International Rescue back in action

Somerset County Gazette: Thunderbirds Are Go! sees the 1960s puppets given a 21st Century makeover Thunderbirds Are Go! sees the 1960s puppets given a 21st Century makeover

Fans have been given their first glimpse of the new Thunderbird 1 as the classic kids show is revived - and it looks almost exactly as it did almost five decades ago.

The much-loved series is due to make a comeback as International Rescue flies to the aid of a new generation next year.

Thunderbirds Are Go! is being screened by ITV and features a number of well-known names who will portray the characters who were first seen when the series was originally launched by the late Gerry Anderson in 1965.

Rosamund Pike will voice Lady Penelope, while Kayvan Novak - from Channel 4's Facejacker - plays inventor Brains and Thomas Brodie-Sangster from Game Of Thrones will be John Tracy.

David Graham, who was in the original cast, will revive his role as chauffeur Parker.

While the original series featured puppets, the new version will mix CGI animation with live action sets.

Executive producer Giles Ridge said: "The iconic characters, craft, music and story elements of the original have been lovingly re-imagined for a 21st century audience."

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2:20pm Thu 19 Jun 14

Misty4 says...

I'll bet they don't smoke in this one!
I'll bet they don't smoke in this one! Misty4
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2:26pm Thu 19 Jun 14

TheBrotherhoodOfTheBell says...

the captain scarlet CGI was bl**dy awful
it was so watered down that it made andy pandy look more exciting.
i suppose its just another one of these luvvies charter excercises whereby they create cr*p like this to keep the jobs for the boys going.
poor old gerry rolling around in his grave he must wish that the aliens in UFO would come down and wipe us out for good.
he lost all his money from the heady days of the 60's and ended up in a freeing flat with a rain coat and a loving new wife, only to be rescued by chris mentorm and the terrahawks series which was terrible, i admit.
it just goes to show that the big boys make the money out of others genius.
the captain scarlet CGI was bl**dy awful it was so watered down that it made andy pandy look more exciting. i suppose its just another one of these luvvies charter excercises whereby they create cr*p like this to keep the jobs for the boys going. poor old gerry rolling around in his grave he must wish that the aliens in UFO would come down and wipe us out for good. he lost all his money from the heady days of the 60's and ended up in a freeing flat with a rain coat and a loving new wife, only to be rescued by chris mentorm and the terrahawks series which was terrible, i admit. it just goes to show that the big boys make the money out of others genius. TheBrotherhoodOfTheBell
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