Thunderbirds has action, suspense, some combat scenarios, a range of vehicles to operate, and a wide collection of characters with unique specialist skills. Surely, a video game based on the format is as easy as interpreting Alan Tracy’s nigthmares? So, why has every single Thunderbirds game that’s ever been produced not hit the mark for me?
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Miikshi: Cosmic Rays REVIEW ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Emotion: Pure joy.
Indicators: Big smile on my face, warm feeling in my heart, new-found enthusiasm for clever sciencey stuff.
Cause: The brand new Miikshi: Cosmic Rays short film produced by Gazelle Automations.
Gerry Anderson: A Life Uncharted REVIEW ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
The work of Gerry Anderson has been, and continues to be, thoroughly documented across books, films, events and more. Historians and researchers work hard to unearth fascinating information surrounding the Anderson productions. The story of Gerry’s career and his works will be told and updated with new knowledge and insight so long as there is a fascination with the magic of film. The legacy of his work will continue to live on with each new generation that discovers it. But the story of Gerry himself – the man, the son, the husband, the father – sadly came to an end on December 26th, 2012.
Five Star Five: John Lovell and the Zargon Threat REVIEW
Within the first few minutes of listening, I was expertly transported to a whole new Anderson universe that I had never experienced before.
Thunderbirds: Terror From The Stars REVIEW
Released in May 2021, Thunderbirds: Terror From The Stars is a full cast audio book based on John Theydon’s 1966 novel ‘Thunderbirds’. Is it a remake? Is it a reimagining? Is it an attempt to throw out the original series and start again? Nope. Of course not. That would be silly. In short, Terror From The Stars is a new 1960s Thunderbirds episode, expertly produced to transport your ears back to the original series.
Nebula-75: Filmed in Superisolation, but keeping the “Super” in Supermarionation
What happens to Supermarionation if you take away the lavish sets, dozens of background characters, multiple explosive special effects, and the generous financial backing of Lew Grade. Is it still super?
Investigating The Investigator
One of the key purposes of a pilot episode is to answer questions that viewers (and financiers) may have about the format of the series. It can set up a few mysteries to engage the viewers for the rest of the series, but for the most part, a pilot should intelligently impart exposition through an exciting and intriguing plot. The Investigator, Gerry Anderson’s 1973 return to mixing Supermarionation with live action, has baffled fans for years. It’s a bizarre concept filmed in an equally bizarre way. We previously reviewed the film in full and essentially concluded that it raises more questions than it answers.
Captain Scarlet – 50th Anniversary Sets From Big Finish!
Big Finish have been very busy making sure Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons gets the 50th anniversary celebration it deserves. There’s a lot of fantastic audio drama on offer, and we’ve been lucky enough to review the Captain Scarlet 50th Anniversary Box Set, and Spectrum File One.
Captain Scarlet – Attack On Cloudbase
Directed by Ken Turner Teleplay by Tony Barwick First Broadcast – 5th May 1968 There is one thing that Supermarionation series are notoriously bad at by today’s standards – ending. There isn’t a single final episode of a Supermarionation series that draws anything to a conclusion, or does anything to particularly stand out. In theContinue reading “Captain Scarlet – Attack On Cloudbase”
Captain Scarlet – Lunarville 7
Directed by Robert Lynn Teleplay by Tony Barwick First Broadcast – 15th December 1967 We’ve previously established that most Captain Scarlet episodes fall into one of two categories – either someone is going to be assassinated, or something is going to be destroyed. Well it’s time for me to eat those words because Lunarville 7 doesn’t conform toContinue reading “Captain Scarlet – Lunarville 7”