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WETA/ITV Bring back "Thunderbirds are Go!" Live Action Series


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#1 of 2 OFFLINE   mattCR

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Posted February 04 2013 - 02:25 AM

VERY mixed feelings about this.



The UK’s ITV Studios is teaming with New Zealand-based Pukeko Pictures and Weta Workshop to co-produce Thunderbirds Are Go!, an update of the classic kids series that debuted in 1965. Twenty-six half hours have been ordered for air on ITV and CITV in the UK in 2015. The original Thunderbirds was created by Gerry Anderson, who passed away in December. Although it aired for just two seasons on ITV in the 60s, it became an international sensation. In syndication, the high-tech tales of adventurers rocketing around the world to fight evil-doers became a staple of Saturday morning and weekday afternoon programming in the U.S. The series also spawned feature films and inspired South Park creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker’s Team America: World Police.

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#2 of 2 OFFLINE   Nelson Au

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Posted February 04 2013 - 02:40 AM

Perhaps this will inspire a blu-ray release of the original. And in OAR verses the widescreen version that came out in the UK.




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