History Trivia / Thunderbirds

12th Nov '17 5:30:56 PM ClintEastwood
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* MisBlamed: It wasn't Jonathan Frakes' fault the movie turned out the way it did- it was Polygram and then Universal screwing things up (see below). He and the cast were merely working with what they were given.



* RetroactiveRecognition: Vanessa Hudgens of course.
* SoMyKidsCanWatch: According to Frakes, Ben Kingsley took the role partially on the urging of his kids.

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* RetroactiveRecognition: Vanessa Hudgens of course.
OrphanedReference: TheStinger is TheArtifact from a DeletedScene where FAB 1 got shot down by The Hood with his submarine.
* SoMyKidsCanWatch: According to Frakes, Ben Kingsley Creator/BenKingsley took the role partially on the urging of his kids.



** Rosamund Pike was a candidate for Lady Penelope, but ultimately the role went to Sophia Miles; Pike would eventually voice the character in the [[WesternAnimation/ThunderbirdsAreGo CGI reboot series]].

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** Rosamund Pike Creator/RosamundPike was a candidate for Lady Penelope, but ultimately the role went to Sophia Miles; Creator/SophiaMiles; Pike would eventually voice the character in the [[WesternAnimation/ThunderbirdsAreGo CGI reboot series]].



** TheStinger is TheArtifact from a deleted scene where FAB 1 got shot down by The Hood with his submarine.
10th Nov '17 5:53:20 PM themisterfree
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*** Another one was The first was that ''Thunderbird 2'' would have swept through other parts of London, including near the Houses of Parliament and also past the Mayorís building, blowing all of its windows out. This was also dropped for security reasons.

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*** Another one was The first was that ''Thunderbird 2'' would have swept through other parts of London, including near the Houses of Parliament and also past the Mayorís building, blowing all of its windows out. This was also dropped for security reasons.
10th Nov '17 5:52:42 PM themisterfree
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*** Another one was The first was that ''Thunderbird 2'' would have swept through other parts of London, including near the Houses of Parliament and also past the Mayorís building, blowing all of its windows out. This was also dropped for security reasons.
10th Nov '17 9:18:58 AM themisterfree
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** The Tracys were supposed to wear color-coded ''baseball caps'' early on, and some were even made, but they didn't go over well in screen tests and were subsequently dropped.
10th Nov '17 9:08:42 AM themisterfree
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** You know that bit where Parker cheers that England's national football team have won, causing him to be distracted from flying ''FAB 1''? Well, he was originally supposed to cheer on a reported victory of Tottenham Hotspur- they chose that due to the clubís proximity to Wormwood Scrubs prison, Parkerís former "accommodation"- but ultimately it was changed to avoid alienating parts of the British audience (that was bound to happen anyway).
10th Nov '17 9:01:07 AM themisterfree
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** Rosamund Pike was a candidate for Lady Penelope, but ultimately the role went to Sophia Miles; Pike would eventually voice the character in the [[WesternAnimation/ThunderbirdsAreGo CGI reboot series]].
10th Nov '17 8:59:19 AM themisterfree
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** Another draft was far closer to this movie, but was full of adult jokes, and instead of the Hood a man named Aristotle Spode would've been the main villain ([[EarlyDraftTieIn some press releases and info packs about the movie still had his name mentioned]]. This version would've been even ''worse'' than what we got, so be thankful.

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** Another draft was far closer to this movie, but was full of adult jokes, and instead of the Hood a man named Aristotle Spode would've been the main villain ([[EarlyDraftTieIn some press releases and info packs about the movie still had his name mentioned]]. mentioned]]). This version would've been even ''worse'' than what we got, so be thankful.thankful.
** A late draft had another intro where Alan dreamt about flying Thunderbird 1, but the dream becomes a nightmare when he crashes into a mountain with a giant effigy of Fermatís face on it. Ummm...
10th Nov '17 7:23:26 AM themisterfree
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** A ''Director'' Allusion- when Alan goes to pilot ''Thunderbird 4'', he tells Fermat "You have the bridge" of ''Thunderbird 2''- that being a frequent line directed towards Commander Riker in ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration''.



** In 1997 a totally different movie was in the works, with [[Film/BillAndTedsBogusJourney Peter Hewitt]] directing. The tentative cast was [[Film/ThatThingYouDo Johnathon Schaech and Tom Everett Scott]] as Scott and Virgil, Creator/MattDamon as Alan, [[Film/DiaryOfAWimpyKid Steve Zahn]] as Gordon, Creator/RowanAtkinson (!) as Brains, Creator/LivTyler as Tin-Tin, [[Film/TheEnglishPatient Kristin Scott Thomas]] as Lady Penelope, and [[Film/TheLostWorldJurassicPark Pete Postlethwaite]] as Parker. The plot would've revolved around IR being targeted by [[CorruptCorporateExecutive deranged Moonoleum Incorporated director Thaddeus Stone]], who had constructed an orbiting atmospheric extraction device that would transfer Earth's atmosphere to Stone's colony on the Moon, leaving the Earth barren and lifeless. In order to complete his plans, Stone needed to get his hands on Tracy Island's power core, the only generator powerful enough to fuel his extraction device. With assistance from The Hood, Stone learned the location of Tracy Island, kidnapped Alan and forced Jeff to hand over the power core, leading to a race against time to save the Earth- amongst the details were a new rendition of the Skythrust airliner (which would've crashed into Big Ben), a sports car named after the Fireflash and the dramatic self-destruction of Thunderbird 1 after a high speed night pursuit over Tokyo.

