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IDW Publishing To Bring Douglas Adams’ Dirk Gently to Comics

Douglas Adams' Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency #1

    IDW Publishing has announced that Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy author Douglas Adams’ Dirk Gently will be appearing in his first-ever comic-book series in 2015, helping to prove the interconnectedness of all things, the precept by which this beloved fictional “holistic detective” lives. Following the recent announcement that Gently will be developed for television by IDW Entertainment and ... Read More »

Gerry Anderson’s Firestorm is Go!

  In a stunning show of support for the work of the late Gerry Anderson and the team keeping his legacy alive at Anderson Entertainment, we’re delighted to report that a plan to raise enough funding through Kickstarter to make the necessary models, sets, and puppets, and to pay for the production of a minisode of Firestorm has been a success. ... Read More »

Thunderbirds Are Go! producer Giles Ridge offers insights into new show

  With just days to go before the world premiere of Thunderbirds Are Go! at MipCom Junior in Cannes, ITV has released more information on the origins of the new show which will debut next year in the UK. In an interview for TV Kids 2014, published by World Screen, the show’s executive producer Giles Ridge describes the original Thunderbirds ... Read More »

Gerry Anderson’s Firestorm launches on Kickstarter

  Anderson Entertainment has announced the launch of Firestorm on the crowd-funding platform Kickstarter this morning (30th September 2014). Fans of iconic Gerry Anderson shows like Space: 1999, Stingray, Captain Scarlet, UFO and Thunderbirds will be able to back the project to help fund the pilot episode in return for special limited edition rewards from props and collector edition DVDs, to set ... Read More »

What is Firestorm? New Gerry Anderson project in the works…

Anderson Entertainment has released this teaser graphic to promote its new project, Firestorm, which will be the focus of a Kickstarter appeal that will launch later this month. As yet they won’t be drawn on many further details but elements of the graphic, and information on the project’s official web page, hint at something akin to a return to a ... Read More »

Star Trek fans urged to back campaign to collect British Star Trek comics

Star Trek comic fans are being urged to support a campaign to get all the rare British Star Trek comics – with all their wonderful idiosyncracies, such as Captain Kirk teaching gorilla men how to play football – collected. In recent years, IDW‘s Library of American Comics imprint reprinted the hard-to-find L.A. Times “Star Trek” newspaper strips as a pair of beautifully made hardcover books, making the strips available to ... Read More »

ITV Studios talks up Thunderbirds Are Go!, Making of documentary in the works

  Rubbing shoulders with a host of previews for new and continuing drama for a wide range of companies, the latest MIPCOM Preview from World Screen includes a number of comments on the new Thunderbirds Are Go! series, launching next year on ITV and which will have a preview screening at MIPCOM Junior in Cannes, France next month. “There is ... Read More »

New range of Anderson Collectibles in the works, Space:1999 posters announced

  Anderson Entertainment, the company founded by Gerry Anderson, creator of TV hits including Thunderbirds and which now has a number of new projects in the works based on his ideas, including the Gemini Force One novels, has signed a licensing agreement with ITV to produce a range of limited edition collectibles over the next three years. “With its extensive archives ... Read More »

Michael Palin to narrate “The Clangers”

  Award-winning actor, writer, presenter and comedian Michael Palin has been confirmed as narrator for the much-anticipated new Clangers series,  a contemporary version of the British classic animated television show being co-produced by CBeebies, Coolabi Group, Smallfilms and Sprout, which will air in the UK in Spring 2015. “The world of the Clangers is delightful and irresistible,” said Pailn, best known ... Read More »

In Review: Doctor Who: Deep Breath proves a Curate’s Egg

12th Doctor Promotional Image

  (First posted  in a shorter form on the downthetubes tumblr, minor spoilers): I’m glad to see that the Twelfth Doctor seems to have been well received in most quarters and was more than impressed by the opening episode of his first comic strip appearance in the bumper, 100-page Doctor Who Magazine last week, “Eye of Torment”, a 12 page, decidedly creepy story from Scott Gray, ... Read More »

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