Yeah Gareth man, I've just got it through the post today.There's 4 pages on X Bomber, one of these being a really sweet BIG DAI X schematic diagram, which contains some small black and white versions of the Artwork that Andy has on his site of the individual ships, along with some brand spanking new images.The article is relatively short but contains a few interesting snippets of info regarding the techniques employed by the special effects people who worked their magic on the show: Cosmo Productions.I'll try and get the page images up ASAP but here's a little bit from the end of the article which seems to be proving all too true for us X Bomber/Star Fleet fans."X-Bomber premiered on Japan's Fugi TV network, Channel 8, on October 11, 1980 in a 6:00-6:30 p.m. prime-time slot. It will play there for the next 23 Saturdays. Enoki Films Co., Ltd., a foreign distribution company, has reportedly sold the program to the BBC for British broadcasting, where it will be seen on Gerry Anderson's home ground. Enoki is also offering X-Bomber to the American TV networks, but there has been no interest so far for the usual reason: the American networks look upon animation (cartoon or puppet) as fare for young children only, and X-Bomber contains too much dynamic action to be considered suitable for Children's TV. Fans of Gerry Anderson-style SF puppetry can only continue to writhe in frustration and wait for somebody to figure out a way to bring such programs back to American (and British) viewers."The magazine article is dated June 1981, so it was a good 16 months before we actually got our version of the show. (and not on the BEEB either) The poor Americans had an even longer wait. Shane.(Edited by Shane at 6:58 pm on Mar. 23, 2002)
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