View Full Version : Thunderbirds return in 2015

Milo Minderbinder
6th Feb 2013, 16:35
Thunderbirds are go again - ITV News (http://www.itv.com/news/2013-02-04/thunderbirds-are-go-again/)

Tracy brothers are back: Thunderbirds Are Go! again in 5... 4... 3... ? The Register (http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/02/05/thunderbirds_series/)

6th Feb 2013, 16:46

Unfortunately it won't make it to these shores. I doubt it anyway. Unless it shows up in syndicated broadcast as it did back in the 60's.

As a kid I watched this show religiously, when it was broadcast here in the U.S. They truly do not make them like that anymore.


Thunderbirds Are Go! :ok::ok::ok:

Windy Militant
6th Feb 2013, 17:01
Hopefully this will not end up like the debacle that was made of the 2004 movie. Maybe if the producers had listened to the late Mr Anderson they wouldn't have made such a pigs ear of it. They really shot themselves in the foot there, all the spin offs and merchandising they could have had. :ugh:
I grew up with the Tracy family so to speak and was amazed when my nephews and nieces who I thought would have not taken to the programmes loved them when they were rereleased on tv circa 1990, and they made the Tracy island al la Blue Peter! :ok:
I strongly suggest that the Guys and Gals at Pukeko Pictures watch all the original material and take on board the fact that a good story will work even if you can see the strings! ;)

6th Feb 2013, 17:03
From what I've read about it so far, the next iteration of The Thunderbirds will have the puppets CGI-enhanced. In other words, computers will be involved in enhancing the graphics.

6th Feb 2013, 17:09
I also grew up with them.

Blue Peter - now there is another name I spent many an hour in front of.

Move to Aus, they still play it on out TV (or used to not that long ago)
which was when I last caught a glimpse of it.

"computers will be involved in enhancing the graphics."

Nothing wrong with the graphics in the first show !
You look at what some computer game graphics use,
I reckon they did damn well in the 60's to produce it
like it turned out :O

Big Hammer
6th Feb 2013, 17:15
Grewup with all the above, could not wait for the next spisode. Allegedly when in ale I still do the Thunderbird walk!

6th Feb 2013, 17:18
How did a terrifying TOTEM from the SouthWestern US and Native America migrate to England?


6th Feb 2013, 17:23

Eh? It's only 10:30-ish on the Left Coast so you can't possibly be drinking already. :}:}:}

Windy Militant
6th Feb 2013, 17:57
Because Mr Anderson's brother Lionel was in the RAF and trained at Thunderbird field or at least mentioned it in letters to the family. He was lost in action just before the end of the war so Gerry used the name as a tribute to his brothers memory.
The idea for International Rescue came from a Mining disaster in Germany in 1963. The time it took to get heavy equipment to the mine hampered the rescue operation and many lives were lost to the delay.
The Idea came that in the future there could be an organisation who would be equipped to help out in these sort of situations and so Thunderbirds was the result.

6th Feb 2013, 19:33
I've always wanted to be a TB1 pilot! :)


And here are the specs in simple to understand Japanese -


6th Feb 2013, 19:43
The Thunderbirds will have the puppets CGI-enhanced

In that case I hope they CGI-enhance Tin Tin's tittys!


7th Feb 2013, 14:20
When they return, they will have to be PC, so we can expect to see team members drawn from at least these communities:

Ethnically diverse
Senior citizens


7th Feb 2013, 14:23
"Parker, please take off my underwear.

And don't let me catch you wearing it again".

Well, somebody had to................

7th Feb 2013, 14:33
Anyone else notice how they used to sit around at the end of a mission and have a smoke? Isn't that a health hazard? Especially when your made of wood:E

7th Feb 2013, 14:45
Especially when your made of wood

Ah, the Lady Penelope effect again!

7th Feb 2013, 14:56
Thunderbirds Theme Tune - Royal Marines Band - YouTube


7th Feb 2013, 14:57
Lady Penelope, I was wondering when she was going to get mentioned.

Didn't she have a Pink Rolls or Pink something ?

7th Feb 2013, 15:00
That was FAB 1, 500N, and I believe Chris Evans owns the registration number. I read that R-R were making a pink R-R available to be registered as FAB 1 and rented with the dosh going to charity. :ok:

7th Feb 2013, 15:03
500N and Magnus:

This, you mean?


