Posted June 07 2012 - 11:26 AM
I too like Thunderbirds. I own three or four of them. I watched a couple of them with my children around a year or so ago, and although they appreciated the animation, they felt that the show moved too slowly.
"This year I'm getting them the Gerry Anderson Series for Christmas!"
On somewhat of a related note, I've been trying to track down a children's show that I watched over forty (maybe forty-five!) years ago. I don't think what I can recall of it will be helpful, but here goes. What I can remember of the show was this. There was at least one man and a boy in it, and the boy kept a journal. They would travel around certain geographic areas, and it seemed like many of these areas concerned them traveling through a jungle. Some of these travels also had them moving through various bodies of water. I remember them being in a boat, and in one episode the boy drops this journal in the water, or it gets really wet so that he has to find a way to protect it, so he puts it under a tarp or a blanket that he has with him. (I also remember that he kept the existence of this journal a secret from the man.) I really wish I had more than this to go on, but it's one of those vague memories that has remained with me for many, many years. I can't even recall if it is animation or live-action, but I tend to lean toward it being live-action. Every now and then, I have one of those "Professor Popkiss" moments!
BTW, I have another memory, but this one is not a children's show, and it could even have been a film. I've mentioned it before in another thread. It concerns a woman looking into a mirror, and as she is looking into it, a rose unfolds while the mirror cracks and she sees her face cracking as well. This show was definitely in black and white, and it was apparently horrifying enough to me that my parents covered my eyes at this point in the show or film. I viewed this show prior to 1964, possibly in either 1961, 1962, or 1963.
Addendum: The black and white footage that I am trying to track down is not an episode of The Twilight Zone or The Outer Limits. I suppose it could have been an episode of Way Out or One Step Beyond, but short of owning both of the latter two series, I have no way of knowing for certain.