My first blog post..
Almost at 2000 pages now.... I've got to say that although the wiki has come along nicely in the last couple of years, I think that in recent months it has grown in size massively. We now know what John Foley, Len Walter, Harry MacDonald, Harry Ledger, and Noel Rowland look like and got exclusive images for them - several of the many, many great things that have happened in the last four / five months.Read more >
I always knew that they had reused costumes throughout the series, but I didn't realize that some of the costumes from the earlier series may have survived. I was watching the Stingray episode "Ghost of the Sea" earlier, and came across a sixties monstrosity worn by Captain Tempest, which happened to look exactly like the robe a certain Tracy brother was wearing:Read more >
Hi guys! thought I'd share a little project I've been working on, will keep it on this blog post only so you know where to find it.
I have started a web/fan comic that's a 'Hybrid' version of both classic Thunderbirds and Thunderbirds Are Go! and would like to share it with you guys. I know it may annoy alot of people who are divided into one camp or the other, but I love both versions of the tv show and thought I'd mix some of my favourite parts together in a comic format.
I know this may not appeal to everyone and my art isn't the best in the world out there for this sort of thing however it's been great fun and a brilliant challenge, I'm learning lots of new stuff as I go so hopefully all those minor niggles will smooth out over time. It's mos…Read more >
Originally I was just going to write a reply back on http://thunderbirds.wikia.com/wiki/User_blog:Guyus24/What%27s_With_All_The_%22Thunderbirds_Are_Go%22_Hate%3F Jack's blog but figured what I'm about to write will be lengthy so I'll do a seperate blog for it instead.
Yeah there is still alot of 'dislike for Thunderbirds are go (TAG) which i feel is really undeserved floating around, and I just want to say a few words about why you should think otherwise!
Originally, Jack was comapring it to the NEW Captain Scarlet, but since I havn't seen that in a full episode yet I'm only going to mention a comparasion on a visual level... here and now. TAG is far superior and more beautiful. If anything you should be making the comparasion to Lavander Ca…
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With the return of Thunderbirds Are Go in just a few hours, I thought I'd have a go at trying to figure out why Gerry Anderson fans don't seem to like it that much (for the record, I like it).
I'm going to be referencing New Captain Scarlet quite a bit in this, as not only is it a reboot of a classic puppet show, but it was also produced in CGI. New Captain Scarlet was also warmly accepted by fans, and is still referred to in the GerryAndersonTV blog, unlike Thunderbirds Are Go? Why the hell is that?
A lot of the bad stuff Thunderbirds Are Go gets are like "the rescues are too fast", "the characters look too plastic" (srsly?), "Brains is Indian", "there aren't enough models", and possibly the worst few, "it's not like original Thunderbirds" or "it's n…Read more >
You may have noticed the new edit counter on your user profile masthead. Discussions posts? What are they? Well don't fear, I have the answer.
Discussions are a new feature introduced by Fandom (formerly Wikia, forever bless you soul). They allow you to talk about anything you like (related to Thunderbrids, obviously), categorise it and filter out the stuff you don't want to hear about. You can upvote other posts, comment and share them on social media. In fact, Discussions is like a Facebook dedicated to Thunderbirds. You can talk about your favourite episode, share some cool artwork you found, tell everyone about your crazy #TAGSeason2 theories. If it's about Thunderbirds, it belongs, and we wanna hear it!
You can find discussions by going to…Read more >
I've been seeing quite a few very poor pics replacing better ones lately.... It seems they're being grabbed from DVDs.
A pic may be "hi-res", but that doesn't automatically make it great. In many cases, the colours are simply abysmal! Kindly desist.Read more >
During the filming of Thunderbird 6 in 1967, the M40 motorway was being built and going to have central reservations installed throughout it. Executive producer and writer Gerry Anderson and director David Lane went to take a look at the motorway. The former suggested that the Tiger Moth could be flown under one of the bridges. Joan Hughes, who served as a ferry pilot in World War Two, would only be able to go under with the aircraft if she followed a stipulation by the Board of Trade - the Tiger Moth would be able to go under the bridge but providing the aircraft's wheels were in contact with the road. Furthermore, a Department of Transport official was on-site during filming so as to ensure the stipulation was adhered to.
