Currently watching the classic series. How should I watch it in order? By the regular episode list or the production order? Also, does Japanese really like this? It seems they like Thunderbirds, and inspired to do that kind of miniature stuffs on Ultraman
it's just my asspull, you can blame me if I'm wrong.
And also new trailer for Thunderbirds Are Go will go up this Friday 13th.
Ah yes Thunderbirds.
I remember waking up really fucking early for no reason on Saturday morning and just seeing 2 Thunderbirds "episodes" in a row. That took up like 3 hours of my time
superior Thunderbirds movie version of more than ten years ago
Ah, I see. I was copying whole two seasons from a friend, and I downloaded the subs later. The episodes order was different between the video files and the subs, that's why I asked it. Thank you btw.
I always check on Mandarake to see some good stuffs of Thunderbirds. Some are Revoltech Thunderbird 2, and some are the model kits of the vehicles. Any idea when was it aired in Japan? Because the box design of pic related seems new, like, it was aired around 20 years ago. Even they change the name The Mole to Jet Mogera Tank
A cafe? Seems like I've ever seen news about it somewhere.
Also from the official page on FB, the new logo for Thunderbird 5 seems... Too ilerminaty to me.
They reran Thunderbirds in the UK in 1992 and 2002. The reissued new toys to celebrate those airings too. Considering Thunderbirds is even more popular over in Japan than it is here, it's not a great leap to assume they re-air the series there too. Or that it's popular enough to get toy reissues.
Ah yes, I'm sorry I was too fixated on Thunderbirds and I forgot other shows Gerry Anderson's ever made.
I can take it, their main aircraft that can split into three was kinda like Thunderbird 1 too.
I bet the Japanese likes the aesthetics of the shows, dem heavy vehicles, though.
I sort of bristle when people here want to restrict discussion to only shows that came from Japan. There's a lot of influence that runs both ways.
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"The Mysterons. Sworn enemies of Earth. Possessing the ability to recreate an exact likeness of an object or person. But first, they must destroy ... Leading the fight, one man fate has made indestructible. His name: Captain Scarlet."
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>Captain Scarlet TV intro (1967-68)
I never realised it was so old...!
I think it must have been re-run at some point because I remember it being really popular when I was a kid. I had a toy cloudbase and SPVs and everything.
>Anything can happen in the next half hour!
Oh man, the memories.
I loved the aircraft of the World Aquanaut Sea Patrol, even if some of the kitbashes didn't make a lot of sense.
exquisite taste, /m/an!
Reminded me about the BEST plane.
Because sometimes a Saab Draken with some B-58 Hustler engineers strapped onto it can become the best fighter plane imaginable.
Did they ever give a name to the black F-104-like rival plane that the Hood was interested in?
First time I saw this I didn't recognize the music until very near the end of the scene.
If only they'd done a closeup of a fake hand pressing a button...
Speaking of TB2, actually I've just obtained the Revoltech from a convention last week.
Definitely good taste indeed. I watch Thunderbirds because they have so many cool vehicles inside it. I still can't believe those were designed in the 60s.
>yfw none of these series ever got a proper ending
>yfw you'll never see a conclusion to Captain Scarlet
>yfw Gerry Anderson is dead and you'll never see a conclusion
>yfw everything related to these series will now be CGi shit and dumbed down themes
What about super sentai? They still used real props for the giant vehicles/animals
if they've got the budget to make some anywayand miniature buildings.
But yeah, I'm still watching it right now, and I gotta say I'm impressed by how the technology at that time went. I think I shall get myself Captain Scarlet some time later.
>yfw none of these series ever got a proper ending
At least Hood was merely a recurring villain in Thunderbirds so a proper ending wasn't really necessary.
I def. give you Captain Scarlet though. The dream episode being the final episode just made it WORSE.
>yfw everything related to these series will now be CGI shit
Actually I'm hyped up really high for the new series
>What about super sentai? They still used real props for the giant vehicles/animals if they've got the budget to make some anyway and miniature buildings.
