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Thunderbirds: The Complete Collection [DVD] [2015]

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This original story, written to introduce the series' premise, is about Lady Penelope's first visit to Tracy Island and serves as a prequel to " Trapped in the Sky". [10] One additional element that came into play midway through Thunderbirds 2086’s run came with the arrival of the mysterious villain Star Crusher and his terrorist group the Shadow Axis, who were behind nefarious plots in several episodes. Although not part of the original Technoboyager series it was nevertheless an interesting attempt to provide a regular villain for 2086 through voiceover alone, since the original animation could not be altered enough to incorporate a new animated character. The ‘IRO datacube’. Throughout the 1980s and into the 1990s, Thunderbirds fans would have occasionally found themselves faced with another television series also claiming to be an iteration of Thunderbirds. While it certainly featured an organisation called International Rescue, a flotilla of futuristic rescue vehicles known as the Thunderbirds, and was even occasionally promoted using the same Thunderbirds logo as the original television show…it was clearly not of the same production stable as the classic Supermarionation series! Instead, Thunderbirds 2086 was a Japanese animated series that had started life as a different show entirely, before being rebranded as a new incarnation of Thunderbirds and then disappearing for good in the space of just over a decade!

Between 1980 and 1982, three compilation films were produced. Released on VHS by PolyGram and its subsidiary Channel 5 Video, each of these was made up of re-edited versions of two TV episodes. [4] No. Plot: A series of mansion burglaries draws Lady Penelope and Parker into a conspiracy to raid the Tower of London and steal the Crown Jewels. The number of Thunderbirds machines in this new International Rescue was also increased from six to seventeen (with an eighteenth under construction in the episode Starcrusher), although several would never appear on screen. Most were substantially different from those seen in the Supermarionation series, although several borrowed heavily from those designs. Thunderbird 4 would remain a yellow submarine, while Thunderbird 16 was a gold and silver drilling machine named the Mole. Thunderbird 6 was the organisation’s Earth-orbiting space station, but manned by a crew of hundreds as opposed to one. “Who do I speak to about a transfer?” 2086’s Thunderbird 4.Selected items are only available for delivery via the Royal Mail 48® service and other items are available for delivery using this service for a charge.

This is also important, as it finally paves the road for releases to happen in other territories, and for these new, old episodes to be seen across the globe. Thunderbirds are still go". sunderland.ac.uk. University of Sunderland. 29 September 2017. Archived from the original on 23 February 2019 . Retrieved 14 September 2023.Who knows what the next year will bring? But we remain hopeful there'll be better news on all fronts in the new year. Whether our original Supermarionation plans will come to fruition remains to be seen. But whatever happens, we hope we'll be able to adapt our projects to suit and keep the revived Supermarionation going for a new audience. A malfunctioning solar reflector menaces the Italian coastal village of Monte Bianco, where Lady Penelope and Parker happen to be visiting while on holiday.

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