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Cosford Flights of Fantasy

24 - 25 November 2012

This brand new event to the RAF Museum will take you back to times gone by with TV sci-fi favourites. For one weekend only the Museum will be displaying puppets and memorabilia from the iconic science fiction shows of Gerry and Sylvia Anderson. Attendees will have the unique opportunity to view puppets of iconic characters such as Thunderbirds, Joe 90, Steve Zodiac, the heroic pilot of Fireball XL5, Captain Scarlet and more. These characters inspired a generation when the sci-fi series hit TV screens in the 60's and 70's. Some of the puppets being exhibited are original studio puppets from the series and are on public exhibition for the first time. There will also be a stunning display of models, costumes, full sized vehicles and sets from the classic live action show Space 1999.

The exhibition will be a first for the RAF Museum Cosford and will be taking place on the upper level of the National Cold War Exhibition alongside a backdrop of aircraft which inspired the look and design of the shows. There will also be a small number of trade stands with associated merchandise.

Timings – 10.00 to 16.00
Admission is Free of Charge (car parking charges apply)

Exhibition Update 19/11/12:  Brian Johnson, Director and Designer of Special Effects on Space 1999 will be attending the Cosford Flights of Fantasy Event.  On Saturday Brian will be selling autographs and on the morning of Sunday 25th November he will be hosting a Q & A Session.  Places are limited and will be allocated on first come first served basis.
Ticket Update: The talks are now SOLD OUT however Shane, Matt and David will be available in between talks to meet visitors and sell autographs in the National Cold War Exhibition. (Saturday only)

- Three very special guest speakers will also be attending the museum on Saturday 24th November. Taking place in the bunker style Lecture Theatre, visitors will be able to meet Shane Rimmer, David Graham and Matt Zimmerman. Together these famous names supplied the voices of characters including, Brains, Scott, Alan and Gordon Tracy, and Parker in Thunderbirds.

During the morning our guests will talk about their outstanding careers and give people an insight into what it was really like to make these iconic shows. In the afternoon they will join forces for a Question and Answer session and to uniquely recreate a vocal recording session as it was originally done in the 1960`s.

Tickets cost £15.00 per person and will be on sale from 3rd October. (limited places available price includes parking pass and signed photo of Thunderbirds puppets at Cosford) Please note the talks are not suitable for children under the age of 5. 

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