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Forum: Exposed 17th June 2018, 09:44 AM
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Posted By FAB_61
If there was a production reason then it may have...

If there was a production reason then it may have been down to which of the voice artists were available for each story, but I don't think that was a real issue as they could record things as needed....
Forum: Exposed 6th June 2018, 08:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 606
Posted By FAB_61
True, and that certainly doesn't sound right. ...

True, and that certainly doesn't sound right.

However it was always about how the Tracy Family helped people using the Thunderbird machines - and when I played "Thunderbirds" as a child with my...
Forum: FAB Magazine 6th June 2018, 08:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,479
Posted By FAB_61
OK - I think that's a fair question, so for the...

OK - I think that's a fair question, so for the record:

I'm one of the ones that posts things on the Forum about TBAG (I don't post on Facebook as I don't have a Facebook account), and I'm not a...
Forum: Thunderbirds Are Go! - Series 2 - Episode Reviews 6th June 2018, 08:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,263
Posted By FAB_61
One of the reasons that ITV seems to have chosen...

One of the reasons that ITV seems to have chosen not to show "Inferno" was that it might upset those that were affected by the Grenfell Tower fire if they saw it “by accident”.

It’s interesting...
Forum: Thunderbirds Are Go! - Series 3 - Episode Reviews 6th June 2018, 08:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 492
Posted By FAB_61
Despite the presence of the Chaos Crew this was...

Despite the presence of the Chaos Crew this was quite a good episode because they were only used to a limited extent to create the reason for “emergency” in the first place – to some extent the same...
Forum: Thunderbirds Are Go! - Series 3 - Episode Reviews 6th June 2018, 08:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 251
Posted By FAB_61
Overall this is a reasonable space rescue story –...

Overall this is a reasonable space rescue story – but the extent to which things are contrived to make it work generally let it down.

To set the whole thing up requires two essentially...
Forum: Thunderbirds Are Go! 6th June 2018, 06:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,127
Posted By FAB_61
It's all very odd. Is there any info...

It's all very odd.

Is there any info anywhere on how far through the various series the transmissions have got in counties other than the UK? (and I thinking specifically of places like China -...
Forum: Thunderbirds Are Go! 30th May 2018, 09:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,127
Posted By FAB_61
Must admit I did wonder about that - and also...

Must admit I did wonder about that - and also whether it's also potentially linked to giving a longer exposure in the run-up to Xmas and the "new toy lines" that were mentioned recently.

FAB_61
Forum: Thunderbirds Are Go! 30th May 2018, 08:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,127
Posted By FAB_61
The optimist in me likes to think that this is...

The optimist in me likes to think that this is related to the planned story arc for Series 3 - but that would imply more planning than seems to be evident to date, especially since there was a...
Forum: Thunderbirds Are Go! 15th May 2018, 06:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 313
Posted By FAB_61
Interesting, and probably also linked to this: ...

Interesting, and probably also linked to this:

http://www.sharechat.co.nz/article/bf4d4603/pioneer-capital-sells-pukeko-pictures-stake-to-china-s-hengxin-shambala-culture.html

They also now own...
Forum: Exposed 14th May 2018, 09:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 606
Posted By FAB_61
Perhaps this is a question that doesn't have a...

Perhaps this is a question that doesn't have a single answer - the genius in Thunderbirds it that it got the mix between the machines and the characters right, and all the characters were well...
Forum: Thunderbirds Are Go! - Series 3 - Episode Reviews 14th May 2018, 08:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 536
Posted By FAB_61
I'm not sure where to start...... Whilst it...

I'm not sure where to start......

Whilst it could be argued that some of the Lady Penelope centred stories in the original Thunderbirds were a bit contrived, and not in the "grand rescue" style of...
Forum: Thunderbirds Are Go! - Series 3 - Episode Reviews 14th May 2018, 08:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 885
Posted By FAB_61
Taking this in reverse order: Must admit I'm...

