The 1960's to me was an exciting
time to be growing up in. We had lots of great pop
groups providing us with great sing along records, all
sorts of strange fashions were coming out and television
companies were producing lots of good stuff to watch. I
always loved 'family' type programmes. Then a new show
came out produced by Gerry Anderson. I could just
remember some of his earlier shows but didn't watch them
regularly. This new one was different though, it was
about a family and I was hooked.
Watching those Tracy boys going off to
save the world in their Thunderbirds was fascinating
enough but it wasn't until watching the episode of 'Move and
You're Dead' that my imagination began working. Being in love
with Alan at the time I was worried about him on that bridge.
When it was over I thought to myself, supposing it had ended
differently. I remember from then on making my own stories up
in my head and I wish I'd written them down now. Time went by
and work schedules and travelling did not give me time to take
part in the '90s revival. It was only when my dog took ill in
2003 and I was sitting up with him at night I put the
television on and Boomerang were showing Thunderbirds
at 12 midnight every night. How those memories flowed back,
but this time I could watch in glorious colour and record each
episode to re-watch at my leisure.
I began to write to about them but I got
hungry for more Thunderbirds facts and searched the
internet. I found books about them and I thought I was alone
in my little Thunderbirds world and never dreamed that
I was sharing the Tracys with so many people. I found stories
about them that kept me entertained and inspired me to try and
write more of my own. Now I feel part of something special,
that only a true Thunderbirds fan can feel.