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Thunderbirds are go at RAF Cosford

By Black Country Bugle  |  Posted: March 21, 2014

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VISITORS will be transported back to the 1960s and 70s for a nostalgic weekend of classic British sci-fi at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford.

The event, located in the Museum's National Cold War Exhibition, will display puppets and memorabilia from iconic science fiction shows created by Gerry and Sylvia Anderson.

Fans will have the unique opportunity to view puppets of much-loved TV characters including the Thunderbirds, Joe 90, Steve Zodiac, the heroic pilot of Fireball XL5, Captain Scarlet and his evil nemesis Captain Black, and the Terrahawks, to name but a few.

Many of the well-known puppets on display are original studio puppets which will be shown exclusively for the very first time at this weekend event on May 17 and 18.

Also on display are models, costumes, full-sized vehicles and sets from the classic live action shows Space 1999 and UFO. For anyone wishing to take home a piece of memorabilia trade stands will also be present with associated merchandise from these legendary shows. In addition to the free sci-fi exhibition, very special guest speakers will be holding talks and question & answer sessions for a limited number of visitors. Star guest will be the renowned Sylvia Anderson, co-creator, producer and the voice of Lady Penelope.

Taking place in the National Cold War Exhibition's bunker style Lecture Theatre, visitors will be able to meet other guests including: Brian Johnson, Alan Shubrook, Tony Day, Mary Turner and Judith Shutt.

Admission to the talks and Q&A sessions both days is strictly by advance ticket only and a limited number of spaces are available.

One day Q&A session tickets cost £25, weekend tickets cost £40 and are now available from the Museum's website www.rafmuseum.org/cosford Ticket price includes entrance to the special guest talks and a free parking pass.

Viewing the sci-fi exhibition from 10am is free of charge.

What was your favourite TV sci-fi show and what are your memories? Email editor@blackcountrybugle.co.uk or log on to www.blackcoun trybugle.co.uk or write to us at The Black Country Bugle, Bugle House, 41 High Street, Cradley Heath, B64 5HL

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