The tone is clearly going to be darker and I think that's appropriate because that tends to happen with escalation in a story that's progressing to the next stage. 2008's The Dark Knight is a prime example of how Batman goes from beginner crime fighter to dealing with a much more formidable foe in Heath Ledger's The Joker.
Now I'm not saying that the villains will ask question of where they got their scars or how they're dogs chasing cars, but you get the premise that things are going to get worse before they better.
With such Easter eggs as Jeff Tracy's ship with TV21 being a nod to TV 21st Century which was owned by Gerry Anderson and to the iconic 60's International Rescue hat that was worn throughout the series by all the Tracy Brothers.
Now whether this was something Jeff wore for his own preference or just throwing a bone to the fans is unclear at this point but all the same it was cool to see this.
As to whom the Antagonist is with the backpack weaponry for lack of a better description is also unclear.
My suspicion is that this will be a re-imagined version of Mullien from the disaster that was the 2004 Thunderbirds flick.
But I have been proven wrong before so why should this be an exception?
Bring on Autumn and Season 2.