Poll: Should ITV remake Thunderbirds?

ATV Archive: ThunderbirdsYesterday it was announced that a new version of Gerry Anderson’s classic series Thunderbirds will hit CITV in 2015 but should the remake go ahead or should ITV leave well alone?

For every successful remake (Battlestar Galactica) there are several flops (The Prisoner, Bionic Woman, Knight Rider). It’s little wonder that when a should is to be remade fans of the original get a little tetchy especially when its a show as iconic and popular as Thunderbirds.

Fans have good reason to be a little worried; the live-action Hollywood remake of Thunderbirds was simply appalling and the 2000’s CGI version of Captain Scarlet lacked the character of its original.

Thunderbirds isn’t the only Gerry Anderson show to be getting a 21st century make-over; a Hollywood version of UFO has been in the works for several years while last year it emerged ITV Studios were developing a Space 1999 remake in America.

So should ITV remake Thunderbirds or leave well alone? Vote below and you can comment on the proposed remake by using the form below the poll.

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6 Replies to “Poll: Should ITV remake Thunderbirds?”

  1. Noooooo ! Someone will try an update the format and ‘improve’ it with disastrous consequences.
    New inappropriate characters modernising older charters leave it alone and try and come up with something original
    CGI is not the way to go with Thunderbirds

    1. I agree! As much as I find all the older shows much, much better than the shows of today (with the exception few), I wish they’d stop rebooting all the old classics and TRYING to “make them better”, and 9 times out of 10, they fail to make them better! Keep the memories of good shows alive!

  2. No it shouldn’t be remade
    Look @ what happend to Captain Scarlett when that was remade
    It was absolutely crap
    Or in otherwords you can’t remake the original

  3. I say YES – give it a go! As long as it is not like the atrocious film that was made!! Keep it as it was.

  4. For those who grew up with the original nothing would be as good. The characters and their voices were very distinctive. The live remake failed dismally it should have stuck to the stories and not introduced new characters or given existing ones different characteristics. A great shame as it has tainted the idea if remakes.The casting of the Tracy brothers was bad – they all looked and sounded the same. If you are going to do a thing do it well or leave it well alone. Perhaps an advisory role for the family of Gerry Anderson to ensure the project stays true to Gerry’s original vision?

  5. I say give it a shot. I love the original, and I’d love to see what a new version would be like. As long as they get it right, I’m happy for them to go ahead and do it. It can’t be worse than that horrible movie

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