Andersonic #23 is here


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Issue 23 of the hit fanzine Andersonic is now available, and it’s packed with a wide range of amazing features that will appeal to Anderson fans of all interests.

  • Ayshea Brough interview – Ayshea talks about her time working on UFO.
  • Archive – In 1993 Chris Drake interviewed Gerry Anderson for his book ‘UFO & Space: 1999’. In the third part of this interview Gerry talked candidly about the making of Captain Scarlet.
  • Alan Shubrook – Alan writes about the recent demolition of the Century 21 studios in Slough and also shares his thoughts on working on Captain Scarlet.
  • Captain Scarlet Comics of the 90s – Graeme Bassett writes about his work on Alan Fennell’s comic revival of the early 1990s .
  • The A-Z of Stingray – Essential marine facts for the aquanaut of tomorrow – today!
  • Space: 1999 – a critique of End of Eternity with the emphasis on Ray Austin’s direction.
  • The Protectors – Mike Coldwell casts an eye over Shadbolt
  • Watching the Watchers – A look at Granada’s Supermarionation transmission history of the 60s and 70s.
  • Captain Scarlet – ‘Point 783’ – two writers slug it out over this popular episode.
  • Merchandise Reviews – we review recent CDs and books. Plus ‘Things You Do (when you’re a fan)’, news of an upcoming UFO convention and some other stuff.

Take it from us – it’s 44 pages of Anderson heaven!

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Andersonic issue 18 is here!

Andersonic issue 18The latest issue of Andersonic – the absolutely excellent Gerry Anderson fanzine – is now available to purchase online! Issue 18 includes:

David Elliott interview – a new interview with APF’s editor and director who worked on the early puppet series up to Stingray and Thunderbirds.

Alan Perry Interview – Alan talks of his time working at APF/Century 21 on series such as Stingray and Thunderbirds and directing episodes of Captain Scarlet and UFO.

UFO/Computer Affair – Someone’s in lurve yet Ed Straker needs a computer to see it. We take a look at an overlooked episode.

Thunderbirds/ Invisible TV – Fred McNamara looks at the reasons why Thunderbirds is often overlooked in academic writing about television.

Joe 90/ Most Special Agent – two writers take opposing views of this series opener. Is it any good? One of them thinks so..

How do you watch your fave series? – Our writers reveal their little foibles when doing a bit of Anderson viewing.

Strip Story – we look at an individual comic strip story to see what makes it tick. This issue – Countdown’s Stingray story ‘Model Mission’ drawn by Brian Lewis.

… plus The Overseers of Psychon, Alpha Log Reports, event reviews and other stuff. The issue also has new art by Nigel Parkinson and a cover image by Martin Bower.

You can purchase the latest issue today from the Andersonic website!

Andersonic issue 16 is out!

Andersonic issue 16

Issue 16 of the Andersonic fanzine is now available to purchase online! With cover art by Rob Caswell, there’s a wealth of material for Gerry Anderson fans to feast on, including:

Tony Stacey interview – a new interview with APF & Century 21’s Chief Projectionist from Stingray up to UFO. Tony talks about his time at the studio and his escapades with Stanley Unwin, alligators, James Bond, Superswish curtain track and filming with John Read.

Gerry Haylock Interview – Countdown’s comic strip artist who drew UFO and Doctor Who for the comic, as well as Land of the Giants for Joe 90: Top Secret and even a few Protectors covers for TV Action. Gerry talks about his work and techniques he used on the comic strips.

Space:1999/ The Exiles – a look at the shooting script of this early Year 2 episode with comparisons to the finished episode. Find out what happened when Koenig decided to open fire on a guest and what links Space:1999 and Hawkwind.

Let’s Get Metaphysical – Amidst all the rumours of remakes and reboots, Robert E Wood takes a look at the heart and soul of Space: 1999 and addresses that old chestnut of scientific plausibility.

UFO/Conflict – we take a look at an underrated UFO episode and find there’s more to it than a load of space junk.

Space: 1999/ War Games – Mark Braxton looks at this well-regarded episode and finds a lot of Hawks but a total lack of Doves.

Strip Story – we look at an individual comic strip story to see what makes it tick. This issue – Countdown’s epic Thunderbirds strip ‘UN Rescue Ltd’.

To order your copy of Andersonic issue 16 online or by post check out


Andersonic Issue 15

Andersonic 15 coverIssue 15 of the high-respected Andersonic fanzine is now available for Gerry Anderson fans to buy online. The latest issue includes:

  • Tony Harding interview – Century 21’s Effects Assistant on Captain Scarlet, Joe 90, Secret Service and UFO
  • Tony Roper Interview – Sound Editor from Captain Scarlet up to UFO
  • Stingray/ Treasure Down Below – a look at the original script of this early colour episode written by Dennis Spooner
  • Gerry Anderson Tributes – following the passing of Gerry Anderson, writers recall what Gerry’s work has meant to them
  • RAF Cosford Event review – a look back at the ‘Flights of Fantasy’ exhibition last November
  • UFO/The Responsibility Seat – a review of an underrated UFO episode
  • Paperback Writers – a look at the current range of Thunderbirds novels, including interviews with writers Joan Marie Verba & Anthony Taylor, plus illustrator Steve Kyte
  • Strip Story – a look at an individual comic strip story to see what makes it tick. This issue: Countdown’s ‘Return of the Rock Snakes’

Order your copy today from – price £2.45 including UK postage!

FAB 73

FAB 73Issue 73 of FAB, Fanderson’s flagship club magazine, was mailed to members last week.

Within these pages, we take a whistle stop tour of Joe 90 and examine everything from the music, to the influence of Mike Trim and the incredible, or at least indelible, jokes of Sam Loover. Stephen Baxter continues his potted history of the Fleetway publications of the 1990s with a look at the Stingray comic that coincided with the revival of the show on BBC2. Stingray fans can rejoice even further with this issue’s Midas Touch feature, in which Jordan Drakes reminisces about his fascination with a classic mini-album adventure.

But if you think this issue is only about Gerry Anderson’s Supermarionation productions, then think again! We’ve also got the first part of a special feature on Thunderbirds: 2068, the largely forgotten and rather tenuous Japanese cell animation reboot of the puppet series, plus retrospectives on the classic New Captain Scarlet episode Rat Trap and the last part of the Moonbase Alpha Personnel files.

FAB is available exclusively to Fanderson members, and joining is easy!

As well as receiving FAB, an annual membership gives you access to an exclusive range of merchandise that you won’t find in any high street shop or online retailer, plus reduced rates on Fanderson events and full access to the Fanderson forum.

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