Just as I was complaining about a serious failure in the fan artwork supply, here we are.
I re-jigged my sketch of Marina in the sketchbook and released a few extra versions.
She was a great character - super mysterious.
I ran screenshot capture on the first of the four Stingray Blu-rays.
The picture on these discs is brilliant.
I love this show.
Dan at the Star Fleet facebook group was kind enough to let me know about the re-release of the Brian May cover of the Star Fleet theme.
I see that it's being released on CD as well as vinyl ...
Rather than going on about it, I refer you to Ben Page's XBlogger substack, where he already has a great write-up about the topic:
Brian May's Star Fleet Project
I see as well that the official Queen store has some good-looking Star Fleet items.
I, myself, am allergic to pre-orders, but when they become available I can see myself placing a little order.
I got the baseline Stingray Blu-Ray set today.
Rather than putting down £80 on the deluxe version, you can get the basic one for about £40 if you shop around.
All it has is the 4x discs themselves and the case.
There seems not to be much in the way of on-disc extras, but other than the show itself, what do you need?
I read as well though that Network: the company that released the Blu-Rays, has gone into administration.
I guess we can't have nice things.
It's lucky that we got Stingray out of them before the lights went out.
I see that their website looks to have disappeared in the last week or so.
Anyway, I'm watching episode 4: Hostages of the Deep now. The show looks great.
Our 2-year old daughter was captivated by it.
On paper, Thunderbirds is probably the best Supermationation show, empirically, but Stingray is the one I love the most.
The whole adventuring at sea with the cosy and awesome-looking supersub is a great formula.
This looks interesting ...
I see that the ITVX online streaming service has done an AI upscale on Space Precinct, which is one of my favourite Anderson shows:
UK: Space Precinct upscaled to HD on ITVX - Fanderson
I wonder how good it looks: wish they'd do it on Blu-Ray rather than streaming.
You would think that, if it was filmed on 16mm, it wouldn't take much upscaling if any to look good in 1080p.
According to this, X Bomber was even shown on domestic flights:
yMNdvzrig8cthAJ on twitter
I'll bump this to the top of the page, given that I'm looking forward to doing a Star Fleet Skype on Tuesday evening.
I'm aiming a Star Fleet Skype at 18th April, 8pm UK time, for an hour of discussion about the show and everything that goes on around it.
All fans welcome
I'd be very interested to hear if people have an affinity towards a different application to Skype.
It might be that there's a better platform for it that more people use.