There’s action aplenty for Anderfans this summer at Big Finish, as two new audio adventures arrive in July and August 2021
Five Star Five: John Lovell and the Zargon Threat and Stingray: Operation Icecap are the next Anderson Entertainment audio adventures. Big Finish will be digitally distributing both stories this summer. With epic scores and brilliant vocal talent, these releases will delight as well as surprise fans old and new. Firstly, Five Star Five: John Lovell and the Zargon Threat is due at the end of July 2021. The adventure is adapted by Anderson stalwart Richard James (Space Precinct, Terrahawks) from an unmade 1978 film script. Read by Robbie Stevens (New Captain Scarlet), this epic audiobook adventure takes place on the planet Kestra. Peace on Kestra is threatened by Zargon forces – and now only one team can save them…
Following in August 2021, Stingray: Operation Icecap is a brand-new full-cast audio adaptation by Ben Page, based on the 1965 John Theydon novel Stingray. The adventures features music from Benji Clifford (Sherlock Holmes, Doctor Who: Stranded). Meanwhile, the cast includes Marc Silk (Thunderbirds Are Go), Jules de Jongh (Space: 1999), Wayne Forester (First Action Bureau) and Nicholas Briggs (Doctor Who). This new audio adventure for the Stingray crew stays true to the style and spirit of the 1964 TV series.
Two new Sci-fi extravaganzas
Executive producer of Anderson Entertainment Jamie Anderson said: “It’s great that we’re able to bring these two very different projects to life through the glorious medium of audio, and there’s no better digital partner for us than Big Finish. Both releases share the Anderson magic despite their genesis being separated by 15 years. I can’t wait for Anderson fans, and brand-new listeners, to enjoy these new sci-fi extravaganzas!”
Five Star Five: John Lovell and the Zargon Threat
THE TIME: THE FUTURE
THE PLACE: THE UNIVERSE
The peaceful planet of Kestra is under threat. The evil Zargon forces are preparing to launch a devastating attack from an asteroid fortress. With the whole Kestran system in the Zargons’ sights, Colonel Zana looks to one man to save them.
Except one man isn’t enough. Gathering a crack team around him including a talking chimpanzee, a marauding robot and a mystic monk, John Lovell must infiltrate the enemy base and save Kestra from the Zargons!
Stingray: Operation Icecap
The Stingray crew discover an ancient diving bell that leads them on an expeditionary voyage through the freezing waters of Antarctica to the land of a lost civilisation. Close on the heels of Troy Tempest and the pride of the World Aquanaut Security Patrol is the evil undersea ruler Titan. Ahead of them are strange creatures who inhabit underground waterways, and an otherworldly force with hidden powers strong enough to overwhelm even Stingray’s defences.
Stand by for action as the mighty Stingray launches again in this classic adventure!
Five Star Five: John Lovell and the Zargon Threat and Stingray: Operation Icecap are now available to pre-order as digital downloads, exclusively from www.bigfinish.com. Meanwhile, these stories are also available to pre-order on CD and as hardback books, exclusively from shop.gerryanderson.co.uk.