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Who says the puppets were the weak point?!
MmmKay? here, with my personal look into what I think is the best marionette series of all time! Thunderbirds was an interesting little television series, although I've only been recently introduced to it a few years ago. I thought it was fantastic, stupendous, and... dare I say... F.A.B.! I've seen other review which state that the puppets were either the blah point of the series, or a disasterous decision on the Anderson's behalf. Well, I never have either of those feelings; it's almost as if I've been teleported to another world whenever I watch the marionettes in action, a world where it's acceptable that a man made of plastic, wood, and glass can live a stringed life. Uncanny Valley rarely effects me when I watch the show, indeed many of the puppets are not only interesting to look at, but I've developed a crush on a few of them, especially Tracy brother Scott, who looks like the young Sean Connery (What's not to love?). I love Supermarionation with all my heart, and would love to thank the Andersons for pioneering it, even if they weren't quite willing to do so in the first place.
The only problem with the puppets is their inability to walk right. Captain Scarlet manages it better.
comment #1685 Reg Shoe 17th Jan 10
Captain Scarlet doesn't show the walks at all. I thought Supercar did pretty well with the walk cycles sometimes. I think the real problem behind the walks was improper control of the legs and non-bending ankles.
comment #1768 MmmKay? 29th Jan 10
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