Thunderbirds to scale:
And from France comes a second review of the pilot shown at the trade show MIPJunior at Cannes.
Translation after the break.
Via Google Translate:
It will takes only 5 minutes to convince the audience and the fan that I am, that the spirit of Gerry Anderson hangs over this new version with the revelation of making-of pictures, showing the WETA studio at work. Scale modeling, vehicles, setting up special effects (eg dust cloud) we are well aware of the work done by New Zealand and the scale of these.
The action of the pilot, written by Rob Hoegee (Ben 10, Teen Titans, Martin Mystere), we followed the Tracy involved in a disused mine where a high level of radiation has tripped. The pilot shows the extent of the potential and technology made in the new version, the generic modernizing its model without distorting, the contribution of humor (just measured), action (a “real” fight scene between Scott Tracy and an exoskeleton), the character design incorporates the features of the original puppets, vessels are identical, all punctuated not just leaving a second spectator to blow.
[…] Important to salute the music of Ben Foster (Torchwood, Doctor Who and The Grey) strong point of this pilot with a strong orchestration, bringing an epic and hypnotic side to show very beautiful way point.
Despite the absence of some characters in the pilot, we see that the homage is largely surpassed. We returned to our knowledge in a machine to go back in time, arriving at a time when the series it would never stop. Although the format has changed in order to stick to the current format (22 minutes against 50 at the time), it is certain that this new series will easily find its audience (especially among novices than among fans) if it reaches our screens, because right now nothing official at the French channels.
That’s interesting. And pointing out the music — I believe this guy when he says he was a fan of the original series. True fans understand the importance of Barry Gray’s music to all of Gerry Anderson’s productions.
And a bonus. Thunderbirds Are Go being pimped on a huge rooftop screen at Cannes:
Next-day update: Human translation by Laura Fullton:
It will only take 5 minutes to convince the audience and the fan that I am that the spirit of Gerry Anderson hangs over this new version with the revealing of making-of photos showing the studio WETA at work. Construction of scale models, vehicles, placement of special effects (for example: dust cloud) allows us to to become well aware of the work carried out by the New Zealanders and the scale of it.
The action of the pilot, written by Rob Hoegee (Ben 10, Teen Titans, Martin Mystère), allows us to follow the Tracys called into a decomissioned mine where a high level of radiation has been triggered. The pilot shows the extent of the potential and the technology brought to the new version, the main title modernizes its model while remaining true to its spirit, the touch of humour (in just the right dose), the action (a “real” combat scene between Scott Tracy and an exoskeleton), the character design incorporates the features of the original marionettes, the vessels are identical, everything at the right pace without leaving a second for the spectators to catch their breath.
[…] An important aspect to applaud is the music of Ben Foster (Torchwood, Doctor Who and The Grey), a strong point of this pilot by way of its forceful orchestration, bringing an epic and hypnotic side to the spectacle in a very beautiful way.
Despite the absence of some characters in this pilot, we find that the homage is largely surpassed. Without realising it, we stepped into a time machine, going back to an epoch where the series never ended. Even if the format has changed in order to adhere to the current format (22 minutes instead of 50 at the time), it is certain that this new series will easily find its’ audience (as much among the uninitiated as among the fans) if it comes to our screens, because at the moment nothing official at the French channels.
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