Thunderbirds Are Go: Extraction

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Finally! An episode from someone who seems to have some understanding of the original series!

Most of the dialogue was egregious and grating, but the core of it was just like the original.

Most of the focus is on the victims.

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And although they don’t have deep characterizations — the father is even more generic than the dad in Davey & Goliath — the kid is personable and likeable.

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There’s a bit of a passing homage to an episode from the original series …

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… and it’s done well, without a heavy hand or “Gee, look at us!”

What’s still lacking in this series is any good direction and editing. It’s too damn cartoon-like still. When Alan Pattillo directed Supermarionation, he did it like it was live-action.

Director Karl Essex tries some things here …

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… and the physics on Gordon climbing and falling are well-done …

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… but I ultimately felt as if he was told he couldn’t do this or that, because cartoon. Which is ridiculous. Use those fucking rendering CPUs. Tax them!

So far, Skyhook remains the best episode — from the standpoint of story and originality — with this one as second.

But, damn, they need to work more on quiet moments of suspense and empathy. The original wasn’t all go-go-go. Neither should this series be.

Previously here:

Thunderbirds Are Go: Recharge
Thunderbirds Are Go: The Music
Thunderbirds Are Go: Relic
Thunderbirds Are Go Returns: I Still Don’t Care
Thunderbirds Are China Go
TV: Thunderbirds Are Go
TV: Thunderbirds Are Go
Thunderbirds Are Go: ONE!
Thunderbirds Are Go: TWO!
Thunderbirds Are Go: THREE!
Thunderbirds Are Go: FOUR!
Thunderbirds Are Go: FIVE!
Thunderbirds Are Go: Goosebumps
Thunderbirds Are Go: Embargo Not Go?
Thunderbirds Are Go: The Trailer
Thunderbirds Are Go: Cartoon Network?
Thunderbirds Are Go: Metrosexual Hipster Brains
Thunderbirds Are Go And WTF
Thunderbirds Are Go: Other Toys
Thunderbirds Are Go: Merchandise
Thunderbirds Are Go: Some Spec Sheets
Twitter HATES The New Tracy Brothers
Twitter: Tracy Brothers A “Boy Band”
Thunderbirds Are Go: Brains, Alan Tracy
CITV: Thunderbirds Are Go In Spring 2015
Thunderbirds Are Go Gives Us A Clip
Thunderbirds Are Go Site Crash
Morons Are Go!
Thunderbirds Are Go Still No-Go
Thunderbirds Are Go Renewed Before Reveal!
Thunderbirds Are Go In One Week
Thunderbirds Are Go Shown At BFI
Thunderbirds Are Go: Second Word
Thunderbirds Are Go: Sneak Peek Of Theme?
Thunderbirds Are Go Tumblr
Thunderbirds Are Go: First Word
Thunderbirds Are Go: The Tracy Boys
Thunderbirds Are Go: New Images
Thunderbirds Are Wait For It
Thunderbirds Are Go Documentary
Large Images Of New Thunderbirds 1, 2, 3, 4
Gerry Anderson Is Go!
Thunderbirds Are Go: October Reveal
New Thunderbirds Are Go Video
The New Tracy Island?
Sneak Peek Of The New Thunderbird 2
Supermarionation Forever
Now That Gerry Anderson’s Dead, Let’s Get Rich!
R.I.P. TV Producer/Creator Gerry Anderson

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