FAB 85 – the fastest magazine alive…

FAB 85Co-editors Mike Jones and Ian Fryer pulled out all the stops this time to deliver FAB 85 just weeks after the previous issue. Well done guys !

FAB 85 is packed with a stellar range of content that is sure to please Anderson fans of all interests.

Our stunning front cover shows that Fireball XL5 looks even better in colour than in monochrome, and our feature article for this issue will hopefully show this classic series in a new light. As well as revisiting every episode, we take a look at the production of of the show, Barry Gray’s soundtrack and the TV tie-in merchandise that helped to consolidate the commercial success of Supercar.

Fast forwarding a few decades, we celebrate the launch of the second series of Thunderbirds Are Go, as we catch up with two of the creative minds behind the show. Scriptwriter Peter Briggs talks to Andrew Clements about his series 1 episode Heist, while artist Martin Baines tells Ian Wheeler what it’s been like working on DC Thomson’s Thunderbirds Are Go comic strip. Stephen Baxter also gives a broader run through of how the comic has developed to date.

What else do we have in store for you? Well, Sam Denham takes you through ten of Sylvia Anderson’s greatest guest puppet voices, while we interview ex-Fanderson Chairman Chris Bentley about the publication of his gorgerous-looking new book, The Complete Book of UFO. Meanwhile Doug Pelton shares some treasures from the live-action film Doppleganger, while Jonathan Baxter continues our visual retelling of the film on our back cover.

Thunderbirds are go FAB 85

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Get ready for FAB 84

FAB 84FAB 84 has been printed and should be on its way to Fanderson club members in the next few days! 

Apologies for the delay, but we hope you’ll think that the wait has been worth it. Here’s what’s just coming in the new issue of FAB magazine:

  • We look back at Supercar, the very first Supermarionation adventure, which went a long way to defining what a ‘Gerry Anderson production’ was to be.
  • At last year’s The Future is Fantastic! convention, Ian Fryer was granted a very special interview with Syliva Anderson. We present the full transcript of this incredible insight into an incredible life.
  • Chris Thompson and Andrew Clements take a look at the fantastic London Airport as it appears in Thunderbirds’ vision of the 21st century.
  • Mike Jones examines one of the Andersons’ most overlooked productions – the 70s live action adventure series, The Protectors.
  • In our cover feature, Fanderson members share their memories of one of Joe 90′s most dramatic episodes, Three’s a Crowd, in which Mac gets his heart broken…
  • Jonathan Baxter continues his visual re-telling of Doppelganger, the very first Anderson live action science-fiction adventure.
  • All the latest news from the Anderson universe, FAB Mail and an in-depth review of Thunderbirds 1965.

How to get FAB magazine? Join Fanderson!

FAB magazine is available exclusively to Fanderson club members – we deliver three times a year, and we do our very best to make each issue a joy to read for every fan – regardless of your favourite series!

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