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More coolness from THE THUNDERBIRDS!!! Plus Matt Stone & Trey Parker declare war on the film with a marionette epic!

Hey folks, Harry here... got a transmission from Col. Steve Zodiac of images from a Licensing Brochure that was passed out at a Licensing show somewhere unnamed. Here are all the ships and our first look at Ben Kingsley in his best role since Freddie the Frog. I'm curious to see some finished visuals on this flick... Love the design look, just hope the film earns it. Ya know? Meanwhile...

Comedy gods, Matt Stone & Trey Parker will be making the movie we all wish Universal was making... an R-rated Marionette Action Epic starring all wood Marionettes and sending up the entire Action/CG/Sci-Fi Genre! It will be called: TEAM AMERICA! I can not wait, here's what they said to Michael Fleming and Variety:

"Our Cast will be deliberately made of wood, but that will only be taking to the extreme what is evident in many Hollywood movies right now," said Stone. "I hate all these new Hollywood films that are CGI-driven. Trey and I loved that 'Thunderbirds' series because of the artistry of the marionettes. It's amazing that a studio would make a movie out of it and take out the only thing that was good about the series."

And with that, I'll turn ya over to Universal's brochure...

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  • June 25, 2003, 5:41 a.m. CST

    They don't look so bad....

    by RobinP

    ...maybe I've been wrong after all ! They haven't messed with the vehicle concepts.

  • June 25, 2003, 5:45 a.m. CST


    by Evil Dead Ash

    I liked the show, so I will watch the movie, although I haven't seen an episode in many years. But hey, its got Bill Paxton, you can't go wrong.

  • June 25, 2003, 6:01 a.m. CST

    2 looks a bit stubby

    by SquizL

    Looks like its been shortened since the series. Like the streamlining of TB1 tho

  • June 25, 2003, 6:02 a.m. CST

    Make it bald

    by MisterK

    Take it Riker couldn't get Patrick Steward for the Hood role then? Mind you, Ben Kingsley has a greater flair for comedy than Picard.

  • June 25, 2003, 6:02 a.m. CST

    I hope Thunderbirds does well.

    by vroom socko

    If it does, then maybe we'll get a live-action version of Captain Scarlet. How cool would that be?

  • June 25, 2003, 6:06 a.m. CST

    I HATE the suits!!!

    by TheDweep

    Stupid ass space cowboy suits, why didn' t they freakin' go for the original?

  • June 25, 2003, 6:13 a.m. CST


    by Ions

    Isn't it abit odd Matt and Trey are slamming CGI when Southpark is completely CGI? And if Marrionette and puppetry(by association) are considered art, then why isn't CGI? They need talented artists also. Is it because you use a computer to make it, therefore its just prop or some other none art related item? It's an artform thats very much in the early stages, but wasn't it the same with puppets? How many generations did it take for that to become developed enough whereby it was entertaining and not a hinderance to the person watching? I guess there was a similar backlash when cameras came out that didn't require hand cranking back in the day...O_o

  • June 25, 2003, 7:11 a.m. CST

    Well this movie is going to suck.. Bill Paxton as the lead?

    by joeblowe

    Guy is freaking horrible. You can be sure that he'll be doing alot of fake laughs/smiles throughout this movie, and things are the things he's worst at.

  • June 25, 2003, 7:14 a.m. CST

    Youngest son...?

    by AndyGinner

    Does anyone know just how "young" Alan is, the youngest son left to defend the Island? I hope we're not talking Home Alone territory here...

  • June 25, 2003, 7:23 a.m. CST

    Mister K

    by BYOBkenobi

    What on earth do you mean that Patrick Stewart has no comedic flair? HAVE YOU SEEN HIM HOST SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE? Good God it was one of the funniest things I have ever seen. Two words, Sexy Cakes.

  • June 25, 2003, 7:23 a.m. CST

    Mister K

    by BYOBkenobi

    What on earth do you mean that Patrick Stewart has no comedic flair? HAVE YOU SEEN HIM HOST SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE? Good God it was one of the funniest things I have ever seen. Two words, Sexy Cakes.

