History Trivia / ThunderBirds

4th Dec '16 6:55:44 AM themisterfree
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* ScrewedByTheLawyers: [[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0057790/alternateversions Apparently]], the reason why the Fox Kids and ''Turbocharged'' version were redubbed was because Music/MichaelJackson had the rights to the original music and vocal tracks, having purchased them in the mid 80s. (You might be wondering how ''that'' happened. When Jackson purchased the rights to Music/TheBeatles' catalog, it included the rest of ATV Music- ATV having been Lew Grade's Creator/{{ITV}} station in London and the Midlands. ATV and ITC were fused at the hip during the era, and hence presumably it came under ATV's music dept. which then got bought by Jackson.) However, it seems all that legal stuff got cleared up by the late 90s and all further releases have had the original music/voice tracks.
4th Dec '16 6:45:54 AM themisterfree
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* EditedForSyndication: The infamous ''Turbocharged'' version of the series, as well as an attempt to air the show on Creator/FoxKids, were both this; see CutAndPasteTranslation.


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* ScrewedByTheNetwork: According to ITC themselves, Fox Kids' hacking to bits of the show was the reason why it failed and was taken off the schedule after about a month. (Still didn't stop them from creating the ''Turbocharged'' version.)
3rd Dec '16 7:34:40 PM themisterfree
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* [[BreatherEpisode Breather Project]]: Per Jonathan Frakes on the DVDCommentary, the movie served as this for Ben Kingsley- who desired a lighter, less emotionally taxing project- and ''especially'' for Anthony Edwards, who ''needed'' a bright, optimistic project like this after so many seasons on ''Series/{{ER}}''.



* SoMyKidsCanWatch: According to Frakes, Ben Kingsley took the role partially on the urging of his kids, and partially because of [[BreatherEpisode his wanting to do lighter fare, compared to most of his other, more emotionally taxing projects]].

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* SoMyKidsCanWatch: According to Frakes, Ben Kingsley took the role partially on the urging of his kids, and partially because of [[BreatherEpisode his wanting to do lighter fare, compared to most of his other, more emotionally taxing projects]].kids.
2nd Dec '16 1:29:07 AM Green_lantern40
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* NamesTheSame: Tin Tin shares a name with [[Comicbook/TinTin a certain Belgian reporter.]]

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* NamesTheSame: Tin Tin shares a name with [[Comicbook/TinTin a certain Belgian reporter.]]reporter,]] which is the [[ScrewedByTheLawyers chief reason]] her name was changed to Tanusha "Kayo" Kyrano in the remake.
12th Sep '16 7:18:57 PM themisterfree
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12th Sep '16 7:14:05 PM themisterfree
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* SoMyKidsCanWatch: According to Frakes, Ben Kingsley took the role partially on the urging of his kids, and partially because of [[BreatherEpisode his wanting to do lighter fare, compared to most of his other, more emotionally taxing projects]].
12th Sep '16 7:09:10 PM themisterfree
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* ActorAllusion: Several shots of ''Thunderbird 3'' in action are blatant references to Bill Paxton's ''Film/Apollo13'', as admitted by Jonathan Frakes on the DVD commentary.



* MissingTrailerScene: A few alternate takes and trimmed scene were in the theatrical trailer, including a shot of Alan on Tracy Island looking up while wearing a yellow jacket.

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* MissingTrailerScene: A few alternate takes and trimmed scene scenes were in the theatrical trailer, including a shot of Alan on Tracy Island looking up while wearing a yellow jacket.




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** There was talk about having Sylvia Anderson and Frakes as passengers on the monorail, but scheduling issues prevented Anderson's appearance; Frakes instead cameoed as a cop at the end.
12th Sep '16 6:57:04 PM themisterfree
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* MissingTrailerScene: A few alternate takes and trimmed scene were in the theatrical trailer, including a shot of Alan on Tracy Island looking up while wearing a yellow jacket.



* TroubledProduction: Had been in DevelopmentHell since the mid 90s. It was originally conceived as a CGI film, inspired by the success of ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'' and then later as a vehicle for the Baldwin brothers (with Creator/SeanConnery as Jeff). Gerry Anderson was brought on as a creative consultant but let go when Working Title felt that they had enough people on the creative team already. Eventually it entered production with a much younger target audience in mind. Three major script changes also happened during production; not helping was the film "falling through the cracks" when Seagram (the liquor company) acquired Creator/PolygramFilmedEntertainment (who had started the project during their ownership of the ITC library) and merged it with Creator/{{Universal}}. Jonathan Frakes did manage to knock $3 million off the budget due to his fast shooting style, but that seems to open up another can of worms altogether.

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* TroubledProduction: Had been in DevelopmentHell since the mid 90s. It was originally conceived as a CGI film, inspired by the success of ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'' and then later as a vehicle for the Baldwin brothers (with Creator/SeanConnery as Jeff). Gerry Anderson was brought on as a creative consultant but let go when Working Title felt that they had enough people on the creative team already. Eventually it entered production with a much younger target audience in mind. Three major script changes also happened during production; not helping was the film "falling through the cracks" when Seagram (the liquor company) acquired Creator/PolygramFilmedEntertainment (who had started the project during their ownership of the ITC library) and merged it with Creator/{{Universal}}. Jonathan Frakes did manage to knock $3 million off the budget due to his fast shooting style, but that seems to open up another can of worms altogether.altogether; outside of a few cast members getting heatstroke, the filming itself went smoothly.




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** TheStinger is TheArtifact from a scene where FAB 1 got shot down by The Hood in a helicopter.
** An idea for the climax was to have the Mole as piloted by The Hood sever one of the supports of the London Eye and one of its' passenger pods would fall in. However, the people who ran it said no, on account of it being a potential terrorist target, and hence was changed to the "[[TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture Olympic Monorail]]".
22nd Jul '16 10:40:34 PM dvorak
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* NamesTheSame: Tin Tin shares a name with [[Comics/TinTin a certain Belgian reporter.]]

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* NamesTheSame: Tin Tin shares a name with [[Comics/TinTin [[Comicbook/TinTin a certain Belgian reporter.]]
22nd Jul '16 10:39:45 PM dvorak
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* NamesTheSame: Tin Tin shares a name with [[Comics/TinTin a certain Belgian reporter.]]
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