Thunderbirds Are Go returns to ITV with series 2

Thunderbirds Are Go series 2The second series of Thunderbirds Are Go blasted on to television screens on 22nd October, with a double bill of episodes on ITV1.

In its new Saturday afternoon slot, the series launched with Earthbreaker (how did they resist going for the title ‘Groundbreaker’?), an episode that introduces the Mechanic, a ruthless techno-villain with mysterious links to the now-imprisoned Hood, and features a Thunderbird 2 crash landing that  pays tribute to the original Thunderbirds episode, Terror in New York City. Jenna Coleman guest starred in the episode as Baines, the leader of a hapless survey team that ends up being rescued by Scott.

Following a pattern established in the first series, the second story was a space-bound affair. In Ghost Ship, International Rescue explore a spooky abandoned space ship called EDEN, and introduces the X-O Pod, a suit that enables John to undertake his own rescue missions out in space. Sounds like a new toy from Vivid could be in the offing…

Want to talk about series 2?

What did you think of the new episodes? Who is the Mechanic and what is his relationship with the Hood? Will we finally find out what happened to Jeff?!

The Fanderson Forum’s Series 2 episode review section is a great place to tell us your thoughts.

Fanderson releases Ed Bishop audio interviews

Ed Bishop interviews  on CDFanderson is very pleased to announce the release of two fascinating audio interviews with Ed Bishop, the man behind UFO’s Commander Straker!

With his timeless and unique voice, Ed Bishop was one of the key ingredients which made Gerry Anderson’s UFO one of the finest television series ever made. Now, in these two interviews recorded nearly 30 years ago, Ed relates his memories of his role as Commander Straker, his co-stars, working for Gerry and Sylvia Anderson and more importantly the story of THAT wig! Hear also, in his own words the story of his early career, Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons, Doppelganger, The Protectors and much more.

The interviews were recorded on Saturday 18th February 1989 at the Whitgift Film Theatre, Grimsby and on Saturday 7th July 1990 at the Central Library Film Theatre, Scunthorpe.

This is a must for every UFO fan and, for that matter, anyone with a fondness for one of TV’s consummate professionals and all-round nice guys.

The two disc set is available exclusively to Fanderson club members and is priced as follows:

  • UK £9.75
  • E £11.50
  • RW £12.50

Order your copy from Fanderson sales today