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20-May-17

With SHADO CON coming up in a few weeks, here is a page that has all of the current planned guests (as the list has changed over time). The current guest list includes Alan Perry, Shane Rimmer, Ayshea Brough, Susan Jameson, Michael Jayston, and Gary Raymond. Plus the possibility of a Skype session with Keith Alexander!

In the UK, UFO is now airing on Forces TV, Saturdays at 6pm! Forces TV is on Sky Channel 264, Virgin 277, and Freesat 165.

6-May-17

In the UK, UFO will start airing on "Forces TV" beginning on May 13!

1-May-17

A reminder -- Jeff Smart is releasing a 2-DVD special edition of his "The Future Was Fantastic" Gerry Anderson documentary. Jeff is taking orders until May 4, and then all discs will be manufactured and mailed out on May 8. There is definitely some UFO content here, with a focus on the UFO automobiles, but also the extra content will take a look at the original Interceptor and Sky One models. Narration is by Ed Bishop.

You can still order this on eBay here:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/322476878934

28-Apr-17

The UK UFO Blu-ray set is now selling for as low as £34.95 on Amazon.co.uk!

23-Apr-17

There is a new UFO book coming out in Japan next month, "UFO Visual Archives" (謎の円盤UFO完全資料集成), written by Stephen La Rivière, available May 6, price 3800 yen.  Here is an article (in Japanese) on it, and here it is available for pre-order on Amazon.co.jp!

20-Apr-17

For a very short time (until April 25th), the official Gerry Anderson website is selling a UFO T-Shirt!

7-Apr-17

The Gerry Anderson documentary, THE FUTURE WAS FANTASTIC, has been reissued as a 2-DVD special collectors edition, with new packaging and extra material.  You can now purchase this on eBay.  For UFO fans, the extra material includes an interview with director Ken Turner, the original large models of Sky One and an Interceptor, and studio outtakes of narrator Ed Bishop!

2-Apr-17

Ruric Powell, the writer of the UFO episodes CONFLICT and THE DALOTEK AFFAIR, has passed away.  He had been scheduled as a guest at the upcoming SHADO CON convention in June. 

31-Mar-17

In Publicity Photos, added a photo from CLOSE UP of the Lunar Module & B142 Space Probe!

25-Mar-17

In Publicity Photos, just added a new photo of a SHADO Mobile!

18-Mar-17

For those of you still looking for the newly revised and expanded edition of Chris Bentley's COMPLETE BOOK OF UFO, Forbidden Planet still have these in stock, while the more mainstream vendors appear to be out of them (or are now charging prices that are too high).

17-Mar-17

In Publicity Photos, just added a new photo of SID!

15-Feb-17

Tickets are now on sale for SHADO CON, a one-day UFO convention taking place on 3 June 2017 in Derby UK.  You can purchase tickets here.  The current guest list includes Ayshea Brough, Keith Alexander, and Michael Jayston.  Currently there is a Facebook page for this convention here, with a website expected soon.

4-Jan-17

For those of you still waiting for your copy of "The Complete Book of UFO" (which sold out prior to its initial release), here is the latest from the publisher:

"The UFO is reprint is imminent – I would hope that the outstanding Amazon orders will be delivered to customers around the middle of this month.

There are very minor corrections/differences in the 2017 edition. It's essentially the same book."

So ignore those high prices on Amazon right now... they're about to drop.

26-Dec-16

Jeremy Summers, who directed two UFO episodes (The Psychobombs & The Long Sleep), has passed away at age 85.

19-Dec-16

Following up on the Australian UFO Blu-ray rumor, I contacted MadMan Entertainment, and they said that they were unable to confirm a release at this time, as they are still in the middle of contract negotiations for this release.

16-Dec-16

Apparently, UFO is going to be released on Blu-ray disc in Australia by MadMan Entertainment, sometime in the March - May 2017 timeframe.  There has been no official annoucement yet from MadMan, but there is a listing and preliminary artwork on DVDLand.

3-Dec-16

A UFO convention has been announced, to be held 3 June 2017 in Derby, UK.  So far the guest list includes Ayshea and Micheal Jayston, but is expected to grow.  This convention has a Facebook page here.

29-Nov-16

Amazon uk seems all over the place with the pricing and availability of THE COMPLETE BOOK OF UFO.   Some people who were told to not expect it until December 23 have already received it!  And the price has again dropped, this time to .£9.99.

25-Nov-16

Amazon.co.uk has now raised the price of THE COMPLETE BOOK OF UFO to £29.99, and is also now out of stock.  Some people who pre-ordered this from them are now being told that it will not arrive until December 23, while others have already received their copy.

24-Nov-16

I'm hearing reports that Amazon.co.uk is now shipping the newly revised edition of THE COMPLETE BOOK OF UFO, which is still available from them at the ridiculously low pre-order price of £6.99!

16-Nov-16

People started receiving their Network UFO Blu-ray discs on Monday!  It appears that the major issues with the previous Blu-ray releases have been corrected (e.g. aspect ratio error, sepia tinting, day-for-night shots).  Generally the overall response has been favorable, although there has been some complaints about the packaging, and also about excessive noise reduction in some scenes.    I've updated my page on this release here with more information and photos, and have also started a frame capture comparison page here.

12-Nov-16

Now that Network has sold out of their first batch of UFO Blu-ray discs, they do not expect to get new stock until mid December.

I've created a page of information for the Network UFO Blu-ray discs here, and will update it as new information is available.

11-Nov-16

Network has posted some screenshots from their new UFO Blu-ray box, which you can see here.  It appears that these are brighter, have more contrast, have less grain and less sharpness than the Japanese UFO Blu-rays from several years ago.

