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Thunderbirds - The Machines - This Is How We Roll!




The Thunderbirds TV series is set in the 21st century, which at the time of production was still over thirty years away. Co-creator Anderson said for the series to be set "100 years in the future," indicating a date of 2065, despite varying years showing up on various objects throughout the series. Each episode featured model vehicles and machines primarily designed by special effects director Derek Meddings; in particular, the five Thunderbird craft. The show depicts the adventures of the Tracy family, which consists of millionaire former astronaut Jeff Tracy (one of the first men to land on the moon) and his five sons: Scott (pilot of Thunderbird 1 and principal rescue co-ordinator), Virgil (pilot of Thunderbird 2), Alan (astronaut in Thunderbird 3), Gordon (aquanaut in Thunderbird 4) and John (principal duty astronaut on the space station Thunderbird 5) ? each named after a Mercury astronaut. This is a 'tribute' to all the Thunderbird machines. Sorry omitted 'Fab 1', and will at some stage do a theme for it with Lady Penelope and Parker.

Posted by TeeVees Greatest on February 8, 2013 at 11:38 PM 832 Views

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