Designing costumes for a futuristic science fiction programme brings its own difficulties. How will fashions have changed in a century, or a millennium even? The designers of costumes in UFO had an even harder task in some respects – to look a mere decade or so into the future and imagine how the current fashions of the late 60’s would have developed.Continue reading
While listening to this commentary it occurred to me that perhaps Ed Bishop hadn’t actually watched the episode for a very long time.
This is a transcript of the Gerry Anderson commentary for the pilot episode Identified. The photoshots indicate the start of each section of commentary. Continue reading
Ed Straker is so often depicted by fans, and in fanfic, as a ‘superstudly’ heroic man of action. Hard–ass and unfriendly, calculating and cold, sexy and virile, wealthy and calculating, as well as being a loving and devoted husband and father. A whole raft of different Strakers.
But.. what is the truth? Continue reading
I have a reputation for violence. Well, not real violence. Mine tends to be the written sort. A stabbing in Shepherd Part 2, the odd torture scene in FarSight and Breathless, even an attempted suicide in Surrendered. The whole gamut of blood and gore and pain.
I decided to take a long hard look at the reasons why I started to write UFO fanfic back in 2009. It’s certainly not for the kudos, or the reviews. It’s not as if there are that many writers either. Continue reading
(aka: The Memetic Mutation of Alec Freeman!)
Alec Freeman has had a pretty rough deal at the hands of authors in the past. A considerable amount of the fanfic that has been written seems to have dragged the character of Freeman away from the man who was portrayed by George Sewell, and more often than not all that we are left with is a thin and almost comical shadow of one of the most powerful and certainly influential characters in the UFO series after Ed Straker.
This was the editorial for the June edition of The Ed Straker Herald. Continue reading
One of the joys of writing fan-fiction is that we are presented with a series of ready-made characters, backgrounds and scenarios that, if combined with care, will result in a very appetising end product. Continue reading