Fanderson is the world’s only official appreciation society for the work of Gerry and Sylvia Anderson, endorsed by ITV Studios Global Entertainment, ITC Entertainment Group, Anderson Entertainment, Gerry Anderson Productions and the family of Sylvia Anderson.
The club covers all of Gerry and Sylvia Anderson’s television series and films from Four Feather Falls through the Supermarionation productions Supercar, Fireball XL5, Stingray, Thunderbirds, Thunderbirds Are Go, Captain Scarlet And The Mysterons, Thunderbird 6, Joe 90 and The Secret Service, through the live-action productions Doppelgänger, UFO, The Protectors and Space:1999 and their various solo productions including The Day After Tomorrow, The Animates, Terrahawks, Dick Spanner, Space Precinct, Lavender Castle and New Captain Scarlet.
Fanderson was formed on 20th August 1981 at Pinewood Studios under the provisional name of ‘Anderclan’. A meeting had been instigated by Gerry Anderson and ITC, who wanted to support a single fan club for all of Gerry’s work, and so was attended by representatives from the various clubs and publications that had already formed in the hope that they could all come together as a unified club. Our status as Sylvia Anderson’s official fan club was granted by her daughter Dee in 2017.
Fanderson is a not-for-profit organisation with a Constitution which purposely protects the form and operation of a club that has acted in the best interests of Anderson fans since 1981, yet gives scope for considered change that is approved by the majority of members.