Thunderbirds are Go! Again!
I was a great customer for comics in the Sixties, and one of my regulars was TV Century 21. It revealed, to those of us in the UK, that Thunderbirds was actually, and fantastically, in COLOR!
I had the privilege of meeting Oliver Postgate before he died. I and a group of fellow worshippers ( who discussed our preference for Noggin the Nog or Muffin the Mule, both now considered illegal acts) were able to see the actual creations of Professor Yaffle and Bagpuss, in the fluff.
But I would likewise adore to meet the creator of Tracy Island and Lady Penelope. I used to imagine I might have a fling with Lady Penelope, but it turns out she is only about 18 inches tall and is not interested in a no-strings relationship.
I never saw the live action movie because the critics panned it, and it seemed to me that it would sully my memories. No, I prefer Thunderbirds as envisaged by Gerry and his Mrs. It's all about the future you see, the future we were supposed to have had, not the future we actually have.
Apparently, I am not the only fan. Dire Straits loved it and got Anderson to re-create the feel of Thunderbirds for a video. Ah, Bliss, that such a bastard as I could be in heaven for a moment.
Dire Straits - Calling Elvis
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Posted by Wrinkled Weasel on Wednesday, January 12, 2011