The first memory I
have of Thunderbirds is Thunderbird Two
crash landing at the start of 'Terror in New York City.'
Followed shortly thereafter by my mother declaring that
the show was 'rubbish' and flipping the channel over.
Yea. Thanks for that.
It was a few years before
I rediscovered International Rescue. I believe it was the
first printing of a TV comic holiday special that contained
the stories 'Talons of the Eagle,' 'The Big Freeze' and 'The
Atlantic Tunnel' that did it. It was about this time that I
also discovered my other great televisual love, Gatchaman
-- also known more commonly as Battle of the Planets.
Both were way above the standard fare of the time, with
involving plotlines and what seemed like actual people instead
of the stamped and cardboard cut-out characters of other
And the March! Who
couldn't help but feel stirred when the first few notes of the
theme sprang out of the speaker? Sure, it was tinny and of a
low quality - but who cared?
But, umm... yea. That's
all I have to say, really. See you soon, I hope!