Saturday, November 17, 2012

Thunderbirds in Outer Space Promo Card

I think for our purposes it might just be best to let Wikipedia explain "Thunderbirds In Outer Space":

"In 1981, many of Gerry Anderson's series were re-edited into TV movies in North America. These were aired on TV under the series title Super Space Theater. Among these was Thunderbirds, with three TV films airing on American television in 1981. They were heavily edited, with new title and credit sequences, some scenes being removed for length and the insertion of extra incidental music throughout. These have not been seen on TV since, although they have been released on home video. The rights issues of these releases also prevented the episodes being released in their original form on VHS video until the 1990s."  (

One of those heavily edited films was "Thunderbirds In Outer Space" whose promo card we're featuring today. The card itself is a stiff cardboard with a glossy coating and measures 8 1/2" (21.6cm) x 11" (27.9cm). Although the films themselves weren't well received amongst Gerry Anderson purists, it's hard not to like the graphics on  the card. I mean after all, all of the Thunderbird hardware is really nifty looking and it's not difficult to come up with a smashing graphic. Me personally, I like the card, hope you do too - Enjoy!