Thunder! Thunder! Thunder! Thunderbirds? Go!

By Luke Y. Thompson in TV
Monday, February 4, 2013 at 10:00 am

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ITV Studios and the rather unfortunately named Pukeko Pictures, in collaboration with Weta workshop, whom you know from all Peter Jackson's recent films, are bringing back the late Gerry Anderson's cult "supermarionation" TV series. In place of the unintentionally (?) creepy puppets, CG characters will be added to live-action sets.

I don't know what to make of this. On the one hand, the Anderson aesthetic, even when translated to CG, never worked that well for me. On the other, there was this:

Are you hungry for more Thunderbirds in any form?

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