Billed as the UK’s biggest Space:1999 convention, Alpha 2014 will play host to a staggering range of guests connected with the making of this iconic series.
Running from 12 – 15 September, Alpha:2014 will be held at the Holiday Inn – Peterborough West. The hotel has excellent facilities including a gym, pool and jacuzzi. Transport links are excellent, with easy access to the A1, A14 and A47 motorways, and by train to Peterborough from London’s Kings Cross.
The guest list includes:
- Brian Johnson – special effects wizard
- Catherine Schell – Maya the Metamorph
- Nick Tate - Chief Eagle Pilot Alan Carter
- Anton Phillips - Dr Bob Mathias
- Sarah Bullen - Operative Kate
- Suzanne Heimer – stand-in for Barbara Bain
- Suzanne Roquette - Tanya Alexander
- Pam Rose – various roles in Year 2
- Paul Weston – security guards and other stunt-related extras
- Christopher Penfold – story consultant and script writer
- Jamie Anderson – son of Gerry Anderson and head of Anderson Entertainment
There will also be a charity auction with all proceeds donated to the Alzheimer’s Society.
For more information check out the Alpha 2014 website or visit their Facebook Page
Fans got their first look at the new Tracy Island after the producers of Thunderbirds Are Go! released this exclusive official image!
The picture was unveiled as a Thunderbirds panel came together to discuss the heritage of the series at COMIC-CON® International, San Diego, in celebration of the show’s upcoming 50th anniversary in 2015.
Despite the obvious differences, the new Tracy Island retain its iconic appearance from the original series – crystal clear waters and an exotic location! Let’s hope for more pictures of retractable swimming pools and tilting palm trees soon…
Executive Producer Giles Ridge said, “It‘s great to have the chance to give fans a sneak peek at the home of Thunderbirds. Tracy Island was a much-loved feature of the original show, so it felt right that we showcase our new-look location with the show’s followers.”
ITV Studios is currently in production with Pukeko Pictures on a remake of the classic series originally produced by Gerry and Sylvia Anderson. The series will debut on ITV and CITV in 2015 and has already been sold to Australia’s Nine Network.
David Graham, the original voice of Parker, will reprise his role and is to be joined by Rosamund Pike as Lady Penelope. The Tracy brothers are to be voiced by Thomas Brodie Sangster (Game of Thrones), Kayvan Novak (Fonejacker) and Rasmus Hardiker (Saxondale).