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Subject:Thunderbirds Are Back!
Time:06:02 pm
Because I don't pay as much attention as I should to TV news, I only learned today that a new series of Thunderbirds episodes launches on Saturday evening on Britain's ITV. It's CGI animated, of course, not puppets like the original, but the sole review I've seen suggests that it might be worth watching. First series will be 26 half-hour episodes with a second series already confirmed. Cast looks much the same as in the original, as do the vehicles, except that it looks like FAB 1 can fly, and that there is at least one new action-orientated female character.

Trailer - https://youtu.be/6y2hFqgtjLk



You tube channel - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtbLAxtXlWrvx1UrHF3i7PQ
Wikipedia - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thunderbirds_Are_Go_%28TV_series%29
Web site - http://thunderbirds.com/

Annoyingly I'm away from home on Saturday, at Eastercon, and may not get to watch it for a couple of days. Really must remember to set up the recorder...
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stevegreen
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Time:2015-04-02 05:32 pm (UTC)
David Graham is back as Parker, too.
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ffutures
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Time:2015-04-02 05:36 pm (UTC)
Yes, I noticed that - he's 90, I hope that he's still up to it.
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stevegreen
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Time:2015-04-02 06:11 pm (UTC)
I trust he ensured his contract had no strings attached.
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willibald
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Time:2015-04-02 07:06 pm (UTC)
Characters and vehicles are CGI, locations are (mostly) models https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gDKP_N37OAE
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ffutures
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Time:2015-04-02 07:10 pm (UTC)
That makes sense, they shouldn't need to vary their stock models much.
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philmophlegm
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Time:2015-04-02 07:55 pm (UTC)
The submarine (?) 20 seconds in looks very much inspired by a Space 1999 Eagle!
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ffutures
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Time:2015-04-02 09:46 pm (UTC)
It does - but I don't think it's a Thunderbird, it's a tumpety-tump machine.

E.g. stupidly big and powerful and going badly wrong in a way only International Rescue can stop, with the theme music as for the crablogger, the road building machine, etc..
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philmophlegm
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Time:2015-04-04 12:49 pm (UTC)
"Tumpety-tumpety-TUMP-TUMP-TUMP"

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hotfoot_jackson
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Time:2015-04-03 08:00 am (UTC)
More interested in seeing if Jamie Anderson's "Firestorm" will make it, that's with puppets (stop motion "Ultramarionation") and old-school modelwork visual effects.
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ffutures
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Time:2015-04-03 09:15 am (UTC)
Sounds interesting - I'll have to look out for it.
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