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Calling International Rescue: an article by: GF Willmetts.

September 29, 2019 | By | 2 Replies More
Calling International Rescue: an article by: GF Willmetts.

With two slightly different versions of ‘Thunderbirds’ TV series out there, it did make me ponder on a very real point. If there really was a secret organisation intent on appearing when normal rescues were impossible to do that very thing in our type of world there would be different repercussions, more so in a […]

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Sylvia Anderson (1927-2016): a remembrance by: GF Willmetts.

March 16, 2016 | By | Reply More
Sylvia Anderson (1927-2016): a remembrance by: GF Willmetts.

With the death of Sylvia Anderson, we have yet another piece of our childhoods, at least for those of us of a particular age, gone. Gerry Anderson might have come up with the idea for their many series but it was Sylvia Anderson who created and gave the characters their hearts and dimensionality, not to […]

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Thunderbirds The Vault by Marcus Hearn (book review).

September 18, 2015 | By | Reply More
Thunderbirds The Vault by Marcus Hearn (book review).

With ‘Thunderbirds The Vault’ by Marcus Hearne, don’t expect pull-outs and such that have been with other vaults. However, there is a wealth of photos from all the Anderson shows, mostly obviously ‘Thunderbirds’, behind the scenes, production staff and merchandise. The only nuisance thing occasionally is having some photos overlaid with photos, especially with things […]

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My Favourite Photograph: Thunderbird 2 Landing At London Airport – hopefully one of a series by: GF Willmetts (article)

January 4, 2015 | By | Reply More
My Favourite Photograph: Thunderbird 2 Landing At London Airport – hopefully one of a series by: GF Willmetts (article)

We all have our favourite SF films and TV series but do you ever have an SF photograph that first made your heart flutter when you first saw it? For me, that first event was back in 1966 with a very  small black and white photo in the Daily Mirror showing a large aircraft landing […]

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Thunderbirds Volume Five (graphic novel review).

November 5, 2014 | By | Reply More
Thunderbirds Volume Five (graphic novel review).

Last year, Egmont released a large volume containing ‘Thunderbirds’ stories http://sfcrowsnest.org.uk/thunderbirds-the-comic-collection-graphic-novel-review/. This year, they have split these further eighteen stories over five softcover volumes, with ‘Thunderbirds Volume Five’ being the last of five. Only the first story is drawn by Frank Bellamy, with the remaining two, contrary to the opening credits, by John Cooper and […]

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Thunderbirds Volume Four (graphic novel review).

November 5, 2014 | By | Reply More
Thunderbirds Volume Four (graphic novel review).

Last year, Egmont released a large volume containing ‘Thunderbirds’ stories http://sfcrowsnest.org.uk/thunderbirds-the-comic-collection-graphic-novel-review/. This year, they have split these eighteen stories a further eighteen stories over five softcover volumes, with ‘Thunderbirds Volume Four’ being the fourth of five. All the art is by Frank Bellamy and mostly written by Alan Fennell. If you want to keep the […]

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Thunderbirds Volume Three (graphic novel review).

November 5, 2014 | By | Reply More
Thunderbirds Volume Three (graphic novel review).

Last year, Egmont released a large volume containing ‘Thunderbirds’ stories http://sfcrowsnest.org.uk/thunderbirds-the-comic-collection-graphic-novel-review/. This year, they have split these eighteen stories over five softcover volumes, with ‘Thunderbirds Volume Three’ being the third of five. All the art is by Frank Bellamy and mostly written by Alan Fennell. If you want to keep the big hardback for yourself, […]

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Thunderbirds Volume Two (graphic novel review).

November 4, 2014 | By | Reply More
Thunderbirds Volume Two (graphic novel review).

Last year, Egmont released a large volume containing ‘Thunderbirds’ stories http://sfcrowsnest.org.uk/thunderbirds-the-comic-collection-graphic-novel-review/. This year, they have split these eighteen stories over five softcover volumes, with ‘Thunderbirds Volume Two’ being the second of five. All the art is by Frank Bellamy and mostly written by Alan Fennell. If you want to keep the big hardback for yourself, […]

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Definitive documentary on the work of Gerry and Sylvia Anderson.

April 3, 2014 | By | 2 Replies More
Definitive documentary on the work of Gerry and Sylvia Anderson.

Network Distributing has completed a new film about the work of Gerry and Sylvia Anderson, ‘Filmed In Supermarionation’. The documentary about the culturally iconic puppetry and animation technique developed by Gerry and Sylvia, Supermarionation was utilised in all their programmes throughout the 1960s including Stingray, Captain Scarlet and, most famously, Thunderbirds. Directed and produced by […]

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Thunderbirds: 100 F.A.B. Postcards (merchandise review).

November 1, 2013 | By | Reply More
Thunderbirds: 100 F.A.B. Postcards (merchandise review).

About this time of year, you’re no doubt looking around for something a little different to hide away for presents for late December under the dreaded ‘C’mas word. That being the case, you might well come across this little novelty, ‘Thunderbirds: 100 F.A.B. Postcards’. Actually, it’s a slightly bigger novelty because inside the box is […]

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