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Old 07-07-2015, 02:36 PM   #1
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Default Thunderbirds 1965 Project To Create Classic Thunderbirds Episodes Using Original 1960

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"Thunderbirds 1965 Project To Create Classic Thunderbirds Episodes Using Original 1960s Audio Recordings"

This September marks 50 years since Gerry and Sylvia Anderson’s ground-breaking Thunderbirds series blasted onto TV screens in the UK. To celebrate this special anniversary, the iconic puppets will be making a spectacular return in three brand new episodes in Thunderbirds 1965, a project created by director Stephen La Rivière.

In addition to the much-loved television series, three Thunderbirds audio episodes were recorded and launched in 1966, with music and dialogue from the show’s original voice cast. Thunderbirds 1965 will see La Rivière film the Thunderbirds puppets and sets he faithfully recreated for the Filmed in Supermarionation documentary, using all of the classic Supermarionation techniques, and combine this with the original audio footage to create three brand new video episodes in the distinctive Thunderbirds style.

The Thunderbirds 1965 project will launch on crowdfunding website Kickstarter on Thursday 9th July at 9am, and backing the project is the only way that fans from around the globe will be able to watch these new episodes. In addition to a DVD / Blu-ray of the finished production, project backers have the opportunity to receive other exclusive rewards including a commemorative photo-book featuring rare and previously unpublished stills from the original series and an exclusive ‘Thunderbirds Experience’. This experience will give backers the chance to visit the Thunderbirds 1965 production studio and experience first-hand the classic model and puppet filmmaking techniques first developed fifty years ago. The recreated marionette stars will also be around for meet and greets.

The Thunderbirds 1965 Kickstarter campaign is aiming to raise £75,000 to fund the first of the three special episodes. If the project surpasses this initial target, the remaining episodes will be also produced.

Thunderbirds 1965 will be produced by the team behind the critically acclaimed Filmed in Supermarionation documentary, which tells the story of the pioneering production of Thunderbirds, Stingray, Captain Scarlet and other memorable marionette television shows. Sylvia Anderson and the estate of the late Gerry Anderson have welcomed the initiative.

Sylvia Anderson, co-creator of the classic series says: "Recreating the 1960s version of Thunderbirds like this is a great idea. What better way to celebrate half a century? I know that Stephen and his team will produce an episode that will look like something we would have made. FAB!"

Jamie Anderson, son of Gerry Anderson says: “Generations of kids and adults have enjoyed Thunderbirds since it first aired 50 years ago. The magic formula of models, practical effects and puppets is very special, and I’m absolutely certain that Stephen and his team will recreate that magic.”

Stephen La Rivière says: "For Filmed In Supermarionation, we shot new sequences with the puppets using the old fashioned techniques. Whilst many of the methods used seem a little archaic and time-consuming by today's standards, we thought that it would be very special to do a one-off project bringing Thunderbirds back to life 1960s style. Sadly, many of the original voice cast have passed away since 1965. However, thanks to these original audio recordings, we have new, authentic stories that have never been adapted for screen. This means that these old-new episodes should be the most authentic recreation of the 1960s experience as it's possible to get."

Further information can be found at www.thunderbirds1965.co.uk or via Kickstarter from the end of this week.

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Old 07-07-2015, 03:51 PM   #2
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Great find, my friend; and a great cause, too!

And the dance goes on...!


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Old 07-07-2015, 04:27 PM   #3
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Great find, my friend; and a great cause, too!

And the dance goes on...!


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i'm actually really excited about this.
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Old 19-07-2015, 09:46 AM   #4
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ITV covered the story

http://www.itv.com/news/wales/2015-0...is-taking-off/

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Old 19-07-2015, 04:14 PM   #5
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OK read and signed up - looks good - we need explosions
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Sorry double post

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Old 22-07-2015, 12:25 PM   #7
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Brilliant,Brilliant,Brilliant.

This is nostalgia at it's most real.I will pledge as soon as I can.This deserves all the encouragement possible.

Who knows what kind of legacy this may create,perhaps a new kind of filmaker a new genre that will stand in testament to the great days of film technique and story telling.
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Old 22-07-2015, 12:47 PM   #8
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I'm more excited about this project than anything to do with the new 'Thunderbirds Are Go'. I really do hope this comes off, it will look amazing.
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Old 23-07-2015, 09:04 PM   #9
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Hope everyone that is looking forward to this has donated.

I am in

We already have two episodes in the bag, pushing for the last episode.

Who else is in?

Come on everyone, one last push.
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Yep - the word's getting round!

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Old 31-07-2015, 12:00 PM   #11
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I'm more excited about this project than anything to do with the new 'Thunderbirds Are Go'. I really do hope this comes off, it will look amazing.
Yes,this is really something to get excited about.Just Pledged.
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This will live or die by the quality of the puppets.

Given the disparity between the puppets from Season 1 to Season 2, to the movies, and given 50 years, and where quality casts are no longer available (or existing!), I'm concerned that this has the potential to go horribly wrong.

Points for enthusiasm though.
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I wonder how hard it will be to duplicate the scaled sets and props- most were detailed or made from 1960's vintage toys and found objects.
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This will live or die by the quality of the puppets.

Given the disparity between the puppets from Season 1 to Season 2, to the movies, and given 50 years, and where quality casts are no longer available (or existing!), I'm concerned that this has the potential to go horribly wrong.

Points for enthusiasm though.
Not for me, it will be the quality of the hardware. I'm not familiar with the audio stories, so don't know how heavily the TB craft feature, but that's what I'm hoping to see plenty of. I hope they aren't predominantly like the middle of Thunderbirds Are Go where it was all characters revolving around the Swinging Star segment, and no action whatsoever ...
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I noticed on the Supermarionation Blu-ray that the set being destroyed was quite small in comparison to the sets used during the original series.It still looked very good however.

This is perhaps to be expected.As Meddings said the bigger the miniature the more realistic it appeared.

I suspect that to copy exactly everything from the original series is probably expecting too much.

From my point of view,it will be the skill and care with which the whole project is put together that matters.To obtain as good a representation as possible.

For example Star Trek Continues .Now that deserves credit.A Fan based reboot of UFO like that and I'd be overjoyed.

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Spotted this article in 'The Sun' of all places:

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I noticed on the Supermarionation Blu-ray that the set being destroyed was quite small in comparison to the sets used during the original series.It still looked very good however.

This is perhaps to be expected.As Meddings said the bigger the miniature the more realistic it appeared.

I suspect that to copy exactly everything from the original series is probably expecting too much.

From my point of view,it will be the skill and care with which the whole project is put together that matters.To obtain as good a representation as possible.

For example Star Trek Continues .Now that deserves credit.A Fan based reboot of UFO like that and I'd be overjoyed.
I guess it was because of studio space at bray studios.
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I guess it was because of studio space at bray studios.
Yes...to be fair I,m not certain how big the available space is at Bray,even so the effect still looked pretty good.Then again was'nt it Brian Johnson in charge.
During the original series they had..what ? at least three large industrial units.on the Slough Trading Estate
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Last couple of days...nearly there

Will be adding a bit more funds today.

This is going to be great...cannot wait for the new episodes.
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Last couple of days...nearly there

Will be adding a bit more funds today.

This is going to be great...cannot wait for the new episodes.
Me too mate, they seem to be on the right track so far !
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