We’ve popped FAB 100 in the post (and no renewals needed!)

It’s been a long time coming, but we’ve reached a momentous milestone as the 100th issue of our club magazine, FAB, has been mailed to all members worldwide.

As members will read in the magazine, we’ve got big plans to make some important changes so no memberships expire with this special celebratory issue – despite what it might say on your envelope, there’s no need to renew your membership right now.

With FAB 100 we’ve now mailed our Music From The 21st Century By Barry Gray CD to everyone eligible for a copy (it’s been mailed to members renewing their memberships in time for FAB 98, 99 and 100 mailings). The music license for this disc means we can only give the disc away, so we will never be able to sell copies.

Unfortunately, in the UK we’ve got a four-day weekend coming up to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s platinum jubilee so, with no post deliveries for UK members this Thursday or Friday, the timing could have been better!

Do let us know (on social media, by email, or even a letter!) when the postie pops FAB 100 through your slot, as it helps us understand just how good the postal services are around the world right now.

For anyone who missed the FAB 99 mailing, this also means that FAB 99 is now available in the Shop to buy as a back issue.

35% off Network Blu-ray Discs

Network are offering 35% off a selection of their high definition titles on Blu-ray Disc in their HD35 promotion.

The selection includes loads of classic British TV and film, and for Anderson fans the titles of most interest are likely to be Fireball XL5 A Day In The Life Of A Space GeneralCaptain Scarlet And The MysteronsJoe 90Space:1999 Year OneTerrahawks, New Captain Scarlet and (yes, we know it’s not an Anderson producion!) Space Patrol.

The promotion ends at 16:00 on Monday 6th June, so go shopping now by clicking this link to see all titles in Network’s HD35 promotion.

AUS: 20% off at Imprint

Imprint, the boutique, independent, Australian based DVD label which recently released the excellent Space: 1999 The Complete Series Ultimate Edition, are celebrating their first two years by offering customers 20% off their Imprint catalogue*, until Friday 3 June.

Just enter code ‘TWOYEARS’ at checkout, at imprintfilms.com.au.

*This offer excludes all pre-orders and also excludes April and May New Release titles.

UK: Space:1999 on Horror Channel

Gerry and Sylvia Anderson’s second live action sci-fi series, Space:1999, returns to the UK’s Horror Channel from Monday 30th May.

Space:1999 will be shown each weeknight at 19:00, with a repeat screening at 09:00 the following morning.

Horror Channel (+1) is available in the UK on Freeview 68, Freesat 138 (139), Sky 317 (318) or Virgin Media 149 (202).

UK: Thunderbirds Are Go on Film4

Gerry and Sylvia Anderson’s 1966 feature film Thunderbirds Are Go will be broadcast in the UK on Film4 (and a hour later on Film4+1).

Thunderbirds Are Go will be shown on Film4 at:

  • 12:40 on Saturday, 28th May

Film4 (+1) is available in the UK on Freeview/Youview 14 (46), Freesat 300 (301), Sky 313 (314) or Virgin Media 428 (429).

If you know of an Anderson production being broadcast, anywhere in the world, please email details to fanderson.org.uk@outlook.com so we can share the news!

 

 

AUS: Stingray on DVD

Australia’s cult and classic film and television label Via Vision is releasing Stingray, albeit only on DVD, unlike Network’s recent Blu-ray Disc release.

For AU$69.95 (but currently on an introductory offer at AU59.95) this Complete Series set includes all 39 episodes across five discs, with special features:

  • stills gallery
  • character biographies
  • Gerry Anderson commentaries on episodes Stingray and Stand By For Action.

Also unlike Network’s BR set, this is ViaVision’s fourth DVD release to proudly acknowledge the series’ co-creator on the front cover, as “Gerry And Sylvia Anderson’s Stingray″, following similar treatment on Fireball XL5, Captain Scarlet And The Mysterons and Joe 90.

Sold! Captain Scarlet end titles paintings up for auction (updated)

Two of Ron Embleton’s original end title paintings for Captain Scarlet And The Mysterons are included in Bonhams’ Rock, Pop & Film Online auction on 4th May 2022.

Both lots are around 54x38cm, painted in gouache and watercolour on paper, then mounted on board:

  • Lot 78 – Artwork board No.1 shows Scarlet struggling in swamp, reaching for a creeper with his left hand. This item includes with acetate overlay sheet marked to show the close-up crop marks for the credits sequence. Sold for £16,575 inc. premium (sold for £3,055 in 2002)
  • Lot 79 – Artwork Board No.7 depicts Captain Scarlet in a chamber bracing himself against advancing spiked walls. Sold for £21,675 inc. premium (sold for £3,995 in 2002)

Comic-strip artist Ron Embleton (1930-1988) is celebrated as a definitive portrayer of Captain Scarlet. In 1965 Embleton joined TV Century 21, where he illustrated 67 Stingray comic strips before producing work on Captain Scarlet. These paintings are part of a series of ten executed by Embleton, seen in the end title sequence at the end of each episode of Captain Scarlet And The Mysterons. Each scene shows Captain Scarlet seemingly in grave peril, with others depicting a giant cobra, sharks, and a tank. By 1968 Embleton had left the comic but continued to produce illustrations for Anderson merchandise.

Both items were previously sold in the TV Generation auction at Christie’s, London in 2002.

Spring Spend & Save – extended for May

Beat the price rises and save now with our Spring Spend & Save promotion!

Rising costs across printing, manufacturing, storage and postage means that we will have to increase prices on some of our range of exclusive merchandise, effective from FAB 100.

As always, we look to make every economy possible before increasing prices. Spring Spend & Save is designed to help you make economies too.

Filling your basket with a range of merchandise is much more economical to package and post than, say, ordering a single sticker, book or embroidered patch. So, until the end of May we’re ofering a ‘spend and save’ discount:

  • spend over £50 in a single order* and enter coupon code SSS50 at checkout to save 5%
  • spend over £100 in a single order* and enter coupon code SSS100 at checkout to save 10%

Our standard terms and conditions apply, plus:

  • members must apply the appropriate coupon code at checkout – the discount cannot be applied retroactively.
  • *offer excludes memberships, our Stingray soundtrack boxset (on another great offer for May), events and Silva Screen products
  • we reserve the right to amend or withdraw this offer at any time.