FAB 88: it’s on the way

FAB 87

Apologies to all club members. FAB 88 has been unavoidably delayed due to circumstances beyond our control, and we’re now pulling out all the stops to get the magazine ready for you as soon as possible. Rest assured, we’ll let you know when FAB 88 has been mailed via the website and social media.

We’ll also be working hard to catch up with FABs 89, 90 and 91 later this year, although the normal delivery dates in March, July and November are now likely to change. We’ll keep you posted on this through the normal channels.

Thank you for your patience and we look forward to bringing you a great magazine very shortly!

FAB 87 is here!

FAB 87

The latest issue of Fanderson’s eagerly anticipated magazine, FAB, has been sent to all club members. FAB 87 is a treat for fans of all Anderson series, and includes:

WHY WE COULD NEVER REMAKE THE ORIGINAL THUNDERBIRDS Nick Williams interviews Thunderbirds Are Go’s creative driving force and executive producer Richard Taylor to ask him a very important question.

TIMELASH: DOPPELGÄNGER we explore your memories of the fondly remembered space adventure, complete with an exclusive surprise!

APPRECIATION STATION
A new feature where we invite regular contributors to sum-up their favourite facet of an Anderson production. First up – Moonbase Alpha!

CLASSIC COMIC STRIP
We bring you the second part of Countdown’s first Captain Scarlet comic strip.

TONY ANHOLT, THIS CHARMING MAN
Ian fryer meets Christien Anholt, who remembers his father’s incredible career.

SCRIPT TO SCREEN – NEW CAPTAIN SCARLET: INSTRUMENT OF DESTRUCTION PART TWO
We take a detailed look at the series’ unforgettable opening story, which saw Gerry Anderson return to the world of Spectrum after 40 years.

END CREDITS
Ian Wheeler investigates the Hammer Films guest stars of Space:1999.

DOPPELGÄNGER PART FIVE
Jonathan Baxter continues his visual re-telling of the Andersons’ live action masterpiece.

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FAB 86 is here!

FAB 86Fans of Anderson rejoice – FAB 86 is on its way to all four corners of the globe at supersonic speed.

As you might have guessed from our amazing cover courtesy of co-editor Mike Jones, this issue’s Timelash celebrates The Perils of Penelope. FAB readers can immerse themselves in a world of Parisian suspense and intrigue… plus an exclusive surprise from a top Anderson artist!

Thunderbirds fans will also love our article titled You Bet!, where veteran Fanderson member Martin Townley takes us back to a special day in 1992 when he pt his Thunderbirds knowledge to the test.

In The Big Rat Part One, we look back at the adventures of WIN’s most special agent, Joe 90, both on screen and in print. On the live action front, co-editor Ian Fryer investigates Crossplot, the 1970 live-action Roger Moore feature film which featured the work of Century 21’s  special effects team.

This issue also has a distinct extraterrestrial theme. We look back at ten top alien abductions in UFO and bring you the first part of Countdown’s very first Captain Scarlet comic strip. We then fast forward 40 years to New Captain Scarlet,  where we take a detailed look at the series’ unforgettable opening story, Instrument of Destruction  Part 1, in a fascinating new script to screen.

There’s also all the much-loved regular features, including FAB News, where we report on Fanderson Chairman Nick Williams’s exclusive access to Weta Workshop, the SFX home of Thunderbirds Are Go.

We hope you enjoy!

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FAB 85 – the fastest magazine alive…

FAB 85Co-editors Mike Jones and Ian Fryer pulled out all the stops this time to deliver FAB 85 just weeks after the previous issue. Well done guys !

FAB 85 is packed with a stellar range of content that is sure to please Anderson fans of all interests.

Our stunning front cover shows that Fireball XL5 looks even better in colour than in monochrome, and our feature article for this issue will hopefully show this classic series in a new light. As well as revisiting every episode, we take a look at the production of of the show, Barry Gray’s soundtrack and the TV tie-in merchandise that helped to consolidate the commercial success of Supercar.

