Century 21 Slough - Now Available to Buy Online!
Fifty-five years ago, a set of factories on Stirling Road Slough became home to a series of ground-breaking television series. Stingray, Thunderbirds, Captain Scarlet, Joe 90, Dopelgänger, The Secret... Read more
Savers Are GO!
Four months after our last update we're back again with another update - as we know that not all of our backers use social media!
Many of you, especially... Read more
Thunderbirds 1965: Postscript
It's been six months since our final Thunderbirds 1965 update when we closed the project after almost a year. We had intended to leave the page permanently dormant, but it... Read more
"This Has Got to be the End..."
Gosh. That was a long, arduous journey. The distribution of the Kickstarter rewards ended up being almost as difficult as actually making three new episodes of Thunderbirds. Our... Read more
The end is nigh
The logistical nightmare of processing everyone's orders is slowly coming to an end. We have a handful of parcels to go into the post next week, but the... Read more
I'm Andrew T. Smith the Associate Producer - and also the person responsible for the despatch of your rewards and the general management of orders and enquiries.
I... Read more
100 updates seemed like such a nice figure to go out on. But we have a couple of things to update you all on and so it'll have to be... Read more
Thank you... and good bye
So here we are - the end of Thunderbirds 1965. Also, fittingly enough, our 100th update! It all began last July when we released the above video asking for your... Read more
Look what just arrived...
We've received a handful of advance copies of the final NTSC DVDs for checking! Still a few more days until the full consignment of DVDs and blu-rays come in, but... Read more
Blu-rays are GO!
Hello Kickstarter backers!
A brief update today to let you know that the blu-rays have also been approved and are now in the process of manufacturing. You can see a... Read more
Discs are GO!
The image above is of the DVD check disc which shows how near to the finishing line we are! For those who don't know, after submitting the DVD... Read more
It may be our last few days, but it's still been an eventful and positive week in many ways. Last week we appeared on Mastermind as part of a... Read more
Last Day. All Had Champagne. Cried...
"Last day. All had champagne. Cried," is what one puppeteer wrote in her diary on the day the puppet unit closed at Century 21 back in 1969. This week it... Read more
It's been another busy week for us, preparing not only to close the studio, but also sorting everything in readiness for posting out the rewards.
Barring any major... Read more
Sylvia Anderson (1927-2016)
We are extremely sad to hear that Sylvia Anderson, co-creator of Thunderbirds and voice of Lady Penelope, has died.
Sylvia was extremely supportive of us during the production of Filmed... Read more
Another brief update from us as we like to keep you in the loop with the news about the rewards. We took delivery of the Thunderbirds TV Series... Read more
Thunderbirds Are Definitely GO!
We held our fourth and final screening for backers and crew last night of the new Thunderbirds episodes. Brian Johnson was in attendance and gave us the big... Read more
Thunderbirds 1965 - Documentary
We're now at the point where most of the rewards have been sent off for manufacture - and we have to sit back and wait for it all... Read more
Visit Tracy Island!
In just a few weeks time, at the end of March, the Thunderbirds 1965 studio will close once and for all. Although the chance to see the filming -... Read more
In addition to the CD replicas of the mini-albums that were delivered last week, we have now taken delivery of the wall-portrait postcards and the lobby cards which... Read more
The CD Replicas are in!
The main adventure might be over, but getting the rewards in - the culmination of so much work - is exciting in itself. As you're all as much... Read more
Thunderbirds Are Still Go
We're still plugging away here getting your reward packages together. It continues to be a slow and sometimes painful process, but we're getting there.
Current jobs include the... Read more
No news is, er... no news!
This is a brief update to assure everyone that work is continuing to tick along on the rewards part of the Thunderbirds project. One by one the reward... Read more
Rewards: Progress Update
It's been a while since we updated you on progress, so we thought we'd drop you a line to let you know what's happening behind the scenes at... Read more
The Stately Homes Robberies - New Clip Released
Hello Kickstarter backers!
All three episodes were screened for the first time in London on Monday evening. In attendance were crew members and various backers and supporters of the project.... Read more
Thunderbirds Are Definitely GO!
Happy New Year everyone!
Today is a momentous one as we're putting the finishing touches to The Stately Homes Robberies which will be screening for the first time - along... Read more
Happy New Year!
Just a quick message from us to wish you a very Happy New Year. 2015 has been an extraordinary year for us - who'd have thought that we'd... Read more
We've done the pictures, now it's time for the sound! We spent the day with audio genius Mark Ayres who is not only doing our final mixes for the episodes,... Read more
Thunderbirds 1965 - In Pictures
Filming has wrapped on Thunderbirds 1965 (although there's still a lot of work to do). Whilst we continue to sort the remaining jobs out, here are some pictures to remember... Read more
Thunderbirds 1965 - That's a Wrap!
