Join me as I dive into the Pit of Padding… sorry, I mean Pit of Peril. Pit of Peril introduces us to the regular opening theme music and a teaser montage with no sound effects. Lots of vehicles and fireballs on display. It must be an exciting episode!
Have you ever looked at your favourite Supermarionation heroes and thought, “Oh my giddy goodness, that looks just like that actor/model/singer/generic famous person ‘such-and-such’, I wonder if other people see it too?”
For one time only we have the original Thunderbirds theme tune, which is heard in this episode and never again (aside from the TB65 episode, Introducing Thunderbirds). Also rather uniquely, sound effects are applied to the teaser montage. We get to experience Kyrano’s screams and Fireflash’s squeals before the episode starts.
All 32 episodes of the classic Thunderbirds series are to be reviewed, poked and prodded every Friday right here on the Security Hazard blog. Following the arrival of the new-ish Thunderbirds blu-ray boxset from Shout Factory on my doorstep, I have decided to share my marathon of these beautifully restored high-definition episodes with all ofContinue reading “Coming Soon: Security Hazard Reviews Thunderbirds”
The Tracy Island playset is famous for being at the top of everyone’s Christmas list, not only in 1992 when the series was given it’s first major re-run on BBC2, but again in 2000. My own mother was on high alert to get my brother the 1990’s Matchbox Tracy Island and I was beyond excited to unwrap my own Vivid Imaginations Tracy Island in 2000.
Following in the wake of Thunderbirds, the vehicles of Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons are just as cool, but also reflect the more realistic approach taken to the design and feel of the series. We love the machines of the Spectrum organisation so here are our favourites:
Take a look at this beautifully detailed diorama by Andrew Clements entitled, ‘The Legend Begins.’ By making use of kit pieces and miniature vehicles, some of which appear in original Thunderbirds special effects shots, Clements has imaginatively constructed a striking physical representation of how Thunderbird 1 and Thunderbird 2 might have been constructed. He has been kind enough to share images of his creation and given us a little bit more information about the thought process behind it.
When it comes to Thunderbirds Are Go I’ve played my cards pretty close to my chest because the internet is generally a place where you either love or hate something and any opinion in between is too complex for some to comprehend.
Overall, I’ve enjoyed the first series of 26 episodes. As a piece of children’s televison it’s pretty outstanding and I can totally understand why younger viewers would absolutely fall in love with the show – I know I would have done if I was 5 years old again.
So with Karanti on the run, Christoph disappearing to get a haircut, John completely recovered from falling off a light fixture, and Julie still completely incapable of doing anything, what will happen in the thrilling conclusion of Gerry Anderson’s lost pilot film from 1973, The Investigator?
“This is the voice of Lew Grade, from a galaxy a million lightyears away – we have observed the cancellation of the The Secret Service and would strongly suggest you don’t try this live-action/Supermarionation crossover thing again. Gerry Anderson has selected an earth boy and girl to star in another one though. Through John and Julie he’s going to make a really bizarre pilot episode which won’t make your world a better place.”