  • June 25, 2003, 7:24 a.m. CST

    you guys on crack?

    by Gabba-UK

    You do know that this isn't to be taken seriously? It's based on a puppet show for God's sake! I think it looks like it will be a blast. Not sure about the Roll's but the ships look cool as hell with the small amount of restyling they've done. At least they didn't fuck up Thunderbird 2! That would be a crime.

  • June 25, 2003, 7:35 a.m. CST

    This just gets worse

    by Icon-UK

    I genuinely can't understand why folks are getting so excited over something that has departed so far from the original concept. I can see this being painful to watch. (BTW If the best thing about Kingsley being cast as the Hood is his greater flair for comedy then they're missing the point altogether. T'Birds was never played for laughs. If it's going to be played camp it will flop further than Jar-Jar's subsequent career. Play it straight (with allowances for character eccentricities) and you might get some humour out of it.) T'birds worked because it didn't talk down to it's audience, everything I've seen about this one screams disaster in the making. And as for that abomination of a car pretending to be FAB-1... Yeeeeurch! I also hope the apparent "branding" of Lady Penelope as "everything pink" is wrong, as the ONLY pink thing about her _was_ FAB-1, that was just a question of style, not an entire lifestyle choice! On the plus side, and the only plus side I can see, it's hard to ruin design classics like the T'birds vehicles.

  • June 25, 2003, 7:36 a.m. CST

    come on Bill Paxton is perfect for this role...

    by ::buttercup::

    ...because hes a naturaly wooden actor :P

  • June 25, 2003, 7:52 a.m. CST

    The Stone/Parker film sounds like another MEET THE FEEBLES to me

    by Monkey_King

    A little animosity or envy methinks from the South Park crew who parody nearly everything and never got to parody the THUNDERBIRDS series. Why don't they grow up and do something orginal like ORGASMO 2 or CANNIBAL: The Musical 2.

  • June 25, 2003, 7:54 a.m. CST

    Hopefully with the release of the Frakes film a re-release of th

    by Monkey_King

    That show was the shiznit and was based on the THUNDERBIRDS series as well, but animated by the always cool Japanese.

  • June 25, 2003, 8:46 a.m. CST

    It's a puppet show geared towards children.

    by durhay

    Repeat to yourself "It's just a show; I should really just relax."

  • June 25, 2003, 8:53 a.m. CST


    by MisterK

    BYOBkenobi - I'll accept your SNL point on Stewart. Come to think of it he was pretty good on the Graham Norton show last night on UK TV, but when you think of Ben Kingsley in Sexy Beast, and he was hilarious in Gandhi. No wait....erm. Icon-UK, yer talking bollocks man. All the Thunderbirds, Captain Scarlets and all were played tongue in wooden cheek. And if your theory was correct how come Charlies Angels has been such a success? Hmm? Just a shame they didn't cast Henry Rollins as Brains.

  • June 25, 2003, 9 a.m. CST


    by ChickenGeorgeVII

    Looks like a catalog page of a magazine selling butt plugs and anal teasers...And thus, they have colors! - - - George, The 7th Chicken!!!!

  • June 25, 2003, 9:14 a.m. CST

    There's already been a funny version of the Thunderbirds

    by BillBrasky2620

    In 1998, stand-up comedian Dana Gould and "Ben Stiller Show" writer Rob Cohen had a show on MTV called "Super Adventure Team". It was a puppet animated show about a group of superheroes, but the superheroes had very human faults (greed, lust, vanity, etc.) and were always fighting with each other. The engineer was a closeted gay guy, hilariously voiced by Gould. Other voices were provided by "Mr. Show" cast members like Paul F. Tompkins and Karen Kilgariff. There were only 6 episodes, but it was a hilarous show, very ahead of its time. I'm sure Trey Parker and Matt Stone can write a funny animated puppet show too, but they should know that they weren't the first to have this idea.

