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"It is the 21st century."
"You are sitting in the control cabin of Stingray. Next to you is Captain Troy Tempest. You are travelling at 600 knots. You reach Marineville and a supersonic helicopter swoops low over the metal roads, the fantastic buildings and cities of 2065... "

"You - yes,
you, reader - will ride the flight deck of the Moonbase Eagle craft. Will explore the surfaces of hostile planets hitherto unseen by the eye of man... "

Interesting to read those two introductions, written about eleven years apart, and relish how the authors had tried to involve their followers in mythical events that had yet to - timewise - yet to happen. And in reality probably never will.

Well, it is now the 21st Century. Technology enables myself and others to explore, not the fiction (although that will always come into it) but the fact behind these now legendary comic versions of equally legendary television series, and bring them to you to enjoy.

To be honest, as a creative person with a penchant for writing and drawing, I'm not that interested in the Troy Tempests, the Captain Scarlets, or the Commander John Koenigs - but the Alan Fennells and Dennis Hoopers, the Angus Allans and Scott Goodalls, and Frank Bellamys, Mike Nobles and John Burns, and many, many others. The editors, writers and artists who took the formats of television shows and brought new dimensions to them. They are the ones who inspired myself and others. I've got the site together, with co-producer Kim Stevens, not as fans of the Gerry Anderson series who just happen to have the comics, but as long-standing aficionados of comics who happen to be fans of the Gerry Anderson shows, in all their different colours and media.

We've attempted to go back to square one, and yes - if you're wondering - Kim, myself and other contributors, have gone back and read and re-read all the material from scratch. Formed our own opinions and conclusions, rather than regurgitate those of others. We thought we knew the strips. For the most part, we didn't. Most we have now found to only had a glancing acquaintence with. Some were new to us. All were enthralling in one way or another.

So perhaps...

"It was the 20th Century."
"You are sitting at the editorial desk... "
"You are sharing ideas with the writers... "
"You are in the studio with the artists... "

Just... maybe.

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Contents for Upload One:

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Four Feather Falls
The first year, from TV Comic in 1960
Feature written by: Shaqui Le Vesconte
Updated: 01.09.2005

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Supercar
The first six months, from TV Comic in 1961

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Fireball XL5
The first year, from TV Comic over 1962 and 1963

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Stingray
The first year, from TV Century 21 in 1965. Or was it 2065?
Feature writer: Thomas Cock

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Lady Penelope: Charm, Elegance, and Deadly Danger
The first year, also from TV Century 21 in 1965.

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Marina, Girl of the Sea
The first year, from Lady Penelope in 1966
Updated: 01.09.2005

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Thunderbirds
The first year, from TV Century 21 in 1966.

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Zero X
The first year, from TV Century 21 in 1967.
Feature writer: Thomas Cock

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The Angels
Part one of two, from Lady Penelope in 1967.

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Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons
Part one of three, from TV Century 21 in 1967 and 1968.

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Joe 90
The Joe 90: Top Secret strips, from 1969.
Updated: 01.10.2006

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The Secret Service
The shortest Anderson series, and strip, from Countdown in 1971.

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UFO
The first year, from Countdown in 1971.
Updated: 30.01.2005

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The Protectors
The TV Action strips, from 1973.
Feature written by: Kim Stevens & Shaqui Le Vesconte

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Space:1999
Part one of three, from Look-In in 1975 and 1976.
Updated: 31.01.2007

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Terrahawks
The Look-In strips, from 1983 and 1984.
Updated: 01.10.2006

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Annuals - The Comic Annuals
The first of a series of indexes for the comics, specials, annuals and storybooks.
This Upload: Annuals based on comics featuring Anderson strips.

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Easter Eggs
A few surprises and additional bits and bobs dotted around the site.

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The homepage of this Upload featured, clockwise from bottom left, Pedro and Fernando from Four Feather Falls, Thunderbird 2 from Thunderbirds, the eponymous Fireball XL5, an Eagle Transporter from Space:1999, and Alien from UFO, and the man himself, Gerry Anderson.


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Twizzle
Torchy the Battery Boy
Four Feather Falls
Supercar
Fireball XL5
Stingray
Thunderbirds
Lady Penelope
Zero X
Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons
Joe 90
The Secret Service
UFO
The Protectors
Space 1999
Terrahawks
Space Precinct
Space Precinct
Non Television
Supplemental
Links
Yahoo Group
Guestbook
Credits
Index
Index
Space Patrol - The Website