If you've ever enjoyed Thunderbirds, Space 1999, UFO, Captain Scarlet or any other Gerry Anderson show then this is the place where you can experience those shows episode by episode in the expert hands of Gerry Anderson historian Chris Dale. He randomly takes you on a journey through 6 decades of Gerry Anderson shows.
Captain Scarlet - Winged Assassin
No longer under the Mysterons' control, but retaining their power of "retro-metabolism", Captain Scarlet joins Spectrum's operation to protect the aliens' next target – the Director General of the United Asian Republic.
Torchy the Battery Boy - Pom-Pom and the Toys
The naughty children playing in Mr. Bumble-Drop's garden tie their toys to the kite strings. Suddenly, a strong wind comes along and blows all of the toys away, as well as Mr. Bumble-Drop's poodle, Pom-Pom, who tries to save them. The children blame Bumbledrop and vow never to return, so the lonely old man decides to make a mechanical boy to keep himself company. Four hours later, Torchy springs to life and uses the magic beam on his hat to locate the lost toys on a twinkling star. The next morning, Mr. Bumble-Drop builds a rocket of cardboard, and Torchy flies off to retrieve the lost puppy and toys.
The Investigator, an omniscient being from another galaxy, has come to Earth to rid it of evil and corruption. To assist him, he has recruited two young Americans, John and Julie , whom he has miniaturised and given special powers. In a cave on Malta, the Investigator gives John and Julie their first assignment: they are to foil crooked entrepreneur Stavros Karanti's plan to steal a priceless Raphael painting from St John's Cathedral in Mdina.
The Protectors - The Numbers Game
The Protectors investigate a runaway and discover she is involved with an international drug smuggling operation.
New Captain Scarlet - Rat Trap
Three weeks after losing contact with Elysium Base on Mars, a team consisting of Captains Scarlet and Blue, Destiny and Harmony Angels, and Doctor Gold are sent to find out what happened to the crew. On arrival, they realise it is a Mysteron trap and that they are under attack from an titanium armour-plated research robot named Remote Acquisition Technology (RAT) which carries lasers and a diamond-tipped saw. Under Mysteron control, the RAT has become the ultimate killing machine.
Joe 90 - Test Flight
Joe tries to find out whether the crash of a prototype spaceplane was an accident or sabotage.
A true gem of a podcast
A lots of pods are doing this format but what lifts The Randomiser head and shoulders above the rest is the wit and talent of host, Chris Dale which take centre stage in this highly engaging and often laugh out loud watch-along of Gerry Anderson’s prolific output.
From the openings where Chris and his trusty companion, Marina (yes the underwater mute lady from Stingray) persuade characters from the Anderson universe to select an episode by pressing the Randomiser’s infamous, “big red button” to the irreverent but highly informative analysis of each episode’s plot, this will not fail to put a smile on your face.
It doesn’t matter whether the episodes being dissected are your lifelong likes, dislikes or ones you’ve never even heard of, if you have even a passing interest in vintage television, or television in general, you’ll have great time here. Give it a try and enjoy!
Not enough Torchy the Battery Boy...
More seriously this is such a fun podcast if you’re a fan of the worlds of Gerry Anderson. Not afraid to be honest in how good (or not) the episodes are and always entertaining.
It’s been so much fun, it makes me want to watch All That Glisters again to remind myself of the experience
Chris Dale One Of The 3 Amigos
Along with Jamie & Richard ,Chris is one of the vital components in the FAB Gerry Anderson Podcast His pithy detailed & unbiased commentaries on randomly selected GA episodes are a highlight every week 👍🏼