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Gerry and Sylvia Anderson
1960 – 1981
Gerry and Sylvia Anderson got married on November 22, 1960. While on tour to promote the feature film Thunderbirds Are Go in December 1966, their marriage was breaking up; the former thought that the latter was attempting to steal the limelight. In response, Sylvia accused Gerry of being jealous and threatened to cancel the tour. The latter responded by saying that if the papers got hold of it, disaster would ensue. Ultimately, the couple continued the tour.
Shortly after Christmas that year, Gerry and Sylvia separated. Following their reuniting in time for New Year's Eve, they went on holiday to Paris.
Despite hiding it for a while, the fact that their marriage was in trouble became apparent to a lot of peo…
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Most of my contributions have been removed. I'm giving up now! :(Read more >
Hey, guys. I just wanna Show ya my First Stop motion blog post. This is the LAdy Penelope High Heel Twist Scene from Thunderbirds movie. I only join Thunderbirds wiki because i Liked Lady penelope's Shoes. These photos are gonna be Hard work, So i will start doing em'.Read more >
Lady penelope's Pink peep toe heeled sandals are minor shoes in the Thunderbirds movie. Lady Penelope only wears them when she wore a Pink retro jumpsuit.
They are first seen when Lady Penelope is wearing a pink retro jumpsuit, Walking to Tracy island. The first close up is when Lady penelope kicks Mullion in the nose. And they appear once again when Lady Penelope Kicks Transom, As she is running. The other close up is when Lady penelope hops on an Orange couch Saying "feet". The next one is when Penelope kicks Transom again after she hits her hand, And when Lady Penelope kicks her in the pool. The best close up is when Lady penelope raises her foot to kick Hood, but He stops her leg, And she lowers her foot, With the Sole. The newest clo…
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The bad news is: there's a new infobox that blows up Character images to monstrous proportions. The good news is: nobody seems to be putting it up on pages.
There's an easy fix though: just reupload a resized image of about 400 characters.
In this context, it might be worth drawing attention to the fact that Wikia's "Read more" links at the bottom of every page are in a "Landscape" orientation! But the Character pics are nearly all "Portrait"! At the moment, what we have is all these weird blurry pairs of eyes staring at you at the bottom of every character page! It just looks awful.
So, if anyone is going to resize all 400 character images, please consider making them "Landscape" as well. Thanks!Read more >
Before you all shout "White" I'd like to tell you about a find I made the other day, I released I had a Matchbox figure of Alan Tracy and his sash is Yellow!!. I quickly checked through the rest of my collection and yes I've got a figure with a White one too! Why would Matchbox issue two different ones ?. I then started to wonder if I was right is it white?
Well here is the evidence that it changes on screen several times..
Alan's sash and top of his boots were deafenilty WHITE.
On my tour of the Slough studio. I was informed that the lighting had to be so strong (to help with the shooting in such a small scale), that the strong lighting would bounce of white objects, distorting the colour, which would explain the differences seen above.
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Looks like Matt Zimmerman came late and left early. He doesn't appear at all in the first episode, and he obviously wasn't around for the last episode either. The result: perennial favourite Alan has exactly 2 lines in Trapped in the Sky, and only one in Give or Take a Million. What a Bummer.Read more >
While watching Filmed In Supermarionation for good pics of Thunderbirds cast and crew, I noticed this in an old newsreel.
So we've got (from left):
- Gen Lambert (in a nice suit, was he in the crowd in TINYC?)
- Mr. Stutt
- Unknown (hint: it's not Bill Craddock)
- Ocean Pioneer II Captain
- Joe Carter
- Dick O'Shea
- Jack (possibly)
- Looks like Victor's Gomez's sunken cheek
So we've got no. 3 - looking (nearly) straight at the camera. Who is he? I can't think of anyone and didn't know where to put this.
So I put it here. Does anyone know who he is?Read more >
Each Thunderbirds episode took around a month to film from start to finish. The process was staggered, so one episode was delivered to the cutting rooms every two weeks. Because of this, duplicates of each major puppets were made so there were no interruptions. For some characters, it's possible to see the difference between the two puppets - Lady Penelope being one of these characters.
But sometimes the puppets defy this. I'm talking about guest character being in back-to-back episodes. You might be saying, "It's no big deal, they'd just be filmed at different times". Well, it's not as simple as that. I'm talking about two episodes made back-to-back that feature the same two puppets in prominent rolls: 30 Minutes After Noon and The Impostors.
