History Series / Thunderbirds

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.
2nd Jan '17 11:21:54 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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* Alternately, Thunderbird 1 looks more like it was based on the Fantastic Four's Pogo Plane, both being tail-sitting rocket-assisted takeoff aircraft that switched to horizontal flight after takeoff; Marvel comics were not widely available in Great Britain in the 60s so the resemblance would not have been immediately obvious.

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* ** Alternately, Thunderbird 1 looks more like it was based on the Fantastic Four's Pogo Plane, both being tail-sitting rocket-assisted takeoff aircraft that switched to horizontal flight after takeoff; Marvel comics were not widely available in Great Britain in the 60s so the resemblance would not have been immediately obvious.
6th Dec '16 11:43:05 AM triassicranger
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2004 saw the release of a [[Film/{{Thunderbirds}} live-action version]] directed by Creator/JonathanFrakes; unfortunately, Creator/{{Universal}}'s ExecutiveMeddling and being trapped in DevelopmentHell since the 90s turned what could've been an awesome film into [[FanonDiscontinuity something most fans of the franchise would like to forget.]]

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2004 saw the release of a [[Film/{{Thunderbirds}} live-action version]] directed by Creator/JonathanFrakes; unfortunately, Creator/{{Universal}}'s ExecutiveMeddling and being trapped in DevelopmentHell since the 90s turned what could've been an awesome film into [[FanonDiscontinuity something most fans of the franchise would like to forget.]]
forget.
4th Dec '16 6:41:41 AM themisterfree
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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.



* FauxActionGirl: Tin-Tin actually does have an IR uniform and occasionally joins the boys on a rescue mission... but stands as the person who ended up in need of rescue the most. Averting this trope is the one and only positive thing fans can point to about the live-action film.

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* FauxActionGirl: Tin-Tin actually does have an IR uniform and occasionally joins the boys on a rescue mission... but stands as the person who ended up in need of rescue the most. Averting this trope is one of the one and only few positive thing things fans can point to about the live-action 2004 film.



** The 2004 movie also dropped this, presumably because nowadays, trying to keep their vehicles and tech under wraps would be far more difficult, what with how technology's advanced- you can't exactly just shoot someone's cameraphone out of their hands. On the other hand, the main plot is The Hood attempting to utilize the Thunderbird craft for his own evil ends, justifying the latter concern.

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** The 2004 movie also dropped this, presumably because nowadays, trying to keep their vehicles and tech under wraps would be far more difficult, what with how technology's technology has advanced- you can't exactly just shoot someone's cameraphone or smartphone out of their hands.hands (though an earlier unused script had cameras simply stop working when pointed at the Thunderbirds). On the other hand, the main plot is The Hood attempting to utilize the Thunderbird craft for his own evil ends, justifying the latter concern.
29th Nov '16 2:04:43 PM dangerdan97
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** Using acronyms like FAB, and those seen in other Anderson series, such as P.W.O.R. ('''P'''roceeding '''W'''ith '''O'''rders '''R'''eceived) from ''Series/{{Stingray|1964}}'', was a nod to then-current real life radio practice which required responses to messages to be understandable even if the signal was bad. Oddly enough, the show's use of actual radio practice -- giving directions like "Left-left two degrees" got it wrong, as there should only have been one "left" but two "rights" so as to be decipherable even if all that could be heard was one or two unintelligible squawks.

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** Using acronyms like FAB, and those seen in other Anderson series, such as P.W.O.R. ('''P'''roceeding '''W'''ith '''O'''rders '''R'''eceived) from ''Series/{{Stingray|1964}}'', ''Series/{{Stingray|1964}}'' and S.I.G. ('''S'''pectrum '''I'''s '''G'''reen) in ''[[Series/CaptainScarletAndTheMysterons Captain Scarlet]]'', was a nod to then-current real life radio practice which required responses to messages to be understandable even if the signal was bad. Oddly enough, the show's use of actual radio practice -- giving directions like "Left-left two degrees" got it wrong, as there should only have been one "left" but two "rights" so as to be decipherable even if all that could be heard was one or two unintelligible squawks.
27th Oct '16 2:16:26 PM ludditetolpuddle
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* Alternately, Thunderbird 1 looks more like it was based on the Fantastic Four's Pogo Plane, both being tail-sitting rocket-assisted takeoff aircraft that switched to horizontal flight after takeoff; Marvel comics were not widely available in Great Britain in the 60s so the resemblance would not have been immediately obvious.
25th Oct '16 8:30:17 PM nombretomado
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Created by preeminent British puppet-show producer GerryAnderson (1929-[[http://news.sky.com/story/1030371/thunderbirds-creator-gerry-anderson-dies 2012]]), ''Thunderbirds'' is the story of the Tracy family, a wealthy clan who embark on a unique philanthropic venture.

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Created by preeminent British puppet-show producer GerryAnderson Creator/GerryAnderson (1929-[[http://news.sky.com/story/1030371/thunderbirds-creator-gerry-anderson-dies 2012]]), ''Thunderbirds'' is the story of the Tracy family, a wealthy clan who embark on a unique philanthropic venture.
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