  • June 25, 2003, 10:01 a.m. CST

    C'mon this does look stupid, admit it

    by WeedyMcSmokey

    Wasn't the entire appeal of the Thunderbirds based on the ridiculous Supermarionation (and I mean that in a nice way)? Does this brand even have any purchase with consumers anymore? Does Ben Kingsley owe somebody a lot of money? Gangsters, perhaps. Don't bother answering any of these questions because, frankly, I don't care. Ah well, each to his own, I guess.

  • June 25, 2003, 10:08 a.m. CST

    I may be missing something here

    by Darth Brooks

    ..but when did Jeff Tracy EVER WEAR AN INTERNATIONAL RESCUE SUIT? This movie has "tremendous flop" written all over it. And where's TB 4?

  • June 25, 2003, 10:26 a.m. CST

    Um, look at this picture...

    by fjviscontimovies

    Good to see they're sticking close with the characters from the show.,24331,3415304,00.html

  • June 25, 2003, 10:34 a.m. CST

    When will Trey Parker make his magnum opus, Fuzzies?

    by Declan_Swartz

  • June 25, 2003, 10:52 a.m. CST

    Matt Stone and Trey Parker School Hollywood, once again

    by Tall_Boy

    I'm still pissed that they aren't punching out new South Park till Oct, but goddamn, I wanna see them give a big middle finger to the industry ala Bigger Longer and Uncut

  • June 25, 2003, 10:57 a.m. CST

    TB Live Action

    by virgiltracy

    I'm also a little worried about the age of the youngest son. I saw a picture of the sons somewhere else, and they all looked to be in their early 20's. Isn't that young enough? I guess Frakes wants the boy to be SPY KIDS-aged. I wish this movie well, because I love the original series, but I don't understand why they couldn't have done a straight remake. Have the five ships be deployed to do some dramatic big-screen rescuing. Don't boys like seeing stuff like that? The idea of The Hood invading Tracy Island doesn't thrill me. On a related note, this week's EW says that Gerry Anderson is working on an updated TBs series - hope it actually gets off the ground (pun intended)...

  • June 25, 2003, 11:23 a.m. CST

    seriously, why do British people always play the villain in Amer

    by beamish13

    these stereotypical roles have been around for far too long.

  • June 25, 2003, 11:57 a.m. CST

    For more marionette madness.....

    by Manaqua

    ...go to ebay and get an all region disc of Legend of the Sacred Stone. That film just blew my mind in terms of what they were doing with teh marionettes. All out CG enhanced kung-fu epic....done with frickin puppets. I love it. Hopefully Matt and Trey learn a bit from it, or theirs might pale in comparison.......I have to admit the first several pics of TBIRDS didn't leave me impressed but after seeing these I can put them into context a bit more. Lovin the Tracy house. M out.

  • June 25, 2003, noon CST


    by lonecow

    Thank God someone finally mentioned Super Adventure Team. I brought it up a few months ago, and all the respons were like, "That show sucked, and you suck for bringing it up" kind of like all the responces here in Talkback, but anyway, that show was awsome, and I wish someone would release the episodes, cause every episode I was cracking up with laughter, much like how I used to with South Park (show is still great, but I used to laugh hysterically every episode). Maybe with all this renewed interest in crappy puppet shows they will release S.A.T. on DVd or something. And honestly, Thunderbirds is not that good. It's stupid puppets trying to be serious, so Bill Paxton will be perfect for the part (did anyone see Ghosts of the Abyss? that was suposed to be a documentary? bill Paxton was gushing with melodrama the whole time, like he was acting, the best part were the expressions of the crew members faces in full 3D rolling their eyes at Paxton's moronic reactions to everything. But Super Adventure Team was self aware stupid puppet show, which made it hilarious. Anyway, long live Super Adventure Team

  • June 25, 2003, 12:03 p.m. CST

    Owwww ya fucking joking! Thunderbirds staring a live action Bill

    by TheGinger Twit

    All hail Matt and Trey. If the world was truely democratic - they'd lead.

