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Old 28th September 2015, 07:02 AM
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Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: USA
Posts: 33

Hello everyone!

Can't remember how I found out about Fanderson, but last time I remember, there was a Thunderbirds 50th anniversary soundtrack set and long story short; here I am!

I am proud to be an American and an American Gerry Anderson fan. It started with Thunderbirds then one thing led to another and now I'm a fan of a few more shows.

I became a fan around the beginning of this year and great timing too because it's the same year of Thunderbirds' 50th anniversary.

I'm happy to joined and look forward to being here!
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Old 16th October 2015, 12:22 AM
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Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 114

"1993 they had address in the thunderbirds comic so I wrote off got the info back and joined.
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Old 9th January 2016, 11:29 AM
SnowLeopard SnowLeopard is offline
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Join Date: Jan 2016
Posts: 4
Default Hi everyone!

I'm a long-time Gerry Anderson fan - I even remember Four Feather Falls, which must date me somewhat!

I watched Supercar, and Fireball XL5, but missed Stingray, because of moving abroad for my dad's job. I did see most of Thunderbirds, but missed Captain Scarlet. Came back home when UFO was first airing and loved it. Enjoyed Space:1999 also. Then real life got in the way and I rather lost contact - though I did grab the two 'collector's edition' packs of UFO DVDs. Now, some years down the line, I've got time and facilities to watch them, and I am HOOKED once more. I also have recorded and awaiting watching the New Thunderbirds - but my viewing list is seriously stacked up!

Found this forum - and quite a lot else - on the Web some years ago, but only recently decided to do something about it.
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Old 10th January 2016, 05:39 PM
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Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Tracy Island
Posts: 39
Thumbs up 1st time Fanderson's

I really can not recall when I 1st heard about Fanderson, I subscribed to Fab Mag. 2 yrs. ago & joined this fabulous Fanderson Forum a few days ago! I can vaguely remember in my youth seeing some Thunderbirds shows here in the US, but they did not catch on with me then.

Now in my (older..ha,ha) age I love all things Fanderson/Gerry Anderson!!
Yes, M'Lady
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Old 29th July 2016, 12:05 PM
Didirix Didirix is offline
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Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: The Hague, Netherlands
Posts: 1

I'm here since a week or so, heard of fanderson from a guy I spoke in a bar. In a weird way, we got to speak about Thunderbirds and he told me about the forum. We are both TB fans, but didn't know eachother. Such a small world sometimes.
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Old 24th January 2017, 12:54 AM
Cliff House Cliff House is offline
Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: Birmingham.
Posts: 21

Hi all.
First post is a question for all: Does anyone know where the Portugese 'Tracy Island' (unsuccessfully) filmed by Meddings etc for the Swinging Star/Alan wakes up segment of Thunderbirds are Go was/is situated?

(will post some of my Anderson fan since 60's childhood pics soon)
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Old 16th January 2018, 07:21 PM
Mexican Bandit
Join Date: Jan 2018
Posts: 4

Hi there.
I've come across Fanderson a few times during searches for information concerning UFO.
UFO and the work of Derek Meddings fascinate me, has done ever since child hood . Finally joined Fanderson a few days ago.
Thank you for welcoming me on board.

Last edited by SHADOMAN; 16th January 2018 at 07:24 PM.
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Old 9th June 2018, 02:13 PM
Dunc1 Dunc1 is offline
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Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Chessington in Surrey
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Default Where Did You Find Out About Fanderson And When Did You Join?

It was early 1982 and I was in a newsagent browsing before boarding a Surbiton train to go to Brooklands Technical College. I noticed a copy of the comic Look In with several Gerry Anderson puppet characters on the front. Being an Anderson fan, weary with having the mick taken out of me for liking Thunderbirds, I picked the magazine up and when I paid for it at the counter my face had lit up like a Christmas tree. The lady serving must have thought I was on something. I found out about Fanderson at the end of a good article about Supermarionation. I sent off a sae for more details and joined the club. One of the most exciting things I have ever done.

With the club not too far from its 40th birthday I just wanted to say that I think it is right to have articles about Thunderbirds Are Go and any other reboots of Gerry's shows. Obviously common sense must be shown as to how often it is featured but we have to acknowledge that these new versions make a bridge between mature fans and younger ones who we hope will find their way to the club. It basically boils down to it you like TAG you like it featured and if you do not, you resent it taking up any pages. I believe any new interpretation of Gerry and Sylvia's works and any new venture such as the puppet Firestorm and the Gemini Force books are worthy of feature and discussion. If this happens who knows, we may be around in another 35 years.
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