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Old February 7 2013, 09:38 PM   #16
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Re: Peter Jackson's Weta Workshop to resurrect Thunderbirds

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WETA isn't Jackson's. They just cooperate with him a lot.
Jackson is one of the founders of WETA and still a co-owner, is he not?
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Old February 8 2013, 08:20 AM   #17
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God! Just leave Thunderbirds alone. it doesn't matter how good it will look, they wont get it right!
Thunderbirds was a product of its time and that magic can NEVER be repeated.

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arthur2sheds is right! Like Star Trek, Thunderbirds is a product of its time and just isn't as good when you remove the sexism and racism.
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Old February 8 2013, 09:16 AM   #18
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It's just a shame that it looks like it might be only 30 min long episodes. But what might work in favour of it working is that it's the original TV channel behind it.
Thunderbirds was originally 30 minutes long too, but was doubled after a producer saw the pilot and was blown away by the quality. Unfortunately a handful of episodes had already been completed, so they had to go back and have additional material added to them (such as the subplot of the Meddings aerial attempt to defuse the bomb on the Fireflash in the pilot).
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Old February 8 2013, 09:23 AM   #19
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^I believe that person was Lew Grade, the person who company was providing the finicial backing.
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Old February 8 2013, 02:53 PM   #20
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Re: Peter Jackson's Weta Workshop to resurrect Thunderbirds

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God! Just leave Thunderbirds alone. it doesn't matter how good it will look, they wont get it right!
Thunderbirds was a product of its time and that magic can NEVER be repeated.

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arthur2sheds is right! Like Star Trek, Thunderbirds is a product of its time and just isn't as good when you remove the sexism and racism.
... and constant smoking.
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Old February 8 2013, 06:35 PM   #21
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arthur2sheds is right! Like Star Trek, Thunderbirds is a product of its time and just isn't as good when you remove the sexism and racism.

Bouncing Smiley has rendered any counter-arguments Null and Void.
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Old February 8 2013, 08:35 PM   #22
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Oh and shouldn't the title be ITV to resurrect Thundirbirds? Sure Weta might be invovled but it's still appears to be ITV that has commissioned the show (or should that be re-commissioned?).
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