Monday, 30 March 2015
PART TEN OF GERRY ANDERSON'S TV CENTURY 21 COVER GALLERY...
The eagerly-awaited new series of THUNDERBIRDS is on ITV next
Saturday night (April 4th) at 5 p.m., so while we're all waiting, here's a
look back at when the original incarnation was at its peak - in the pages
of Britain's best-selling comic, TV CENTURY 21.
It'll be interesting to see whether the amount of associated merchandise
which hits the toyshops will match that of the '60s, but I'm not sure I'll be
buying any this time around. My house is restricted for space and I need
to conserve what little I have left for collectables from my childhood. I'll
wait and see the quality, however, before I make up my mind for sure.
Personally, I always preferred FIREBALL XL5, and I wish they'd
colourise the episodes and re-broadcast them on TV. That way, if the
show was a hit with the kids of today, I could look forward to loads of
cracking new retro-style 'must-have' goodies to add to my collection.
Anyway, will you be watching the new Thunderbirds to see if it's as
good as the one you remember from your youth, or will you be down
the pub with the lads, talking about fitba' and wummen? Before you
decide, glance over these ten classic covers from childhood and re-
immerse yourself in the innocent joys of yesteryear!
Posted by Kid at Monday, March 30, 2015