Captain Scarlet 7″ single from Silva Screen

Whilst we await news of Silva Screen’s next soundtrack album release, we can enjoy this special 7″ single of music from Captain Scarlet And The Mysterons

This new 7″ single includes “Captain Scarlet” and “The Mysterons Theme” from the 1967 Pye release, along with a bonus track of “White As Snow”, all in glorious 1960s mono! Remastered from Barry Gray’s master tapes, this new single is in lovely translucent red vinyl.

Limited to just 1,000 copies (across all outlets), we have a very limited supply at the best price for Fanderson members.

Click here now to pre-order your copy (shipping expected end-October)!

UK: Colossal toy auction on 13th October

On 16th October 2021 Vectis, the UK’s leading specialist toy auctioneer, will be holding an auction of over 660 lots, including many Anderson items. The entire collection includes many die-cast toys which will evoke strong memories for many Fanderson members.

It’s the first 63 lots that are sure to be of particular interest as they include:

J Rosenthal Thunderbird 2

Cecil Coleman The Hood puppet

Fairylite Lady Penelope

Berwick Thunderbirds uniform

Dekker Lady Penelope play suit

Marx Thunderbirds bagatelle

JR21 SPV

Century 21 Toys Joe 90 car

There are also some more goodies sprinkled later in the catalogue, such as lots 1255, 1399, 1480 and 1481. There’s oodles of nostalgia in the entire auction catalogue, which you can see here.

Vectis are based in Thornaby, Teesside. We’d be very interested to hear from any club member who’s thinking of attending the auction. If that’s you, please email us at fanderson.org.uk@outlook.com as soon as possible.

 

 

 

Australia: The Protectors on DVD

ViaVision’s recent announcement about their (rather excellent) Space:1999 Blu-ray boxset has rather overshadowed the fact that they also have an (albeit, cut-down) DVD boxset of the series too.

They’ve also released The Protectors in a 7-disc DVD set which, as well as Network’s special features of over 1,500 stills (including PR and behind-the-scenes) and promotional material (PDF DVD-ROM content), ViaVision’s release adds an audio commentary with guest star Derren Nesbitt and French and Spanish title sequences.

NEW! FAB Book of Gerry Anderson… Jigsaw Puzzles

Now available in the shop to pre-order…

Our brand new, 60-page, full colour FAB Book Of Gerry Anderson… Jigsaw Puzzles covers UK products based on The Adventures Of Twizzle, Torchy The Battery Boy, Four Feather Falls, Supercar, Fireball XL5, StingrayThunderbirds, Captain Scarlet And The Mysterons, Joe 90UFO, Space:1999, Terrahawks and Space Precinct, plus a brief tour of puzzles for other territories and the 90s and 00s revivals.

UK: Fireball XL5 in high definition!

Hot on the heels of their Supercar Blu-ray Disc announcement (and before that’s even arrived) Network have confirmed that Fireball XL5 will be their next Anderson production on the high definition disc format.

Gerry and Sylvia Anderson’s 1962 Supermarionation series Fireball XL5 has been remastered in high definition from original 35mm film elements for this Blu-ray edition.

The year is 2062, and World Space Patrol ship Fireball XL5 is assigned to Sector 25, where intrepid pilot Steve Zodiac, ably assisted by Doctor Venus and Professor Matthew Matic, faces such dangers as planetomic missiles, explosive gas clouds, space spies, and alien races both warlike and benign!

As well as all 39 episodes, this exclusive limited-edition set includes a brand-new Fireball XL5 comic by Martin Cater, brand-new Fireball XL5 scrapbook, Fireball XL5 WSP astronaut license and badge, Robots In Distress: brand-new Robert the robot animation, Cloud Of A Billion Lights: brand-new Fireball XL5 CD audio adventure, Walton 8mm home movie show, A Wonderland Of Stardust documentary, Drawn In Supermarionation documentary, colourised episode A Day In The Life Of A Space General, Zoom Ice Lolly Adverts and image gallery… all in deluxe packaging!

The set is due for release on 18th October 2021, amd you can pre-order your copy now for just £60!

 

40 FAB Years: FAB Book Of View-Master Sets available again

Originally our membership gift in 2011, due to overwhelming demand from club members, our exclusive FAB Book Of View-Master Sets is back!

This 60 page, full colour book includes high-quality images from the Supercar, StingrayThunderbirds, Joe 90UFO, Space:1999 and Terrahawks sets, booklet details, plus a brief look at View-Master advertising.

 

A Celebration of ITC – DVD available now!

In November 2018, a special celebration of the unforgettable shows of ITC took place at Elstree Studios. Stars Annette Andre, Space:1999‘s Prentis Hancock, Jenny Hanley, UFO‘s Georgina Moon, Ian Ogilvy, Thunderbirds‘ Shane Rimmer (in what would prove to be his last public appearance) and Madeline Smith were joined by Space:1999 stuntman Paul Weston, The Protectors‘ director John Hough, and crew members Tony Sloman and Derek Wells for a great evening of chat!

With so many Anderson alumni involved, Fanderson members who were unable to attend the event are sure to be interested in the 120-minute DVD, which includes highlights from all the on-stage Q&A sessions. There’s a review of the event here.

Order your copy now for just £9.99 (+ P&P if outside UK), with a proportion of proceeds being donated to Ty Gobaith Children’s Hospice.

NOTE: A Celebration Of ITC (DVD) cannot be ordered from Fanderson, but directly through Quoit Media.

Japan: Thunderbirds movies on Blu-ray Disc

Thunderbirds fans in Japan will be thrilled that the movies Thunderbirds Are Go and Thunderbird 6 are to be released in high definition on Blu-ray Disc by Happinet on 4th August 2021. The movies are accompanied by the Century 21 Slough documentary. Join original AP Films team members as they say goodbye to the buildings, sharing memories as they tour recreated sets, models, and puppets alongside studio originals.

You can see the Amazon listing here.

Australia: Space:1999 on Blu-ray

Via Vision Entertainment’s label Imprint Television is bringing Space:1999 to Blu-ray Disc down under on 1st September!

Limited to just 2,000 copies, Imprint’s Space: 1999 The Complete Series Ultimate Edition features every episode digitally restored from the original 35mm elements, with an unrivalled collection of special features – including a 48-page booklet of articles on the series from Fanderson – all brought together in deluxe hard-box packaging.

Via Vision Entertainment (VVE) is a boutique, independent, Australian based DVD label. As well as British and American series, the Imprint Television catalogue includes such fondly-remembered Australian series as A Country Practice, Sons And Daughters, The Secret Life Of Us and The Young Doctors!