They don't really do a lot of miniature work aside from buildings. You never see a view from the ground where you can see cars, streetlights, etc. And really, it's such a small part of sentai, it's not worth them doing it.
And this just came up on their FB page today.
Ikr? That looks more like a claw than elevator.
Oh, and also Thunderbird 5's docking port may have something related to the foldable part of the new Thunderbird 3.
Atleast they kept the original font for the insignia.
They just posted this few minutes ago.
Watch the robot scenes in GoGo V, then in Gaoranger. They were using miniatures for everything in the 90s, and some of the stuff in Carranger, Megaranger, and so on is pure art.
And then with Gaoranger they started using CG. They occasionally still do prop work, but...
Yeah man, you're correct, I did enjoy the gattai sequence, especially when it's real prop. But the ones nowadays aren't usually using props, though... Whether it's just the mechs or gattai sequence.
Thunderbirds Are Go here is trying to use a bit of the old way, backgrounds and places are real miniature, but everything else is CGI, which I highly doubt how that will work. Trailer will come up tomorrow though, but since I'm in GMT+7, it's gonna be a heck of waiting.
>Lady Penelope (voiced by Rosamund Pike) and Aloysius Parker (reprized by David Graham)
>Brains (voiced by Kayvan Novak)
>implying we don't know that
Yeah, but we're talking about the miniatures, not just suit actors wearing robot costumes.
And the five Tracy boys will be voiced by three actors only. While in the past they were able to have five actors voicing each boys. I'm quite annoyed by this.
>Same VA for Parker
Best news I've heard all week
Speaking of Thunderbirds references
That giant plane? Doesn't really look as a reference.
Anyway, does League of Extraordinary Gentlemen also take place in modern days? I wish to read that some time later, I thought that was just about alternative Victorian era.
Before Japanese giant-robots were on the air my favorite "mecha" was SUPERCAR. I still love this crazy thing.
Eh... Yeah, okay, I'm wrong. The tail, the hull, the underside...
What I meant earlier was that plane wasn't like a purposed reference, more like, just designed to be that way.
I was just guessing, I don't read the artist's mind
>Thunderbird 1 - First Response Craft
>Thunderbird 2 - Auxiliary Equipment Transporter
>Thunderbird 3 - Space Rescue Vehicle
>Thunderbird 4 - Underwater Search and Rescue
>Thunderbird 5 - Communications and Logistics Hub
So, Thunderbird 5 is the most useless one, right?
Wouldnt it make more sense to have a drill tank (except that it wouldnt fit with the whole bird-theme)?
Yeah I know, but the classic series didn't have an ending at all, right? It was just cancelled.
Actually without TB5, IR won't really get info where disaster happens. But yeah, other than that, still most useless. The Mole/drill tank is part of the TB2's Pod Vehicle, though.
Cautious optimism. Though the most hype part was when they used Jeff's voice clips from the original opening.
And so that answers our question about the Hood being a Malaysian witch doctor, I guess.
Thunderbird 5 is the one that detects emergencies and directs International Rescue to them. Also a crucial support platform for any space based operations with Thunderbird 3. Where else is the rocket going to refuel, Mars? With the fucking Mysterons shining lights in your face?
Actually lead to an interesting character dynamic for John Tracy, the least developed of the brothers. He's always stuck up there alone on scout duty, while his brothers are off jetting around the globe saving people and sunning it up on Tracy Island while he pees in bags and eats food out of a tube while combating muscular degeneration. The only time he actually gets to participate in a rescue mission he's an overeager hothead who butts heads with his more experienced brothers. And along with Alan he's the one who takes the most after their father.
Well, Alan and John alternate, each spending equal time manning TB5 and on the island.
It's just that the stuff always seems to go down when John's on duty, because I understand Gerry didn't like John.
