Sunday, September 30, 2018

Sunday Fun: "Thunderbirds" Opening

Thunderbirds was a special television program in my childhood. The stories of "International Rescue" originally aired in 1965 and 1966, but I caught them a few years later on Barrie, Ontario, television station CKVR.

What was the appeal to a young boy at that time? The fab vehicular machines, and, although we did not know it at such a young age, the fine scripting.

Watching this clip reminds me of another special ingredient: Barry Gray's brilliant theme music -- brilliance which carried over into the background scores.

Before I return to my adulthood I should add this: Each Thunderbirds opening title sequence is slightly different; where the music becomes a scherzo, those rapid clips we see are from "this episode" -- in this case, the premiere episode, "Trapped in the Sky".

1 comment:

Jon said...

There was a delightful tip o' the hat to this in "Wallace and Gromit: Curse of the Were-Rabbit".