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Forum: The Bringers of Wonder Today, 10:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,427
Posted By FAB_61
Hopefully he'll get on with it, because if it...

Hopefully he'll get on with it, because if it turns into a Hollywood remake it will be how "Buster T Gibson III" - a washed-up pilot trying to redeem himself - puts together a rag-tag bunch of...
Forum: Runway 29 8th March 2019, 05:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 420
Posted By FAB_61
So the capsule is safely back on Earth, but in...

So the capsule is safely back on Earth, but in the meantime this has been on the move (lacking appropriate music):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qIFpLblpC-E

.... at least they didn't need to...
Forum: The Bringers of Wonder 7th March 2019, 05:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,427
Posted By FAB_61
At least they admitted it was a mistake - and I...

At least they admitted it was a mistake - and I thought it was a nice touch to show the missing bit ahead of last nights episode.

Seeing this again does raise that old question though: How many...
Forum: The Bringers of Wonder 6th March 2019, 07:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,427
Posted By FAB_61
Not if all episodes are as badly edited as the...

Not if all episodes are as badly edited as the first one - did they just leave it running while the last advert break was on?

The whole point of Breakaway is the explosion of the waste dump and...
Forum: Runway 29 4th March 2019, 10:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 420
Posted By FAB_61
Not forgetting that this is supposed to start...

Not forgetting that this is supposed to start "hop" tests later this year:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lMceVIYsUZQ

(once they've made a new top for it as the first one got damaged, and put...
Forum: Runway 29 4th March 2019, 10:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 420
Posted By FAB_61
Quite amazing - but also interesting in that in...

Quite amazing - but also interesting in that in your average SciFi programme/film ships just fly up to each other, dock and the crew run into the ship right away. In reality of course it takes about...
Forum: Harlington Straker Studios 28th February 2019, 10:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 947
Posted By FAB_61
My thought on this is perhaps it took the...

My thought on this is perhaps it took the Mysterons the first couple of attempts at applying "retrometabolism" on humans before they got what they wanted or decided what to do:

Capt Black was...
Forum: Runway 29 24th February 2019, 08:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 344
Posted By FAB_61
A BIG-RAT for your garden.......

If you have a load of money to spare you can get one of these and "customise" it a bit........

https://www.johnlewis.com/farmer's-cottage-rotating-seated-garden-pod/p231124973?sku=231124973
Forum: Runway 29 23rd February 2019, 05:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 397
Posted By FAB_61
Very true - and, like all advanced technology, it...

Very true - and, like all advanced technology, it makes an interesting noise as well.

(only thing missing are the usually mandatory flashing lights.......)
Forum: Runway 29 23rd February 2019, 03:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 397
Posted By FAB_61
One of the problems with “Science Fiction” is how...

One of the problems with “Science Fiction” is how much of the “Science” do the writers allow to turn into “Fiction”. Usually the best you can probably hope for is that someone is trying to keep...
Forum: FAB News 21st February 2019, 02:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,936
Posted By FAB_61
I suspect giving out someone's personal e-mail...

I suspect giving out someone's personal e-mail address, if it is not posted directly by them on the web, is probably some sort of a breach of data protection rules these days.

However - you could...
Forum: FAB News 11th February 2019, 10:27 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 19,837
Posted By FAB_61
Good point (and far more on topic than the...

Good point (and far more on topic than the question I was going to ask about why is there a picture of Benny Hill on every "Megabus"?..........) :) (I'll get my coat.........)
Forum: FAB News 11th February 2019, 10:13 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 19,837
Posted By FAB_61
Suspect I picked the wrong example in term of...

Suspect I picked the wrong example in term of current sales - but, as you note, my intent was to highlight that as much as we (and that's the "we" in the sense of the overall users of this forum)...
Forum: FAB News 8th February 2019, 09:42 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 19,837
Posted By FAB_61
Problem is they can probably still make more...

Problem is they can probably still make more money selling re-edits of "The Benny Hill Show" worldwide than any of the shows mentioned here........
Forum: Thunderbirds Are Go! 27th January 2019, 03:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,988
Posted By FAB_61
Nice to have a few new items but nothing that I'd...

Nice to have a few new items but nothing that I'd regard as "major":

Looks like the small vehicles have been tweaked so the sound is activated by moving them rather than pressing a button.

A...
Forum: Thunderbirds Are Go! 21st January 2019, 06:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,988
Posted By FAB_61
I suspect this is more linked to having to sell...

I suspect this is more linked to having to sell things in countries that have not shown as much of the series yet. Sales in the UK are probably a side issue to some extent (though it will be nice to...
Forum: Thunderbirds Are Go! 21st January 2019, 02:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,988
Posted By FAB_61
There was some info a while back about the deal...

There was some info a while back about the deal with Hengxin as a new manufacturer (to replace Vivid/Takara-Tomy) but no real info on what they were going to produce in terms of whether it was just...
Forum: FAB News 12th January 2019, 08:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,328
Posted By FAB_61
They certainly had a tendency to take over once...

They certainly had a tendency to take over once you started..

http://www.fanderson.org.uk/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=1731&stc=1&d=1547325065
Forum: FAB News 12th January 2019, 05:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,328
Posted By FAB_61
No more Harrops Supermarionation.......

Just noticed the sad news on the Harrops Supermarionation facebook page that they have not renewed their licence with ITV - so no more pieces for the forseeable future........
...
Forum: Thunderbirds Are Go! 28th December 2018, 12:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,562
Posted By FAB_61
Given all the other collateral info that seems to...

Given all the other collateral info that seems to be on various peoples twitter accounts etc it does seem to to be pointing to the rest of the series working to a final "big" rescue ("Long Reach" if...
Forum: Identified 22nd December 2018, 11:34 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 22,250
Posted By FAB_61
The relative capability between equipment sold in...

The relative capability between equipment sold in the US compared to the UK is interesting - and in some cases deliberate: We lived in the US for a while and I did a lot of checking to see if the HD...
Forum: Identified 22nd December 2018, 10:38 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 22,250
Posted By FAB_61
I agree - there is a whole mix of terminology...

I agree - there is a whole mix of terminology being used these days and it's no wonder things get confused.

PAL and NTSC are essentially broadcast standards to allow stuff to to be transmitted and...
Forum: Identified 22nd December 2018, 04:07 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 22,250
Posted By FAB_61
At the risk of stepping into the middle of this: ...

At the risk of stepping into the middle of this:

Surely this has all got confused between:

The original filming rate - probably 24fps and the frame rate that is provided in the encoded stream...
Forum: Thunderbirds Are Go! 8th December 2018, 05:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,113
Posted By FAB_61
Looks like sound mixing on Ep78 is complete: ...

Looks like sound mixing on Ep78 is complete:

https://twitter.com/NigelHeath/status/1071063994633478145

https://twitter.com/nickfostermusic/status/1071007031862181888
Forum: Thunderbirds Are Go! 25th November 2018, 09:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,438
Posted By FAB_61
One other thing I spotted going thru the photos...

One other thing I spotted going thru the photos and the associated comments and responses to them:

There an exchange at one point that essentially goes like this:

"Can I come and work with you...
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