>and the sets are sex
>It seems they like Thunderbirds, and inspired to do that kind of miniature stuffs on Ultraman
Definitely not the case, considering Ultraman's creator was already used to miniatures from his Godzilla work.
Basically, the entirety of the actual cast get fucked in the first ten minutes and it's left to a couple of kids to save International Rescue with awful designs of the Thunderbirds themselves.
Actually I went to search it after my last post, sorry to bother you
The first ten minutes? Holy shit, I don't even remember their role was so short, no wonder that film was focusing more about Alan. And yeah, the vehicles are really ugly, Mole and Firefly were absurd as fuck.
It might not quite have been the first ten minutes, but it feels like it. The point is that the people and machines get sidelined really early so we can focus on bad comedy and shitty child actors. After all, who would ever go to a Thunderbirds movie to see International Rescue rescuing people and averting disaster?
The more you say it, the more my brain gets triggered to remember how awful that was. Goddamn.
But yeah, the film was off too far from the original. The title should have been just Alan Tracy.
>Definitely not the case, considering Ultraman's creator was already used to miniatures from his Godzilla work.
The scenes in Ultraman shows where a plane goes through an elaborate launch sequence are definitely inspired by thunderbirds. Tsubaraya was a master to be sure, but no artist lives in a vacuum. His vision for Godzilla was to do stop-motion animation like in Kong Kong, but it was too expensive.
Thought i might as well drop this link, some people might want to pick up a preorder or whatever.
It's made by the same guy who made pandemic, the mechanics are that each player controls one of the IR dudes, and different missions are popping up in different parts of the world (or space) every turn, and different vehicles/characters have better or worse chances of completing each mission, at the same time, you're trying to collect resources needed to stop the hood, but those same resources might also be critical to being able to take care of all the missions in enough time.
Basically, you're racing around trying to stop all these disasters (if left too long, you lose) while also doing whatever you need to do to stop the hood (if ever one of his schemes succeeds, or if he managed to get to the end of his 'planning' track, you lose as well.)
If I may be honest, actually I hoped for the IR vehicles are not to be CGI too. I'm okay with the characters being in CGI because reasons, but the vehicles, should it be in CGI? I think not.
Gee, Tsuburaya only use CGI when the vehicle scenes is extremely fast or stuff.
Don't joke about that shit, m8.
Making it super fat and too backward wings?
Well fuck you, /m/. You've cost me at least £12 this week so far (ordered a bunch of GA show patches) and potentially £75 in two weeks time thanks to that boardgame.
I'm just glad there aren't any modern model kits of Thunderbirds stuff otherwise I'd be even more broke.
>Ocean going craft
>primary thruster in the point that used to be the entrance to TB3
Oh man, the use to tilt-shift makes the vehicles and environments purposefully look like miniature sets, I love it. I'm a little standoff'ish about CGI, but even as a kid as the rather glaring limitations of marionettes and models was something you just had to accept.
What I'm surprisingly pleased about is that of all the old marks to get a reboot, they chose one of the ones with the Rescue theme, something sorely lacking in kid's shows in the last decade or so, you get to have action and life-lessons without having to get creative about portrayal of violence. Plus from a marketing standpoint it's perfect for merchandising.
Now then, Captain Scarlet when?
Yeah, rescue, the last time I remember was Japan making Rescue Force and Rescue Fire, it's quite a rare theme to be used I'd say.
Yeah, the CGI on the IR vehicles especially. Even though I just watched Ultra Galaxy Mega where the vehicles went total CGI on real miniatures, I try to be positive about this upcoming series, albeit actually they still can use real miniature if the vehicles go slow or something.
Jeff, Jeff Tracy.
National Hero. World renowned billionaire philanthropist. Legendary astronaut. Widowed Father of five Aryan Supermen.
The protagonists of most Anderson shows were total Gary Stu's in retrospect, but only on paper. The sheer enormity of the threats they fought on a weekly basis demands them to be the absolute best specimens humanity can produce.