  • June 25, 2003, 12:27 p.m. CST

    The best THUNDERBIRDS was the comically re-dubbed version on Aus

    by TheGinger Twit

    I still remember the pysychiatrist scene "I've had my strings cut. I can't move. I can only lay here and hope things work out" or something like that. then there was the D-Generation - with live actors being puppets ... now that was piss funny!

  • June 25, 2003, 12:51 p.m. CST

    Manaqua, here is the trailer for Legend of the Sacred Stone

    by grillskill

  • June 25, 2003, 1:11 p.m. CST

    Don't go there, Stan Gable!

    by GypsyTRobot

    otherwise we'll have endless arguments about who's the better digital character: CGI Gollum or CGI Cartman.

  • June 25, 2003, 1:15 p.m. CST

    Why are British Actors always the Villains in American Movies?

    by Tandemar

    The bad guys are invariably the most interesting characters in any movie, so British Actors are always used because they are better actors. Unless they're Anthony Hopkins who has now become a pantomime dame.

  • June 25, 2003, 1:53 p.m. CST

    Calling Dick Tracy, come in Tracy.

    by Regis Travolta

    Report to Tracy Island immediately, a family of imposter Tracys have taken over your island. That is all. PS this movie looks like fun. Over and out.

  • June 25, 2003, 1:56 p.m. CST

    Bravo to the design team responsible for the faithfully updated

    by Carson Dyle

    Like the revamped Enterprise in Star Trek: The Motion Picture, the craft in the Thunderbirds redux have been beefed up, sleeked down and detail-enhanced without betraying the integrity of the original designs. The movie itself looks campy as hell, but given the characters and subject matter this is probably a good thing. And Ben Kingsley as The Hood... that piece of casting alone is worth the price of admission. FAB!

  • I'd love to see them do an R rated teen comedy that give out a huge middle finger to all those crappy teen movies, and starlets like Hillary Duff, Kelly Clarkston, Justin Timberlake, Christina Hagularia, Amanda Bynes, Freddie Prinze Jr, Shia LaBeouf, and what not. With Hulk Hogan as the baddie. (Brother!) Plus, they should do an R rated animated flick "Snow White 2" which gives a huge middle finger to Di$ney, and all those damn cheapqules they've been putting out lately!

  • June 25, 2003, 2:47 p.m. CST

    Why the bad guys are British

    by LoveDark

    1. They are foriegners who we can understand most of the time, with a little training, most watch U.S. TV and repeating it outloud until they get it right. 2. We beat them in a war. Twice, actually. 3. They are going metric. They must be bad, that's UnAmerican! 4. They had an empire and they lost it. Losers! In American, losers are automatically bad guys. 5. Revenge for those boring English Lit class the screenwriters are still pissed about. 6. Spice Girls. They must pay for the Spice Girls. 7. Benny Hill. Ohgawd, the bastards must pay for Benny Hill. 8. Cancelling "Blake 7". And never tell us for sure if Blake was killed at the last. 9. Punk music. No wonder the Empire fell. 10.Craving up the Middle East, putting puppet regimes in place and then running away and leaving it to us to fix. Bastards knew how to trap us and get out while the gettin's good. How long have they know about those oil field in the North Sea, anyway. P.S. I had the second best vacation of my life in London. I love the Motherland. All of the above it meant to be funny. Warning, I am no a professional comedy writer. P.S.S. The best vacation was in Amsterdam.

  • June 25, 2003, 3:01 p.m. CST

    "Only demons fear me!"

    by Spikes Brain

    Does this mean that if Bill Paxton was English, he'd be Sir Bill Paxton by now?

