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1Thunderbirds Are Go Empty Thunderbirds Are Go on Sat 26 Aug 2017, 9:45 pm


Second half of series two commences in September

Tennant and Gatiss will guest star

2Thunderbirds Are Go Empty Re: Thunderbirds Are Go on Wed 08 May 2019, 12:17 pm


Lee Majors is confirmed to be voicing Jeff Tracy

-The Zero-X will feature in the show
-Jeff will initially be shrouded in mystery as a helmeted character
-A mysterious distress signal catches the attention of IR and The Hood
-The Hood and Chaos Crew commandeer a Thunderbird
-Locations include the Supreme Barier Reef, London, a futuristic holo-game, snowy mountains and a haunted nuclear facility

Further details on the guest cast

Thunderbirds Are Go returns in May to ITV & CITV with all-new epic episodes featuring a whole host of incredible guest voice actors. Jennifer Saunders (Absolutely Fabulous, French & Saunders) voices Helen Shelby, a no-nonsense biologist who designed the stunning Supreme Barrier Reef. Alan Ford (Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Snatch) returns as cockney Light-Fingered Fred, joined by Larry Lamb (Eastenders, Gavin & Stacey) as Gomez - two ‘friends’ from Parker’s criminal past who want to use FAB1 as a getaway car in their criminal exploits. Sylvester McCoy (Doctor Who) stars as Aezethril the Wizard, a whacky and dramatic inventor of holographic game park 'Cavern Quest’, a real-life experience based on one of Alan Tracy’s favourite video games.

The guest cast list for these episodes includes:

Alan Ford (Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels), returning as Light-Fingered Fred

Jennifer Saunders (Absolutely Fabulous) as Helen Shelby

Larry Lamb (Eastenders) as Gomez

Marcel McCalla (Footballers’ Wives) as Robbie

Navin Chowdhry (Star Wars: The Last Jedi) as Cameron

Nina Sosanya (Love, Actually, W1A) as Asher

Sylvester McCoy (Doctor Who) as Aezethril the Wizard

Tom Rosenthal (Friday Night Dinner, Plebs), returning as Brandon Berrenger

Vas Blackwood (Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels), returning as Pirate Reece

3Thunderbirds Are Go Empty Re: Thunderbirds Are Go on Wed 08 May 2019, 1:06 pm


I gave the first episode a watch, back in 2015.

I didn't like it.

It was better than the bloody 2006 Spy Kids-esque movie version that was all about Alan being a selfish, whiny millennial brat (who the old, altruistic Jeff Tracey, would've never stood for half that shit from), but I still didn't like it.

To me Thunderbirds was about visceral tension and anticipation of the patient, delicate, painstaking last lucky shot rescue attempt. And the delicate, painstaking puppet and model work and craft that went into the show's making was a crucial part of that.

A speedy, quick-fire CGI cartoon version of Thunderbirds is like listening to just the audio version of a ventriloquist act.

The magic just isn't there.

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