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Old February 21 2015, 09:39 AM   #1
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Thunderbirds Are Go - 2015 Series

I wasn't sure if this had been brought up here, as a search didn't reveal another topic started.

The series uses CGI characters and vehicles with live action sets, and has already been commissioned for a second series/season already. Not much else has been revealed right now, other than a few videos and character profiles:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dUY53m2LTRk

http://40.media.tumblr.com/361b7ff85...vyro1_1280.png

Scot: http://40.media.tumblr.com/173362e80...vyro6_1280.jpg

Virgil: http://41.media.tumblr.com/b439cc4e2...vyro7_1280.jpg

Alan: http://41.media.tumblr.com/560af68a0...vyro2_1280.jpg

Gordon: http://40.media.tumblr.com/baf1b666c...vyro3_1280.jpg

John: http://41.media.tumblr.com/18ba19c26...vyro4_1280.jpg

Kayo: http://40.media.tumblr.com/9da98ca9d...vyro5_1280.jpg

Kayo apparently has her own vehicle; the Thunderbird Shadow: http://www.screenrelish.com/wp-conte...89309447_n.jpg

http://www.screenrelish.com/wp-conte...55868441_n.jpg

Live Action Sets: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gDKP_N37OAE

Vehicles Animated GIFs: http://downthetubes.net/?p=16240

The website for this new series is up here: http://www.thunderbirds.com/
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Old February 21 2015, 09:49 AM   #2
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Re: Thunderbirds Are Go - 2015 Series

Their heads are too small.
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Old February 21 2015, 09:58 AM   #3
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Re: Thunderbirds Are Go - 2015 Series

Based on external appearances, looks like the most radically altered Thunderbird is Thunderbird 5, followed by Thunderbird 2.

It's a foregone conclusion that I'll at least try this out. F-A-B!

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Their heads are too small.
Seriously, I was thinking the same thing. I'll have to rewire my head to fix that for the first episode.
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Old February 21 2015, 11:43 AM   #4
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Re: Thunderbirds Are Go - 2015 Series

It looks okay though I don't see the need to change Thunderbird 2 quite so much. Reading the info on the new series I can't seem to see a reference to Jeff Tracey or Tin Tin. Instead they talk about a Colonel Casey and the female character is Kayo. I'll give it a go as I'm a big fan of the original but I don't see why they need to change characters when Jeff Tracey and Tin Tin are perfectly fine. I wonder if they'll keep the iconic theme?
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Old February 21 2015, 01:00 PM   #5
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Kayo is tintin renamed due to legal reasons. But she's basically the same character with a different first name
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Old February 21 2015, 02:04 PM   #6
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Re: Thunderbirds Are Go - 2015 Series

I'm going to hazard a guess that some of the design changes were influenced by the requirements of the inevitable toy line.
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Old February 21 2015, 02:23 PM   #7
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6V684woQveg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PWfkX4HH2WY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_LMgABEmP4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HjBt7rdaPnM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e36CCw44fyQ
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Old February 22 2015, 01:54 AM   #8
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Re: Thunderbirds Are Go - 2015 Series

Well the cgi will solve on problem from the original. They were never able to duplicate the original colour for TB2 so as it would go in for repaints due to filming wear and tear it would come back a slightly different shade of green.

Hopefully the new series will live upto to the original.
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Old February 22 2015, 02:59 AM   #9
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I'm really excited about this. If the producers are as keen as they seem to be on reproducing the mid-century aesthetic of the original show, it could be the best addition to that particular field of design in animation since the Incredibles.
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Old February 22 2015, 12:58 PM   #10
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Well it would have to work hard to be worse than the live-action film from last decade.
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Old February 22 2015, 09:05 PM   #11
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^True.
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Old February 26 2015, 09:17 PM   #12
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Penelope, Parker and Brains

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Old February 27 2015, 03:42 AM   #13
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As long as they keep the original opening theme music, I can live with any changes. It would be nice if there was a cut every time a character had to walk through a doorway.
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Old February 27 2015, 03:52 PM   #14
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I don't care for any of the redesigned Thunderbirds except for TB-4. They look more like blocky prototypes developed before the classic designs.
It also looks like they have forgotten they could control gravity since TB-5 has to rotate now and all the craft need active thrusters to land. The originals would just use the thrusters for part of the landing but could hover without them.
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Old February 27 2015, 10:46 PM   #15
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And of course Parker is voiced by the original voice.
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