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Old February 4 2013, 11:04 PM   #1
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Peter Jackson's Weta Workshop to resurrect Thunderbirds

http://www.stuff.co.nz/entertainment...k-Thunderbirds

Weta Workshop plans to tackle another well-loved tale - re-inventing the Thunderbirds television series.
One of the UK's biggest production companies, ITV Studios, is pairing with Weta and New Zealand-based Pukeko Pictures to make Thunderbirds are Go!.
The show is set to air in 2015, 50 years after the original series launched.
The 26-part re-incarnation of Gerry and Sylvia Anderson's iconic puppetry series featuring the Tracy family and Lady Penelope will use both CGI animation and live-action model sets, Weta Workshop announced.
Can't be any worse than the 2004 movie...
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Old February 5 2013, 01:18 AM   #2
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Jonathan Frakes tried... his children loved the series, that's what persuaded him to take it on.
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Old February 5 2013, 01:21 AM   #3
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If nothing else, it will look amazing.
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Old February 5 2013, 01:34 AM   #4
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Excellent. Using live action models is the way to go.
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Old February 5 2013, 12:12 PM   #5
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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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Old February 5 2013, 12:30 PM   #6
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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.
Yeah, like that Star Trek show I once heard about.
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Old February 5 2013, 12:36 PM   #7
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Four-hour long episodes then...
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Old February 5 2013, 01:00 PM   #8
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Well rumours of Thunderbirds coming back as a TV series have been around for years. As for whether or not they can recapture the magic of original show. It is possible just, step one ignore everything the live-action film did.

You want it to be similiar in tone to the original show.
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Old February 5 2013, 02:31 PM   #9
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Can't they come up with something new?
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Old February 5 2013, 02:41 PM   #10
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Well, I'll watch it once, and continue watching if I like it. I loved the original.

There are many, many more ways this can go wrong than right, though. We've seen some of the ways it can go wrong already....
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Old February 5 2013, 03:22 PM   #11
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WETA isn't Jackson's. They just cooperate with him a lot.
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Old February 7 2013, 12:11 PM   #12
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Another thing that annoys me about Peter Jackson is that he waffles on about owning an original miniature from Thunderbirds.
He DOESN'T! It was a replica built in the 1990's by Martin Bower to promote the Thunderbirds comic.
Peter please STOP saying you own a Derek Meddings miniature.
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Old February 7 2013, 01:33 PM   #13
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Re: Peter Jackson's Weta Workshop to resurrect Thunderbirds

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Another thing that annoys me about Peter Jackson is that he waffles on about owning an original miniature from Thunderbirds.
He DOESN'T! It was a replica built in the 1990's by Martin Bower to promote the Thunderbirds comic.
Peter please STOP saying you own a Derek Meddings miniature.
What difference does it make?
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Old February 7 2013, 02:45 PM   #14
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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.
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Old February 7 2013, 09:30 PM   #15
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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.

Voted for Most Unintentionally Ironic Trekkie post of the Year.
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