Ahead of the second SHADO Con dedicated to Gerry Anderson’s alien invaders series, ITV have quietly released a new complete UFO DVD sporting new cover artwork.
The series – Anderson’s first ongoing live action TV show – was previously available only in two separate volumes on DVD or as one volume on Blu-ray.
The new set features all 26 episodes of the show which sadly failed to gain the traction it needed in the US soon enough to assure a second season. Both the series concept and aliens were explored more fully in Countdown and TV Action comic, to the point that I often wonder if the editorial team were given access to the show’s unrealised future plans.
The UFO-inspired SHADO CON 2 event will take place on Saturday 30th June 2018 in the QUAD in Derby. Reuniting cast and crew from the show, expect a day packed with panels, Q&As, signings, screenings, models and more.
Announced guests include (subject to commitments) actors Ayshea Brough, David Collings (Psychobombs) and David Sumner (Kill Straker!), directors Alan Perry and Alan Harris, and James Winch with his recently-restored SHADO Jeep.
Artist Graham Bleathman will also be at the event, as will the Andersonic team, alongside Anderson Entertainment and more.
• The new UFO DVD is available here on AmazonUK
• Tickets for SHADO Con 2 are available here
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