The very first scene from the series and we're right in the middle of a distress call. Through this first rescue completely set the tone of this Generation of Thunderbirds in that it would be as suspenseful as the original if not more with the pacing of modern day action shows in that it leaves you with little time to catch your breath.
My first impression upon seeing this on Easter Saturday was that of amazement and elation. We had been given glimpses of what to expect from a new age of International Rescue but I had no idea it was going to be taken to the next level with a score and visuals of that equal to a Hollywood Movie. (take note Tinsel-Town; this is how you do Thunderbirds, properly)
And the fact that Thunderbird 2, which is considered the most favoured of all the Thunderbirds is the one that appears first welcoming the audience of fans established and new is just a sight to behold.
When you first hear TB2's jets through the clouds and then seeing the Grand reveal as it emerges as a beacon of hope was enough to bring a tear to this fan's eye. Fore I had wondered how ITV & Pukeko Pictures would visualise the show for a new age, and they got it. They absolutely nailed what Thunderbirds is supposed to be within the first 45 seconds.
And then came the new Intro with an update of the classic theme from 1965 with visuals being respectfully faithful to it's original opening and from that point on.....I knew I was in for a ride and that I was watching a winner.
If you ever questioned as to how Thunderbirds Are Go would be before seeing this; this opening scene answered that question.
Gerry would have been proud.
Covering the 1st Thunderbird Series in 50 years with the Build up 'Before the Storm' and After the Storm.