Fast forwarding a few decades, we celebrate the launch of the second series of Thunderbirds Are Go, as we catch up with two of the creative minds behind the show. Scriptwriter Peter Briggs talks to Andrew Clements about his series 1 episode Heist, while artist Martin Baines tells Ian Wheeler what it’s been like working on DC Thomson’s Thunderbirds Are Go comic strip. Stephen Baxter also gives a broader run through of how the comic has developed to date.

What else do we have in store for you? Well, Sam Denham takes you through ten of Sylvia Anderson’s greatest guest puppet voices, while we interview ex-Fanderson Chairman Chris Bentley about the publication of his gorgerous-looking new book, The Complete Book of UFO. Meanwhile Doug Pelton shares some treasures from the live-action film Doppleganger, while Jonathan Baxter continues our visual retelling of the film on our back cover.

Thunderbirds are go FAB 85

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Get ready for FAB 84

FAB 84FAB 84 has been printed and should be on its way to Fanderson club members in the next few days! 

Apologies for the delay, but we hope you’ll think that the wait has been worth it. Here’s what’s just coming in the new issue of FAB magazine:

  • We look back at Supercar, the very first Supermarionation adventure, which went a long way to defining what a ‘Gerry Anderson production’ was to be.
  • At last year’s The Future is Fantastic! convention, Ian Fryer was granted a very special interview with Syliva Anderson. We present the full transcript of this incredible insight into an incredible life.
  • Chris Thompson and Andrew Clements take a look at the fantastic London Airport as it appears in Thunderbirds’ vision of the 21st century.
  • Mike Jones examines one of the Andersons’ most overlooked productions – the 70s live action adventure series, The Protectors.
  • In our cover feature, Fanderson members share their memories of one of Joe 90’s most dramatic episodes, Three’s a Crowd, in which Mac gets his heart broken…
  • Jonathan Baxter continues his visual re-telling of Doppelganger, the very first Anderson live action science-fiction adventure.
  • All the latest news from the Anderson universe, FAB Mail and an in-depth review of Thunderbirds 1965.

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FAB 81 is go!

FAB 81

FAB 81 is on its way to all Fanderson club members! 

As always, we have all the latest news from the Andrson universe. We profile the opening 13 episodes of ITV’s smash hit new series Thunderbirds Are Go, and chat to the voice artists about their involvement. We also have news of Vivid Imagination’s return to Tracy Island and three vintage audio adventures of International Rescue that will be filmed with your help!

Following the sad news of Judith Shutt’s death earlier this year, we remember the puppeteer who brought the characters of Thunderbirds, Stingray and Fireball XL5 to life with her talents.

In this issue’s major article, Ian Fryer takes a close look at Century 21’s only live action series: UFO. We take you through all 26 episodes, exploring the world of SHADO and discussing the key themes of the series. We also catch up with special effects model maker Alan Shubrook and his memories of working on the series. Oh, and our amazing front cover is courtesy of Chris Thompson!

Did you grow up with any of the Anderson activity books? For many fans these books became their first collectables. Steve Kyte explores the early years of this fascinating type of merchandise in the first part of a new series of articles.

The Thunderbirds 2004 movies gets the Timelash treatment this time. Has history been kind to it? Read on to find out…

Finally, and incredible though it may seem, it’s been 10 years since New Captain Scarlet burst onto our screens. To mark the anniversary, Stephen Baxter analyses the series comic, and the small selection of associated books based upon New Captain Scarlet.

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FAB 80 is GO!

FAB 80 - Fanderson's club magazine

The latest issue of Fanderson’s club magazine is now on its way to members around the world. Here’s what you have to look forward in this action-packed issue :

  • The Cases of B.I.S.H.O.P.  – an in-depth look at the cases of Father Unwin and his man in a suitcase
  • Recall to Service: Shane Rimmer – the legendary actor, voice artist and writer answers your questions
  • Ayesha Brough interview – Ian Fryer meets the lady who quite literally walks us through our first steps into the world of UFO
  • The Physics of Thunderbirds – Theo De Klerk casts a scientific eye over the technological wonders of Thunderbird 3
  • FAB Membership Survey – your thoughts and opinions on Fanderson sales, conventions, FAB articles and much more!
  • Timelash: Joe 90 – Attack of the Tiger – WIN’s most special agent gives the Angels a run for their money as we look back at this seek-and-destroy adventure.

