I'm not a big fan of sci-fis etc but i actually enjoyed Space Precinct. It was quite enjoyable. Thunderbirds was, by far, my favourite puppet show. My Mum could remember the black and white episodes and used to watch it with me. The effects etc were brilliant and the crash of Thunderbird 2 in Terror in New York City was good viewing. Scott Tracey was my favourite character and T-Bird 1 my fav craft too. Terrorhawks i remember because that use to scare the hell out of me! But the plots etc were good. I can't remember much about it except it had alot of wrinkley people in! ;D Joe 90 was ok. Not a big fan though. It took me a while but i really got into Captain Scarlet. Stingray was, sorry to say, pants. It was only on for thirty minutes. Stingray never was up against anything tough. Pants!
Post by FlyingScotsman on Feb 23, 2006 15:54:05 GMT
I must say, one of the things that puzzled me about the undersea aliens in Stingray was, since they lived underwater, had evolved underwater and rarely if ever visited the surface, why did they bother to fill their cities with air?
They could of at least given Stingrey a proper match to fight against. I mean, they didn't have much to go against. The characters of WASP were good, granted, but not their enemy. Someone like the Hood or Captain Black, someone with a bit of mystery would of made a better villian than that green fish guy. (Forgotten his name! D'oh!)
Post by FlyingScotsman on Mar 6, 2006 12:40:24 GMT
Titan was a little difficult to take seriously as a villain. He was just a little too campy for world domination. I'm thinking of the episode 'Titan Goes Pop', where we see him and the aquaphibians grooving along to the sounds of Duke Dexter. Not to mention the fact that his employees were incompetent. Also, what was the deal with that fish with the lightbulb in its mouth?
The Mysterons were great, because as Primus notes, they were mysterious. And sometimes they would actually win.
Has anyone read the TV21 comic strips? They did a number of spinoff stories from the TV series. Three that spring to mind are:
The Angels- the recruitment and training of the Angels, prequel to the TV series. Lady Penelope- Lady Penelope's adventures as a member of the secret service. Zero X- What happened to the Zero X crew between Thunderbirds Are Go! and Captain Scarlet.
I read some of those comics. They were pretty good. The Thunderbirds comics had a strip with Fireball XL5 and one story that appeared involved WASP, Thunderbirds inc. Lady P and Fireball XL5. That was really interesting too.
PercyFan1998: I think for me the issue is one of inconsistency. They took down the restored versions that have the highest quality image but will leave the lower-quality uploads all over the place.
May 7, 2021 0:37:55 GMT
zeldatheswordsm: Except that if you put it that way, it is consistent: They're specifically targeting the higher-picture-quality restored versions. Because gee, what's up on the streaming services and for sale on new-pressed disks? The restored versions
May 7, 2021 1:07:23 GMT
zeldatheswordsm: They're trying to force you to head to the paid options if you want to get the good picture quality.
May 7, 2021 1:09:31 GMT
zeldatheswordsm: Of course, in some ways the joke's on them because a lot of those restorations have worse editing and/or use inferior takes compared to the broadcast/VHS versions.
May 7, 2021 1:10:48 GMT
zeldatheswordsm: IMO Mattel would profit a lot more if they slashed the merch licensing fees. They were damagingly high even by the time of buyout, and have gotten worse since. And the bloated price tags have been definitely hurting sales from what I've seen.
May 7, 2021 1:16:28 GMT
zeldatheswordsm: Sales of a lot of the Bachmann Thomas rolling stock seemed to plummet as the prices jacked up based on the discontinuations (And I suspect the same hit the Hornby range even worse). And the Wooden Railway range had vanished from non-TRU bigbox stores (tbc)
May 7, 2021 1:21:53 GMT
zeldatheswordsm: in my area by 2015, and its shelf presence had been shrinking leading up to then. Thomas' shelf presence in general seems to have diminished a fair bit, and I imagine this is the cause. HiT and Mattel failing at distribution of the show can't have helped
May 7, 2021 1:24:55 GMT
toadthegwrbrakevan: HiT actually distributed the show very well in my opinion, good merchandise, Thomas was definitely more popular and well-to-do during the Miller era than during BWBA or today. But I agree for everything else, I'm curious about what you say about TWR,
May 7, 2021 2:53:36 GMT
toadthegwrbrakevan: growing up, the bigbox store never sold TWR, I could only get it at Barnes & Noble or Toys'R'Us, it was too expensive for Walmart or Target, that was Trackmaster territory.
May 7, 2021 2:54:29 GMT
zeldatheswordsm: For a while, Target and Mall Wart actually did stock it and decently. At least where I am. But that was in decline. Probably didn't help that Thomas-size engines were around $15
May 7, 2021 4:35:16 GMT
zeldatheswordsm: And I mean that HiT did a poor job distributing the show itself - the actual episodes. They got complacent about seeking alternatives to PBSKids even as viewing there (and govt. support) slipped into decline - and Mattel continued this complacency.
May 7, 2021 4:43:59 GMT
LNERandBR: Well, personally I think it's time to draw a line under all that and concentrate on better things. Speaking of, we have a new ERS volume for you all Check out who's returning: sodorislandforums.com/post/388698/thread
May 7, 2021 11:04:07 GMT
harperman: I Have read up to i think 133 out of 376 volumes
May 7, 2021 11:58:46 GMT
alexander876: Hey, Harperman, what did you think of Last of the Crewe Engines?
May 7, 2021 15:39:19 GMT
harperman: I Thought it a very good ERS Volume
May 7, 2021 15:45:56 GMT
harperman: I Am reading the entire ERS Library to gain a better understanding of it and its universe before attempting to try my hand at becoming an ERS Writer myself : D
May 7, 2021 15:50:52 GMT