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Forum: FAB News 28th June 2018, 08:35 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 16,343
Posted By Silent Bob
So if they are just cropping the sides, how do...

So if they are just cropping the sides, how do they they get increased image height at the top and bottom of the screen???
Forum: FAB News 26th June 2018, 11:19 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 16,343
Posted By Silent Bob
I do wish people would stop saying Thunderbirds...

I do wish people would stop saying Thunderbirds was 'cropped'. It wasn't! It was reformatted to 16:9, this is the defacto ratio for HD broadcasts. Some image may be lost at the sides, but there is...
Forum: FAB News 19th June 2018, 08:41 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 16,343
Posted By Silent Bob
Thanks for that. This is my first ever pre-order,...

Thanks for that. This is my first ever pre-order, love how they try to confuse new customers!
Forum: FAB News 19th June 2018, 11:36 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 16,343
Posted By Silent Bob
Just had an email from Network saying my Volume 4...

Just had an email from Network saying my Volume 4 of Scarlet was shipped today??
Don't know what's going on, but I will keep you all posted.
Forum: Exposed 16th June 2018, 11:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 925
Posted By Silent Bob
Apollo test flights did happen in 1965, but they...

Apollo test flights did happen in 1965, but they were unmanned with dummy payloads.
Forum: FAB News 16th June 2018, 03:33 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 16,343
Posted By Silent Bob
Just preordered the final volume of Scarlet along...

Just preordered the final volume of Scarlet along with the nice extras. I'm also really looking forward to the Joe 90 Blurays.
But I must agree with the above, we really do need newly mastered discs...
Forum: Exposed 16th June 2018, 12:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 925
Posted By Silent Bob
If the primary rescue vehicle required was...

If the primary rescue vehicle required was Thunderbird 3, then there's a good chance Thunderbird 1 would not be required. Therefore it makes good sense that the co-pilot of a space vehicle should be...
Forum: Runway 29 13th June 2017, 04:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,494
Posted By Silent Bob
Welcome back John. I didn't realise you had been...

Welcome back John. I didn't realise you had been gone so long. Looking forward to your future contributions to the forum already.
Forum: Runway 29 3rd March 2017, 05:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,759
Posted By Silent Bob
Its really upsetting that so many guests that...

Its really upsetting that so many guests that made the first Uforia such a fantastic event are no longer with us. But im certain it will still be a great success.
Forum: Thunderbirds Are Go! 26th February 2017, 12:17 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 14,266
Posted By Silent Bob
Hatred is too strong a word. I dislike TAG and i...

Hatred is too strong a word. I dislike TAG and i tried very hard to like it. I just find it a poorly and cheaply made twenty five minute toy advert.
I do like CGI remakes when its done right. New...
Forum: FAB News 11th February 2017, 08:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,410
Posted By Silent Bob
Very nice indeed

Very nice indeed
Forum: Thunderbirds Are Go! 30th January 2017, 02:42 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 14,266
Posted By Silent Bob
The original Thunderbirds doesn't need a...

The original Thunderbirds doesn't need a springboard for new viewers. It just needs to be aired, but for some reason broadcasters still won't show it. This is despite them saying endlessly what an...
Forum: FAB News 17th January 2017, 11:56 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 23,684
Posted By Silent Bob
The Captain Scarlet segment is actually not very...

The Captain Scarlet segment is actually not very long even in the full length video, the same is true of the Joe 90 section. The early shows seem to have alot of behind the scenes info because there...
Forum: Runway 29 15th January 2017, 08:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,748
Posted By Silent Bob
It was a superb convention. I won the items i...

It was a superb convention. I won the items i was bidding on in the auction (Moonbase Alpha building and Year 2 computer wall).
I also won the Anderson Masternind competition and part of the prize...
Forum: Runway 29 15th January 2017, 05:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,748
Posted By Silent Bob
Red face I remember signing your petition at Fanderson 84....

I remember signing your petition at Fanderson 84. I was sat outside the dealers room, commiserating with Steve Kyte and Martin Bower as we had just been told that Ron Embleton was not going to be...
Forum: Runway 29 8th January 2017, 05:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,748
Posted By Silent Bob
Channel 4 were a godsend in their early days. The...

Channel 4 were a godsend in their early days. The Prisoner, Dangerman, The Avengers and all the Irwin Allen shows. They even did their evenings of cult programmes. Remember the series TV Heaven?...
Forum: FAB News 7th January 2017, 09:18 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 23,684
Posted By Silent Bob
The advent of DVD and BluRay has certainly helped...

The advent of DVD and BluRay has certainly helped Anderson model makers and artists (myself included)
In the reprint book of Graham Bleathnan's cutaways he nentions mistakes made because of being...
Forum: FAB News 7th January 2017, 09:57 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 23,684
Posted By Silent Bob
Stingray would probably require a lot of...

Stingray would probably require a lot of restoration work. As the episodes included on the BD Supermarionation box set do not look particulary impressive.
There seem to have been some issues about...
Forum: FAB News 6th January 2017, 09:51 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 23,684
Posted By Silent Bob
ITV was never perfect, but i do miss the old...

ITV was never perfect, but i do miss the old regional identity that used to exist. It is now a very bland shadow of its former self, populated with crass reality shows and quiz's.
Raise the Titanic...
Forum: FAB News 4th January 2017, 12:49 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 23,684
Posted By Silent Bob
I have been watching the Anderson shows since...

I have been watching the Anderson shows since Four Feather Falls first aired and ITV have NEVER seen the value of the Anderson programmes.
They have treated most of them very poorly on first runs...
Forum: Runway 29 27th December 2016, 03:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,663
Posted By Silent Bob
The quality of Fandersons merchandise now is...

The quality of Fandersons merchandise now is second to none. I bought the very first copy of issue 1 of SIG from Dave Nightingale and Pam Barnes at Fanderson 81 and thought that was amazing.
But the...
Forum: Runway 29 26th December 2016, 09:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,663
Posted By Silent Bob
Yes,you should certainly treat yourself to the...

Yes,you should certainly treat yourself to the Space Year 2 BluRay set. It might be abit light on extras compared to Year 1, but blimey, the picture quality is absolutely amazing.
Forum: Runway 29 23rd December 2016, 05:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,748
Posted By Silent Bob
Alot of my strongest, fondest memories are fired...

Alot of my strongest, fondest memories are fired by the inages of certain Anderson merchandise. I was born in 1960, so i believe i was raised in the golden era of TV and associated merchandise in the...
Forum: Runway 29 22nd December 2016, 10:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,748
Posted By Silent Bob
The biscuits were made by McVities and were...

The biscuits were made by McVities and were various colour foil wrappers with profile photos of the main character puppets
The vehicles i think were a different range of chocolate bars, again with...
Forum: Runway 29 21st December 2016, 11:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,850
Posted By Silent Bob
250? That is insane! A poorly compiled book of...

250? That is insane! A poorly compiled book of only 50 pages, that was 14.99 when published and i had to think hard before i paid that.
Anyone interested in purchasing my copy at a reasonable...
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