And so it's all over for Thunderbirds 1965. Shooting completed at 7.30pm last night, and the puppets were hung up for the very last time.
It's been an amazing adventure... Read more
The Stately Homes Robberies - Trailer
Back in the director's seat after 49 years, David Elliott is shooting his final scenes on The Stately Homes Robberies. To whet your appetite, here's the trailer!
Thunderbirds 1965 - Last Week!
It's our last week of filming on Thunderbirds 1965! It seems incredible that the end has come already. The Kickstarter only launched on July 9th and now our adventure bringing... Read more
Exclusive clip: Introducing Thunderbirds and Postage Update
Production is now winding down on Thunderbirds 1965 and it's with great sadness that we're preparing to close the studio as soon as filming has wrapped. It's been... Read more
It was an explosive day yesterday! After a month of construction we blew up a Stately Home built by David Tremont for The Stately Homes Robberies.
We're back to work... Read more
The time has come – The Thunderbirds 1965 Backerkit will close down in two days time at the end of Thursday 26th November.
If you haven't already responded to... Read more
Backerkit Close Down
Well, it's finally coming to the moment that we'll be sad to see: as The Stately Homes Robberies continues through production we're gearing up to put the puppets... Read more
David Elliott Back in Action!
Filming has wrapped on Introducing Thunderbirds - the second episode of our Classic Thunderbirds revival! Director Justin T. Lee has vacated the director's chair and taken the episode into post... Read more
As episode 2 draws to its conclusion, our third and final episode prepares to go into full production. In a few weeks, the TB1965 studio will be empty and our... Read more
Dedicated Followers of Fashion
When we started planning for Thunderbirds 1965 back in July one of our key concerns was 'What will the characters wear?' A number of people have expressed surprise that we... Read more
Set Visits and Backerkit
Over the last few days we've opened up the Thunderbirds 1965 studio to the backers who pledged for our set visit rewards. We've really enjoyed sharing our experience... Read more
The Stately Homes Robberies
November has begun and pre-production is now underway on the third and final episode of our mini-Thunderbirds revival - The Stately Homes Robberies. Director Justin T. Lee is coming to... Read more
This Week on Thunderbirds 1965
It's been another busy week on Thunderbirds 1965. We kicked off with a handful of reshoots for The Abominable Snowman (we're very picky about what we film...) before moving onto... Read more
At Home With International Rescue
Today's update is a short video from the set of Introducing Thunderbirds. We hope that, in addition to the episodes, your DVDs and blu-rays will also include some nice behind... Read more
Thunderbirds Set Visits
Finally, having wrapped on our first episode, The Abominable Snowman, we've begun opening the studio up to backers who pledged for our studio visits and Thunderbirds 1965 set tours.
We're... Read more
Introducing Thunderbirds is GO!
Hello everybody! Work continues apace on Thunderbirds 1965 and we're now into our second episode. Producer Stephen La Rivière has relinquished the director's chair to Justin T. Lee who... Read more
First Screening and Backerkit
Hi everybody! It's been a busy couple of weeks here on the Slough Trading Estate so we apologise for the slow down in updates.
A week ago, a work-print copy... Read more
Episode 1 - Filming Wrapped!
What a month it's been! It seems incredible only a few weeks ago we were fund raising, and now a whole episode has been shot. We are incredibly grateful to... Read more
While Backerkit seems to be working for the majority of those taking the survey, it has become apparent that there is an issue with the system that effects... Read more
Backerkit is Go
We have said this before, but thank you all for making our project a reality! Without our backers, this project simply wouldn’t be possible.
With this is mind,... Read more
The Abominable Snowman: Trailer
Thunderbirds turns 50! To celebrate the series' half century, here's the teaser trailer for The Abominable Snowman. Classic Thunderbirds is back one last time to celebrate its 50th!
Thunderbirds 1965 - First Official Clip
Thunderbirds turns 50 this week! See our first official clip here - teaser trailer coming on Wednesday, 30th September.
Regarding Backerkit - please bear with us a little longer.... Read more
BBC Set Report
The BBC put out a short report from the set of Thunderbirds 1965 yesterday - and released to the world our very first clip... You can see the video here:... Read more
Sometimes things go wrong...
