remember my first introduction to what would become a
life long obsession. It was the mid sixties, a
children's show...from England. Oooo, exotic.
Well, it was to a 6 year old, growing up about 40 miles
north of New York City along the Hudson River. I watched
it in black and white on the local station affiliate
there. Even then, I knew. This was no ordinary kid's
fare. This was special. Besides it being my first
experience with science fiction, which is a genre that
never left me, it became something more. I have been
known to those close to me as a "Trekkie." But, what
they didn't know was that my heart always belonged to
I guess I
never really thought of the characters as being marionettes.
In my mind, they were always people. My family would gather
'round the television whenever Thunderbirds aired. My dad
would even hum along to the theme music (he always liked
marches). As discipline, my mom would forbid me from watching
it. And, I always tried to be good. I was mesmerized.
The two episodes I remember best from that time were "Trapped
in the Sky," and "The Uninvited," which starred my favorite
dark haired pilot with the piercing blue eyes and a voice that
just made me melt. And, his dimples weren't bad either.
rediscovery of the show began when I was in New Zealand a few
years ago and there was that same pilot on the local TV in a
Kit Kat commercial. I nearly got whiplash as I turned to look.
A little while later, I was given a gift certificate for my
birthday and decided to search the web just for the heck of
it. To my surprise, there it was, on DVD. I couldn't believe
it. I was so excited and gradually obtained the whole set. Now
I could watch it in color and in better quality and sound than
when it first aired.
began thinking how great it would be to read new stories about
these amazing men and women and their very philanthropic
enterprise. So, I put pen to paper, or in this case, fingers
to keyboard and after experimenting with a movie script format
and a few chapters based on it, decided to start over. Thus
was born Cave-In, my first completed fic. I hope to
expand my page in the near future and that you enjoy what I
have so far. Especially after some of the recent events we've
borne witness to in this world of ours, wouldn't it be
wonderful to have an organization like International Rescue