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Old 14th May 2018, 09:01 PM
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Default who is the star of 'thunderbirds'?

'thunderbirds' may have a huge cast of characters and more at the time than 'supercar' 'fireball:XL5' & 'stingray',but which character in the show is the real star? in the original draft of the format the andersons wanted the space monitor john tracy as the star,many claimed it's scott tracy,one source say it's thunderbird 2 which is just a machine & director david lane said in 'made in supermarionation' that lady penelope is the star.thats not true.who really IS the star of 'thunderbirds'? i have a feeling it's jeff tracy because HE was top billing in the pre-publicity & the series actually centred around him as the founder of international rescue & how his 5 sons controlling the thunderbirds through his original visions as a astronaut.
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Old 14th May 2018, 09:11 PM
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I think that's the good thing about the show - the Thunderbirds are the stars.
Jeff may be the main man but his sons feature in more scenes and most of the best footage.
Lady Penelope will also be favourite with many fans but it's a good show because you can't really say any one character is the star.
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Old 14th May 2018, 09:36 PM
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Perhaps this is a question that doesn't have a single answer - the genius in Thunderbirds it that it got the mix between the machines and the characters right, and all the characters were well thought out and that allowed each of them to appeal to different people:

So you could equally wait and see what amazing new pod vehicle would appear each week to save the day, or pretend to be whichever of the characters you most related to (be that Jeff in overall command, Scott running the on-scene rescue, Virgil driving pod vehicles, Brains inventing things, or Lady P being the spy/detective etc).

That said - some of the "guest stars" were clearly the vehicles - Crablogger, Sidewinder, Fireflash, Zero-X

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