A thirty-two frame animated GIF has been posted of what purports to be leaked footage from the new Thunderbird Are Go TV series due to run next year.
This comes after an official image of a redesigned, totally-CGIed, and distressingly clean Thunderbird 1 was published earlier this week:
After the break, four frames from the leak showing three venues.
Rather small, but the size of the original leaked animated GIF.
Tracy Island pool:
Inside the main house:
Notice the portraits on the wall:
Thunderbird 1 launch hangar:
With this due to be just a half-hour show (a mere twenty-two minutes after commercials, a mere twenty minutes after extracting opening and closing credits), they’re really going to use up air time with the full launch sequences? No updating of them?
I know some of you will do this, so let me do it for you:
Yeah. It looks like each member of the team has a distinct color sash(?).
Also today, published to Twitter was this:
Same-day updates follow: And here is a new Thunderbird 1 that isn’t made of out of CGI:
And this at Instagram, with Thunderbird 1 looking massive:
And via Australia, we have the official logo:
And again from Twitter:
The entire cockpit area is now exposed!
And this bit of worrying news:
The idea of returning to Supermarionation was floated, but contact with children and parents proved the concept lacked support. Ridge says the new design could be just as iconic: “If I could pinpoint one aspect of the physical production, it is the CGI combined with the miniatures that will give kids an aesthetic that is like nothing else in the television market at the moment,” he says.
Boldfaced emphasis added by me.
And again via Twitter, these two pics:
Well, that’s three of four sides of Thunderbird 1 now exposed!
And the logo, again:
Via press release, a tabletop game is coming:
And now we have a video from the licensing fair. But don’t look at the dancers, look at the screens. It seems everyone except us fans know what the new Thunderbird craft look like:
And look at the TV at the side, some actual footage from the show is running:
Look lower right, is this the new Thunderbird 5:
More show footage on the screen:
And now the video: