Why didn’t Thunderbirds work as a remake?

As I’m watching this right now I thought I’d share some thoughts on the reasons why it didn’t work as a 21st Century franchise. The original series was brilliant. There’s no doubt about that, and actually the 2004 version had a lot of good points. It had a good cast (Lady Penelope and Parker were brilliant in fact), some great special effects and  the story wasn’t too bad either.

But where they went wrong in my opinion, is in trying to move away from the central thrust of the story. They tried to make the children an integral part of the story instead of it just being about disasters and awesome machines. I think that if they’d stuck to the formula it would have had a much better chance.

It’s a shame really as I think it would have made a good franchise really, but it wasn’t to be.

More Dr Who

I’ve been getting back into the 8th Doctor audio stories of late. I’d kind of fallen away from listening to them. That is, up until recently.

I’ve just bought another 5 8th Doctor CDs which should keep me busy for a little while at least. They only take me up to the end of season 3 so I have all of season 4 to look forward to now.

Wash out

Some days things just don’t go to plan. This weekend fits that description very well indeed. I had loads of things planned, and the chance of doing any of them = 0.

I guess that sometimes things just don’t go your way and you have to accept it, but weekends are precious and when they don’t work out it feels like a very big let down.

Still, get over it, move on, etc etc …