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Forum: Thunderbirds Are Go! - Series 2 - Episode Reviews 18th November 2017, 09:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,173
Posted By Conrad Lefkon
Conrad Lefkon's Review of ‘Home On The Range’

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The Gran Roca Ranch location was a pleasing change being in a lovely unspoilt red mountainous Arizona-type setting. I hope we see it again with its wooden verandas and comfortably...
Forum: Thunderbirds Are Go! - Series 2 - Episode Reviews 11th November 2017, 08:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,533
Posted By Conrad Lefkon
Conrad Lefkon's Review of ‘The Man From TB5’

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An excellent adaptation of the original series episode title. The first appearance of Fab 1 as it drives along the suspended roadway high up in the mountains is spectacular as was its...
Forum: Thunderbirds Are Go! - Series 2 - Episode Reviews 4th November 2017, 11:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,742
Posted By Conrad Lefkon
Conrad Lefkon's Review of ‘Clean Sweep’

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The concept of an atmospheric horizon scrubber was highly imaginative and the vast machine looked very much like a giant Dyson vacuum cleaner above the clouds. As a rescue site it was a...
Forum: Thunderbirds Are Go! - Series 2 - Episode Reviews 28th October 2017, 07:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,316
Posted By Conrad Lefkon
Conrad Lefkon's Review of ‘Grandma Tourismo’

You may know me better as the author of 3 threads on the Fanderson Forum: ‘Conrad Lefkon Corner’, ‘Bishopsville’ and ‘The Johnny Swoonara Show’. I mention this as, based on the reviews that have...
Forum: Thunderbirds Are Go! - Series 2 - Episode Reviews 22nd October 2017, 07:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,161
Posted By Conrad Lefkon
Conrad Lefkon's Review of ‘Attack of the Reptiles’

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The physical sets were amongst the best that they have done. The trees, plants and undergrowth, although presumably miniatures, scaled up wonderfully well to create a very convincing...
Forum: Thunderbirds Are Go! - Series 2 - Episode Reviews 14th October 2017, 07:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,334
Posted By Conrad Lefkon
Conrad Lefkon's Review of ‘Bolt from the Blue’

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I may be entirely wrong but there didn’t seem to be too many physical sets in this episode. Reviews of ‘Power Play’ focused on the disappointing ‘toytown’ water effects last week but here...
Forum: Thunderbirds Are Go! - Series 2 - Episode Reviews 10th October 2017, 09:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,748
Posted By Conrad Lefkon
Conrad Lefkon's Review of ‘Power Play’

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The model work here was exceptional. The blue waters of the stream and reservoir had a lively freshness about them which complemented things beautifully. I just wish they would compromise...
Forum: Thunderbirds Are Go! - Series 2 - Episode Reviews 6th October 2017, 10:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,221
Posted By Conrad Lefkon
Conrad Lefkon's Review of ‘Volcano’

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The volcano set was professionally done and looked convincing, particularly so because of the moving clouds – such small touches add authenticity. The base camp was painstakingly realised...
Forum: FAB News 23rd April 2017, 08:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,165
Posted By Conrad Lefkon
I would have bought this regardless but am hoping...

I would have bought this regardless but am hoping to see a bit more of the Investigator 6 wheeled car that is shown in one of the stills!
Forum: Thunderbirds Are Go! - Series 2 - Episode Reviews 7th January 2017, 08:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,459
Posted By Conrad Lefkon
Conrad Lefkon's Review of ‘Escapeproof’ 1...

Conrad Lefkon's Review of ‘Escapeproof’

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There were some nice modelled landscapes with greenery and mountains and the underground tunnel dug by the Mechanic’s excavating machine gave us...
Forum: Thunderbirds Are Go! - Series 2 - Episode Reviews 31st December 2016, 08:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,957
Posted By Conrad Lefkon
Conrad Lefkon's Review of ‘Fight Or Flight’ ...

Conrad Lefkon's Review of ‘Fight Or Flight’

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Although based on Earth this episode was largely set in the sky so there was none of that lush model countryside with rural towns and villages...
Forum: Thunderbirds Are Go! - Series 2 - Episode Reviews 24th December 2016, 08:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,130
Posted By Conrad Lefkon
Conrad Lefkon's Review of 'Weather Or Not’ 1...

Conrad Lefkon's Review of 'Weather Or Not’

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Some terrific sets here with rippled desert sands under a hot sun and blue skies contrasting dramatically with Fischler’s localised artificial...
Forum: Thunderbirds Are Go! - Series 2 - Episode Reviews 17th December 2016, 08:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,827
Posted By Conrad Lefkon
Conrad Lefkon's Review of 'High Strung’ 1...

