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!
For those of you that don’t know, every week I have been writing in-depth reviews of each episode of the original Thunderbirds series. During these reviews I have been closely studying what appears on screen and highlighting bits and pieces which point to how the episode was produced, and which parts worked well or didn’t work so well. Part of that process has involved analysing one aspect in particular which relates to the first eleven episodes to go into production.
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.