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** In 1997 a totally different movie was in the works, with [[Film/BillAndTedsBogusJourney Peter Hewitt]] directing. The tentative cast was [[Film/ThatThingYouDo Johnathon Schaech and Tom Everett Scott]] as Scott and Virgil, Creator/MattDamon as Alan, [[Film/DiaryOfAWimpyKid Steve Zahn]] as Gordon, Creator/RowanAtkinson (!) as Brains, Creator/LivTyler as Tin-Tin, [[Film/TheEnglishPatient Kristin Scott Thomas]] as Lady Penelope, and [[Film/TheLostWorldJurassicPark Pete Postlethwaite]] as Parker.Parker; it's unknow who would've been Jeff, but rumor states that Creator/RobertRedford was being looked at. The plot would've revolved around IR being targeted by [[CorruptCorporateExecutive deranged Moonoleum Incorporated director Thaddeus Stone]], who had constructed an orbiting atmospheric extraction device that would transfer Earth's atmosphere to Stone's colony on the Moon, leaving the Earth barren and lifeless. In order to complete his plans, Stone needed to get his hands on Tracy Island's power core, the only generator powerful enough to fuel his extraction device. With assistance from The Hood, Stone learned the location of Tracy Island, kidnapped Alan and forced Jeff to hand over the power core, leading to a race against time to save the Earth- amongst the details were a new rendition of the Skythrust airliner (which would've crashed into Big Ben), a sports car named after the Fireflash and the dramatic self-destruction of Thunderbird 1 after a high speed night pursuit over Tokyo.
** Another draft was far closer to this movie, but was full of adult jokes, and instead of the Hood a man named Aristotle Spode would've been the main villain ([[EarlyDraftTieIn some press releases and info packs about the movie still had his name mentioned]]. This version would've been even ''worse'' than what we got, so be thankful.
8th Nov '17 5:34:39 PM themisterfree
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** In 1997 a totally different movie was in the works, with [[Film/BillAndTedaBogusJourney Peter Hewitt]] directing. The tentative cast was [[Film/ThatThingYouDo Johnathon Schaech and Tom Everett Scott]] as Scott and Virgil, Creator/MattDamon as Alan, [[Film/DiaryOfAWimpyKid Steve Zahn]] as Gordon, Creator/RowanAtkinson (!) as Brains, Creator/LivTyler as Tin-Tin, [[Film/TheEnglishPatient Kristin Scott Thomas]] as Lady Penelope, and [[Film/TheLostWorldJurassicPark Pete Postlethwaite]] as Parker. The plot would've revolved around IR being targeted by [[CorruptCorporateExecutive deranged Moonoleum Incorporated director Thaddeus Stone]], who had constructed an orbiting atmospheric extraction device that would transfer Earth's atmosphere to Stone's colony on the Moon, leaving the Earth barren and lifeless. In order to complete his plans, Stone needed to get his hands on Tracy Island's power core, the only generator powerful enough to fuel his extraction device. With assistance from The Hood, Stone learned the location of Tracy Island, kidnapped Alan and forced Jeff to hand over the power core, leading to a race against time to save the Earth- amongst the details were a new rendition of the Skythrust airliner (which would've crashed into Big Ben), a sports car named after the Fireflash and the dramatic self-destruction of Thunderbird 1 after a high speed night pursuit over Tokyo.

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** In 1997 a totally different movie was in the works, with [[Film/BillAndTedaBogusJourney [[Film/BillAndTedsBogusJourney Peter Hewitt]] directing. The tentative cast was [[Film/ThatThingYouDo Johnathon Schaech and Tom Everett Scott]] as Scott and Virgil, Creator/MattDamon as Alan, [[Film/DiaryOfAWimpyKid Steve Zahn]] as Gordon, Creator/RowanAtkinson (!) as Brains, Creator/LivTyler as Tin-Tin, [[Film/TheEnglishPatient Kristin Scott Thomas]] as Lady Penelope, and [[Film/TheLostWorldJurassicPark Pete Postlethwaite]] as Parker. The plot would've revolved around IR being targeted by [[CorruptCorporateExecutive deranged Moonoleum Incorporated director Thaddeus Stone]], who had constructed an orbiting atmospheric extraction device that would transfer Earth's atmosphere to Stone's colony on the Moon, leaving the Earth barren and lifeless. In order to complete his plans, Stone needed to get his hands on Tracy Island's power core, the only generator powerful enough to fuel his extraction device. With assistance from The Hood, Stone learned the location of Tracy Island, kidnapped Alan and forced Jeff to hand over the power core, leading to a race against time to save the Earth- amongst the details were a new rendition of the Skythrust airliner (which would've crashed into Big Ben), a sports car named after the Fireflash and the dramatic self-destruction of Thunderbird 1 after a high speed night pursuit over Tokyo.
8th Nov '17 5:34:20 PM themisterfree
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** FAB-1 being torpedoed by The Hood's submarine, leading to the, having to used a pedal-powered boat to reach the island

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** FAB-1 being torpedoed by The Hood's submarine, leading to the, Penelope and Parker having to used use a pedal-powered boat to reach the island
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