Conrad Lefkon's Review of 'High Strung’

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At last we have another episode on Earth and although it was all mountains and snow, rather than fields and lowland scenery, the sets were...
Forum: Thunderbirds Are Go! - Series 2 - Episode Reviews 10th December 2016, 09:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,099
Posted By Conrad Lefkon
Conrad Lefkon's Review of 'Impact’ 1 Sets ...

Conrad Lefkon's Review of 'Impact’

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The huge space station was a very eye-catching and detailed structure and added a gravitas to the episode just like the interstellar spaceship, Eden,...
Forum: Thunderbirds Are Go! - Series 2 - Episode Reviews 3rd December 2016, 08:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,043
Posted By Conrad Lefkon
Conrad Lefkon's Review of 'Lost Kingdom’ 1...

Conrad Lefkon's Review of 'Lost Kingdom’

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The Atlantis sets were beautifully made as were the underwater locations. The scene where the 'Jules Verne' reverses into Poseidon's pitchfork...
Forum: Thunderbirds Are Go! - Series 2 - Episode Reviews 26th November 2016, 11:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,159
Posted By Conrad Lefkon
Conrad Lefkon's Review of 'Up From The Depths –...

Conrad Lefkon's Review of 'Up From The Depths – Part 2’

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Hold the front page! At last we get a real explosion in Thunderbirds Are Go, or so my son and I believe, when...
Forum: Thunderbirds Are Go! - Series 2 - Episode Reviews 19th November 2016, 11:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,921
Posted By Conrad Lefkon
Conrad Lefkon's Review of 'Up From The Depths –...

Conrad Lefkon's Review of 'Up From The Depths – Part 1’

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This episode was so good it’s hard to believe it is a children’s show. They raised the bar on all aspects of the production. I...
Forum: Thunderbirds Are Go! - Series 2 - Episode Reviews 12th November 2016, 10:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,118
Posted By Conrad Lefkon
Conrad Lefkon's Review of 'Colony’ 1 Sets ...

Conrad Lefkon's Review of 'Colony’

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On a positive note, the colony set on Mars which appears at the end of the episode was nicely done, with very good animation of the small characters...
Forum: Thunderbirds Are Go! - Series 2 - Episode Reviews 6th November 2016, 08:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,611
Posted By Conrad Lefkon
Conrad Lefkon's Review of 'City Under The Sea’ ...

Conrad Lefkon's Review of 'City Under The Sea’

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The sets for this adventure were magical with a feature film look - and, at last, there were fish! I always loved the shoals of tiny...
Forum: Thunderbirds Are Go! - Series 2 - Episode Reviews 1st November 2016, 10:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,949
Posted By Conrad Lefkon
Conrad Lefkon's Review of 'Earthbreaker’ 1...

Conrad Lefkon's Review of 'Earthbreaker’

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The panoramic vista during the opening scenes was good. I understand that each series of 26 episodes utilizes around 100 sets, some of which are...
Forum: Thunderbirds Are Go! - Series 2 - Episode Reviews 1st November 2016, 08:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,949
Posted By Conrad Lefkon
Conrad Lefkon's Review of 'Ghost Ship’ 1...

Conrad Lefkon's Review of 'Ghost Ship’

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The first half of this episode, with its measured pace and music, reminded me of the animatic trailer for Gerry Anderson’s proposed Eternity TV...
Forum: Thunderbirds Are Go! - Series 2 - Episode Reviews 31st October 2016, 10:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,796
Posted By Conrad Lefkon
Conrad Lefkon's Review of 'Deep Search' 1...

Conrad Lefkon's Review of 'Deep Search'

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Looking up from the frozen ocean only to see that it is on a planet next to Jupiter was a spine tingling moment and very well realised. The sense...
Forum: Thunderbirds Are Go! 11th August 2016, 12:18 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 15,976
Posted By Conrad Lefkon
When first posted on Fanderson I could watch this...

When first posted on Fanderson I could watch this clip and I was not asked for a user id or password. That has now changed so that I am being asked to create an account.

The Jeff Tracy screenshot...
Forum: FAB News 29th July 2016, 08:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,060
Posted By Conrad Lefkon
I have just received the Corgi Thunderbirds 1 and...

I have just received the Corgi Thunderbirds 1 and 3 pack and they look lovely in the presentation box.

http://www.hornby.com/uk-en/thunderbirds-1-and-3.html

Here is a link to the Thunderbirds 2...
Forum: Thunderbirds Are Go! 4th July 2016, 07:55 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 24,691
Posted By Conrad Lefkon
Hello Purupuss, Thanks very much for the...

Hello Purupuss,

Thanks very much for the offer.

I would be interested to find out how much influence David Tremont has when it comes to deciding how much, or how little, model and effects work...
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