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The Musketeers: showrunner quits before series 3

17 April 2015 5:55 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

The BBC’s The Musketeers will have to cope without its showrunner Adrian Hodges for its already-confirmed third series…

Here’s an interesting one – Adrian Hodges, creator and showrunner for the BBC’s The Musketeers, won't be signing on for the third series.

A third run for the family-friendly historical action drama has already been confirmed by the BBC (we can expect it early next year, if previous broadcast dates are anything to go by), but Hodges has ruled himself out for a return.

Our friends at Geek Syndicate got the scoop on the matter, with a quote from the man himself explaining his reason for leaving his own show:

“I just felt that after the last season I was totally knackered. I love the show but it had been a very intensive two…well four years really and what I didn’t want to go was go straight into developing a new season. »

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Review: Thunderbirds are Go

6 April 2015 9:00 AM, PDT | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

I’m giddy as a schoolgirl, and I don’t know what to do with my hands.

I should explain.

Gerry Anderson’s Thunderbirds is as major a lynchpin of my childhood as M&Ms, my Big Jim collection, and faking sick to stay home from school…usually to watch Thunderbirds. The Tracy brothers, launching rescue missions from their secret island, was filled with edge of the seat action, staggering special effects and miniatures, and engaging character work.  This is made more impressive that the characters were played by marionettes.  Electronically keyed to the dialogue and incredibly detailed, but marionettes nevertheless.  The show is as well-loved and respected worldwide, but most so in England, where it’s as beloved as other Sci-Fi touchstone Doctor Who.  So it was rather a given that they’d go for a remake of the series eventually, and the 50th anniversary is just too tempting for anyone to pass up. »

- Vinnie Bartilucci

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Thunderbirds Are Go review – A 21st-century revamp of the Gerry Anderson classic

5 April 2015 11:00 PM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

As a young boy I loved the Tracy brothers and this update is pretty Fab too. Elesewhere, Louis Theroux’s latest documentary, Transgender Kids, shows how hard it is for some of us to be ourselves

Never since Poochie, the proactive rapping dog with a backward-facing baseball cap, debuted in the Simpsons’ Itchy and Scratchy, has there been a character so evidently the product of algorithms and focus groups as the new woman in Thunderbirds.

In Thunderbirds Are Go (Saturday, ITV), the 21st-century revamp of Gerry Anderson’s 1960s puppet sci-fi show for kids, Kayo contemplated her new ride, the Thunderbird S, doubtless savouring all the adventures in store for her during this 26-episode series. It’s only taken half a century, but finally a woman is deemed fit to fly one of International Rescue’s weaponised aircraft.

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- Stuart Jeffries

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The Voice UK final watched by 6.3 million viewers on BBC One

5 April 2015 2:08 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

The 2015 live final of The Voice UK was watched by more than 6 million people, overnight figures indicate.

An average of 6.31m (31.6%) saw Stevie McCrorie win the fourth series of the BBC One singing competition. Last year, Jermain Jackman's triumph was witnessed by 6.6m (30.7%).

Later on from 9.10pm, the latest episode of Casualty attracted 4.57m (24.1%).

On BBC Two, a repeat of Dad's Army garnered 1.5m (7.4%) before Monteverdi in Mantua: The Genius of the Vespers secured 503k (2.6%) in the 9pm hour.

Over on ITV, the latest series of Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway concluded with 4.89m (24.7%) from 7pm. You're Back in the Room and The Jonathan Ross Show followed with 3.17m (15.9%) and 2.33m (13.1%) respectively.

Earlier in the evening, Thunderbirds Are Go managed 1.74m (13.4%) from 5pm.

Channel 4's End of the World Night averaged 1.09m (5.9%) between 9pm and 10.35pm.

On Channel 5, the latest instalment of Ted Danson's CSI interested 741k (4.4%) from 10pm. »

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Thunderbirds Are Go! Was the reboot well-received? Twitter reacts

4 April 2015 10:39 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Thunderbirds Are Go! returned to our screens tonight (April 4), leaving viewers wondering whether it could top the 1960s original.

The classic theme tune and countdown open the show but there are no strings in sight for this version of Gerry Anderson's story, as the Tracy brothers move to complete CGI animation.

Initial reaction to images released of the brothers weren't fantastic - but what did Twitter think of it on-screen? Digital Spy rounds up viewers' opinions here:

Episode one drew favourable opinions, with many praising it for being a programme that the entire family can enjoy:

Hats off to the Thunderbirds remake. My show was the one I first saw in 1965. But the new one's smart & inventive & fun & I'm glad it's here

Colin Smith (@Colin_TBTAMC) April 4, 2015

Thunderbirds Are Go saved the world, Fab first episode!