Also, Network is reporting that their first pressing of this set has completely sold out already, so for new orders there will be a delay.

10-Nov-16

Network is now sending out emails to UFO Blu-ray pre-buyers that their orders have shipped!  Meanwhile, Network has increased the price of the set (when ordered directly from them) to £75.

3-Nov-16

Here is another Network UFO Blu-ray set promo clip, this time featuring Lt. Ellis.  Less than 2 weeks until release!

29-Oct-16

Network has extended their UFO Blu-ray set pre-buy to November 7th, and have added a UFO poster based on the 1970 Anglo UFO trading cards!  This poster is only available with sets purchased from Network, and is a limited edition.

22-Oct-16

The Gerry Anderson fan club Fanderson has just released interviews with Ed Bishop on CD, now available to its membership!

21-Oct-16

Network has posted two trailers for their upcoming UFO Blu-ray on YouTube, this one appears to be based on the Blu-ray menus, and this one is taken from a scene in the episode CLOSE UP!


Both HMV and Amazon.co.uk have raised their preorder price from £62.99 to £69.99.  Although presumably orders already placed at the lower price will be honored.

20-Oct-16

Amazon.co.uk has now lowered their price on the upcoming Network UFO Blu-ray box to £62.99!

Meanwhile, Network has just posted a new promotional video for this release, presumably based on new animations developed for the Blu-ray menus!

14-Oct-16

HMV is selling the upcoming Network UFO Blu-ray box for £62.99, which is the lowest price seen to date.

The Network UFO Blu-ray box has been confirmed to have 6 discs, not 7.

The release date for the upcoming "Complete Book of UFO" is now November 25.  There will be book launch event in London on that date with author Chris Bentley and Ayshea at the Cinema Museum!

9-Oct-16

Amazon.co.uk is currently offering the upcoming revised and expanded COMPLETE BOOK OF UFO for only £6.99, which is a whopping 77% discount!  Not sure if this is intentional, a mistake, or if the price will rise to something more normal at any moment...

28-Sep-16

The Official Gerry Anderson store has the upcoming Network UFO Blu-ray for pre-order.  This lists this as having 7 discs (not 6), and when asked, they confirmed that it has 7 discs (despite Network's own site which says 6).

27-Sep-16

Network now has the UFO Blu-ray box available as a "pre-buy", at £20 less (£69.99) than Amazon.co.uk's price (£89.99).  International shoppers should note however that Network is charging £40 for international shipping, although VAT is subtracted so the set prices falls to £58.33.

Network's description confirms this as a Region B release (not region-free), and states that there are 6 discs (Amazon said 7).  And in case you thought that the "600 page book" was a typo, it's not.  It's actually been confirmed at 620 pages, and contains around 200,000 words.

26-Sep-16

Network's upcoming UFO Blu-ray set is now available for pre-order on Amazon.co.uk, with a release date of 14 November 2016!  Details and special features include:

  • All 26 episodes in their original 1.33 aspect ratio
  • 1080p resolution
  • New restoration based on 10-year old scans of the original 35mm negatives
  • Original mono audio track plus a 5.1 mix
  • English subtitles
  • 600 page book/viewing notes by Andrew Pixley
  • Film material, including textless episode title backgrounds, textless end titles, stock footage, TV spots, extra footage for Identified and Exposed, unused footage from Timelash and The Long Sleep, Italian trailers
  • "From Earth to the Moon": brand new feature-length documentary with interviews, archive video, audio and stills - many of which have never been seen or heard before.
  • "The Women of UFO": new documentary discussing the improving sexual equality depicted in the series and the role of science fiction in striving for that change
  • "Identified: SHADO New Recruits Briefing": a newly created SHADO briefing film narrated by Matt Zimmerman
  • Audio commentaries: Identified with Gerry Anderson and Sub-Smash with Ed Bishop
  • S.I.D. Computer Voice Session and audio outtakes for these sessions and Kill Straker!
  • Archive Ed Bishop audio interview from 1986
  • "Tomorrow Today": Future Fashions with Sylvia Anderson
  • Extensive image galleries including previously unseen images

7-Sep-16

ANDERSONIC Issue #21 is now out, and features a new interview with Deborah Grant (THE PSYCHOBOMBS), and a 1993 interview with Gerry Anderson, both discussing UFO!  You can order this from the ANDERSONIC website.

3-Sep-16

A new email from Network indicates that their UFO Blu-ray is still scheduled for release "later this year", without specifying a date.  They also posted a short USA TV commercial for UFO from the 1970's, which is merely an edited version of the regular opening sequence.

3-Aug-16

Network's new INVASION: UFO Blu-ray started shipping on Monday, and arriving in people's homes today (Wednesday).  It has now been confirmed that the discs are indeed restricted to Zone B (it is not an all-zone release).  Also that the HD version of the film is presented at 24 frames per second (not 25), with a total runtime of 1 hour and 37 minutes.

30-Jul-16

Note that Network's new high definition release of INVASION: UFO on Blu-ray has some differences from the original -- it is missing all the library music that was added (except for the title sequence), and it is missing the added sound effects.  Also it is in widescreen, so the top and bottom of the picture is missing.  However, the original version of the movie is included in standard definition.  It's not clear if any of this will be in Network's upcoming UFO Blu-ray release, or if the disc is actually region restricted (the advertising says Region B only). 

Here are some links related to this release:

29-Jul-16

A bit of a surprise for today, Network now has INVASION: UFO available on Blu-ray disc, in high definition and widescreen, available now!

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