Pod 130: Matthew Sweet Reflects on UFO and Space 1999 - The Gerry Anderson Podcast

Episode 130

Pod 130: Matthew Sweet Reflects on UFO and Space 1999

From the sublime to the ridiculous... This week's Pod has it all! On the sublime side, Dr. Matthew Sweet is a writer, journalist, broadcaster, and sci-fi fan who interviewed Gerry Anderson multiple times. His keen insights into the classic series– as well as his memories of the difficulties of developing Thunderbirds projects for Gerry– are not to be missed! On the the other side of the spectrum, Chris Dale has an uninvited guest in the Randomiser. Plus FAB Facts, newsy news, and a selection of communications from the Gerry Anderson community!

01:07 Introduction to the Gerry Anderson Podcast: And you're welcome to it!

02:58 FAB Facts: Two for the Price of One

09:42 Richard's Grade-A Fact and Podsteron Mail Bag

15:56 Gerry Anderson News

19:28 From the Podcast Facebook Group!

23:34 Matthew Sweet - Part One

49:58 Listener Tweets

52:51 The Missing Link between Chris Dale and the Randomiser

01:08:51 Wrapping things up with Gandalf the Bald

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About your hosts

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Jamie Anderson

Producer, writer and director. CEO of Anderson Entertainment. Son of Thunderbirds, Captain Scarlet, and Space: 1999 creator - the late Gerry Anderson.
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Chris Dale

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Richard James

Playing Officer Orrin in Gerry Anderson's last live action series 'Space Precinct' clearly wasn't enough to put Richard off the worlds of Gerry Anderson!

As well as co-hosting the Gerry Anderson Podcast and the almost-monthly Facebook, Twitch, Periscope and Youtube broadcast, FabLive, Richard has also taken parts in the audio series 'Terrahawks' and the pilot minisode for the forthcoming 'Gerry Anderson's Firestorm'.