History Series / Thunderbirds

11th Jun '17 9:27:46 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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An unsuccessful trip made by Lew Grade to try and sell the show to American networks ensured the second season would be the series' last; further, amid corporate fears that the bubble had burst, Gerry Anderson was instructed that said second season be cut back to just six episodes. United Artists, surprised at the failure of the first movie, subsequently commissioned another -- ''Thunderbird 6'', where designing a new Thunderbird vehicle is put on hold when a state-of-the-art luxury airship is in danger -- and this also flopped. But by then Anderson was already at work on new Supermarionation projects with a new generation of puppets.

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An unsuccessful trip made by Lew Grade to try and sell the show to American networks ensured the second season would be the series' last; further, amid corporate fears that the bubble had burst, Gerry Anderson was instructed that said second season be cut back to just six episodes. United Artists, Creator/UnitedArtists, surprised at the failure of the first movie, subsequently commissioned another -- ''Thunderbird 6'', where designing a new Thunderbird vehicle is put on hold when a state-of-the-art luxury airship is in danger -- and this also flopped. But by then Anderson was already at work on new Supermarionation projects with a new generation of puppets.
11th Jun '17 8:58:28 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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!!Thundertropes are go!:

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!!Thundertropes are go!:
go!
11th Jun '17 8:57:36 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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!!Tropes:

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!!Tropes:
!!Thundertropes are go!:
19th May '17 4:45:43 AM BoukenDutch
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* HoverBike: International rescue has multiple of these at it's disposal for navigating around a danger zone. [[note]]In reality, they were introduced to reduce the amount of walking the puppets would otherwise have to do on screen[[/note]]
24th Apr '17 8:17:47 PM Xtifr
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* PinkElephants: Invoked.

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%% * PinkElephants: Invoked.
17th Apr '17 1:41:06 PM BobRiddle
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Also see ''WesternAnimation/PawPatrol''.
27th Feb '17 4:23:02 PM Joe32
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* KidAppealCharacter: Alan

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* KidAppealCharacter: AlanSurprisingly averted with Alan most of the time, as he proves to be competent. However he does have the background of being a racecar driver. Every now and then when the plot demands it, he complains about something. Later franchise instalments played it irritatingly straight however.
27th Feb '17 4:13:53 PM Joe32
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* NoOSHACompliance: Pretty much the raison d'être of many episodes. It's almost as if Gerry Anderson decided the most dangerous thing about the 2060's were that it is populated by[[TooDumbToLive idiots]]

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* NoOSHACompliance: Pretty much the raison d'être of many episodes. It's almost as if Gerry Anderson decided the most dangerous thing about the 2060's were that it is populated by[[TooDumbToLive by [[TooDumbToLive idiots]]
27th Feb '17 4:13:23 PM Joe32
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* NoOSHACompliance: Pretty much the raison d'être of many episodes, like the Fireflash in "Trapped in the Sky", an atomic-powered aeroplane which would have killed all of its passengers by radiation poisoning if it didn't land within 2 '''hours''', and the Crablogger in "Path of Destruction", an atomic-powered logging machine which was going to '''blow up''' if not shut down properly, a complicated process that took upwards of five minutes. We guess a red "emergency stop" button was too simple -- then anyone could have stopped it should it have been about to smash through a village or destroy a dam.

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* NoOSHACompliance: Pretty much the raison d'être of many episodes, like episodes. It's almost as if Gerry Anderson decided the most dangerous thing about the 2060's were that it is populated by[[TooDumbToLive idiots]]
** The
Fireflash in "Trapped in the Sky", an atomic-powered aeroplane which would have killed all of its passengers by radiation poisoning if it didn't land within 2 '''hours''', and '''hours'''.
** In "Day of Disaster" a vehicle is transporting a giant rocket. Fully fuelled. With people inside. And it's set up with an unstoppable automatic launch countdown. And they have to cross a weak bridge. And there's a storm. And
the bridge supervisors are idiots.
** The
Crablogger in "Path of Destruction", an atomic-powered logging machine which was going to '''blow up''' if not shut down properly, a complicated process that took upwards of five minutes. We guess a red "emergency stop" button was too simple -- then anyone could have stopped it should it have been about to smash through a village or destroy a dam.
2nd Jan '17 12:44:41 PM triassicranger
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* CutAndPasteTranslation: ITC did this ''twice'' in the mid-90s. First came an attempt to cram it into a half-hour slot on Creator/FoxKids- in addition to cutting scenes for both time and censorship, all the voices were redubbed and the original music replaced by random rock music. After that flopped, ITC took it into syndication and edited it even more, turning it into the horrific ''Turbocharged Thunderbirds''. Now there were a couple of live-action kids called the "hackers", who lived inside Thunderbird 5 (now "Hacker Command") and took orders from Jeff Tracy (who they called "Mr. T"). while The Hood took orders from a floating holographic head named "the Atrocimator"; they redubbed all the dialog again to add "post-modern" jokes, and supposedly took place on "Thunder World". Gerry Anderson was so enraged by this, he ordered ITC blur his name out of these monstrosities and even supposedly ordered them destroyed. It really says something when the [=YouTube=] comments on an episode of ''Turbocharged'' say that the ''[[Film/{{Thunderbirds}} 2004 movie]]'' was better than this.

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* CutAndPasteTranslation: ITC did this ''twice'' in the mid-90s. First came an attempt to cram it into a half-hour slot on Creator/FoxKids- in addition to cutting scenes for both time and censorship, all the voices were redubbed and the original music replaced by random rock music. After that flopped, ITC took it into syndication and edited it even more, turning it into the horrific ''Turbocharged Thunderbirds''. Now there were a couple of live-action kids called the "hackers", who lived inside Thunderbird 5 (now "Hacker Command") and took orders from Jeff Tracy (who they called "Mr. T"). while The Hood took orders from a floating holographic head named "the Atrocimator"; they redubbed all the dialog again to add "post-modern" jokes, and supposedly took place on "Thunder World". Gerry Anderson was so enraged by this, he ordered ITC blur his name out of these monstrosities and even supposedly ordered them destroyed. It really says something when the [=YouTube=] comments on an episode of ''Turbocharged'' say that the ''[[Film/{{Thunderbirds}} 2004 movie]]'' was better than this.
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