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Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Thunderbirds Are Go...

5-4-3-2-1. The new Thunderbirds Are Go was pretty boring, charmless, dated, and betrayed the original ideas. Even the original puppets seemed less wooden.

I so wanted it to be good. Back in the day the Supermarionation puppets were charming, a little bit silly but most importantly physical. When the epic disasters happened there was genuine jeopardy that those little chaps might actually get crushed or killed. It was inventive too. Not just the stories, but the way the marionettes were used. With the cartoon version its now just another committee created 'adventure cartoon.'. Shame.

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