Shout! Factory TV and ITV Studios Present the International Thunderbirds Day Marathon
5…4…3…2…1...Thunderbirds are GO! In celebration of International Thunderbirds Day September 30, Shout! Factory TVand ITV Studios will livestream a 34-hour marathon of the Supermarionation seriesThunderbirds exclusively on social video service Twitch. This global event can be enjoyed by fans around the world, who will be able to watch all 32 episodes from the show’s original run, complete with bonus content including three new classic-style episodes based on original 60s audio recordings.
The marathon begins Sunday, September 30 at 7 a.m. PT / 3 p.m. BST on Shout! Factory TV’s official Twitch channel. International Thunderbirds Day celebrates the anniversary of the first TV broadcast of Thunderbirds in the UK, over 50 years ago on September 30, 1965.
Get ready to blast off with the team at International Rescue with every episode of the popular science-fiction series streaming live on Twitch. These episodes are presented in a remastered high-definition transfer that showcases the Supermarionation technique in exquisite detail like never before.
Leap into the stratosphere of fun and excitement with Thunderbirds. Operating from a top-secret island base in the year 2065, the Thunderbirds team at International Rescue – intrepid Jeff Tracy and his valiant sons Scott, John, Virgil, Gordon, and Alan – engage in a humanitarian crusade to protect the innocent. Traveling via land, sea, air, and space in their fantastically advanced vehicles, the Tracys take on the most impossible of missions with courage, honor and their greatest strength of all: the power of family.
With its Atomic Age aesthetics and innovative production techniques, Thunderbirds has made an indelible impact on pop culture, cherished by legions of fans and influencing science fiction and animation for decades. The crown jewel of Gerry Anderson’s visionary creative work, Supermarionation, Thunderbirds promises audiences of all ages an outstanding showcase of thrills, action and adventure with no (okay, maybe some) strings attached.