  • June 25, 2003, 3:15 p.m. CST

    looks good

    by commy

    its meant to be a fun film not serious! those ships look very sweet theyve avoided the temptation so many people would have had to remake them into something that works today. the island shot looks great look slike there taking alot of care with the art to get it right. only 1 regret would be that the sash didnt make its way into the uniform and theres no cap's thats a real shame some kinda blue jumpsuit with a coloured sash woven into the design would have been ace

  • June 25, 2003, 4:18 p.m. CST

    Team America???

    by BlackBeltJones

    Any relation to the 12 issue comic run called Team America. The one about the Motorcycle group that went around the country performing stunts and getting into wacky adventures, while being followed by a mysterious biker in black. Matt and Trey could not of picked better source material to spoof with.

  • June 25, 2003, 4:58 p.m. CST

    They should make a sequel to The thunderbirds film starring Hulk

    by SIR-SLEDGE450

  • June 25, 2003, 5:07 p.m. CST

    Two things ive learnt today..

    by SIR-SLEDGE450

    1)Commy is a stoner 2) If i were to post anti-american commennts (which i could easily do),id be banned, but the posting of the anti-uk comments is heralded as a "laugh a minuite romp" (stoner,if you wanted to know). This is after we helped you win a meaningless war for control of the worlds oil, a war which has just cost us the life of 6 of our finest soldiers, who have remained in iraq, long after you yanks returned home to a hero's welcome. If harry is any sort of man, he would ban this loser for off topic (and i might add WILDLY INAPROPRIATE off topic remarks), and while your at it, ban me to, as,although im off topic too, this opinion needed to be heard. God save the queen.

  • June 25, 2003, 6:22 p.m. CST

    The other ER doctor...

    by guava_jam

    Anthony Edwards is playing Brains, not Noah Wiley. (I guess he'll wear a wig.) Parker and Stone's argument is justified, as the whole appeal was the weird puppet thing. Nonetheless, I'll likely see this movie when it's released, but it could easily turn into another deathbed regret alongside Xanadu and Maid in Manhattan.

  • June 25, 2003, 6:33 p.m. CST


    by Deandome

    This IS gonna be a fun movie! I loved the original as a kid, and as I was 4-6 at the time, I was NOT admiring the campy charm of the Supermarionation! I've gotten my 3year old WAY into it too (to the point where even I am getting a bit tired!) thru a DVD and the way-funny Sci-Fi Network airings with the pop-up commentary. Admitting a LITTLE bit of childhood regression, I've picked up all the ship toys in the last year(diecast AND plastic-for the boy, of course!), including a very cool diecast Mole that set me back $40 on ebay (Carter is NUTS for the mole). Wait...this isn't the place for sappy family commentary?? OK...I'm thrilled they're going for the "full-family" treatment. The ships look great, and I noticed on the lamely-made quicktime teaser that was mentioned in a previous AICN post that they are even keeping the pop-down palm trees in the TB2 launches. That was COOL!!

  • June 25, 2003, 6:47 p.m. CST

    In light of this, I demand a "Sifl and Olly" full-length feature

    by Christopher3

    Or at least a Farscape movie.

  • June 25, 2003, 7:37 p.m. CST

    Thunderbirds are GAY!

    by DeadRapedDeer

    FMD how gay is that! The thunderbirds look like a new range of exotic dildos. Squirm on 'em. I reckon that fat bastard Harry made this all up because it isn't deer season.

  • June 25, 2003, 8:07 p.m. CST

    Is this the sequel to Lost in Space?

    by Black Rubber Dog

    Instead of marionettes, they should use ass puppets, a la Jim Carrey in Ace Ventura. That would be much cooler. Imagine...asses in space suits. It's a license to print money! "Pardon me. Can I ASS you a question?"

  • June 25, 2003, 9:06 p.m. CST


    by StarUnlit

    Its a tribute to how classic and amazing those old designs were to see how precious little they have changed them for the movie version. Lets dare to hope that this a sweet movie based on a sweet property. I say again... awesome

  • June 25, 2003, 10:29 p.m. CST


    by Fish Tank

    Jesus they did a great job! He looks almost real!

  • June 26, 2003, 5:10 a.m. CST

    Re: "Thunderbirds are GAY"

    by Erynn999

    Really? It figures that somebody's already started writing slashfic...

  • June 26, 2003, 5:37 a.m. CST

    stench of THUNDERTURDS

    by exman

    From the director of Diagnosis Murder and Clockstoppers...

  • June 26, 2003, 5:52 a.m. CST

    No THB 4?

    by Way-O'

    No thunderbird 4? Where is the lil yellow bugger?

  • June 26, 2003, 6:22 a.m. CST

    Hey Mister K

    by Icon-UK

    >Icon-UK, yer talking bollocks >man. All the Thunderbirds, >Captain Scarlets and all were >played tongue in wooden cheek. That's what "tongue in cheek" usually means, playing it straight so that if you want to read essentially silliness into it you can, but it's not forced down your throat the way this looks like it will be. (And I'd add that "Captain Scarlet" was far from tongue in cheek, with a cold war against a superior enemy, an all but zombie nemesis and frequent on screen deaths, it was downright grim in tone most of the time!) T'birds was played straight (Sure there was comedy relief, like Parker, and the likes of the Cliff Richard cameo) but that doesn't detract from the essential fact that they took their roles seriously. >And if your theory was correct >how come Charlies Angels has >been such a success? Hmm? I dunno, maybe the fact that it's a completely different show with a completely different atmosphere.

  • June 26, 2003, 10:37 a.m. CST

    And this is like Fraility how . . .

    by ProzacMorris

    Fraility was great, dark and creepy. It established Paxon as an outstanding gothic, horror director. How much will this piece-o-shit set him back?

  • June 26, 2003, 12:05 p.m. CST

    What the fuckin' fuck?

    by Kid Z

    I mean, is it live action, but with the characters jumping into badly-rendered CGI vehicles? I don't get it. Will they also be doing the same number on Captain Scarlet?

  • June 26, 2003, 1:30 p.m. CST

    In my pitch to McG tomorrow for "Kukla, Fran & Ollie: The Movie"

    by Trav McGee

    ...I will make sure to emphasize that Kukla and Ollie will not be puppets, but entirely CG. Cha-ching -- SOLD! And Julia Roberts IS Fran.

  • June 26, 2003, 5:46 p.m. CST


    by gunstar1

    I hope the movie does well but, FAB1 looks too much like a new ford thunderbird and lacks the class of the original Rolls Royce approved design. In otherwords it looks like something from Peter Max. BLEH!!!

  • June 27, 2003, 2:23 a.m. CST

    TB2 - Royally Screwed

    by shoesnowon

    I'm not too hung up on how they pull this movie off as I think a live action version is a plain bad idea... but I was a huge fan as a young kid and the only thing this movie would have had going for it aside from the theme music is the vehicles. Many in the talkback might not be familiar with the orig but for those who did comment on the designs favourably, I think they've totally screwed up TB2!?! I mean, that's the one ship with a classis design and they decided to mess with it. My verdict - throw a shroud over this movie.

  • June 27, 2003, 9:06 a.m. CST

    Why the English are always cast as bad guys

    by Bosola

    Because we sound more intelligent. And americans are scared of people who sound intelligent (kinda explains Ole' Dubbya, doesn't it) An English accent in the US adds 20 points to your IQ, whilst an American Accent in the UK does the opposite. Why should us sounding more intelligent make us better bad guys?(Remember my American pals I said 'Sounding more intelligent', I'm quite sure that somewhere in your great country are some really quite smart people, so let's play nice and not get all bent out of shape)Because in classic american cinema the hero is always the jock, and the villain is always the genius, read: America is suspicious of knowledge and erudition. Here's the USA logic, for all of you at the back who weren't listening: "People who are smart are probably up to something, and should be mistrusted. The brits sound smarter than us, they're probably up to something. Let's make them the bad guys." Our greatest film hero franchise: James Bond, Oxford educated, first in Oriental studies, speaks however many languages. Your greatest film hero franchise: Bruce Willis, wears a dirty vest, shouts a lot. I rest my case.