@ThunderbirdsHQ

— Bushloe Science (@bushloescience) April 4, 2015

Loved the new #Thunderbirds. Faithful to the original. »

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Thunderbirds Are Go! reviewed: Fab reinvention or total misfire?

4 April 2015 10:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

It's always a big risk tinkering with a much-loved classic - particularly something that was a big part of people's childhoods - but the creative forces behind Thunderbirds Are Go! have promised that this 2015 revamp of the '60s Supermarionation series retains all that made the original so great.

Indeed, die-hard fans will be happy to hear that a good deal remains unchanged - from the off, Peter Dyneley's stirring countdown-to-launch and the subsequent swell of that classic theme tune deliver a rush of glorious nostalgia.

But it's also more than a mere nostalgia trip, with enough changes put into place to ensure that the show works as colourful, engaging fodder for the 6-11 year-olds of today.

As befits a modern series, and one intended primarily for children, the pace is utterly relentless throughout - a lack of incident is certainly not a problem that Thunderbirds Are Go! suffers from. »

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What to Watch: Tonight's TV Picks - The Voice UK, Thunderbirds Are Go!

4 April 2015 3:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Thunderbirds Are Go!: ITV, 5pm

Produced using a blend of CGI animation and live-action model sets, the returning Thunderbirds Are Go! features the vocal talents of Rosamund Pike, Angel Coulby and Kayvan Novak, with David Graham also reprising his original role of Parker.

The Voice UK: BBC One, 7pm

The live conclusion of BBC One's singing competition sees finalists Emmanuel, Lucy, Sasha and Stevie perform one solo song and another with their coach. Who will be crowned this year's winner of The Voice UK and will they enjoy more success than past champions?

Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway: ITV, 7pm

The last episode of the current series sees England captain Wayne Rooney answer questions posed by Little Ant and Dec, while Broadchurch star Olivia Colman joins the show as the star guest announcer.

The Following: Sky Atlantic, 9pm

In the latest episode of Sky Atlantic's thrilling detective show, »

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Thunderbirds Are Go!: The cast on why the ITV reboot will be a success

4 April 2015 1:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

5, 4, 3, 2, 1...

Over the years, there have been several - mostly unsuccessful - attempts to bring back Thunderbirds.

However, where others failed, Thunderbirds Are Go! looks set to succeed.

Debuting 50 years after the original series first aired, Digital Spy sat down with the cast to talk comparisons to 24, why the show is "the opposite of naff" - and why fans of the original will be happy to see this incarnation of International Rescue back at work.

Lady Penelope - Rosamund Pike

"It was an easy 'yes' as soon as ITV asked me to voice Lady Penelope. It was a huge compliment and I knew it would be a very exciting adventure.

"Exploring the scenes with David Graham has been an absolute delight. The scripts are very modern, very fresh and very funny. I love working with him, and the bond between Parker and Penelope and the humour that is batted between them is really fun to play. »

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Thunderbirds takes the plunge with Thames stunt

2 April 2015 3:42 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

ITV marks the return of the children’s TV show by sending a 15ft replica of Thunderbird 4 down the river

Thunderbirds were go on Thursday morning when one of the show’s famous vehicles hit London’s Thames.

The Thunderbird 4 model, which measures 15ft and is made from fibreglass, took a team of TV prop builders more than six weeks to build.

Related: Thunderbirds are go as TV series returns with a makeover after 50 years

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- Press Association

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Thunderbird 4 takes to the Thames to mark Thunderbirds Are Go! launch

2 April 2015 3:12 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Thunderbird 4 took its maiden voyage on the River Thames this morning to mark the launch of the new series Thunderbirds Are Go!.

ITV's revamp of the classic '60s show will launch this Saturday (April 4) at 5pm with a special double episode.

A 15ft model of underwater rescue vehicle Thunderbird 4 departed from East London, passing iconic landmarks including Tower Bridge and the Houses of Parliament.

A team of TV prop builders took more than six weeks to design, construct and paint the model, which was made from fibre-glass.

In both the original and revamped Thunderbirds, Thunderbird 4 is piloted by aquanaut Gordon Tracy, and is often delivered to the danger zone by Thunderbird 2.

Thunderbirds Are Go! - produced using a blend of CGI animation and live-action model sets - features the vocal talents of Rosamund Pike, Angel Coulby and Kayvan Novak, with David Graham also reprising his original role of Parker. »

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Thunderbirds Are Go! episode 1 review: Ring Of Fire

1 April 2015 6:35 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Thunderbirds Are Go! has an action-packed launch, but its script and CG are far from top-notch. Will the revamp live up to its potential?

