Thunderbirds Are Go’s finale – The Long Reach part two – premieres this Saturday, 22nd February

The final Thunderbirds Are Go episode, The Long Reach part two premieres at 8:30am this Saturday, 22nd February, on ITV and CITV, repeated Sunday at 5:55pm on CITV or catch up afterwards on the ITV Hub.

International Rescue attempt their most difficult mission ever while defending Tracy Island from a dangerous assault.

Easter Eggs: A dialogue reference to needing to ‘wear the hat’ is a nod to the original uniform hats from Thunderbirds.

Thunderbirds Aren’t (Le)Go!

Sadly, it doesn’t look like Thunderbirds will be go in Lego form, at least not any time soon!

You may remember that last May Fanderson members rallied to get Andrew Clark’s Thunderbirds Are Go Lego Ideas project over the 10,000 supporter line. This qualified it to be part of Lego’s official project review, and the results were announced live on Facebook today.

Eleven projects were considered in this review:

  • Thunderbirds Are Go by AndrewClark2 (click on ‘Updates’ on the page to see the Thunderbirds version)

 

plus Medieval Blacksmith by Namirob and Winnie the Pooh by benlouisa which will go forward to become official Lego sets.

Check out the Lego Ideas site for more amazing Anderson-inspired designs.

Thunderbirds Are Go: Firebreak premieres this Saturday, 8th February

The latest Thunderbirds Are Go episode, Firebreak premieres at 8:30am this Saturday, 8th February, on ITV and CITV, repeated Sunday at 5:55pm on CITV or catch up afterwards on the ITV Hub.

All five Tracy Brothers unite to stop a raging forest fire.

Easter Eggs: Brains reveals for the first time that the new version of the Zero-X will be called the Zero-XL. The Crablogger is featured, which was a vehicle from Thunderbirds Path of Destruction.

Thunderbirds Are Go: Buried Treasure premieres this Saturday, 25th January

The latest Thunderbirds Are Go episode, Buried Treasure premieres at 8:30am this Saturday 25th January on ITV and CITV, repeated Sunday at 5:55pm on CITV or catch up afterwards on the ITV Hub.

Virgil and Gordon must rescue a trapped urban-explorer in a trash mine while Brains attempts a risky mission.

Easter Eggs: The Groundskeeper is humming the Fireball XL5 theme song, and this is reflected in episode’s music.
  

Thunderbirds Are Go: Avalanche this Saturday

Premieres at 8:00am on Saturday 13th July on ITV and CITV. Repeated Sunday, Wednesday 4.30pm and Thursday at 7:30am on CITV.

An avalanche traps vlogger Brandon “The Bear” Berrenger (Tom Rosenthal) and his camera assistant Goose in a treacherous snowy basin. Scott, Alan and Virgil must work carefully to dig out Brandon without triggering a second disaster with their vehicles. This is a rather ‘public’ rescue for IR – how will they respond to being in front of the camera?

Easter Eggs:

  • Brand Berrenger returns
  • Sherpa Pod is used

Supercelebration Treasure 8: Eagle Transporter model kit, Thunderbirds Are Go art print and more

At Fanderson’s Supercelebration convention this September we’ll be raising much-needed funds for our convention charity.

Members who registered for the convention before June have nominated charities that they’d like us to support, and the club committee will be considering all nominees at their July meeting.

Our generous friends, partners, licensees and club members have donated a raft of unusual and rare items which will all be going home with convention delegates as a result of our blind and live auctions, raffles and other activities during the weekend.

If you would like to donate something to raise money for a great cause, please e-mail details (including photos) to us at fanderson.org.uk@outlook.com.

With raffle tickets at just £1 each, everyone, whatever your budget, has a chance of going home with something special and helping a good cause. Keep an eye out for more items, and start saving your pocket money!

To give you just a taste of the range that will be on offer…

Haynes Tracy Island jigsaw puzzle (available recently from £10 online)

Thunderbirds Are Go TB4 cut out (approximately 90x70cm)

MPC Deluxe Eagle Transporter model kit (available recently from £60 online)

Thunderbirds Are Go TB2 End Titles Art Print (a limited edition of just 20 prints were made, numbered and signed by the artist Gus Hunter)