Andersonic Issue 22 - Cover

Andersonic Issue 22 proves a model of a fanzine!

Andersonic Issue 22 - CoverIssue 22 of the fabulous Gerry Anderson series/inspired zine Andersonic is on sale now available from their website (and eBay for a short period in the Collectibles > SF > Thunderbirds section).

This issue includes:

David Palmer interview – Model maker David talks about his time in the Century 21 effects workshop on Captain Scarlet, Joe 90 and UFO, along with tales of Thomas the Tank Engine, Derek Meddings’ Colt 45 and miniature astronauts. Plus photos of the original VG-104 miniature from Joe 90 as it is today.

 

Archive: In 1993, Chris Drake interviewed Gerry Anderson for his book UFO and Space:1999. In the second part of the interview Gerry candidly discusses Space: 1999.

Halifax Bank - 2017 Thunderbirds Ad

Parker Goes to Halifax – Stephen La Riviere writes about the making of the recent Thunderbirds TV advert for the Halifax Building Society

A scene from the Stingray episode "A Christmas to Remember"
A scene from the Stingray episode “A Christmas to Remember”
A scene from Thunderbirds - "Give Or Take A Million"
A scene from Thunderbirds – “Give Or Take A Million”

Spirituality in the 21st Century – A look at how the Anderson series addressed this subject, from the Christmas episodes of the puppet series to the more agnostic outlook of Space: 1999‘s first series

The "Red Arrow" from Thunderbirds - "Edge of Impact"
The “Red Arrow” from Thunderbirds – “Edge of Impact”

Kit Conversion – how to build your own Red Arrow jet from Thunderbirds/ Edge of Impact

Space: 1999 - Breakaway
Space: 1999/ Breakaway – Mark Braxton revisits the explosive opening episode

UFO - The Psychobombs

UFO/ The Psychobombs – Mike Coldwell takes another look at a favourite instalment of UFO

Pop-Up Props – Spotting the use of shop-bought toys in Stingray

Reviews of the Invasion UFO and UFO Blu-rays along with Fanderson’s Space 1999 Year 2 soundtrack and Ed Bishop interview CDs

TV Action - UFO - "Voyage of Disaster"

Strip Story – A look at the UFO comic strip “Voyage of Disaster” from TV Action back in 1972, drawn by John M. Burns

… plus art by Richard Smith and some other stuff the team have managed to cram into just 44 of action-packed pages with colour inner and outer covers.

• Buy the magazine now from the web site at www.andersonic.co.uk

• If you’d prefer to pay by cheque or PO, please get in touch for our new postal address. Back issues are also (mostly) in print

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John Freeman

The founder of downthetubes, John works as a comics editor, writer, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing for over 30 years, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.

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