For all you Gerry Anderson fans out there take note: this is the classic Thunderbirds TV series that is immensely popular everywhere in the world but the U.S. it seems. If you have never seen this, watch it and you will understand why it’s so popular. The model effects are amazing and the vehicles/spacecraft are the coolest around! The series was recently remastered and broadcast on television in England. My understanding is that this should be the remastered series. Amazon, wake up and label this–people can’t buy it if they can’t find it!
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I am 43 years old and this is my Christmas present. Folks this is the one you cannot miss out on. Back in the 60′s this was the coolest, most far advanced show for all ages. For years I have been waiting for this release. Hopefully we can purchase all 32 episodes. Once you meet the “Tracy Family” you will never see anything like them. Your kids will love this series. And this will bring back your childhood memories. F.A.B.
At my local video store I rented something that purported itself to be “Thunderbirds.” It turned out to be horribly edited and the voices had been overdubbed. I was appalled. Now, the REAL Thunderbirds episodes are available in the USA and this country is in for a unique treat. Okay, many of you won’t understand the allure of this mid-60′s English puppet sci-fi program. But for anyone in their late 30′s/early 40′s who grew up in England, this was an essential part of our TV culture.
The visual effects director, by the way, was Derek Meddings who did many of the special effects for the early James Bond movies. Now, A&E, how about “Captain Scarlet”???