Thunderbirds 2086 (1982– )

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In the year 2086, a new generation of Thunderbirds braves earth and space to answer distress calls, resolve crises and disasters, and save lives.

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Year:

1982
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Takeshi Aono ...
 Grant Hansen (24 episodes, 1982)
Manami Ito ...
 Catharine Heyward (24 episodes, 1982)
Kiyoshi Kobayashi ...
 Gerald Simpson (24 episodes, 1982)
Yûko Maruyama ...
 Paul (24 episodes, 1982)
Ryûsei Nakao ...
 Sammy Edkins Jr (24 episodes, 1982)
Junichi Takeoka ...
 Hidaka Raiji (24 episodes, 1982)
Takashi Toyama ...
 Eric Jones (24 episodes, 1982)
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2086 AD: Although the 21st century is the space age, mankind is ever expanding the frontiers of technical superiority into unknown and uncharted areas. Each such quest promises marvelous discoveries, but also brings potential danger. In direct response to such dangers birthed from advanced technology, the Thunderbird rescue squad stands ready to mobilize in response to any distress calls arriving at any time from any disaster scene on or off Earth. Five of the squad's finest cadets - Dylan Beyda, Kallen James, Jesse Rigel, Jonathan Jordan Jr and Grant Hanson - undergo exciting adventures as they brave impossible and incredible dangers to rescue lives. Written by Q. Leo Rahman

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September 1988 (USA)  »

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Kagaku Kyujo Tai Tekunoboija  »

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Some of the Thunderbird mech pay tribute to the original Thunderbirds (1965) vehicles:
  • Thunderbird 2 (TB-2) is a cargo hauler, identical to the original TB-2 but coloured blue instead of green and storing its vehicles inside its cargo bay rather than in hangar pods


  • Thunderbird 4 is a yellow submarine like the original TB-4, but larger in scale


  • Thunderbirds 5 and 15 are based on the Mole, the pod vehicle seen in the original series


  • and Thunderbird 6, like the original TB-5, is a massive space station.


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Typical US rewrite and editing for that time
19 May 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It has been years since I saw this show but at the time, I was able to see not only the US version but the original Japanese episodes which were used to make the US version so I was aware of what liberties were being taken to make the US version.

For example, the US version had US 3D footage added (as transition sequences) and had some cuts to remove parts of some of the scenes or other dumb editing that was made since the original was regarded as too sophisticated for the American audience.

An example of the former cutting was a scene where a character was caught in an explosion. The Japanese version showed the flaming gas hitting the character while the US version cut the actual contact.

In the dumb editing area was a sequence of a Spacestation-to-Spacestation shuttle (think of it as an airplane) being boarded by the passengers. They are shown floating (they are "weightless") down the center isle and seating themselves in the seats on the "floor" of the craft. The Japanese version continues with them then using the seats on the "ceiling" - which is cut out from the US version as well as having these seats hidden behind a matt-painting to hide their existence.

The dubbing also took liberties with the Japanese plotline and always had at least one "in-gag" reference per episode such as having one of the characters ask that an airlock on a space ship be opened (so he can enter) with the request "Open the Pod Bay, Hal" [2001 reference] or having a malfunctioning computer claim to be a "Wild and Crazy Computer" in a Steve Martin-like voice [a reference to his "Wild and Crazy Guy" routine].


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