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Thunderbirds

Post by forestville » Wed Mar 21, 2007 7:11 pm

Thunderbirds the classic 1960s puppet series, who liked and still does this show, what was your fave thunderbird, and what we liked best about the show from the storyline to the models used in the filming

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Post by pottyboy » Wed Mar 21, 2007 9:08 pm

Thunderbirds is one of the greatest TV programmes ever! I have the whole series on DVD :D
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Post by yethboth » Thu Mar 22, 2007 5:23 am

I remember the Thunderbird 6 feature length episode which was good.

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Post by pottyboy » Thu Mar 22, 2007 10:22 am

The films are not a patch on the TV series. Thunderbirds Are Go! is good and so is Thunderbird 6 even though that one was a bit flawed.

Avoid watching the live action one though! That one is just awful! The filmmakers had not seen a single episode of the TV series, but decided to mess it all up anyway! Even today I still regret watching this godawful film which is almost as bad the Dungeons & Dragons movie!
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Re: Thunderbirds

Post by oldtimer » Sun Jan 31, 2021 6:19 am

Got most of them on DVD , just love it!!
The Fireflash episode is always my favourite one,
ATARI....There can be only one !!!!!!!

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Re: Thunderbirds

Post by oldtimer » Sun Jan 31, 2021 6:20 am

TBH Love all Gerry Andersons stuff especially Captain Scarlet
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Re: Thunderbirds

Post by psj3809 » Mon Feb 01, 2021 4:58 am

As a child i liked them but as i'm older its not something i would watch at all now. Very outdated, normally like retro films or tv shows but cant get back into this

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Post by Sergio Georgini » Thu Apr 01, 2021 3:19 pm

pottyboy wrote:
Thu Mar 22, 2007 10:22 am
The films are not a patch on the TV series. Thunderbirds Are Go! is good and so is Thunderbird 6 even though that one was a bit flawed.

Avoid watching the live action one though! That one is just awful! The filmmakers had not seen a single episode of the TV series, but decided to mess it all up anyway! Even today I still regret watching this godawful film which is almost as bad the Dungeons & Dragons movie!

Is that the one with Ben Kingsley? Never saw it, but remember it getting slatted.

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Re: Thunderbirds

Post by oldtimer » Wed Jun 23, 2021 11:09 am

One of the Thunderbirds Movies was on yesterday .
The one with the Rock snakes on Mars.
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Re: Thunderbirds

Post by Megamixer » Fri Jun 25, 2021 7:40 am

I watched it way after its time but I still enjoyed it. I tend to really appreciate older movies/TV that were creative with the use of models, puppets, claymation, stop-motion etc. as I just think there's so much more effort involved. CG today is amazing but I quickly stopped being impressed by it when pretty much anything at all can be done and it's just a given.

Only thing I didn't like about Thunderbirds was that Thunderbird 3 was my favourite but it was rarely used!
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