1994

Saturday, 23 February 2008 08:56

The first Cult TV event took place at Pontin’s Seacroft, Hemsby, on the Norfolk coast, a couple of miles north of Great Yarmouth over the weekend of 11-14 November 1994...

 

Special Guest of Honour was celebrated writer Harlan Ellison, whose numerous television credits included two award-winning scripts for The Outer Limits as well as the iconic Star Trek episode, "City on the Edge of Forever". Regrettably, Sylvia Anderson had to cancel, but it wouldn't be long before she would be a guest of Cult TV's.

Joining Harlan on the guest roster was Jon Pertwee, Doctor Who companions Sophie Aldred and Anneke Wills, writers Victor Pemberton, Terrance Dicks and Barry Letts, along with Carolyn Seymour from Survivors, Annette Andre (Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased)) and her husband, the writer Arthur Weingarten, BBC effects expert Mat Irvine, Dave Rogers, Kevin Davies and Star Trek consultant Richard Arnold.

Many Ellison fans, believing he would never come to a television-oriented event, stayed away and the ambitious attendance target was never reached. While the charities got their money and the guests received their expenses, a hefty personal loan paid for the shortfall on the event; for a while it seemed that this would be the only Cult TV Weekend.

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