I'm blaming Sam for
getting me hooked on the International Rescue crew.
I have fond memories of
watching Fireball XL5 as a child but never saw Thunderbirds
until I was an adult - as a matter of fact, not until a couple
of years ago when it was running on Tech TV. I have a bad
habit of channel surfing and on this particular day Sam was
leaving the room in total exasperation after putting up with
one channel change too many. I landed on Tech TV in the middle
of what turned out to be an episode of Thunderbirds,
and she heard Scott's voice and stopped dead. I think at that
moment she would have done me bodily harm if I had even looked
at the channel changer!
She insisted I stop and watch,
so I did -- and that was the start of a wonderful relationship
with our boys in blue. I was fascinated. Even so many years
after the show was created, it's still magic, still making new
fans. Including me!
So I have Sam to blame for all
the fun I've been having with the Tracys and for getting me to
begin writing solo again after many, many years. One day I
might forgive her.
Of course, Virgil is pretty
easy on the eyes, so it's no great hardship...grin.