Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Wikipedia article of the day for September 30, 2015

The Wikipedia article of the day for September 30, 2015 is Thunderbirds (TV series).
Thunderbirds is a mid-1960s British science-fiction television series created by Gerry Anderson (pictured) and Sylvia Anderson, produced by their company AP Films and distributed by ITC. It was their fifth series to be filmed using a hybrid technique known as "Supermarionation", which combined scale-model special effects sequences with scenes featuring marionette puppet characters. Two series were made, totalling 32 episodes. Set in the mid-2060s, Thunderbirds follows the adventures of International Rescue, a secret organisation founded by ex-astronaut Jeff Tracy. Their advanced rescue machines are led by the Thunderbirds, a fleet of five vehicles piloted by Jeff's adult sons. The series premiered on the ITV network on 30 September 1965 and has since been broadcast in at least 66 other countries. Widely considered the Andersons' most popular and commercially successful series, it has received particular praise for its effects and music. It was followed by two feature-length film sequels in the 1960s and a live-action film adaptation in 2004. A computer-animated remake, Thunderbirds Are Go, premiered on ITV in 2015.

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