Colour me SHADO

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 ahead and imagine how the current fashions of the late 60’s would have developed. It’s easy to look back with the hindsight of fifty years and…

20th August 2017
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The Man Who Came Back

20th August 2017

The Man Who Came Back. Not a very inspiring title perhaps, but this is another little gem from Terence Feely, who also wrote the brilliant ‘Timelash’. In some respects TMWCB is ‘Kill Straker!’ but with a touch of romance, a goodly helping of stunning special effects and some phenomenal scenes set in space. The story starts with Craig Collins, ably played by Derren Nesbitt, who is in a romantic relationship…

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Conflict: the episode

20th August 2017

Ask any UFO fan to name their favourite episode. Destruction, Kill Straker! Psychobombs, Mindbender, Timelash. More often than not the action-packed episodes take centre-stage, with the character-driven CCA-OK and Question of Priorities a close second. But some episodes slip under the radar, not as ‘bad’ episodes’ (are there any ‘bad episodes of UFO?) but ones that don’t get the recognition they deserve, ones that don’t immediately spring to mind. Perhaps…

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The Ed Straker Herald and SHADO CON

  The Ed Straker Herald is delighted to give its full support to SHADO CON. The Convention has been organised by a small group of dedicated fans (in conjunction with the QUAD Derby) who started planning this event last year. The venue is the QUAD Cinema, Derby, a modern building in the centre of the city with excellent transport links and a very impressive record in holding other conventions. We…

14th February 2017
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SHADO CON: Links

14th February 2017

SHADO CON at the Quad, Derby. The QUAD Website Full of the event at Quad HERE. To purchase tickets go HERE SHADO CON Facebook page  : SHADO CON SHADO CON website  

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How to subscribe to the Herald

If you would like to comment on posts in the Herald, or read the ‘adult’ stories, you are required  to subscribe. This is free and simply requires you to provide your wanted email address and, in the case of the adult stories, confirmation that you are an adult, to herald(at)lightcudder(dot)com This applies to previous subscribers as well. Please feel free to provide a ‘pseudonym’ to be used for your comments if you wish. Your account…

1st December 2015
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The Future Is Fantastic

1st December 2015

The following is a transcription of the interview held on the afternoon of Sunday Oct 4th 2015 in the  Holiday Inn, Maidenhead. Commander Straker wishes to thank Lightcudder.   Cmdr Straker: Thank you Ltcdr, for agreeing to this interview. I hope you can help show the Herald readers what a great event this has been, and perhaps give us some insight into why Fanderson Conventions are so very popular. (sounds…

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December issue

1st December 2015

Welcome to the December issue of the Ed Straker Herald. The editors are delighted to bring you a packed issue that should provide you with plenty of reading matter on the run up to Christmas! In our popular ‘Columns’ section we have a review of the Fanderson Convention held in Maidenhead in October this year. There is a review of the lecture by Alan Shubrook at the convention and a…

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Caring for your Pestis Buggerit Cuniculus

1st December 2015

Pestis Buggerit Cuniculus, or as it is more commonly know, Plot Bunny, is a creature known to inhabit even the most hostile areas of the world. Antarctic Field camps, the deepest abysses of the oceans, the scorching deserts of Africa, wherever mankind goes, PB Cuniculus is there as well. There is no danger of this small, and sometimes timid, creature ever becoming extinct, as it adapts almost instantaneously to any…

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