Anyone watching Thunderbirds are Go? It’s a family show about a team of brothers, as well as some other people using their Thunderbird craft to save people in the future. Like Thunderbird 1 is a super fast emergency responder, TB2 is a cargo ship, TB3 is a spaceship, TB4 is a submarine, TB5 is a space station and Thunderbird Shadow which is a defensive ship.
I really like the show, it’s based on the original puppet show by Gerry Anderson from 50 years ago, and this CGI take which uses models as well I think is a really good modern remake. It’s basically an action show but unlike so many, is about thrilling rescue scenarios on land, air, space and sea, but also has some villians that show up occasionally to mix things up.
I thought it was interesting to talk about because it has been announced that ITV have decided not to broadcast an episode, where the plot is about the world’s tallest skyscraper catches fire. They’ve decided this because of the Greenfell tower disaster, and as such, you can only buy the episode on Amazon, or wait for the DVD release.
Any thoughts on this? I think it was the right move personally, especially for a kid’s show, but at times it does feel like people can get a bit too reactionary. I know Doctor Who cut out a beheading scene from an episode about Robin Hood because it aired just a little while after ISIS executed someone.