Some of our collectable pinball machines in an american cinema
Pinball machines ready to be delivered (Above).
Side on view of pinball machines transporter/lost in space
and doctor who
Our service engineers fully test and strip down each pintable
....we take it seriously its serious fun!!!
More in depth pics of us servicing our machines ready to hire
Friend of owner jonathan thompson dermot o leahry enjoys one
of jonathans "toys" a 1983 star wars cockpit arcade
machine! as we get ready for his star wars party (Above).
Jonathans hair styalist flown in from london prepares jonathan
hair for star wars premiere to be screened in london 2005
Other pics of jonathan with dermot oleahry who is a massive
fan of jonathan and his machines and indeed star wars its
a known fact that dermot loves starwars!!
Personal endorsment to jonathan for his work with star wars
machines by john coppinger cretor of Jabba the hut from return
of the jedi!
Jonathan with friend and star wars episode 1 fame Ray Park
alias Darth Maul! he caought up with ray in the USA
Jonathan here with Brent Spiner alisas the robot "data"
from startrek the next generation he is in talks with brent
over aquiring a startrek pinball personally signed by him!!
Birmingham NEC 25th - 27th November 2005
Jon's video diary of the event here>>
A good time had by all at ther UK's bigest memorabalia event.
We bumped into a few old friends, and made some new ones too!
Jonathan with a Dalek... SPOOOKY!
Jonathan with peter wingarde alias "klytus and jason
king from flash gordon!! starring soundtrack from queen and
sam jones as flash.
Jonathan with Mr Gerry Anderson, creator of floppy strung
up heroes - The Thundrbirds.
Superfly Mo'fo! Jon bumps into Huggy Bear
It's 1966 all over again with Jack Charlton and Nobby Stiles
Dave Prowse, better known as Darth Vader with Jonathan.
Working with us to deliver a unique service.
"tv presenter jonathan thompson owner of sci fi machines
has developed a unique relationship with the celebrities of
star wars in particular john chapman one of the x wing pilots
from the film Star Wars, he can offer a service where john
comes and installs a machine personally into your venue(s)
and sign your machine as part of the price.
We are also developing the "x wing training school"
If you would like to be trained by an X Wing pilot, on how
to be the best on Star Wars machines email us
well as attending memorabilia fairs, John has been a guest
at several Star Wars conventions where he has been surprised
by the interest in his character. "I'd never bothered
with the convention circuit as I didn't have speaking part,
I was just one of the extras in the briefing room scene".
For more info on John click
Michael Sheard (1940-2005)
It is our sad duty to inform everyone that our dear friend
Michael Sheard has passed away at his home on the Isle of
A message from Ros Sheard: "My darling husband died on
August 31st. He will be sadly missed and he loved you all."
We also learned from Michael's son, Simon via his official
site at www.michaelsheard.com that before he passed on, Michael
made a request to have the following message posted on his
website for all his friends:
"Thank you my Very Dear Chums - See ya."
We provided the machines for this occasion, with many Star
Wars actors attending, and a pleasant surprise when Jonathan,
our Managing Director was met by the Lady Maress of Bristol!
Here Jonathan meets Micheal Sheard, otherwise know as 'Admiral
Ozzell' from Star Wars, and of course 'Mr Bronson' from Grange
And here is the maress of Bristol, pleased to meet you Ma'am:)
Here, Jeremy Bullock - Bobba Fett from Star Wars, gives Sci
Fi Machines a personal endorsment - Thanks Bobba!!!
Here we meet up with Garry Wheelan the world Galaxian Champion
at Screenplay 2005 in Nottingham.
Jonathan with 'Bessie', the car fade famous on Dr Who.
And here, our friendly staff install a Dr Who pinball machine
into a venue.
Big Brother presenter Dermot O'leary wanted to have a Star
Wars party, with Darth Vader as guest of honour!
The production team turned to us here at Sci Fi Machines to
provide all the arcade machines for this auspicious occasion.
Of course, we obliged, and company director Jonathan went
down there personally to meet up with old freind Dave Prowse
(Darth Vader) and, of course, a great time was had by all!
Come over to the darkside! Dermot enters the building...
Jonathan with Dermot, and fellow TV presenter Jose D'arby
Jonathan with the man himself, Dave Prowse, or Lord Vader
to you and me!
Jeremy Bullock, the actor who plays Star Wars 'Boba fett'
has a strong bond with us here at Sci Fi Machines.
Here he is custom signing a Star Wars Trilogy arcade machine
for one of our clients.
This kind of service is part of what makes us unique!
We know the retro games industry so well, that Star Wars actors
have no issues with helping us out in this way.
Here Jeremy signs a Star Wars Trilogy upright machine, ready
for delivery, he can't resist one last battle with dark side!
Sci Fi Machines managing director - Jonathon Thompson looks
on, trying to hold back a wry smile (and failing!).