Brendan McCarthy's Thunderbirds – Twice

 Brendan McCarthy's history with the Thunderbirds movie is pretty well known. He did some designs, they went in a different direction.

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What I didn't know what that it was his second runaround with Gerry Anderson's sci-fi puppets. He did the storyboards (below) on the Dire Straits video for the song Calling Elvis, which featured the Straits as Thunderbirds, and designed the video with famed director Steve Barron (later working with McCarthy on ReBoot fame). Here's a Making Of documentary, storyboards and the finished video.

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Brendan McCarthy's Thunderbirds – Twice

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About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.

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