History Trivia / Thunderbirds

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]].
4th Apr '15 5:39:24 AM Digifiend
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** [[Film/{{Aliens}} Hudson]] as Jeff Tracey.
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** [[Film/{{Aliens}} Hudson]] as Jeff Tracey.Tracy.
3rd Feb '15 3:57:06 AM Gst0395
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* BreakawayPopHit: Busted's "Thunderbirds Are Go", which got to Number 1 in the UK charts -- and won Record of the Year for 2004.
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* BreakawayPopHit: Busted's "Thunderbirds Are Go", which got to Number 1 in the UK charts -- and won Record of the Year for 2004. 2004. * CreatorBacklash: The original series' creator Gerry Anderson initially disliked the film, calling it the "biggest load of crap I've seen in my entire life". However, co-creator Sylvia Anderson had a more positive reaction.
27th Jan '15 2:32:31 PM Paul-Agnew
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Welker's credit is confirmed on his website, while the Potokar trivia came about through an email conversation last year.
* 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, and -- most surprisingly of all -- Creator/TimCurry is the Hood's master, the "Atrocimator!"
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* 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!" * PromotedFanboy: Composer Ed Potokar was a fan of the original ''Thunderbirds'' as a kid.
8th Jan '15 11:11:02 AM TVRulezAgain
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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 ''Film/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 ''Film/ToyStory'' ''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.
2nd Jan '15 4:07:14 AM StFan
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* DemandOverload: When TheBBC began re-running ''{{Thunderbirds}}'' in 1992 (after it had been off the air for several years) stores quickly sold out of Tracy Island toys. As a compromise, ''BluePeter'' came up with a build-it-yourself version.
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* DemandOverload: When TheBBC Creator/TheBBC began re-running ''{{Thunderbirds}}'' ''Series/{{Thunderbirds}}'' in 1992 (after it had been off the air for several years) stores quickly sold out of Tracy Island toys. As a compromise, ''BluePeter'' ''Series/BluePeter'' came up with a build-it-yourself version.

* DemandOverload: When TheBBC began re-running ''{{Thunderbirds}}'' UnintentionalPeriodPiece: Given this was made in 1992 (after it had been off the air '60s, this was going to be inevitable. Modern British viewers may be a little miffed at the main airport being called "London Airport", unaware that back in the day, this was actually the name for Heathrow Airport before Stansted and Gatwick acquired "London" status. There are also several years) stores quickly sold out of Tracy Island toys. As a compromise, ''BluePeter'' came up with a build-it-yourself version.references to Cape Kennedy.

* BreakawayPopHit: Busted's "Thunderbirds Are Go", which got to Number 1 in the UK charts - and won Record of the Year for 2004. * CreatorKiller: Screenwriter William Osborne's career has never recovered from being credited on this ''and'' ''FatSlags'' in the same year. * DisownedAdaptation: Gerry Anderson himself is on record as saying that ''Film/TeamAmericaWorldPolice'' - a movie he didn't entirely approve of - was closer in spirit to the original show. ** CreatorPreferredAdaptation: Shockingly enough co-creator Sylvia Anderson loved the film. * [[HeyItsThatGuy Hey, It's That Gal!]]: A pre-''[[HighSchoolMusical HSM]]'' Music/VanessaHudgens plays Tin Tin. Also [[{{Film/Aliens}} Hudson]] as Jeff Tracey, [[{{Film/Species}} Fitch]] as the Hood and [[{{Film/Underworld}} Erica]] as Lady Penelope.
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* BreakawayPopHit: Busted's "Thunderbirds Are Go", which got to Number 1 in the UK charts - -- and won Record of the Year for 2004. * CreatorKiller: Screenwriter William Osborne's career has never recovered from being credited on this ''and'' ''FatSlags'' '''and''' ''Film/FatSlags'' in the same year. * DisownedAdaptation: Gerry Anderson himself is on record as saying that ''Film/TeamAmericaWorldPolice'' - a movie he didn't entirely approve of - was closer in spirit to the original show. ** CreatorPreferredAdaptation: Shockingly enough co-creator Sylvia Anderson loved the film. * [[HeyItsThatGuy Hey, It's That Gal!]]: DisownedAdaptation: Gerry Anderson himself is on record as saying that ''Film/TeamAmericaWorldPolice'' -- a movie he didn't entirely approve of -- was closer in spirit to the original show. * HeyItsThatGuy: ** A pre-''[[HighSchoolMusical pre-''[[Film/HighSchoolMusical HSM]]'' Music/VanessaHudgens plays Tin Tin. Also [[{{Film/Aliens}} Tin. ** [[Film/{{Aliens}} Hudson]] as Jeff Tracey, [[{{Film/Species}} Tracey. ** [[Film/{{Species}} Fitch]] as the Hood and [[{{Film/Underworld}} Hood. ** [[Film/{{Underworld}} Erica]] as Lady Penelope.
28th Dec '14 11:50:28 AM QuestionMarker
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* DemandOverload: When TheBBC began re-running ''{{Thunderbirds}}'' in 1992 (after it had been off the air for several years) stores quickly sold out of Tracy Island toys. As a compromise, ''BluePeter'' came up with a build-it-yourself version.
11th Dec '14 9:42:54 AM blueranger
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* BreakawayPopHit: Busted's "Thunderbirds Are Go", which got to Number 1 in the UK charts - and won Record of the Year for 2004.

* [[HeyItsThatGuy Hey, It's That Gal!]]: A pre-''[[HighSchoolMusical HSM]]'' Music/VanessaHudgens plays Tin Tin.
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** CreatorPreferredAdaptation: Shockingly enough co-creator Sylvia Anderson loved the film. * [[HeyItsThatGuy Hey, It's That Gal!]]: A pre-''[[HighSchoolMusical HSM]]'' Music/VanessaHudgens plays Tin Tin. Tin. Also [[{{Film/Aliens}} Hudson]] as Jeff Tracey, [[{{Film/Species}} Fitch]] as the Hood and [[{{Film/Underworld}} Erica]] as Lady Penelope. * RetroactiveRecognition: Vanessa Hudgens of course. * TroubledProduction: Had been in DevelopmentHell since the mid 90s. It was originally conceived as a CGI film, inspired by the success of ''Film/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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