We thought you might enjoy this outtake from Friday's shooting. Puppets always go wrong, but even we have never seen a malfunction like THIS. Still, you have to admire The... Read more
This Week on Thunderbirds 1965
BBC Radio Berkshire came down to the studio on Thursday to interview the team. You can hear the piece here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p030rdg1#play Skip to 0.23, 0.52, 1.28, 1.47, 2.23 and 2.49 to hear... Read more
Lady Penelope is in Danger
Will Scott Tracy save Lady Penelope in time? We've been shooting the ice cave scenes this week. Here are some pictures to keep you updated.
"Will not require runway - coming in vertically!"
The studio is bustling with activity at the moment. Shooting is well underway and great progress is being made on the first episode. Although we're very busy, we haven't forgotten... Read more
Thunderbirds Filming is GO!
It's been another exciting - and exhausting! - week on Thunderbirds 1965. Filming started on Tuesday and, after a slow build-up period, is now running at full speed. It's very... Read more
First Week of Production
The first week on Thunderbirds 1965 has finished. It seems extraordinary that thanks to so many people the project has come to life so quickly. Tomorrow is the 1st of... Read more
Welcome to the new A.P. Films
Thunderbirds has returned home. Less than a month after our Kickstarter was successfully funded, sets, puppets, costumes, lights and cameras are flooding into the studio. This weekend, we shall be... Read more
There's No Place Like Home
It's another busy week on Thunderbirds 1965. Courtesy of SEGRO we are now moving into our unit on the Slough Trading Estate which we are transforming into A.P. Films 2015.... Read more
Surveying The Production
Thanks to your help, Thunderbirds 1965is now well and truly underway with puppets, models, costumes, props, and sets being constructed in a number of top-secret locations around the globe.... Read more
Updates from WETA
We're very lucky to have David Tremont and his colleagues at WETA Workshop assisting us on this project. Here are some of the things they are building for us to... Read more
Two Weeks Before Shooting Commences!
It's all (Thunderbirds Are) Go here at TB1965 HQ. We are soon to move into our Slough base where all our weeks of planning and preparation will come together in... Read more
The Thunderbirds 1965 Kickstarter may be over, but our updates will still be keeping you up to date with production as things progress.
Today we thought you might be interested... Read more
CLASSIC THUNDERBIRDS ARE GO!!!
Well, we did it! A massive thank youto the 3,378 backers who pledged to this campaign over the past month and to all of you who helped spread the word.... Read more
Please Check Your Pledges
With just three and a half hours to go until the end of the campaign we'd like to ask you all to check your pledges. We notice quite a few... Read more
Prepare For Blast Off!
There are less than ten hours to go before Thunderbirds 1965reaches the conclusion of its Kickstarter campaign. It has been quite a journey and we're very grateful to each... Read more
1 Day To Go!
The countdown has almost reached zero and Thunderbird 1 is all set to launch! That's right, there's only one day left to go before Thunderbirds 1965's Kickstarter campaign comes... Read more
Stretch Goal: Achieved!
We've reached £195,000! Thank you so much everyone!
So, we can just get on with the production now, right? Sadly not. Firstly, just because people have pledged, it doesn't mean... Read more
"We're running out of runway!"
It's the final weekend! Time is running out! The third episode of Classic Thunderbirds is still NOT funded.
Will we make it in time? Or are we going to hurtle... Read more
3 Days to Go!
The end is in sight! We're tantalisingly close to reaching the crucial figure of £195,000 to see the third and final Classic Thunderbirds episode enter production.
With time running out,... Read more
4 Days to GO!
"We're running out of runway!"
Only four days left to go! It seems amazing that the campaign is almost over and that production is commencing on the first new... Read more
5 Days and Another New Reward!
The countdown to the end has begun! We're in our last five days, and less than £15k to go!
Yesterday, we added a great new reward - CD replicas of... Read more
New Reward: Mini Album CDs!
We're pleased to announce that, to go with our recent vinyl rewards, we are able to provide a limited run of the mini-albums on CD!As with the vinyl pack,... Read more
6 days to go!
Will Scott save Lady Penelope in time? Will we raise the necessary £195,000 in order to produce our third, and final episode of Classic Thunderbirds? Only time will tell. We... Read more
1 Week to Go!
We're on the final stretch! We have one week remaining and less than £25,000 to raise before we can guarantee a third and final episode of Classic Thunderbirds.
Work is... Read more
What could this be? It's a special delivery we received yesterday direct from International Rescue. Inside, is contained something that dates from the 60s and was previously the property of... Read more
A Landmark Day!
We hit a major landmark today - we are now the most successful UK film project ever funded on Kickstarter! Huge thanks to everyone who has contributed towards this success.... Read more
Excitement is GO!
