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SHADO CON 2 took place over this past weekend! I hope to have a proper page up devoted to this soon, but in the meantime, here is an excellent 30-minute video taken at the convention, shot by Jeff Smart!
The Gerry Anderson fan club FANDERSON is releasing a soundtrack CD for the film JOURNEY TO THE FAR SIDE OF THE SUN (aka DOPPELGÄNGER). This is only being sold to members of the club. And of course, some of the music created for this film was reused in UFO.
Okay, I've now received one of the new ITV UFO DVD sets. Unsurprisingly, this is merely a repackaging of the original Carlton UFO DVD set from 2002. So the contents of the discs are exactly the same. The packaging is different however. If you want to see what the new packaging looks like, I've posted some photos on Facebook here.
There will be a 16mm film showing of the UFO episode TIMELASH at the Southend film festival (UK) on Sunday May 27!
The "Official Gerry Anderson Store" now has a UFO beanie available for pre-order!
The Official Gerry Anderson website is reporting that actor Jeremy Wilkin passed away on December 19, at age 87. He played a Skydiver crew member in several episodes of UFO.
The current list of guests planned for this summer's SHADO CON 2 include (subject to commitments) Deborah Grant (Psychobombs), David Collings (Psychobombs), Alan Perry, Alan Harris, and James Winch with his recently-restored SHADO Jeep!
Tickets are now on sale for "SHADO Con 2",a one-day event in Derby (UK) on 30 June 2018!
Issue 7 of the UK magazine "Infinity" is now available, and features an 8-page look at UFO!
Andersonic Issue 23 is now available, and features an interview with Ayshea Brough!
The UFOcast podcast is now up to episode #7!
In the USA, UFO is now on Tubi TV! (this can also be watched if you have a VPN with a USA IP address)
Issue #7 of the UK magazine "Infinity" will feature an article on UFO! This is expected to be on sale January 4, 2018.
For those who may have missed this in the past, Jeff Smart's "The Future Was Fantastic" documentary is temporarily available again in a 2-DVD edition (with a disc of extras)!
The UFOcast podcast site has had several updates, with episodes 4 (Exposed) and 5 (Survival), plus a special feedback podcast!
UFOcast Podcast episode #2 (COMPUTER AFFAIR) is now available for listening!
Word has it that there will be a SHADO CON 2 convention on 30 June 2018, in the same location as SHADO CON 1 (Derby Quad). Meanwhile, a DVD for SHADO CON 1 is expected to be available very soon!
A new UFO podcast, UFOCAST, will begin on October 13, and there will be 26 podcasts over the 52 weeks that follow!
There is a new website, ufocomics.co.uk, which features scans of the UFO comics that originally appeared in issues of Countdown / TV Action!
Some sad news - actress Suzan Farmer, who played Paul Foster's girlfriend in the UFO episode "Survival", has passed away at age 75.
Network's new UFO Blu-ray is now available in the UK. So far this appears to be the same as the previous release, except that the new version has no book, has no outer box, the disc case appears to be better designed (as it was difficult to remove the discs with the old case), and the retail price is lower. However, at the moment on Amazon UK, you can purchased the old version for less money (£45.94) than the new version (£59.99)!
In the UK, Network will be releasing UFO on Blu-ray disc without the book and cardboard case, for a lower price than last year's release. This will be released on September 11.
From this eBay listing, it appears that Unstoppable Cards will be releasing a second set of UFO trading cards in 2018, although I have not seen any official announcement of this.
The organizers of SHADO CON are putting together a 2-disc DVD covering the convention, which is expected to be available in the near future.
The website for the Italian Section of SHADO (ISOSHADO) has been updated recently, with photos from SHADO CON and Stephen La Rivière's new UFO book
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.
In the UK, UFO will start airing on "Forces TV" beginning on May 13!
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:
The UK UFO Blu-ray set is now selling for as low as £34.95 on Amazon.co.uk!
For a very short time (until April 25th), the official Gerry Anderson website is selling a UFO T-Shirt!
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!
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.
In Publicity Photos, added a photo from CLOSE UP of the Lunar Module & B142 Space Probe!
In Publicity Photos, just added a new photo of a SHADO Mobile!
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).
In Publicity Photos, just added a new photo of SID!
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.
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.
Jeremy Summers, who directed two UFO episodes (The Psychobombs & The Long Sleep), has passed away at age 85.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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