Thunderbirds are Go!!!!!!!!!!!!!

7th Feb 2013, 15:03
"Thunderbirds Theme Tune - Royal Marines Band - YouTube"

Fantasy meets reality :O

A A Gruntpuddock
7th Feb 2013, 15:07
My daughter still remembers the show and loves the fact that her initials spell FAB!

7th Feb 2013, 15:10
In that case I hope they CGI-enhance Tin Tin's tittys!

I hope so to. One can be sure a 'Christmas Special' will be produced at some point.

7th Feb 2013, 23:16
Yes I forgot about Lady Penelope. She had sexuality - but the only flaw was she was never sexual.


I can remedy that by forcing her to watch my entire 100GB porn collection!


This would make her a richer and better character in the upcoming relaunch. :)

7th Feb 2013, 23:29
I bought the box set of Supercar shows last year. I remember racing in from playing out with my mates (remember playing out?) to watch Supercar, then it was Fireball XL5, Stingray and Thunderbirds. Nobody gave a toss that they were puppets and you could see the strings.

One of the first things I did when I became a muso was learn the music that ran under the 'Five....Four...Three' bit at the beginning of the show, incidentally written by Barry Gray who did all of the Anderson shows. Bit like John Williams and Spielberg.

Milo Minderbinder
8th Feb 2013, 00:02
So who would you pick to voice Penelope now?
Joanna Lumley is an obvious one, but as Penny was supposed to be only 23 (or thereabouts) Joanna might have problems with sounding just that bit too husky and mature

Windy Militant
8th Feb 2013, 10:02
That was the only thing they got right in the 2004 movie, Sophia Myles and Ron Cook as M'lady and Parker!

Picture borrowed from the Fanderson web site.

8th Feb 2013, 11:27
Ok, Milo, if Lady Penelope was 23 years old in puppet terms, how old was Tin Tin? I think Slasher should know..... What scale were those puppets?

8th Feb 2013, 11:41
So who would you pick to voice Penelope now?

Here's a vote for Mariella Frostrup.

8th Feb 2013, 12:04
Who will be composing the music?
We've had many disasers in recent years,
why haven't, (say), the UN set something like 'International Rescue' up in the 50 years since this idea was first mooted?

8th Feb 2013, 12:59
Well, it looks as much a "definitely-avoid" as the unspeakable "Star Trek". Weird, or what? Just ahead or just aft, doesn't matter, really, of that awful movie from 1979 or so with the squeaky automata, which was itself in unwatchable succession to "The Wizard of Oz" from 1944 or thereabouts.

At least "The Three Stooges" had no pretensions but they still appear here daily until one reaches for the "off" button. They come just before "The Rifleman". Will that chap with the Winchester 30-30 never learn thst he must send that idiot kid to a Prep school out East? Otherwise he exists only to commit the fundamental plot-providing lunacy with each daily offering.

One is left for relief with "The Littlest Hobo". That damned dog if no others does have a brain. Quite the intellectual, in fact.

8th Feb 2013, 13:00
I reckon Tin Tin was about 18.

8th Feb 2013, 13:01
I can remedy that by forcing her to watch my entire 100GB porn collection!

I'm shocked to read that. You DO know that terabyte drives are dirt cheap now?

8th Feb 2013, 15:15
Well yeh, but my 102.6GB collection is updated as better stuff is discovered and
the old stuff is deleted - ie bigger tits and/or unshaved minge for the same act.
It went to 123GB once but I realised 100 odd gig is enough to cover all the neat
stuff I'm interested in! :)

how old was Tin Tin? I think Slasher should know.....

IIRC Tin Tin's official nationality was Malaysian though she appears nothing like
it. Her official age is 19 at the time Alan Tracy (TB3) cracked a massive boner for
her in 2065, and Tin Tin's birth year was 2046.

Here's a vote for Mariella Frostrup.

Jeez Vulc! Its Rosamund Pike for the voice-over or nothin'! :ok:


8th Feb 2013, 15:26
Tin Tin nude EXCLUSIVE


Milo Minderbinder
8th Feb 2013, 16:04
"how old was Tin Tin?"

as far as I can remember, 16. Possibly 17