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Forum: FAB News 4th January 2019, 01:13 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 20,364
Posted By VGRetro
If they put Stingray out on Blu Ray, they've got...

If they put Stingray out on Blu Ray, they've got a buyer in me right away.
Forum: Thunderbirds Are Go! 23rd November 2018, 08:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,522
Posted By VGRetro
It's the love of model making that is the reason...

It's the love of model making that is the reason much of the live action set production still goes on at WETA... It's kind of their thing.

Look at how they would sometimes use Models for Lord of...
Forum: FAB News 29th July 2018, 05:03 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 51,443
Posted By VGRetro
I have a Complete Gerry Anderson book by Chris...

I have a Complete Gerry Anderson book by Chris Bentley from 2006 or 2007, and it mentions an early test broadcast, so yeah, it probably was.
Forum: FAB News 28th July 2018, 12:38 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 51,443
Posted By VGRetro
Never heard of Roobarb myself, but it doesn't...

Never heard of Roobarb myself, but it doesn't sound like a pleasant place to be.

My copy of Volume 4 arrived yesterday. I think the box is adequately sized, considering the Deluxe Edition's...
Forum: FAB News 18th June 2018, 08:50 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 51,443
Posted By VGRetro
I'm glad Joe 90 is getting the same treatment,...

I'm glad Joe 90 is getting the same treatment, but... call me when they announce Stingray...


Oh, who am I kidding... I'll get Joe 90... At least that order will support other releases. I imagine...
Forum: Runway 29 13th June 2018, 03:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 12,612
Posted By VGRetro
This is probably a dead thread now, but I would...

This is probably a dead thread now, but I would like to keep trying.

I was searching through a Doctor Who fan site and they had an advertisement in TV Comic for when the Doctor Who series was...
Forum: Runway 29 11th April 2018, 10:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 12,612
Posted By VGRetro
The advertisement, according to the site, was...

The advertisement, according to the site, was dated May 1964.

I can't seem to find any letraset catalogues from that year though.
Forum: Runway 29 11th April 2018, 06:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 12,612
Posted By VGRetro
Hey, I've just been looking into a series called...

Hey, I've just been looking into a series called "Telegoons", a puppet version of The Goon Show, and on their website, they showcase an advertisement for a doll of their Eccles character.

Take a...
Forum: FAB News 10th March 2018, 05:58 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 51,443
Posted By VGRetro
Whaddya know... I AM!

Whaddya know... I AM!
Forum: FAB News 10th March 2018, 08:27 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 51,443
Posted By VGRetro
I hope I'm as lucky today.

I hope I'm as lucky today.
Forum: FAB News 17th February 2018, 10:29 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 51,443
Posted By VGRetro
That's not the point. The point was that the...

That's not the point.

The point was that the original production order had Crater 101 shown AFTER Dangerous Rendezvous.

The fact that THOSE two episodes are in the right order now is good...
Forum: FAB News 17th February 2018, 04:20 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 51,443
Posted By VGRetro
I'd sent them a message about the placements of...

I'd sent them a message about the placements of Crater 101 and Dangerous Rendezvous... Looks like they listened to me!
Forum: Thunderbirds Are Go! 11th January 2018, 11:20 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 25,790
Posted By VGRetro
I can understand taking it off tv, but the dvd is...

I can understand taking it off tv, but the dvd is unacceptable.

Bottom once did an episode set on Wimbledon Common, but after a murder took place there, they pulled the episode from broadcast....
Forum: FAB News 21st December 2017, 02:35 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 51,443
Posted By VGRetro
In "point 783", when Captain Hassel tells Captain...

In "point 783", when Captain Hassel tells Captain Blue "Whatever it's homing onto is in that S.P.V", when it cuts to Colonel Storm, has anyone else noticed his head bobs up and down repeatedly, as if...
Forum: FAB News 17th December 2017, 08:35 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 51,443
Posted By VGRetro
He never encountered spiked walls either. ...

He never encountered spiked walls either.

It's not about how they connect with the show, they represent situations that would lead to certain death, which for him is okay, cause he's...
Forum: FAB News 17th December 2017, 03:30 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 51,443
Posted By VGRetro
I'm hoping it'll be: Sharks and finally...

I'm hoping it'll be:

Sharks

and finally

Flames

You can't NOT have the shark one. That image is amazing.
Forum: FAB News 15th December 2017, 11:41 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 51,443
Posted By VGRetro
As they're releasing the episodes in their...

As they're releasing the episodes in their official production order for the first time, can we hope they'll swap Crater 101 and Dangerous Rendezvous around?

DR was done BEFORE 101, even though it...
Forum: FAB News 28th November 2017, 01:52 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 51,443
Posted By VGRetro
How clean is the audio for "The Mysterons"? ...

How clean is the audio for "The Mysterons"?

The audio on the VHS, DVD and TIS blu-ray releases all had very muffled audio, as if the optical sound strip was damaged and that they never bothered to...
Forum: FAB News 22nd November 2017, 08:35 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 51,443
Posted By VGRetro
After seeing the trailer I noticed that the sound...

After seeing the trailer I noticed that the sound of the explosion of the Maximum Security Building was considerably cleaner than that of the 2001 DVD or the version seen on the "This is...
Forum: FAB News 16th September 2017, 12:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,032
Posted By VGRetro
Definitely not Supercar. The solonoids to make...

Definitely not Supercar. The solonoids to make the puppets speak were in the heads on Supercar, and this one has the chest area of the puppet hollowed out for that purpose.

Besides, the puppet...
Forum: Runway 29 19th August 2017, 09:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 12,612
Posted By VGRetro
I just noticed in some of my Fanderson CDs that...

I just noticed in some of my Fanderson CDs that Barry Gray used the typeface I'm looking for as his letterhead. The lowercase "A" and "R" match those from the show's end credits sequences.

Even...
Forum: Runway 29 2nd June 2017, 08:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 12,612
Posted By VGRetro
It's definitely the closest resembling one....

It's definitely the closest resembling one. Having autism, I tend to be rather picky with the details, though, and whenever I see a font I believe is the one, I then find out that something doesn't...
Forum: Runway 29 1st June 2017, 03:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 12,612
Posted By VGRetro
Thanks. That certainly gives me a goal, but it...

Thanks. That certainly gives me a goal, but it still remains frustrating that, of all the fonts used in the Supermarionation shows, Stingray's seems to the only one missing.
Forum: Runway 29 31st May 2017, 04:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 12,612
Posted By VGRetro
Here are 26 letters from the Stingray font, which...

Here are 26 letters from the Stingray font, which I cut from the episode credits sequences by brightening the images up to remove the lilac backgrounds.

The "Q" was taken from the on-screen title...
Forum: FAB Magazine 29th May 2017, 11:53 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 19,911
Posted By VGRetro
I think Carlton put the episodes in broadcast...

I think Carlton put the episodes in broadcast order instead of production, like they did with Thunderbirds, and how Shout Factory did with Stingray.
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