The latest issue of the independent Gerry Anderson fanzine, Andersonic, is now out.
Issue 15 includes –
Tony Harding interview – a new interview with Century 21’s Effects Assistant on Captain Scarlet, Joe 90, Secret Service and UFO. Tony talks about his time at the studio, what he thought of the set-up, the changes made for UFO, as well as his time on Doctor Who for which he designed K9.
Tony Roper Interview – Sound Editor from Captain Scarlet up to UFO. Tony talks about his duties, how they fitted the sound effects to the episodes and just how powerful Derek Meddings’ explosions really were.
Stingray: Treasure Down Below – a look at the original script of this early colour episode written by Dennis Spooner, with comparisons to the finished episode. And find out what Parker had to do with selling fake treasure maps in Casablanca…
Gerry Anderson Tributes – following the passing of Gerry Anderson, Andersonic writers recall what Gerry’s work has meant to them.
Flights Of Fancy Event review – a look back at the ‘Flights of Fantasy’ exhibition held at the RAF Museum at Cosford in November 2012.
UFO: The Responsibility Seat – a look at an underrated UFO episode and find there’s more to it than meets the eye. Sam Denham separates the UFOs from the weather balloons.
Paperback Writers – a look at the range of Thunderbirds novels currently available and talk to writers Joan Marie Verba and Anthony Taylor along with illustrator Steve Kyte.
Strip Story – in the first of a (probably) regular feature looking at an individual comic strip story to see what makes it tick. This issue – Countdown’s ‘Return of the Rock Snakes’.
Andersonic issue 15 costs £2.45 including UK postage.
The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. He is currently editor of Star Trek Explorer, published by Titan – his third tour of duty on the title originally titled Star Trek Magazine.
Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Babylon 5 Magazine, and more. 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 “Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies” for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.