In this F.A.B. festive edition of Operation Anderthon, Jack and Katherine are ready to take on the biggest Anderson series of them all: Thunderbirds. From lemon squeezers, to palm trees, to Katherine’s controversial comments about Thunderbird 2, this week’s podcast has it all!
Thunderbirds are go for Gerry and Sylvia Anderson’s most successful television series, viewed by generations of children all over the world. First broadcast in 1965, each hour-long episode of Thunderbirds demonstrated the daring exploits of the International Rescue team, led by millionaire ex-astronaut Jeff Tracy. His five sons, Scott, Virgil, Alan, Gordon, and John would perform outstanding rescue operations using their incredible Thunderbird machines, launched from their luxurious secret base on an island in the South Pacific. Ably assisted by scientific genius, Brains, his assistant Tin-Tin, and London agents Lady Penelope and Parker, International Rescue would go to every effort to save lives in the air, on land, underwater, and in outer space. Thunderbirds is praised for its outstanding special effects and Supermarionation puppetry, as well as telling thrilling tales which mix action with great charm. Jack and Katherine are about to give you their personal F.A.B. appraisal…
Jack’s a massive Gerry Anderson (Thunderbirds, Captain Scarlet, Space: 1999 etc.) fan, and Katherine isn’t. In order to bring about peace in the household, Katherine has agreed to watch the first episode of every Gerry Anderson series in existence.