Wow, what a day yesterday was! Since the announcement that Thunderbirds 1965will be bringing the series back to its original home on the Slough Trading Estate, we have been... Read more
New Rewards Unlocked!
Phew, what a day! The news that Thunderbirds 1965 will be returning the series to its original home on the Slough Trading Estate has sent the press into overdrive.We'll... Read more
Thunderbirds Are Go-ing Home to the Slough Trading Estate!
We've been teasing that we've got some exciting news for a while now - and finally we can reveal what it is. Fifty years since the original series was in... Read more
We've hit another landmark! 200% - exactly double the amount of money we aimed to raise in the first place.Thank you so much to everyone that has helped the... Read more
REWARD PROFILE – Commemorative Photo Album
Thunderbirds 1965 is, above all, a celebration of the enduring 50 year legacy of the classic television series produced by AP films. To mark the anniversary in print, we're pleased... Read more
Two Weeks To Go!
As our campaign enters the final two weeks of its run, we're very pleased to see that Thunderbirds 1965 continues to gather media attention. Yesterday, Huffington Post UK carried a... Read more
Pledging For Multiple Rewards
People have been asking us how to increase their pledges and add to their reward selection, so we have produced what we hope is a simple and easy to follow... Read more
Authenticity is Key
At Thunderbirds 1965, we pride ourselves in paying attention to even the smallest of details.To make our brand new classic-style episodes as authentic as possible, a great level... Read more
Today marks the half way mark of Thunderbirds 1965’s campaignand we are now entering week three! Traditionally, the middle of any Kickstarter campaign is considered to be the most... Read more
New Reward Unlocked!
We've had some exciting news! Thunderbirds 1965 is on course to become the most successful UK Film and Television project ever funded on Kickstarter.To celebrate, we've unlocked a new... Read more
Retro Techniques, Digital Preparation
Here at Thunderbirds 1965, we're constantly astounded by the ingenious techniques that were used to bring Thunderbirdsand the other Supermarionation shows to life during the 1960s. Some of... Read more
Thunderbirds Are Going
It has been two days since we passed the target for our first stretch goal and we are now swiftly heading towards our second. If we can raise £195,000 Thunderbirds... Read more
Stretch Goal Unlocked!
Well done, everybody – we did it!The £120,000 stretch goal has been reached, meaning that all of your DVDs and BLU-RAYs will feature not ONE, but TWO episodes of... Read more
Thunderbirds Prequel Almost GO!
Yesterday was another busy day on Kickstarter and we're now only £2500 short of our first Stretch Goal - to produce Introducing Thunderbirds! Again, thank you to everybody who has... Read more
Yesterday was an excellent day for Thunderbirds 1965 and saw our fund-raiser pass the £110,000 mark. This means there is less than £10,000 to be raised before we can commit... Read more
News At Ten... Nine... Eight... Seven... Six...
Yesterday was a big day for Thunderbirds 1965. After a barrage of press attention and a surge of new backers, we were able to pass the £100,000 mark!That leaves... Read more
Thunderbirds Are EVERYWHERE
As the Thunderbirds 1965 campaign continues to hurtle towards its stretch goals, we’re picking up a lot of fantastic press coverage. Most recently, the project has been featured in... Read more
Model maker David Tremont Joins the Team
The Thunderbirds 1965campaign has now been running on Kickstarter for a week and in that time we have raised almost £100,000. A massive thank you is owed... Read more
NEW REWARDS NOW AVAILABLE – English / 日本語含む
As we continue to rocket towards our £120,000 stretch goal, we thought you might like to hear about some new rewards we are making available.
The first new reward we... Read more
NEW REWARDS – English / 日本語含む
So here we are on day 6 of the campaign and it seems our dream to produce a new episode of Classic Thunderbirds based on the mini-albums is going to... Read more
THUNDERBIRDS 1965 IS GO!
That’s right, Thunderbirds 1965 has reached its £75,000 base target in less than five days! We want to say a big big thank you to all of our generous backers... Read more
On The Home Run!
Hi there! Thunderbirds 1965 is now in the fourth day of its Kickstarter campaign and we are very pleased to say that we are now over 85% funded. This... Read more
Pledge Profile: The Thunderbirds 1965 Experience
Hello all! Well, after a strong second day, we have reached 70% (£56,000) of our base goal. A great bit thank you to everybody who has contributed or spread the word... Read more
Rocketing Towards Our Goal
Hello Kickstarter backers – thanks to your generous pledges, Thunderbirds 1965 has achieved 56% (£42,000) of its base goal in less than 24 hours! We couldn’t be more greatful.
A... Read more