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Sunday, 10 March 2013
Standby For... Andersonic 15
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.
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.
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.
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.
More details of the issue and how to order it, as well as back issues, are available on the Anderosnic Facebook page and website.