January 5-11: Including Hugo and King Kong

By Diana Balham In TV Films

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27th December, 2012
SATURDAY JANUARY 5 Thunderbirds (Four, 6.30pm). This bizarre remake had more prototypes than a Tracy family rescue craft. At one point, it was to be shot entirely in CGI, then there was the plan to have a live-action feature starring all four Baldwin brothers. Eight years in development, this po-faced effort is more like a Famous Five outing than the 1960s cult TV show on which it is based. Gone are the terrifically low-tech puppets of the original (“filmed in Super-marionation”!) and instead we have a sort-of stilted Spy ...

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