New Captain Scarlet’s Phil Ford to attend Special Assignment

Captain Scarlet

We are very happy to announce that writer Phil Ford will be attending Special Assignment in October.

As head writer on New Captain Scarlet, Phil was one of the biggest influences on the creative development of the series, and is well-placed to reflect on the merits of the original show, which of course celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. We hope to have long in-depth discussions with him about old and new Scarlets alike over the convention weekend!

Having penned almost every New Captain Scarlet script in the early 2000s, Phil has since made his mark on the Doctor Who universe, writing regularly for the main series, Torchwood and The Sarah Jane Adventures

Stay tuned for further guest announcements very soon.

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Tickets to Special Assignment start at just £55 per person for one day, or £90 for the whole weekend. We’ve managed to keep the ticket price the same as The Future Is Fantastic! convention in 2015 because we’re a fan club and no one is taking a salary. Note that Saturday-only or Sunday-only tickets do not include the Saturday evening meal or any other refreshments that are included in the weekend ticket. Ticket prices will, however, rise in spring 2017.

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Mike Trim confirms attendance at Special Assignment

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We are thrilled to announce that Mike Trim will be attending Special Assignment in October.

A popular figure with fans at conventions, Mike began working for Gerry and Sylvia Anderson as a modelmaker and designer in the final days of Stingray. He then went on to work on Thunderbirds, Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons, Joe 90, The Secret Service, and UFO, as well as the Thunderbirds and Doppelganger  feature films.

Having worked closely with Derek Meddings for many years, Mike will be able to offer an invaluable insight into how the Century 21 series were produced. He joins what is already a great list of special guests for what will be Fanderson’s first full-weekend convention in five years:

  • Peter Hitchcock – AP Films projectionist, lip-sync operator and ‘puppet hand’ in his first convention appearance
  • Shane and Sheila Rimmer - Thunderbirds’s Scott Tracy and Captain Scarlet writer
  • David Graham - the man of a thousand voices, including Parker from Thunderbirds
  • Mary Turner – sculptor and puppeteer
  • Graham Bleathman – prolific cut-away artist
  • Mike Noble - TV Century 21 artist
  • Mike Trim – modelmaker and designer
  • Liz Morgan - the voice of Destiny and Rhapsody Angels in Captain Scarlet

…and there will be plenty more announcements coming soon!

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Tickets to Special Assignment start at just £55 per person for one day, or £90 for the whole weekend. We’ve managed to keep the ticket price the same as The Future Is Fantastic! convention in 2015 because we’re a fan club and no one is taking a salary. Note that Saturday-only or Sunday-only tickets do not include the Saturday evening meal or any other refreshments that are included in the weekend ticket. Ticket prices will, however, rise in spring 2017.

 Find out more and register now