Recreating the Iconic 60s Puppet Sci-Fi Series, Thunderbirds
Years ago (2016), the folks at Century 21 Films, decided to do something special for the 50th anniversary of Thunderbirds, the classic 1960s kids puppet sci-fi TV show.
There were three audio-only episodes of the original show, so they decided to bring these to life using the same technology that was used in the original series, half a century ago.
In these video clips, the team talks about the challenges they faced and how they went about recreating the original with little but the series itself to go by.
During COVID lockdown, the Century 21 team created a series, Nebula 75. It was done in the same style and using the same techniques as Thunderbirds and the other “Supermarionation” shows of the 60s and 70s. You can view that on Amazon Prime.
Here is a sample episode:
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