Super Space Premiere!

Enjoy an exclusive taste of what’s in store on Network’s stunning Space: 1999 Super Space Theater Blu-ray box set!

Here’s the classic Destination Moonbase Alpha TV movie – but as you’ve never seen it before! Rebuilt from the high definition restorations created for the series itself, this feature-length adaptation of The Bringers Of Wonder two-parter is presented here as a widescreen special edition featuring enhanced special effects. With an exclusive new introduction by David Hirsch (mastermind behind the original Super Space Theater shows) and Tim Mallett from Kindred Productions (mastermind behind the new restorations), it’s an event no self-respecting Space: 1999 fan can afford to miss!

The movie will be free for everyone with a Network On Air account to watch from 7pm on Tuesday 25th January until 7pm 1st February.

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Of particular interest to Fanderson members still to complete their collections will be Captain Scarlet And The Mysterons, Crossroads To Crime, Joe 90, Terrahawks, Space Precinct, New Captain Scarlet and The Adventures Of Rupert Bear, made by Mary Turner and John Read after the Supermarionation productions closed.

AUS: History-making Joe 90 DVD from Via Vision

Australia’s cult and classic film and television label Via Vision is releasing Joe 90 on DVD this February. Details are sketchy but the set includes all 30 remastered episodes “plus special features” for AU$59.95.

This release is surely historic as the package is labelled as “Gerry And Sylvia Anderson’s Joe 90″ – possibly the first time that Sylvia has been credited as such and so prominently for her co-creation. Let’s hope other licensees follow suit.

 

 

New ‘must-have’ Space:1999 book!

Extensively trailed in Fanderson Podcast 8, Telos Publishing has announced their forthcoming ‘must have’ book for all Space:1999 fans.

To Everything That Might Have Been: The Lost Universes of Space: 1999 is written by David Hirsch and Robert E Wood with the series’ story consultant Christopher Penfold. The book “delves deep into the early days and development of the show, includes details from recently discovered documentation and correspondence to provide the most detailed view yet of exactly how Space:1999 came to be and how it developed”.

More details as they become available.

 

 

Space:1999 helmet from Sixteen 12

Sixteen 12, the diecast models and collectibles specialist, has announced the summer 2022 release of their replica Space:1999 helmets.

Limited to just 200 copies worldwide, the full-size scale replica features:

  • hinged visor
  • handmade in fibreglass, with authentic details and fully lined interior
  • display stand
  • aluminium plaque featuring unique individual edition number
  • Koenig, Russell, Carter or Maya labelling

RRP is £299.99, but early-bird ordering opens on 14th January 2022. See more at www.sixteen12.com

FAB 98: Winging its way to you!

We’re delighted to report that FAB 98 is now winging its way to hundreds of Fanderson members around the world. Hopefully, for many it should arrive just in time for the club’s 40th anniversary – 20th August 2021.

In this issue:

  • Ian Fryer looks at the birth of ITV, and how Noddy led to The Adventures Of Twizzle (via The Woodentops)
  • club members give their views on UFO Kill Straker! in our regular Timelash column
  • Chris Drake looks back at Stingray The Cool Caveman
  • we return for a fourth visit to the UFO comic strips in Countdown and TV Action
  • Alistair McGown explains how FOMO (fear of missing out) isn’t a new phenomenon – he experienced it with Space:1999
  • Andrew Clements’ account of adapting the 60s Thunderbirds novel for a new audience
  • we celebrate 60 years of the first Supermarionation series – Supercar – including an exclusive cutaway of Black Rock Base by Graham Bleathman
  • the fourth part of our exclusive Thunderbirds Are Go photo-strip by Jonathan Baxter
  • enter our competition to win a UFO Visual Archives book
  • plus FAB news, FAB Mail and more

With this FAB we’ve mailed a second set of our 40 FAB Years picture cards. Stick with us and by the end of the year you should have a full set (and an album to put them all in)!

FAB 98 also sees the first deliveries of our 2021 membership gift. For this special year we wanted to revisit two of our most popular and oft-requested gifts – the 7″ Barry Gray EPs given to members in 1986 and 1988. We’ve given them a bit of a brush-up and they’re both on our exclusive new CD! We can only give this CD away as part of our membership package, so if you get a renewal notice with FAB 98 or 99, make sure you renew so that you don’t miss out!

If you missed out on last year’s membership gift (or just want a second copy), the fantastic Century 21 Complete Puppet Catalogue is now available in the Shop.

Note that we made a mistake with the competition closing date and ‘renew by’ date – they should both read 30th September 2021. Sorry!

Annoyingly, as we completed the mailing we also noticed the box of this year’s anniversary enamel club badges – one of each should have gone in the packages! We’ll keep them safe and mail them with FAB 99.

If you were late renewing your membership, and so haven’t been included in the FAB 98 mailing, we haven’t forgotten you! Your membership will re-start with FAB 99.

UPDATE 26th August 2021

Although FAB 98 was mailed last week, it seems that quite a few members still haven’t received their packages. There is a distribution problem in the UK caused by a shortage of HGV drivers, coupled with people in the logistics industry isolating due to covid. In some areas post only being delivered every third day. 

Overseas packages seem to be relatively unaffected. 

Thank you for your patience, and we hope all UK packages will be delivered by the end of the week.

If you’re ever worried something we’ve sent might have gone missing in the post, please check our Shipping And Returns page before contacting us.

Anyone who missed FAB 97 can now buy it as a back issue, and last year’s membership item – Century 21 Complete Puppet Catalogue – is also now available to buy in the Shop.

How to get FAB magazine? Join Fanderson!

FAB magazine is available exclusively to Fanderson club members – we publish three times a year, and we do our very best to make each issue a joy to read for every fan – regardless of your favourite series!

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!

 

Fanderson Podcast goes Down Under!

Click here for Podcast 9.

THIS EPISODE: Your host Ros Connors is joined all the way from Australia by Gary Files, best known as the voice of puppets Captain Magenta (Captain Scarlet And The Mysterons), Black Phantom and Captain Foster (Thunderbird 6) and Matthew Harding (The Secret Service) but also numerous other voices in all three Century 21 puppet series, plus a guest spot as Phil Wade in UFO Identified.

Ros also welcomes Mark Anthony Craig, who most club members will know as the winner of Look-in’s 1977 competition to design a space city, but more recently has become known for his model dioramas.

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Captain Scarlet And The Mysterons clip ©1967 ITC, The Secret Service clip ©1969 ITC, UFO clip ©1970 ITC, licensed by ITV Studios Global Entertainment