Thunderbirds – Stuff You Like

5, 4, 3, 2, 1: THUNDERBIRDS ARE GO!
But what makes the live-action movie such a disappointment compared to the Gerry and Sylvia Anderson series in the 1960s?
Which had Supermarionation! Which is to say: PUPPETS!

Short answer: Trying to turn Thunderbirds into a Spy Kids ripoff is a bad idea.

//Taboola Area

About Sursum Ursa

Ursa presents Stuff You Like, where fangirls + analysis + awesome examples of media = good times for all.

Leave a Reply

7 Comments on "Thunderbirds – Stuff You Like"

TragicGuineaPig
Guest

I remember an anime version of the show that was actually pretty cool. I think it was called Thunderbirds 2086.

People don’t need to be dissing Aquaman. Aquaman once CHOPPED HIS OWN HAND OFF WITH A BELT BUCKLE to save his baby! And then REPLACED IT WITH A GIANT HONKING GOLD PIRATE HOOK! And he was sporting long hair and a beard at the time.

mduncan50
Guest

He was lame for a loooooong time. Yes, he’s become a badass, but views don’t change overnight.

happymel
Guest

I think I remember the live action movie only. I didn’t know it was based off of anything. The original would have freaked me out though. That time of animation/look has always creeped me out.

TheGrimHeaper
Guest
I agree, “Busted – Thunderbirds Are Go” is a pretty good song… Personally I’m just not a fan of the countdown at the start of the song. Having grown up with the Supermarionation version, it feels… off. And I can’t properly articulate how (something about the pacing, enunciation, and lack of roaring engine and thunderclap before “Thunderbirds are go.”). So I edited the MP3, took out Busted’s intro, and inserted the original intro from the puppet version. One thing that /really/ bothered me about the 2004 movie was that one of the main plot points of the original Supermarionation is… Read more »
TragicGuineaPig
Guest

In fact, that should be easier to accomplish, since all they’d have to do is use the internet to trace any video to its source, hack the device, and just delete it. Of course, keep in mind, this was 13 years ago; camera phone were only just starting to become a thing, much less have enough hardware to record any high quality videos of any significant length.

MightyDavidson
Guest

I’m not surprised Lady Penelope is one of the most popular characters on the show. She is basically a lady superspy with an awesome car full of gadgets after all. What’s not to love?

mduncan50
Guest

The show made it across to the northern side of the other side of the pond at least. Though I watched it in the 80s.

wpDiscuz