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.

Network are about to launch Stingray!

Network are offering Stingray fans the chance to watch yet another episode in high definition – free of charge!

Although we’ve all got to wait a little longer than planned for the complete series on Blu-ray Disc, Network are teasing us with the episode Deep Heat (having already shown us Treasure Down Below and A Christmas To Remember late last year). Not only that, but Deep Heat will be shown alongside a new documentary We Are About To Launch Stingray.

Enjoying this free treat couldn’t be easier:

  1. Create a free account at watch.networkonair.com
  2. On Wednesday 6th April, login from 18:50 (BST), then go to the We Are About To Launch Stingray page to watch the special presentation in HD.
  3. The programme will be free to watch again and again until 07:00 on Thursday April 7th.

Help your Anderson favourite become a Lego set!

There are seven Anderson-inspired projects on Lego Ideas right now that need your support to become reality!

Lego Ideas was set up so that budding Lego set designers could see their design made into sets that we could all buy. Fans can click to support the designs they like and, if a project gets over 10,000 supporters, it goes on to be assessed by the Lego team as a potential set.

Since Lego Ideas was set up in 2010 (as Lego Cuusoo), 49 sets have been produced on a wide range of topics.

Andrew Clark has been luckier than most budding designers, as his Doctor Who and The Flintstones sets were both chosen to become reality. He currently has three projects on the Ideas platform:

You’ll also find:

See all these designs and thousands more at the Lego Ideas website.

Bob Bell studio drawings for auction

On 12th February 2022, specialist collectables and memorabilia auctioneers Excalibur will be offering the second part of late author Simon Archer’s collection, including six drawings by series art director Bob Bell.

Bob worked on many of the Anderson TV productions and was art director and supervising art director on Thunderbirds Season 1 and 2 respectively, as well as on the Thunderbirds films.

The series of six pencil and watercolour sketches (lots 547 to 552) represents the evolution of the Supermarionation technique and featured in Gerry Anderson’s lecture tour in the 90s. Estimate is £200 to £400 for each lot.

The auction includes much, much more, and the full catalogue can be seen here.

Super special offer on Super Space Theater

Wanting to gen up on the Super Space Theater films whilst you await Network‘s Blu-ray Disc package at the end of the month? Why not get ready by reading the background story of the 13 SST films, and maybe even decorate your room with the beautiful cover art prints?

It’s all in our Super Space Theater book and art print pack – at a super special offer price for January!

Christmas TV – not EastEnders again!

At a loss for some quality seasonal television from the broadcasters this Christmas? Why not dig out the TVTimes special that we mailed with FAB last year (and again recently for new members)?

Surround yourself with some treats and a little something to wash it all down, then feast out all day on the very best seasonal Gerry and Sylvia Anderson entertainment (and remember, Stingray A Christmas To Remember is just one of the many programmes now available in high definition).

PS – Obviously, but just in case anyone thought otherwise, in the supplement the 40th Anniversary Quiz closed on 31st January 2021, and Six-Five Special offers were valid until 14th February 2021!

Stingray coming to Blu-ray Disc in 2022

Network have finally confirmed what we’ve been hoping for (and they’ve been hinting at) for ages. Gerry and Sylvia Anderson’s groundbreaking underwater series Stingray is being remastered in high definition for a release on Blu-ray Disc in 2022!

The series will be offered in two limited edition boxsets. For £80, the Deluxe edition includes:

  • Exclusive, limited edition deluxe packaging
  • Brand-new Stingray comic
  • Brand-new Stingray book by archive television historian Andrew Pixley
  • Gerry Anderson commentaries on the pilot and Stand By For Action
  • The Reunion Party – HD remaster of the Japanese Stingray presentation footage
  • Give-a-Show projector image gallery
  • Sylvia Anderson interview part 2
  • Walton home movies
  • Image gallery (5 mins)
  • Stingray WASP pilot license and badge
  • Brand-new mini adventure CD
  • Stingray ephemera wallet
  • Lincoln toy advert
  • Lyons Maid advert
  • Des O’Connor Show sketch
  • Ad bumpers
  • French end credits
  • Century 21 Tech Talk: Stingray
  • Stingray TV21 audio adventures
  • Remastered and reconstructed Super Space Theater films The Incredible Voyage Of Stingray and Invaders From The Deep (to be shipped separately in summer 2022)

For an extra £30, the Super-Deluxe edition adds:

  • Super Deluxe edition box
  • Luxury hardcover memorabilia album
  • Replica Stingray pressbook
  • Two bespoke art prints
  • Stingray aqua blue 7″ vinyl EP

Both sets are expected to be released in April 2022, and can be pre-ordered now at Network.

In the meantime, to whet your appetite A Christmas To Remember is available to stream, free of charge, until 18:00 on Sunday 26th December.

Have A Christmas To Remember!

Following hot on the heels of their recent You’ve Never Seen These night, Network are offering fans a chance to watch another episode of Stingray in high definition!

From 19:00 on Wednesday 22nd December, Network will be streaming their remastered A Christmas To Remember episode, free! And, from the teaser preview, it looks in even better quality than Treasure Down Below, which they showed previously.

The episode will then be available to watch over and over again, free, until 18:00 on Sunday 26th December! Don’t miss out – register for your free Network On Air account now!

EXTENDED: four special offers for our 40th year

OFFERS EXTENDED: As members are still receiving FAB 98 (due to postal delays) we’ve extended this offer until the end of September.

As a special celebratory offer to club members for the whole of August* – our 40th anniversary month – we’re offering a whopping 40% off four popular items of our fantastic, exclusive, merchandise:

All these offers and lots more great exclusive merchandise, always just for Fanderson members, is now in the Shop.

*Obviously, as stocks last, as all our merchandise is limited edition.

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.