108: SFFCH – Thunderbird 6

108 Thunderbird 6

Is it a mythical bird? Is it a flashy stunt plane? Is it a cheap fortified wine for hobos…? No! It’s 1968 British marionette science-fiction adventure film ‘Thunderbird 6’ which has been plucked from modern day obscurity by Ant for the ‘pleasure’ of Rich and Abi (and yourself dear, precious listener). We cannot dispute the fact the film is a technical masterpiece, but we can question everything else such as: ‘what better qualification for being international heros than being super mega rich?’, ‘with all that money couldn’t they have afforded a better uniform?’ and ‘just what is this film saying about class divisions?’. So prepare yourself for the ridiculously lavish exploits of the ‘1%’ which involves some ‘wooden’ acting, some dark deaths and body disposal and a cold, COLD Alan Tracy.

[Ep 108, Rec 2015]

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