FAB 91: an early Christmas present

FAB 91Santa pulled out all the stops to make sure FAB 91 is reaching fans before Christmas. This very special issue includes:

05 FAB NEWS

10 MIKE NOBLE – A CELEBRATION
We profile and celebrate the life of the popular, talented and much loved artist.

15 CHRISTMAS IN TOPSY TURVY LAND VIA LIVERPOOL
John Wilkinson remembers a very special Christmas many years ago…

16 THUNDERBIRDS: THE SECOND SERIES
We take a detailed look at the second series of International Rescue’s adventures, and see how it compares to the first batch.

36 REMEMBERING ZIENIA MERTON
The much-loved actress and friend of Fanderson, who brought to life
Space:1999′s unforgettable sweetheart Sandra Benes.

46 FAB NOTICE BOARD

48 APPRECIATION STATION
This issue, Ian Fryer talks dogs in Anderson productions!

50 FAB REVIEW

54 FAB MAIL
Let’s see what you think of this Space:1999 Year One adventure…

62 END CREDITS
Ian Wheeler looks at Space Precinct in a new light.

64 THUNDERBIRD 6 PART THREE
Jonathan Baxter picks up where TV21 left off, with an exclusive photostory
re-telling of the second Thunderbirds feature film, the delightful Thunderbird 6.

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Zienia Merton has died

Zienia Merton as Sandra Benes from Space:1999The Club is deeply saddened to hear of the death of Zienia Merton. Beloved for her role as for Senior Data Analyst Sandra Benes in both series of Space:1999, she was a great supporter of Fanderson over the years, while her humour and warmth made her a firm favourite with fans at conventions. This is reflected in her appearance in A Message from Moonbase Alpha, a 7-minute film recorded for the Breakaway convention, held in Los Angeles 1999 to mark the year the Moon left orbit in the series.

Zienia made her TV acting debut in the early ’60s and after Space:1999 went on to appear in series as diverse as Hammer House of Horror, Lovejoy, Casualty and – more recently – The Sarah Jane Adventures.

An obituary will appear in FAB 91.

She will be dearly missed.