ITV continue to carefully drip feed imagery from the upcoming Thunderbirds Are Go series, a reboot of the original “Classic” Thunderbirds created by Gerry and Sylvia Anderson, which sees its 50th anniversary this year.
To date, we’ve only seen the back of the five new-look Tracy brothers who perform most of International Rescue’s daring missions, but now the team has been revealed, prompting bemusement from some older Thunderbirds fans and further excitement from those keen to see how the new show will look when it debuts in the UK in April.
We’ve previously published images of all five new Thunderbirds machines. ITV has also released its first trailer and a second series has been commissioned even before the first has aired.
DC Thomson have the rights to publish a new Thunderbirds magazine but we still don’t have any information on a release date or editor.
• The official Thunderbirds Are Go web site is at www.thunderbirds.com
The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. He is currently editor of Star Trek Explorer, published by Titan – his third tour of duty on the title originally titled Star Trek Magazine.
Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Babylon 5 Magazine, and more. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War” and “Dan Dare”.
He’s the writer of “Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies” for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.