Back in 1975, I had a brief passion for a new Saturday television show, a Pavlovian response to all things Gerry Anderson. This new treat was called Space:1999 and followed a colony of astronauts marooned on Moonbase Alpha when unexpectedly exiled from our solar system after an accident with nuclear waste. The show…
You learn something new everyday. Martin Landau, who passed away in July, was a cartoonist for the New York Daily News. The man who taught Jack Nicholson how to act and appeared in Mission Impossible, Space: 1999, The Outer Limits, and X-Files worked at the newspaper going on to draw The Gumps.
The recent death of Martin Landau, and the mad mess that Star Trek: Discovery looks like it’s going to be, got this percolating in the back of my brain.
I know we have sophisticated sexy aphrodisiacs like Häagen-Dazs these days, and there is nothing more erotic than the Girl of Steel licking a vanilla scoop or two, but weren’t ice creams and lollies more fun in the bad old days? You can’t beat a good old fashioned Lemonade Sparkle. Can you?
Sylvia Anderson has passed away after a short illness, aged 88. The iconic voice of Thunderbirds’ Lady Penelope, she and her ex-husband Gerry Anderson enjoyed a succession of hit television shows including Thunderbirds, Stingray, Captain Scarlet, The Protectors, UFO and Space:1999.