Thursday, July 9, 2015

Classic Thunderbirds Adventures Are Go on Kickstarter!

A new Kickstarter has just launched which looks to produce one or more classic style Thunderbirds stories, utilizing older puppet and filming techniques combining with 60's audio recordings of three original adventures.

The original adventures were produced for mini records that included voices and sound effects from the original Thunderbirds TV series which was produced by Gerry and Sylvia Anderson in 1965. Three of these stories were brand new adventures and it is those three stories that producer Steven La Riviere hopes to make, starting with one title and if the stretch goals of the Kickstarter are reached, two more.  Riviere produced the Filmed in Supermarionation documentary that came out last year.  In the documentary several newly produced scenes were created featuring models, effects and puppets and it is this technique that they hope to re-create for this venture.

The Kickstarter features lots of excellent rewards including a copy of the first story on DVD or Blu-Ray, a photo book, trip to the premiere of the adventure and actual props from the new production. The Kickstarter site says it all so take a look!!

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