This week MissE started watching Thunderbirds are GO and is loving the new series, reinvented 50 years on from its original TV debut.

The amazing thing is, Dadda was getting up early to watch Thunderbirds around 40 years ago, around the same age as MissE is now, what a trip!

On all accounts, Dadda says he thinks the new series in awesome, it has managed to keep true to the original series but modernised it without taking anything away from the original, right down to the original old school feel of it and puppet like movement. They really have done a fantastic job with the new series.

Thunderbirds Are Go

Thunderbirds – from 1965 on the left and 2016 on the right, what a difference a few decades make!

So what is Thunderbirds all about? Well, here’s the offical plot overview so you get an idea:

When disaster strikes and there’s no one else to help, International Rescue answers the call! From their secret island base, this family of highly trained responders can reach every corner of the globe – and beyond – in minutes. With their remarkable cutting edge Thunderbird Vehicles, brothers Scott, Virgil, John, Gordon and Alan Tracy along with head of security Kayo and lead engineer Brains pull off amazing feats of heroism. No rescue is too big and no journey too far to save a life. When duty calls, Thunderbirds are GO.

Here’s the official Thunderbirds are GO trailer for the new series:

And here’s a look at where it all began:

Are you a Thunderbirds fan? What do you think of the new series?