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Having been a sponsor for the new "Thunderbirds 1965" I was invited to a tour of the studio, just days before it was due to be demolished.
Turning into Stirling Road is was like stepping back in time, the buildings to my right was instantly recognised, "Healey Automation" from the "Secret Service". Sadly the buildings used for "Thunderbirds" filming have already been demolished, but on the far end of the road an original building was hired and used for filming.
I would personally like to thank Stephen and his team for making all this possible, giving a old man a renewed childhood, to be able to turn the clock back 50 years and create something that will be remembered for years to come is truly remarkable and unique.Read more >
I've been busy (not really) converting our poor infoboxes to the new-fangled portable layout (something to do with rendering correctly on mobile devices). I've put together a basic one for the Scott Tracy page.
As you can probably tell, the old one was on the left and the new one on the right. You'll also notice that the new infobox hugs the image too tight - cutting off the words Thunderbirds and Appearances in this particular example. It also doesn't work with the black framed passport photos (the ones with the fancy shadow that Welton does). Here's an example:
See how the white frame that the shadow need looks totally out of place? Thankfully, the black bordered photos that Sigmund uploads work. They just lack the, er, floatiness of t…
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Our wiki now has 1,234 main namespace pages! When I first landed here, a year and a half ago, we had 340! Give yourself a pat on the back Thunderbirds Wiki, that's a huge achievement! Let's hit 2000 next.
- 766 pages, might take me a few weeks !! lol Unsigned comment by WeltonArsenal
I have found this on Lego Ideas please support it.
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Fact: Wiperking1 (Snippy) has been uttering threats against as certain user. He was going to contact Wikia to get him banned for "plagiarism", because said user was posting images subject to copyright.
Fact: Wiperking1 is now posting extremely high quality images of copyrighted illustrations (namely: cross-sections) on the wiki. These images are infinitely superior to anything he has ever posted before.
Why is he doing this?
I think his plan is to post dozens of such images on here, and then contact the artist or his publisher, alerting them to the fact that this Wiki is violating their copyrights. In his crazy dream, the copyright holders and their lawyers will then contact Wikia and order them to remove the entire wiki from the internet.
WDY…Read more >
Viperking (Snippy) was only 3000 points ahead of his nearest rival. Feeling threatened, he decided to cheat some more.
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Thanks for being an image-uploading guy, the tent picture you put on Scott Tracy's page was just what I needed. I don't know how to upload that stuff properly. Perhaps I could very occasionally do requests? SlugsRworthless (talk) 03:22, December 1, 2015 (UTC) SlugsRworthless
AAAAARRRGGGGHHHH! This should be on Obarnett's talk page!Read more >
If anyone's been following talk page messages, then they'll know what's been going on between SniperKing1 ("Sniper") and WeltonArsenal, Sigmund 2014, and Guyus24 ("We", "Us"). Sniper has recently been interfering with WeltonArsenal's edits, despite the agreement in place. Although Sniper didn't agree with the agreement, as an admin he has a duty to follow it.
In his defence, he has made up a rule (something which ironically breaks rules) that rules fall back to Wikipedia, an organisation outside of Wikia, Inc., if it doesn't exist. Sniper has also removed a warning given twice, on the ground that it is "unwarranted". Even if you believe a warning is unwarranted, it is still in place. You can't remove a warning because you are a King. That p…Read more >
During the filming of "The Abominable Snowman", there was one outtake who happened. The Hood isn't indestructible like Captain Scarlet.Read more >
Heyyyyyyyyyyy... How do you like my new avatar pic?? *Mince-mince*
This one goes out to all the "GUY's like US"... tee-hee-heee!!Read more >
This September marks 50 years since Gerry and Sylvia Anderson’s ground-breaking Thunderbirds series blasted onto TV screens in the UK. To celebrate this special anniversary, the iconic puppets will be making a spectacular return in three brand new episodes in Thunderbirds 1965, a project created by director Stephen La Rivière.
