We are deeply saddened to hear of the death of Shane Rimmer at the age of 89.
Shane made a major and diverse contribution to the Anderson universe, guest starring in Space:1999 and Space Police (the pilot episode of what went on to become Space Precinct), scripting episodes of Captain Scarlet and providing the voice of the stop motion animated Dick Spanner. But, of course, he will always be remembered as the voice behind Scott Tracy, the eldest Tracy brother in Thunderbirds.
His wider career was just as prolific, and he was never far away from iconic TV and film productions. He appeared in no less than three Bond movies, and made a series of smaller appearances in Star Wars, Superman and the Batman movies. He also starred in classic sixties shows such as Doctor Who and The Saint.
With the support of his wife, Sheila (pictured above), Shane has been a great supporter of Fanderson over the years, and has always made time for fans. Shane was due to attend Supercelebration later this year in September, and was our first guest announcement. He will be missed by all.
We wish our deepest sympathies to Sheila and the rest of Shane’s family. A full tribute will appear in the next issue of FAB magazine.
Fanderson is thrilled to reveal the first guests to confirm their attendance at Supercelebration.
Fittingly, the pilot of Thunderbird 1, Shane Rimmer, and his wife Sheila are the first to confirm they will be attending Fanderson’s full weekend convention. The couple have been great supporters of Fanderson conventions over the years, and have given fans many happy memories, including interview panels alongside fellow Supermarionation stalwarts such as David Graham and Matt Zimmerman.
Taking place from 20th to 22nd September 2019 at the Holiday Inn, Maidenhead, Supercelebration will feature guest appearances; rare screenings; displays of models, puppets, costumes and artwork; as well as games, merchandise and workshops. Back by popular demand, there will also be a Saturday night disco, so you can strut your stuff while dressed as a your favourite Anderson character!
Join us for a Supercelebration!
Early bird tickets to Supercelebration start at just £55 per person for one day, or £90 for the whole weekend. In this challenging financial climate, we’ve managed to keep the ticket price the same as our Special Assignment convention in 2017. That’s because we’re a fan club and no one is taking a salary.
Find out more and register now