The Gerry Anderson Podcast
Summary: Richard James and Jamie Anderson host a weekly podcast about Gerry Anderson and his incredible shows like Thunderbirds, Captain Scarlet, Space:1999, Terrahawks and many more.
Barry Gray was the composer on almost every Gerry Anderson production for three decades. The man behind the iconic Thunderbirds march, Captain Scarlet's song, the driving percussion of Stingray and the funky riffs of Space:1999 year one. Thanks to Barry Gray archivist Ralph Titterton we're able to bring you an archive interview with Barry, plus a recording from a 1980s convention appearance where he brings us some amusing versions of Gerry Anderson themes!
It's the final part of our chat with broadcasters Samirah Ahmed and Kevin Fong all about Space 1999, and includes a round of Space:1999 Mastermind. Can you answer all 20 questions correctly?! Plus it's Thunderbirds Day! FAB Facts takes a break this week to make space for the interview and a winning Randomiser. Plus Richard reveals something new, shiny and overcomplicated.
Samira Ahmed and Kevin Fong are back to carry on their discussion about their favourite (and least favourite) Space:1999 episodes. We even touch on Dragon's Domain this week. Plus Quick Fire Fives, FAB Facts, Gerry Anderson news and the Randomiser - all the usual stuff you've come to expect from the Gerry Anderson podcast!
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the date that the moon was blown out of Earth's orbit on 13th September 1999, Jamie got together with broadcasters Samira Ahmed and Dr Kevin Fong to chat about Space:1999 - and their love for the 1970s series. This interview features part one of their three-part chat as well as the Randomiser, some Gerry Anderson news, 2 FAB(ish) facts and 1.6 Quick Fire Fives. All will be revealed in Pod 66 of the Gerry Anderson Podcast!
Space:1999 is coming back thanks to Big Finish Productions, and in this week you can hear the first 15 minutes of Breakaway which is being released this Breakaway Day (13th September 2019). We have a FAB Fact straight from the M1, some Space:1999-y Quick Fire Fives, Chris is back with the Randomiser, Gerry Anderson News and all the usual stuff.
James Bond director and film industry legend John Glen is back for part 2 of his interview in which he reveals a little known fact about his potential 1960s involvement with Gerry Anderson that never happened. In fact he had to wait 30 years to work with Gerry as director on Space Precinct. Plus we announce the massive Gerry Anderson Giveaway, Thunderbirds day news, a roaring good Randomiser and much more!
John Glen is best known as a director of multiple films in the James Bond franchise but also worked with Gerry Anderson on his 1994 series Space Precinct. In the first part of John's interview we chat about how he got into the business, working with Derek Meddings, and how he got involved with Space Precinct. Plus we have Gerry Anderson news, a hasty Quick Fire Five from Jamie, the Randomiser takes us across the pond, and some interesting insights from our Podsterons.
Kevin Grazier is back for part two! He is an American planetary physicist known for his work on the Cassini/Huygens Mission to Saturn and Titan and is a science consultant for several television series and movies, like Defiance, Battlestar Galactica, and Eureka, and the films Gravity and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. We can also finally talk about the Space 1999 audio drama reimagining and Terrahawks reboot, plus merch news, and all the usual stuff from Richard, Jamie and Chri
Kevin Grazier is an American planetary physicist who is also known as a science consultant on several television series and movies, most notably the series Defiance, Battlestar Galactica, and Eureka, and the films Gravity and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. Kevin is also a huge Space:1999 fan so in part one of our chat we talk about science fiction in general, the best and worst bits of Space:1999 and more. Plus some big news, and all the usual stuff from Richard, Jamie and
This week's feature is with Alan Birkinshaw. He directed three episodes of Gerry Anderson's 1994-5 series Space Precinct but has worked on a variety of commercials, documentaries, TV shows and films throughout his lengthy career. You'll experience something new with this week's Randomiser. Strangely Richard experiences some deep joy when a phone call interrupts the news, plus all the usual FAB Facts, QuickFire Fives and much more on Pod 60!
This week we're lucky to have a short interview with the wonderful Mary Turner. Mary tells us how she got into puppetry, some key elements about making and operating puppets, the dangers of being a puppeteer and why she didn't like the transition from Thunderbirds to Captain Scarlet. We've also got Quick Fire Five, News, the Ranomiser, voice of the Podsterons, a top 5 YouTube comment countdown and much more! It's another busy week on the Gerry Anderson Podcast!
Voice actor Marc Silk returns for part two of his interview including his very own Quick Fire Five, a fantastic chat about what makes a Gerry Anderson show. Plus a top 5 tweets countdown, newsy news, a rubbery FAB Fact, and the Randomiser strikes again! It's all the usual stuff you've come to expect from the Gerry Anderson Podcast!
Marc Silk is a voice actor known for his work as Aks Moe in Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace, Danger Mouse, Johnny Bravo, Pingu, Scooby-Doo & Shaggy, Go Jetters, Strange Hill High, Chicken Run and US voice of Bob in Bob the Builder. He's also a huge Gerry Anderson fan! Marc shares a number of great stories, as well as his first Thunderbirds experience. Plus the usual news, FAB Facts, QFF's, and Space Precinct bows out in style on the Randomiser.
Mike Trim is a model-maker, scenic artist, designer, and storyboard artist who worked on Thunderbirds, Captain Scarlet, Joe 90, The Secret Service and UFO. Mike was interviewed by Jamie Griffiths for the Captain Scarlet 50th anniversary, and here he talks about his early days with Century 21, right through Captain Scarlet and to UFO. Plus all the usual news, randomiser, QFFs and FAB Facts!
Benji Clifford is a composer and sound designer who is best known for his work with Big Finish on their Doctor Who ranges, but he's also a Gerry Anderson fan with a particular fondness for the Supermarionation series. We talk Stingray, Thunderbirds and Captain Scarlet - particularly focussing on Barry Gray's wonderful music. Beyond our lovely chat with Benji, we have an absolutely packed show with news, a rather dank Randomiser, QFFs, FAB Facts and more! Wow! What a busy one!