th 1964), Space:1999‘s Voyager’s Return (October 9th 1975), Captain Scarlet‘s Big Ben Strikes Again (October 13th 1967), Joe 90‘s Project 90 (October 13th 1968), and the very first episode of Terrahawks (October 8th 1983).

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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