I’m so excited about this, Weta Digital are going to re-make Thunderbirds.
I love Thunderbirds because:
- It’s a great story.
- It’s nice idea that someone can come along and fix everything.
- It has great female role models unlike so many other sci-fi series. Lady Penelope really does kick ass.
- Everything in it is something you actually could make as a child, with enough yoghurt pots.
- It’s nice that all the boys are mildly (to extremely) techy and nerdy – and yet they still get to be the heroes!
Weta digital is the workshop responsible for the special-effects in the Lord of the Rings and Avatar. This means they created the Gollum that you see in the films!
Though it will be weird to see the Tracy boys without strings attached, I really look forward to seeing this concept without giggling about the bad puppetry.
As an additional note, I am writing this using my dictation software. It has had a few problems with my accent (mild Bristolian) specifically the words yoghurt and ass but other than that it worked pretty well. It even recognized Gollum! I didn’t even have to train it to do that!