We also have all the latest news on Thunderbirds Are Go, including a prize to win some exclusive goodies!

FAB magazine is available exclusively to members of Fanderson. If you wish to join or need to renew your membership, you can do so here.

Accelerate to rate 6 with FAB 79!

Fab 79

The latest issue of FAB magazine is now out, and Fanderson club members will start to receive their copy in the next few days! Read below to find out what we have in store for you in this issue, and why you don’t want to throw away the mailing envelope that your FAB is delivered in!

As you can see, the front cover boasts a specially-commissioned and stunning piece of  artwork from Steve Kyte to celebrate  50 years of Stingray.

The other delights of FAB 79 include:

  • Latest news – from Thunderbirds Are Go!, to Firestorm and The Last Station, there’s so much for fans to look forward to in 2015
  • 50 years of Stingray – we accelerate to rate 6 and celebrate all 39 episodes of the series in style!
  • Mike Noble – Recall to Service – we catch up with the illustrious TV Century 21 artist
  • Unfilmed Doppelganger – we reveal the contents of the original Century 21 feature film ‘Journey to the Far Side of the Sun’

…and much, much more!

FAB 79 will also hold the key to a special competition to win an exclusive Thunderbird 1 bag that celebrates the upcoming ITV series.


2014 Fanderson survey

The 2014 survey is now open for Fanderson members to complete, and will stay open until the end of this year.

Find out more about the Fanderson survey

FAB 78 is almost here…

FAB - Franics Matthews tribute

FAB 78 is on the way, and should be arriving on club members’ doormats from Friday 18th July. As you may already know, our choice of front cover for this issue turned out to be a poignant coincidence.

And to whet your appetites, we can reveal that the latest issue of the club magazine contains….

Recall to Service – Steve Begg
The special effects wizard answers your questions on Zeroids, Dick Spanner and Skyfall!

The Midas Touch: The Lunarville 7 trilogy
We reflect on Spectrum’s perilous trip to the Moon and back in 3 classic episodes of Captain Scarlet.

The Physics of Thunderbirds
Theo De Klerk begins a fascinating exploration of the science behind the technological wonders of International Rescue. This issue: Thunderbird 5!

Space Precinct at 20: Part 2
Stephen Baxter delves examines the printed adventures that were commissioned to promote the series. He also brings in novelist David Bischoff for questioning!

…plus a few other surprises, including Blu-Ray competitions, new Thunderbirds, a UFO Timelash and much more…!

You have to be a Fanderson member to receive your issue!

Nick Tate interviewed in FAB 77

FAB 77 features an exclusive interview  with Nick Tate

FAB 77 will be mailed to all Fanderson members next week – and what an issue we have for you! The 77th edition of the world’s premier Gerry Anderson magazine includes:

Nick Tate – Australian Eagle
The first part of an exclusive interview with Nick Tate. Ian Fryer meets the celebrated and much-loved actor, and hero to millions as Space:1999’s venerable Eagle pilot, Alan Carter.

Space Precinct at 20
Two decades after Brogan transferred from New York to Demeter City, Stephen Baxter looks back with his third eye at Gerry Anderson’s police periodical.

TV Ad Breaks
A rundown of some of the best TV commercial break cards used to buffer the Anderson shows over the years from around the UK.

Thunderbirds – Script to Screen: The Duchess Assignment
We examine the fascinating original shooting script to this vintage Thunderbirds adventure starring Lady Penelope.

Crossroads to Crime
A long-overdue DVD release was all the excuse we needed to celebrate this fascinating, live-action cinematic debut from AP Films.

Recall to Service – Zienia Merton
Main Mission sweetheart Sandra Benes answers your questions!

Timelash: WAM (parts 1 and 2)
Tony Barwick’s two-part story sends Robert Vaughn to Salzburg in this second series slice from Gerry Anderson’s mid ’70s live-action adventure series.

FAB magazine is only available to Fanderson club members. A club membership gives you  annual subscription to three beautiful issues.

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