This review contains spoilers.

1.1 Ring Of Fire

Not only are the Thunderbirds gang back, they’ve also been appended with “are go!” - and boy, do they ever go. Sylvia and Gerry Anderson’s much-loved show, celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, screeches and blasts its way on to the small screen and doesn’t hold up for 45 minutes or so.

The puppets, and their charm it has to be said, may have been replaced by computer-generated characters, but the iconic ships and Tracy Island remain, for the most part, as beautiful standing-set models produced by Weta (The Lord Of The Rings).

This first instalment, which sees two episodes aired together as one, neatly introduces to the International Rescue troupe. All the Tracy brothers remain, though »

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Thunderbirds Are Go! writer explains Jeff Tracy's absence from revamp

1 April 2015 3:10 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Thunderbirds Are Go! head writer Rob Hoegee has accounted for Jeff Tracy's absence from the animated revamp.

A pivotal character in the original '60s series, Jeff was the father of the Tracy brothers and head of International Rescue, but Hoegee recently confirmed in a Reddit Ama that he will not appear in ITV's new reboot.

Speaking at a press screening for Thunderbirds Are Go! last night (March 31), Hoegee clarified the decision, suggesting that Jeff's absence allows the show's younger characters to "shine".

"Jeff Tracy is not a character that can be sidelined or minimised in any way shape or form," he explained. "He is a huge presence - in the world of Thunderbirds and on the screen - [and] the show we're making right now couldn't be about Jeff Tracy - it has to be about the boys, and Kayo (Angel Coulby).

"Our feeling was… what would be a way »

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Thunderbirds are go as TV series returns with a makeover after 50 years

31 March 2015 12:00 PM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

ITV’s take on children’s favourite blends computer animation with models and miniature sets – and even the original voice of Parker is coming back

5, 4, 3, 2, 1 ... Thunderbirds are go – but not quite how older viewers will remember. International Rescue has been given a makeover for the modern age, with the Tracy brothers, Brains, Lady Penelope and Parker smarter, fitter and with better gadgets than they ever had when the “supermarionation” show began on ITV half a century ago.

But fans fearful that its return, complete with Hollywood star Rosamund Pike voicing Lady Penelope, will trample all over their childhood memories can rest easy.

Related: Thunderbirds Are Go: first pictures of new Lady Penelope and Brains

Related: Gerry Anderson and his supermarionation superstars – in pictures

Related: Thunderbirds creator Gerry Anderson dies aged 83

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- John Plunkett

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Twilight Time 4th Anniversary Promotion Through April 3

30 March 2015 5:09 PM, PDT | Cinemaretro.com | See recent CinemaRetro news »

Twilight Time is celebrating its 4th anniversary with a major promotion that sees some of their limited edition titles reduced in price through April 3. These are the titles on sale. 

Group 1

Retail price point: $24.95

Picnic

Pal Joey

Bite The Bullet

Bell, Book, And Candle

Bye Bye Birdie

In Like Flint

Major Dundee

The Blue Max

Crimes And Misdemeanors

Used Cars

Thunderbirds Are Go / Thunderbird 6

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Retail price point: $19.95

Rapture

Roots Of Heaven

Swamp Water

Demetrius And The Gladiators

Desiree

The Wayward Bus

Cover Girl

High Time

The Sound And The Fury

The Rains Of Ranchipur

Bonjour Tristesse

Beloved Infidel

Lost Horizon

The Blue Lagoon

Experiment In Terror

Nicholas And Alexandra

Pony Soldier

The Song Of Bernadette

Philadelphia

The Only Game In Town

Love Is A Many Splendored Thing

Sleepless In Seattle

The Disappearance

Sexy Beast

Drums Along The Mohawk

Alamo Bay

The Other

Mindwarp

Jane Eyre

Oliver

The Way We Were »

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New images and behind-the-scenes featurette for Thunderbirds Are Go!

30 March 2015 10:31 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ahead of its premiere on Saturday, a batch of new images have been released for the upcoming animated reboot Thunderbirds Are Go!, which you can check out below along with video from New Zealand’s Sunday Tvnz, which goes behind-the-scenes of this new take on Gerry Anderson’s classic creation…

See Also: 10 TV21 Strips That Would Make Great Thunderbirds Are Go! Episodes

 

See Also: Watch the full trailer for Thunderbirds Are Go!

