Re: Gerry Anderson has passed away
Oh and when that abomination of a Frakes directed movie was coming (was it ever disavowed by Anderson?) I can remember seeing the poster and thinking what the hell is that? Then realised it was TB2.
The Japanese initially only copied basic elements. The actual connection to Thunderbirds was only made in the English dub (title, dialogue, sound effects from Anderson shows, ...).
Programming today is a race between software engineers striving to build bigger and better idiot-proof programs, and the Universe trying to produce bigger and better idiots. So far, the Universe is winning.