Letters to the Editor

  Sir! Recent government policy changes have led to a serious shortage in the number of reputable spare parts that are available. Does the Government realise how damaging their action is to the health and well-being of the population? If we are forced to rely on sub-standard replacements, then there will be catastrophic consequences for everyone concerned. Our traditional methods have served us well over the last centuries, and despite…

1st July 2011
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Government Announcements

Here are the latest reports. Water rationing will continue for the foreseeable future. Despite various rituals and incantations we have been unable to make it rain. Please continue to do your part to ensure that water is not wasted. Sharing your shower is a good idea. Please refrain from washing vehicles. Remember: A caring driver has a dirty car. Power outages will increase. Please watch your local news stations for…

1st July 2011
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Random Thoughts of Respect

1st June 2011

Respect. It’s a short word. Two syllables. A noun. The dictionary defines it as: 1. an attitude of deference, admiration or esteem. 2. The state of being honoured or esteemed. In this month’s editorial I wish to pay my personal respect to those actors, who over the years, were involved in Gerry Anderson’s productions, in particular UFO. As the years pass by, those of us who remain dedicated still honour…

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Bon Appétit

1st May 2011

Dear Readers, the recent Easter holidays reminded me of one of the joys of living and travelling abroad: meeting with the various eating habits, cooking the recipes enjoyed by the people where one lives and becoming open-minded enough to learn something new and relish it. So, this time I want to share some recipes with you, which I have come to enjoy quite a lot. Yes, they work! Have fun…

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Something for Everyone!

1st April 2011

I am very pleased to announce that this month we have something for every taste out there. Have a look at the phantastic diorama of German modeller Bernd Spindler, at more of Aquaboi’s papermodels, photos, photoshopped pictures and Ken Netzel’s art. Then there is the contribution of a regular convention goer and organiser, with an in-depth article on the conventions and the actors, especially Ed Bishop. Dr. Jackson is very…

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On Safeguards, Respect and Contributions

1st March 2011

Safeguards The publication of the second issue of The Ed Straker Herald is further evidence of the groundswell of support that is spreading through the UFO community. However, it brings with it some concerns. As the publisher of this broadsheet, I have a moral obligation to our readers to ensure that  our publication  has safeguards built into it. The good news is that this issue  now provides two discrete sections….

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On Marriage, the Military Mind and Straker

1st February 2011

I get sick of romance stories, and the what seems to me fairly desperate attempts to marry Straker off again and again does pall. I used to read some of those stories – now I don’t. The more he is tied up in romance, the less like the real Straker he seems IMO… …Glad I’m not alone in the please-don’t marry-Straker-off-again club. After I read a few of them I…

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