What Funds the Thunderbirds?
Saving people is a costly venture for International Rescue. How do the Tracy family and their agents raise the funds needed for the equipment and vehicles? Answer: They engage in commerce. Parker’s Day Off – Swinton Insurance ad – 1990 Produced and Directed by Gerry Anderson According to uploader jmv123, “This was made as an […]
The Real Inspiration for Thunderbirds
Andrew Smith, Pukeko Pictures Chief Executive and Producer of Thunderbirds Are Go!, talks to Stuff.co.nz about the real reasons for making the show. “This is a show that ITV approached us and said, ‘Look, do you want to remake the Thunderbirds?’ And of course, this was a dream come true for Richard Taylor and myself. […]
Thunderbirds at the British Film Institute
On March 31, 2015, Thunderbirds are Go! had its gala premiere at the BFI (British Film Institute) in London, with the showing of both parts of “Ring of Fire.” Afterward, a panel of creatives talked about the show: actors Kayvan Novak (Brains), Thomas Brodie-Sangster (Alan) and David Graham (Parker), with writer Rob Hoegee and executive […]
A 10-Year-Old Reviews Thunderbirds
ITV’s new Thunderbirds Are Go! is targeted toward kids age 6 to 11. What do they think of the opening two episodes, “Ring of Fire” Parts One and Two? Two responses were published in the Radio Times, April 4, 2015. 10-year-old Hugh’s observations were quite telling. While he praises the attention to detail, he says: […]
5, 4, 3, 2, 1!
ITV is launching Thunderbirds Are Go!, a modernized remake of the classic series from the 1960s, using CG character and model designs, and live-action backgrounds constructed by Weta Workshop of New Zealand. Here are Weta co-founders Sir Richard Taylor and Tania Rodger with their kids at the premiere screening on April 1 at Park Road […]