When disaster strikes and there’s no one else to help, International Rescue answers the call! From their secret island base, this family of highly trained responders can reach every corner of the globe – and beyond – in minutes. With their remarkable cutting edge Thunderbird Vehicles, brothers Scott, Virgil, John, Gordon and Alan Tracy along with head of security Kayo and lead engineer Brains pull off amazing feats of heroism. No rescue is too big and no journey too far to save a life. »

- Gary Collinson

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Thunderbirds revamp 'won't mess with what already worked'

29 March 2015 4:01 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Thunderbirds Are Go executive producer Giles Ridge has spoken about the updated version of the show.

Ridge said that while it would appeal to a modern audience, many of the original elements would be retained.

He said: "We had no intention of messing with what already worked.

"It's a classic for a reason - it's a show that has a lot of cultural relevance for a lot of people, and so the decisions and changes we have made were not entered into lightly.

"Equally though, the series needs to appeal to a new modern audience, so whilst the iconic characters… music and story elements are largely retained, they are realised with production values that deliver an even greater dynamic and emotional experience for today's audience."

Ridge also spoke about some of the new vehicles that would appear on the show, before saying that the characters' heroism held the key to its appeal. »

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Thunderbirds Are Go! voice cast interviews

29 March 2015 5:57 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

The new voice cast of ITV's Thunderbirds Are Go!, starting on Saturday the 4th of April, tell us about the updated version of the show...

Returning to the small screen, just in time for its 50th anniversary, is the much-loved television series, Thunderbirds. Under the moniker of Thunderbirds Are Go!, the puppets have been replaced by computer-generated realisations of the original characters but the model and standing sets remain - courtesy of Weta in New Zealand (The Lord Of The Rings).

Den of Geek sat down with the voice cast who were all very enthusiastic and excited to see their work finally hit screens across the world. Taking part in the interviews were: Thomas Brodie-Sangster (Game Of Thrones) who plays John Tracy; Rasmus Hardiker (Lead BalloonBlack Mirror), Alan and Scott Tracy; David Menkin, Virgil and Gordon Tracy; Sandra Dickinson (The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy), Grandma Tracy; Angel Coulby »

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10 TV21 Strips That Would Make Great ‘Thunderbirds Are Go’ Episodes

28 March 2015 4:28 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Fred McNamara with 10 TV21 strips that would make great ‘Thunderbirds Are Go’ episodes…

Amidst rumours that some episodes of the classic Thunderbirds series may be given a modern makeover for the upcoming remake, wouldn’t it be fun to examine which of the TV21 comic strips would suit a modernisation?

TV21 was the official comic spin-off for Thunderbirds, Stingray, Captain Scarlet and many other of Gerry Anderson’s sci-fi puppet shows. The reason for focusing on comics and not original episodes would be that Thunderbirds Are Go! is set to have a running time of 25 mins per episode, half of the original series’ episodes.

The original series had slow-burning feel to it, thanks to the lengthily duration of each episode. This new series promises to be shorter and snappier, which raises similarities between the new series and the TV21 strips. The strips themselves were often far more basic in terms »

- Gary Collinson

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Thunderbirds Are Go gets April launch date on ITV

25 March 2015 8:47 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Thunderbirds Are Go will premiere at the beginning of April.

The reboot of the classic television series will launch on ITV on Saturday, April 4 at 5pm, according to Radio Times.

The show is also set to air on Citv on April 15.

Ahead of the launch of Thunderbirds Are Go, Reggie Yates will present documentary Reggie & Thunderbirds - No Strings Attached.

The behind-the-scenes look at the revamped series will air on ITV on Thursday, April 2 at 8pm on ITV2.

Thunderbirds Are Go is based on the original '60s series and has been produced using both CGI animation and live-action model work.

Cast members include Rosamund Pike, Kayvan Novak, Angel Coulby and Thomas Sangster.

David Graham is also reprising his original role of Parker the chauffeur.

Watch a trailer below: »

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Reggie Yates to host Thunderbirds documentary No Strings Attached

24 March 2015 9:18 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Reggie Yates will present Reggie & Thunderbirds - No Strings Attached - a behind-the-scenes documentary airing ahead of the TV series' reboot next month.

Self-confessed 'superfan' Yates will get a sneak preview of the Citv production, visiting the Weta Workshop studios in New Zealand where the show has been developed.

He will be seen at recording sessions in London where the likes of Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Rosamund Pike and Kayvan Novak voice the characters.

Yates also records lines with David Graham during the one-hour documentary.

A veteran of the Gerry Anderson original, Graham, who voices Lady Penelope's butler Parker, reprises the role in the rebooted show.

The former Radio 1 chart show host also joins fellow superfan David Baddiel at the recording of a special episode penned by the comedian, which features a cameo from Sylvia Anderson - series co-creator and the voice of the original Lady Penelope.

Thunderbirds Are Go! will land on April 15 on Citv. »

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