History Trivia / Thunderbirds

2nd Jun '16 8:19:58 AM themisterfree
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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 [=PolyGram=] 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 [=PolyGram=] 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 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.
2nd Jun '16 8:18:33 AM themisterfree
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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. Gerry Anderson was brought on as a creative consultant but let go when the studio 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. 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. brothers (with Creator/SeanConnery as Jeff). Gerry Anderson was brought on as a creative consultant but let go when the studio [=PolyGram=] 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.
1st Jun '16 4:06:09 PM themisterfree
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* WhatCouldHaveBenn: Gerry Anderson and later on, whoever happened to own the rights to the original series, had tried multiple times to get the series back on the air; some of the later Anderson-backed projects were rewritten to remove references to this show, but then got cancelled during production for one reason or another.

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* WhatCouldHaveBenn: WhatCouldHaveBeen: Gerry Anderson and later on, whoever happened to own the rights to the original series, had tried multiple times to get the series back on the air; some of the later Anderson-backed projects were rewritten to remove references to this show, but then got cancelled during production for one reason or another.
1st Jun '16 4:05:37 PM themisterfree
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* WhatCouldHaveBenn: Gerry Anderson and later on, whoever happened to own the rights to the original series, had tried multiple times to get the series back on the air; some of the later Anderson-backed projects were rewritten to remove references to this show, but then got cancelled during production for one reason or another.
1st Jun '16 10:40:10 AM themisterfree
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: They had initially attempted to have Rolls-Royce build a new FAB-1, but BMW (RR Motor Car's owners) said no because they were busy with creating the then-new Rolls-Royce Phantom. Ford took the job instead.
27th Mar '16 8:07:50 PM Paul-Agnew
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* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: Good luck watching ''Thunderbirds'' in its original uncut format. Six episodes were edited into a trio of [[CompilationMovie compilation films]] for American broadcast in the early 1980's. While the remaining episodes were later released with no major edits, the only way to see the outstanding six were to tape them during the 1990's reruns, or import copies from countries where the episodes were released unedited (such as Australia).
** After securing the rights to the series in 1999, Carlton hastily remastered and released ''Thunderbirds'' on DVD and VHS. Unfortunately, while the films were replaced with their original counterparts, every episode featured new (and sometimes incredibly loud) sound effects. In the case of ''"Trapped In The Sky"'' and ''"The Perils Of Penelope"'', both were given new title cards.
** Even the Blu Ray releases weren't immune to pruning. In a bizarre attempt to sell the series in widescreen, ITV cut off the top and bottom of the fullscreen prints.
27th Mar '16 3:07:04 PM Morgenthaler
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* HeyItsThatVoice: David Graham and Shane Rimmer had been/would be Gerry Anderson mainstays. Also, Peter Dyneley, Jeff Tracy's [[BadassBaritone voice actor]], was respected as a British actor, known for -- among other things -- his numerous guest appearances on ''Series/TheSaint''.



* HeyItsThatGuy:
** A pre-''[[Film/HighSchoolMusical HSM]]'' Music/VanessaHudgens plays Tin Tin.
** [[Film/{{Aliens}} Hudson]] as Jeff Tracy.
** [[Film/{{Species}} Fitch]] as the Hood.
** [[Film/{{Underworld}} Erica]] as Lady Penelope.



* HeyItsThatVoice: ''Turbocharged Thunderbirds'' had a surprising batch of fairly well-known names to its re-dub voice list. To wit: [[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries Alfred]] is the new Jeff Tracy, Creator/DanCastellaneta is the new Alan Tracy, Creator/FrankWelker is the new Brains, and -- most surprisingly of all -- Creator/TimCurry is the Hood's master, the "Atrocimator!"
30th Nov '15 2:50:24 PM Joe32
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** The Tracys were going to be British but then it was settled that they would be primarily American was so that the series would fair well in the U.S. because at that time the U.S. wasn't that accepting of British T.V. Sadly, the series became obscure in the U.S. and to make matters worse, the most attention anything related was the [[InNameOnly 2004 film]].

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** The Tracys were going to be British but then it was settled that they would be primarily American was so that the series would fair well in the U.S. because at that time the U.S. wasn't that accepting of British T.V. Sadly, the series became obscure in the U.S. and to make matters worse, the most attention anything related to the name of "Thunderbirds" was the [[InNameOnly 2004 film]].
22nd Jun '15 9:19:14 AM Joe32
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** The reason the Tracys were primarily American was so that the series would fair well in the U.S. because at that time the U.S. wasn't that accepting of British T.V. Sadly, the series became obscure in the U.S. and to make matters worse, the most attention anything related was the [[InNameOnly 2004 film]].

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** The reason the Tracys were going to be British but then it was settled that they would be primarily American was so that the series would fair well in the U.S. because at that time the U.S. wasn't that accepting of British T.V. Sadly, the series became obscure in the U.S. and to make matters worse, the most attention anything related was the [[InNameOnly 2004 film]].
22nd Jun '15 9:17:29 AM Joe32
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**The reason the Tracys were primarily American was so that the series would fair well in the U.S. because at that time the U.S. wasn't that accepting of British T.V. Sadly, the series became obscure in the U.S. and to make matters worse, the most attention anything related was the [[InNameOnly 2004 film]].
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