New release: The folks over at the Gerry Anderson lair are releasing a cool bookazine later this fall, which delves into the classic espionage series, The Secret Service. For the uninitiated, this late-Sixties program centered around an intelligence controller who used his cover as a priest to leave his attache case behind in various places -so his miniature (!) operative hiding inside the case could then carry out missions in the field. If that sounds familiar, we covered a similar series a few posts back called World of Giants, which was produced in the States in the late 1950s. Both shows had the same premise and, weirdly, each only lasted 13 episodes. As you might guess, Anderson's version featured a better sense of design and flair, not to mention the wonderfully unique actor Stanley Unwin, who used his gobbledygook patter to get through situations. The new book, The Secret of the Secret Service, will offer up chapters on the genesis and history of the show, characters, episodes, merchandising, etc. More info HERE. Anderson Entertainment hopes to ship around the end of October. Fanderson members can order The Secret Service Annual, as well as soundtracks, comics, and other merch.
August 28, 2023
SECRET SERVICE BOOK
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