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I am happy to announce that Tarosan has joined as a contributor to DKE and that really helps the brand as it now adds some much needed variety and diversity.
Tarosan is a well-established letsplayer, drink taster and youtuber and his outspoken and forthright is a welcomed addition to the page.
Welcome aboard, sir
I have tried to be patient in the last few episodes of Sonic Boom, but it just feels like this series is not trying anymore. That and apparently some changes have been made to YT's system that I really don't want to be on the receiving end of. so, I'm pulling After The Boom from this page effective immediately and giving that page to Before the Storm.
Some 24 years ago on September 26, 1991; BBC began re-showing the original Thunderbirds series after realising there was a nostalgia market for those that missed the iconic puppet series. And in doing so; it introduced the classic Adventures of the Tracy family to a brand new generation. At the age of 10 years young at the time I was bowled over with the amazing special effects for a show that starred marionettes that made it look like these were big budget movies. It was ahead of it's time in the 60's and it held up well into the 90's.
Now, fast forward to today in 2015 and I am as amazed and excited for this new series just as I was for the original.
Here's the trailer that got released today.
Here's what I have to comment on so far; the Thunderbirds themselves blend in brilliantly to their surrounding environments. WETA-Digital have done a masterful job of making the visual effects make the craft very photo-real.
The Tracy Brothers themselves are extremely well rendered and animated. Kinda reminds me of the attention to detail that Gerry Anderson's New Captain Scarlet had a decade ago.
Now whether the characters are motion-captured or just very well animated, that aspect is very impressive so far.
I'm not overtly keen on FAB1 having the ability to fly once more. (I honestly thought we were going to bid farewell to that absurd concept from "that movie".
If that was John Tracy's voice when the line uttered "International Rescue; we have a situation" then so far the vocal talent based upon that little piece is promising.
I couldn't help but notice when the countdown was spoken it sounded VERY similar to Peter Dyneley's portrayal of Jeff Tracy. Either it was his recording or just a very good sound-a-like.
From what I have seen so far a lot of love seems to have been put into this. I enjoyed the feeling of a more tense, suspenseful danger factor. That said, this is 2015 and shows have gotten somewhat darker since the original Thunderbirds and I like the suspense here.
I cannot wait for April 15, 2015.
THUNDERBIRDS ARE GO, AGAIN!
by this time tomorrow we will have seen the feature length trailer for the upcoming Thunderbirds Are Go Series.
Knowing what we have to look forward to in regards to the visual aspects of the series it will be spectacular. But, what I'm now and eagerly keen to see is how the characters will interact with their crafts and their surroundings as one of the first few hybrid model sets/CGI shows.
The only things we will know in regards to the sound of the voice actors will be David Graham reprising his role as Parker 50 years since he first played the man, and of James Bond fame, Rosamund Pyke as the new Lady Penelope, the successor to Sylvia Anderson.
I have actually spoken to Razmus Hardiker through twitter and he has said that:"as a life long Thunderbirds fan, getting the opportunity to play both Alan & Scott Tracy has been my highest honour to date."
That's the thing that also gets me; with the exception of Sandra Dickinson playing Grandma Tracy & David Melkin as Virgil Tracy, the vocal talent are English Voice actors.
But considering how well English actors can put on American accents, this should be interesting to hear. A couple of examples that do this well is Hugh Laurie in House, Christian Bale in the Dark Knight Trilogy and Henry Cavill as Superman/Ka-El/Clark Kent in Man of Steel.
We have been teased since last Christmas of what to expect from the 1st shot of the new Thunderbird 5, to exploring the new Tracy Island and to seeing very brief clips of each Thunderbird.
But tomorrow....the teasing ends.
Thunderbirds Are not Go just yet, but tomorrow.....it's one step closer.
Until next time, Good night, From the Knight.
This short film did in 13 minutes what Fox's 90 minute DBE movie couldn't do - a good DragonBall adaptation