[S]everal posts back, I mentioned that Issue 3 of the excellent Doctor Who fanzine Plaything of Sutekh had hit the stands. And now, what seems like barely five minutes later, Richard Farrell and His Merry Crew have also unleashed Andersonic #17 upon the unsuspecting world. I haven\’t even had time to finish reading Plaything of Sutekh #3 yet!
In case you don\’t know, Andersonic is our favourite fanzine dealing with all the various Gerry Anderson shows, both live and puppets (and let\’s not forget the excellent CGI animated New Captain Scarlet series). And it\’s also a real A5 printed zine, not an electronic publication, which is a huge plus in my book.
So what\’s in the new issue? Well, I\’ll just repeat here what it says on the website:
Sylvia Anderson interview – a new interview with Sylvia in which she discusses her work on the APF/Century 21 series and her creation & casting of such well-loved characters as Lady Penelope, Parker, the Angels and Ed Straker.
Alan Shubrook interview – Alan talks of his time working at Century 21 on series from Thunderbirds up to UFO. He discusses his methods, materials used and his favourite miniatures created for the series, as well as sharing behind the scenes anecdotes. The interview is illustrated with Alan\’s own photographs taken at the studio.
Space 1999/ Siren Planet – a look at the original script written by Art Wallace which was later rewritten to become the series\’ second episode \’Matter of Life and Death\’.
Thunderbirds/ Desperate Intruder – two writers take opposing views on a mid-season outing where Brains finds himself up to his neck in it.
UFO/ The Long Sleep – we curl up with a tube of Smarties and take a look at one of UFO\’s weirder episodes. Take a trip with us back to that ruined farmhouse…
Home Taping: 1999 – Mark Rosney recalls the days before VHS
Strip Story – we look at an individual comic strip to see what makes it tick. This issue – Countdown\’s UFO story \’The Final Climb\’ drawn by Jon Davis
…plus DVD reviews and other stuff. Internal art by Steve Kyte, cover image by Martin Bower.
I\’ve just ordered my copy, so lots and lots of good stuff to look forward to. I love it all, particularly anything to do with UFO, Space:1999 and Countdown comic. 🙂
At only £2.65 (that\’s British Pounds Sterling), inclusive of postage (within the UK, that is, check the website for postage elsewhere), it\’s not even the price of a pint of beer. So why don\’t you all scoot over to the Andersonic website and order a copy.