style. Sadly, many of the original voice cast have passed away since 1965. However, thanks to these original audio recordings, we have new, authentic stories that have never been adapted for screen. This means that these old-new episodes should be the most authentic recreation of the 1960s experience as it's possible to get." https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1558089494/thunderbirds-1965-new-episodes-from-…Read more >
Aussie members (and site visitors) should keep a look out. The first wave of Thunderbirds Are Go! toys have hit our shores, and are starting to appear in stores. So far the small electronic TB1, TB2 & TB3 vehicles along with the Tracy Brothers action figures have been spotted at Mr. Toys and Myer. Presumably other stores will follow closer to the mid-year Toy Sales.Read more >
Hi, it's the first time I post a blog post here. I saw then other Thunderbirds fans had started a wiki in other languages. Here the French version.[http:// http://fr.thunderbirds.wikia.com/wiki/Wiki_Thunderbirds http://fr.thunderbirds.wikia.com/wiki/Wiki_Thunderbirds]
I don't know when the other versions will arrive. Meanwhile, enjoy that Thunderbirds parody clip titled "Nosey Parker is Go!"
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These are dark days indeed.....Read more >
I'm very bored, and I need a new project.
Luckily, I have one: To add an infobox to every character page, minor or recurring. Alongside that, add a dot point to the trivia section of pages.
Hopefully, this will keep me busy.
I would appreciate if no one helped me on the infoboxes, as I prefer to work alone, but anyone can help the trivia.The Tech GuyTech Support Hotline Read more >
Alright, I have to admit that was pretty coincidental. The 50th article for Turbocharged (which I had planned to be ITC America back in December) turned out to be The Fog. It was also my 100th day in a row of editing the Wikia, and Calling Elvis led to the 50th photo (it's actually been more than 50, but this was before these funky new Badges came into play). That's 50 more articles than I initially envisioned when I joined the site. Here's to another 50 articles, and let me tell you, things are going to be veeeeeery interesting in the latter run of the series.Read more >
... but when i visit my blog page, it doesn't show up.
This is wonderful stuff.Read more >
I've just spent about 3 hours deleting false "doubles".
A double being: another appearance of a particular puppet.
I think from now on, I'm going to delete ON SIGHT all new supposed "doubles" that are not at least backed up by a picture.Read more >
Which one of the two crooks (Brophy or Chandler) met the Duchess in New York.? im thinking it was Chandler.Read more >
I'm a very lucky person...
I've made the 6,000th edit on this wiki, and the 7,000th edit, also.
Guyus24 (talk) 03:24, December 27, 2014 (UTC)Read more >
I've been a tad bored this week, and was playing around with possible new logo for our wiki. As you can see, it still needs a little touch-ups, but I want everyone's input on this, so he can all be happy and united (not really). So... Do you like the fact that the IR logo has made an appearance? Do we need the NEW Thunderbirds Are Go Series logo? These are all factors we need to consider. Do we really need the Wiki part at all? I had a hell of a time trying to create that to fit in with the other logo. Do we just need the 'IR' logo?
Anyway, you should all have a say.
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Were Brophy and Chandler dressed as woman in the Art gallery when Lady Penelope Creighton-Ward takes Jeff Tracy to see view the Duchess of Royston's Painting "Portrait of a Gazelle" ?Read more >
200+ character pages up, but guess which one is missing....
It's Braman, of course! Who's gonna be the one to create the Braman page?
Cheers.Read more >
This is mainly just a question to be asked - do we need to have preset infoboxes for characters, episodes, voice artists etc.?
And my answer: probably.
So, does anyone have anything to say?
- Yes you do have to; this is just something the wiki lacks consistency of. We should make a start. SniperKing1 (talk) 08:50, October 28, 2014 (UTC)
I made the 3oooth edit woot i'm so happy
got a hundred points 4 it
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If they were so obsessed with secrecy, why did they paint the word "THUNDERBIRD" on all their vehicles in big, bold letters?
Think about it, won't you?Read more >
reached 500 edits today....Read more >
I made a few edits.... what a great dayRead more >
How does one delete a blog post?Read more >
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Hello all, as most of you know I helped to revive this Wikia for fans of Thunderbirds, but although I made contributions myself I ended up caught up in other matters and projects for both the Thomas Wiki and YouTube, I did contact Fanderson at one point in any member of that site would be interested in taking place, but I never got a responce.
Now following a kind request SniperKing1 has joined as one of the sites administrators who will carry on in my place monitoring the site, meanwhile, following surprise knowledge of the Turbocharged series, I'll inquire towards Paul Agnew if we'd also like to become one too, Thunderbirds does have a fandom as big as Thomas and Friends, but more support will be needed from fans of both Fanderson and You…Read more >