  • June 30, 2003, 6:57 p.m. CST

    O.K. thats it FRAKESY BOY ...........OUTSIDE NOW!!!!!!!!!

    by touchmonkey

    Well that just about does it for me, I`v just seen the photo`s and movie file of the THUNDERBIRDS film and it looks like Frakesie and Working Toilet films have taken some of the best stuff from my childhood days,dug a sodding great hole, thrown it in,taken a big dump on it and filled in the hole with braindead comments like "we are approaching the film as if the original series never existed". I knew they where in trouble with this film when the didnt call in Gerry Anderson from the start, and now they have asked him to give his blessing for a large sum of money which he turned down (now there`s integrity for you), so now they realise they need him and the fans but its all too late buddyboy, And I dont care if the do throw

  • June 30, 2003, 11:44 p.m. CST

    Hate to break it to Parker/Stone, but...

    by NeuroManson

    Saturday Night Live beat them to the punch with "Go-Lords" by at least a few years. Also Travelocity's T-Birds spoof comes to mind, albeit more recent.

  • Aug. 8, 2003, 8:29 p.m. CST

    Thunderbirds & Yanks

    by dalek66

    Collectively the americans are xenophobic and culturally retarded-if they didn't 'create' it, it wont cross their borders. This is why they had ruin the best show ever-it's obviously been "processed." I'm pleased to see I'm not alone in my disgust for what they have done, or are doing. Let us hope they never get their hands on the Dr. (last name withheld) or a certain triliogy, written in four parts by the best author that ever lived!

  • Aug. 16, 2003, 3:14 p.m. CST

    whingey old ppl!

    by Hope for u!

    why is every1 dissing the new thunderbirds movie? Come ON! It hasn't even been finished yet! why don't you stop whining and actually SEE the movie when it comes out!?

  • Oct. 7, 2003, 12:19 a.m. CST


    by stuntrocker

    This Actress is kicking it in the Ass. Tristan & Isolde 2004(filming) .... Isolde Thunderbirds, The (2004) (post-production) .... Lady Penelope Underworld (2003) .... Erika Out of Bounds (2003) and from hell and Dickens? She's outta hand.

  • Dec. 19, 2003, 7:59 a.m. CST

    Lady Penelope's Ride

    by Captain Swing

    Oh no! Don't these realise that Lady Penelope is a member of the British Aristocracy, and as such would rather be driven around sitting in the boot of a 1960 Woolsley than ANYTHING American. Gerry Anderson was right to refuse the payola...If this is any indication of how his wonderful, imaginative series is going to be treated by these guys, I have a bad feeling...

  • July 11, 2004, 5:52 p.m. CST


    by Trueogre

    Okay, I used to watch Thunderbirds when I was a kid too, who didn't? Anyway. What used to get me is that John was always stuck up in Thunderbird 5 and he never even did much, except the odd communication to his dad. Of couse he became my favourite, dispite him not being there. I thought that at least the movie would rectify this. But alas the whole family apart from the brat kids get only 15 mins screen time? But then you look at the director and you have to think...hmmm Jonathan Frakes...Star Trek...Will Riker...Clockstoppers...BINGO! He's almost recreated Clockstoppers; you know kids save the day *barf*. I don't know why they had to make it a 'kids' save the day thing. As most kids who watched the original Thunderbirds looked up to the 'adults' saving the day. I've heard they are re-making the Goonies with a whole new set of Goonies and the original Goonies make a cameo appearence. Er...WHAT? When are people going to realise that messing with an age old story that works fine as it is, isn't going to help it by changing things to suit a younger market. You can still have adults in a child movie and aim it at kids. Why change the formula? I really do hate it when they want to aim it at kids and therefore have to have children as the main characters in the movie. Hello this is Thunderbirds! What's this? Brain's has a son? Wtf? Come on. If there ever is a sequel, lets hope the adults take on a better role than the 15mins they've been award in this one. Come on, give us what we want! International Rescue! Not Brats Rescue!