Kids today are enjoying the remake of the hit 1960’s “Supermarionation” television show, Thunderbirds. With a fresh new look and a story line that children love, they are set up for success.
Thunderbirds Are Go – Volume 1
Run Time: 162
When disaster strikes and there’s no one else to help, International Rescue answers the call! From their secret island base, this family of highly trained responders can reach every corner of the globe – and beyond – in minutes. With their remarkable cutting edge Thunderbird Vehicles, brothers Scott, Virgil, John, Gordon and Alan Tracy along with head of security Kayo and lead engineer Brains pull off amazing feats of heroism. No rescue is too big and no journey too far to save a life. When duty calls, Thunderbirds are GO.
Thunderbirds Are Go – Volume 2
Run Time: 133
In the 21st century, Jeff Tracy, a former astronaut, amasses a colossal fortune and decides that he must use it to benefit others. His answer to this desire is to create International Rescue, a unique private emergency response service equipped with customised designed vehicles and equipment that enable the organization to react to any crisis whether it be in sea, air, land, or space.
Jeff’s five sons volunteer to operate as the pilots and field agents, as well as “Brains” who acts as the teams’ technical developer and engineer. In addition, Jeff’s friend, Kyrano and his daughter Tanusha aka Kayo (based on the original series Tin-Tin character) agree to be the support staff. In addition to the field team, IR also maintains an intelligence network with Lady Penelope Creighton-Ward and her ex-con chauffeur, Parker as the chief agents in this arm.
The series depicts this team as they answer various calls for help around and beyond the world while they prevent enemies like the Hood, Uncle to Kayo, from learning and exploiting their secrets. We join the story when Jeff is missing – presumed dead – and his family are having to continue with his legacy still hoping he might be found safe. Kayo is now head of security and Grandma (who is a poor cook) is in charge of mealtimes!
DVD’s released 24/06/2015
Did you watch Thunderbirds as a kid? Do your kids love the show now?