It’s been a year since the club lost our President, Gerry Anderson. Gerry’s final years were as remarkable as his creative career. In this, his final interview, he tells us about his struggle with Alzheimer’s and his work to create awareness about the disease. Gerry’s son, Jamie, also talks frankly about the effect of the illness on the family and their work with the Alzheimer’s Society.
This year’s BritSciFi event will celebrate the life and work of Gerry Anderson.
The event will take place at the National Space Centre in Leicester over the weekend of the 9th and 10th of March, and a central feature will be ‘Anderson Alley’ – an area dedicated to the genius behind Thunderbirds, Captain Scarlet and Space:1999.
Malika Andress of the National Space Centre said: “With the sad news in January that our hero and friend, Gerry Anderson, passed away, this event will be dedicated to him and his amazing legacy.”
Thanks to the help of private collectors, prop builders and fans, BritSciFi3 will allow visitors to:
- Meet Parker, Penelope and the Angels close up
- Blast off with their favourite Thunderbird
- See Stingray, Fireball XL5 and FAB1
- Explore a full-sized recreation of the Moonbase Control Centre from Space:1999
In memory of Gerry, funds will be raised for the Alzheimer’s Society during the event. Gerry’s son Jamie Anderson will be attending throughout the weekend and will host a panel discussion featuring a number of colleagues of Gerry’s on Saturday 9th.