Five Star Five was an epic science fiction feature film planned by Gerry Anderson to enter production in 1979. The funding fell through and since then it has only been discussed as a footnote, maybe a paragraph or two in any story about the legendary producer’s work. But now, in 2021, Anderson Entertainment are finally bringing the thrilling Five Star Five adventure to the page and to your ears in the form of a new novelisation and audiobook, adapted by actor and writer, Richard James (aka Officer Orrin in Space Precinct).
Hello all! Just a quick and cheery update today to explain my absence and hopefully serve up some tasty Anderson treats as a penance!
Jamie Anderson and Nicholas Briggs have teamed up to create First Action Bureau, a brand new audio drama based on the worlds of Gerry Anderson. The trailer has been released today at: http://www.firstactionbureau.com
When I started the Security Hazard blog just over four years ago I had recently moved to the other side of the world, was living with my incredibly generous and incredibly new in-laws, and (due to the joys of the US immigration system) faced many months of unemployment. It was a time that was scary and exciting in equal measure. With time on my hands, I turned my attention to something which had been an absolute constant in my life since Day 1 – the work of Gerry and Sylvia Anderson.
From the team that brought you exciting audio releases of Captain Scarlet, Terrahawks, and Space: 1999, a terrific explosion of new audiobook releases is coming in early June, with even more planned for the future! Who’s behind it all? Why it’s those fine folks at Big Finish Productions and Anderson Entertainment, and here’s what they had to say about it:
For Gerry Anderson fans who are stuck indoors and looking for a little bit of extra entertainment and chat about their favourite TV shows, I’m trying something new. With no plan or agenda, Jack Knoll (one half of the Operation Anderthon podcast, and some Thunderbirds reviews that go on a bit) will be streaming live on the Security Hazard Facebook page on Monday, March 23rd at 5:00 pm GMT for the first time.
AC and Jack have recorded a special edition of the Security Hazard Podcast to remember the work of Shane Rimmer, who passed away on March 29th, 2019.
The Firestorm pilot minisode is going to be premiering online and at MCM London Comic Con on Saturday, October 27th at 1:40pm UK Time.
Big Finish have been very busy making sure Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons gets the 50th anniversary celebration it deserves. There’s a lot of fantastic audio drama on offer, and we’ve been lucky enough to review the Captain Scarlet 50th Anniversary Box Set, and Spectrum File One.
To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the indestructible Captain Scarlet, every Friday on the Security Hazard blog throughout the month of September we will be reviewing your favourite episodes of the classic Supermarionation series.