Taking this in reverse order:

Must admit I'm also puzzled by the lack of miniatures so far in this series - and next week is another space based story by the sound of it - I'm wondering if it's...
Forum: Thunderbirds Are Go! - Series 3 - Episode Reviews 8th May 2018, 03:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 885
Posted By FAB_61
I see the first teaser images for "Rally Raid"...

I see the first teaser images for "Rally Raid" are up on the Thunderbirds page.

Can they really not come up with a better idea for a racing driver than someone that looks suspicously like Lewis...
Forum: Thunderbirds Are Go! - Series 3 - Episode Reviews 7th May 2018, 10:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 581
Posted By FAB_61
Not sure what to add - a decent “rescue”...

Not sure what to add - a decent “rescue” orientated episode, that shows that the series can do what could be termed a more “traditional Thunderbirds” story without all the “excitement” of the Chaos...
Forum: Thunderbirds Are Go! - Series 3 - Episode Reviews 7th May 2018, 08:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 885
Posted By FAB_61
Have to agree that it's all a bit odd - it's...

Have to agree that it's all a bit odd - it's almost as if the series is trying to satisy two conflicting briefs "Make some changes (i.e. introduce the Chaos Crew) because the formats not working" vs...
Forum: Thunderbirds Are Go! - Series 3 - Episode Reviews 1st May 2018, 08:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 708
Posted By FAB_61
OK, so this is the Global Seed Vault in Norway: ...

OK, so this is the Global Seed Vault in Norway:

https://www.croptrust.org/our-work/svalbard-global-seed-vault/

Unfortunately rows and rows of racks with boxes on doesn't make for an exciting...
Forum: Thunderbirds Are Go! - Series 3 - Episode Reviews 27th April 2018, 10:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,051
Posted By FAB_61
Yep, lots to sort out. They half expected...

Yep, lots to sort out.

They half expected the first Falcon Heavy launch in Feb to explode on the pad, but took the view it would produce some "valuable data" if it did.

But there's now a car in...
Forum: Thunderbirds Are Go! - Series 3 - Episode Reviews 26th April 2018, 05:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,051
Posted By FAB_61
Usual Sci-Fi rules apply: Make it exciting and...

Usual Sci-Fi rules apply: Make it exciting and hopefully no-one will notice......

OK - so since we're already well off topic:

I quite like the "air-bag" ideas that were used for the smaller...
Forum: Thunderbirds Are Go! 23rd April 2018, 08:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,470
Posted By FAB_61
Ultimately this is a question of profit - ITV...

Ultimately this is a question of profit - ITV will make things they can make money out of; and that may come down to whether the other countries that have bought TAG are interested in another series,...
Forum: Thunderbirds Are Go! 22nd April 2018, 01:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,470
Posted By FAB_61
Must admit I thought we were having an...

Must admit I thought we were having an interesting conversation about the potential status of the series.

Thank you for the lesson on "Corporate Marketing Strategies".

FAB_61
Forum: Thunderbirds Are Go! 21st April 2018, 09:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,470
Posted By FAB_61
I suspect they just mean "acquire" in the sense...

I suspect they just mean "acquire" in the sense of placing an order with Pukeko Pictures to make another series.

In that respect I note that Pukeko's web site says that Series 3 is still in...
Forum: Thunderbirds Are Go! 21st April 2018, 05:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,470
Posted By FAB_61
Hi Bill, Sorry, didn't mean to imply what...

Hi Bill,

Sorry, didn't mean to imply what you'd put wasn't accurate - just that it seemed a potentially odd way for ITV to express the current position.

Regards

FAB_61
Forum: Thunderbirds Are Go! 21st April 2018, 04:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,470
Posted By FAB_61
If that's a direct quote then it's potentially a...

If that's a direct quote then it's potentially a bit misleading, as I would expect it (if a decision has not been made either way) to say:-

"At the moment there are no details available on whether...
Forum: Thunderbirds Are Go! - Series 3 - Episode Reviews 21st April 2018, 01:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,051
Posted By FAB_61
Good point - actually, given the orbit period,...

Good point - actually, given the orbit period, unless you had a really really fast rocket it would be easier to wait for Mercury to come back round again.

Speed of TB-3 has always been a good...
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