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More Supermarionation fun
on 1 October 2002
Thunderbird 6: The Movie was another attempt by Gerry and Sylvia Anderson, alongside tv mogul Lew Grade to cash in on the massive success Thunderbirds was enjoying on television.
Although the first film Thunderbirds Are Go didn't enjoy huge success, the producers went ahead and made another one...
Although this film captures some of the elements of the series, it doesnt really work as well. Its great to see a wide screen version of the programme, but the show lacks much of the excitement and humour of the show. Yes, there are loads of explosions and bits of sets flying towards the cameras, but this isn't enough to keep you interested. The great set pieces from the series eg the Thunderbird launch sequences do not feature as much, and this is the one thing that every Thunderbird fan never tires of seeing, so its a mistake not to include them
However, there is a great reason to buy the dvd. The commentary by the films producer Sylvia Anderson and the director David Lane provide a fascinating insight into how the picture was shot as well as many of the challenges they faced.
Your Thunderbird DVD collection is incomplete without it, so go ahead and buy!