Shatner, Gaiman, Pegg and More to Celebrate Forbidden Planet’s 42nd Birthday on August 29th

Forbidden Planet have announced details of “Forbidden Planet 42”, an epic online event which will celebrate the 42nd anniversary of the comic book and cult entertainment retail chain.

On Saturday August 29th 2020, will play host to a huge range of celebrity interviews, featuring alumni from the worlds of science fiction, comics and popular culture coming together to help the store celebrate 42 years of pop-culture addiction – and ponder the answer to The Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe and Everything.

The stellar guest list includes some Forbidden Planet’s most celebrated customers including the likes of William Shatner, DMC, Neil Gaiman, Alice Cooper, Jonathan Ross, Gerard Way, Garth Ennis, Kevin Smith, Michael Moorcock, Simon Pegg, Mark Millar, Dan Slott, V.E. Schwab, Dave Gibbons, Brian Bolland, Dirk Maggs, Chris Claremont and Ben Aaronovich!

The online celebration will also play host to a tribute to Forbidden Planet’s old friend – the late, great Douglas Adams (The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy) in the shape of a rare, never-before-heard interview with Douglas (recently discovered in the Forbidden Planet vaults) conducted by another old pal, celebrated author Neil Gaiman.

Speaking about the event Forbidden Planet’s owners, Vivian Cheung & Nick Landau, said “Forbidden Planet 42 (yes, it’s our 42nd birthday!) is an auspicious tip of the hat to our old friend Douglas Adams, the genius behind The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – for whom the number 42 was the answer to The Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe & Everything. Douglas was one of the first authors to ever sign at the store and he returned for every new book he wrote.”

They continued, adding “We are joined by a galaxy of stars from comics, music, science fiction, film& TV – friends of Forbidden Planet who have signed at the store over the last four decades. This celebration is dedicated to every creator who has appeared at FP and every staff member who has worked with us over the years – but most importantly, to all our customers and to every pop culture fan who shares this passion with us.”

Tune in to on Saturday August 29th to join the celebrations, and make sure to enjoy the festivities at your local store who will be featuring special offerings and promotions at all branches throughout the UK.

The writer of this piece was: Craig Neilson-Adams (aka Ceej)
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