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This week in Gerry Anderson news! (September 30th 2023)

This week in Gerry Anderson News

The Gerry Anderson news roundup is go – as we celebrate all things Thunderbirds on the 58th anniversary of the very first UK broadcast of Gerry and Sylvia Anderson’s Supermarionation classic!

This week’s edition of the Gerry Anderson Podcast launched on Monday, and featured the first half of an interview with ‘er ladyship, Thunderbirds voice artist Genevieve Gaunt! 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) Supercar made a Crash Landing – and one member of the team found true love!

On Wednesday this week’s FAB Fact video brought a new angle on a classic Thunderbirds scene – but after 58 years, what is there left to talk about? Find about in the above video!

This week has been all about Thunderbirds, teasing a week of exciting announcements as we prepared for blast off to Thunderbirds Day on September 30th – commemorating the first broadcast of the series on British television on September 30th 1965! To start with, our own AC has gifted you with not one but two exciting audio readings of stories from classic TV21 and Thunderbirds annuals!

Brains has set all International Rescue agents a fiendish challenge – to match 32 opening lines to their respective episodes of Thunderbirds! Sounds easy? It prove trickier than you think – give it a go here!

Ever fancied owning a set of the Tracy lounge wall portraits, featuring the five Tracy brothers plus Lady Penelope as seen in the first season of the Thunderbirds television series? The Official Gerry Anderson Store is now offering A3 prints of all six in a single collection – but hurry, as we have very few sets remaining!

Thunderbirds fans of the 1980s may recognise this as the poster artwork for the 1980s compilation ‘movie’ Thunderbirds in Outer Space – and now you can sport this artwork on a T-shirt by pre-ordering it from the Official Gerry Anderson Store!

For those who might prefer a more traditional Thunderbirds logo T-shirt, we’re delighted to now be able to offer this limited edition plain white tee featuring the iconic Thunderbirds logo.

If you’ve been waiting for more audio adventures from the International Rescue team, they’re back in action in this new boxset of four full cast audio dramas based on the classic TV21 and Lady Penelope comic strip stories The Revolution, Mr. Steelman, The Trapped Spy and The Big Freezenow available to pre-order on CD from the Official Gerry Anderson Store for delivery at the end of November! If you fancy a look behind the scenes of Thunderbirds: Danger and Deception, we also have a special trailer offering just that here!

As if all that wasn’t enough, David Munday, Jack Knoll and AC joined forces to present a Thunderbirds Day livestream at 7pm on Saturday evening – but did the Hood succeed in thwarting the broadcast? Find out by watching it above!

Celebrating a birthday this week was Space Precinct star Simone Bendix (September 26th) while popular episodes that first aired in the UK this week in years past include New Captain Scarlet’s Best of Enemies (September 24th 2005), Space:1999‘s War Games (September 25th 1975), the first episodes of Captain Scarlet (September 29th 1967) and Joe 90 (September 29th 1968), UFO‘s Kill Straker! and The Cat With Ten Lives (both September 30th 1970) – and of course Trapped in the Sky, the very first episode of Thunderbirds on September 30th 1965!

What an organisation! Nobody knows who they are, or where they come from – but they’ll be back next weekend with another Gerry Anderson news roundup!

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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