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A rather decent novelisation of four of the original Thunderbirds episodes, "The Uninvited" (with the archaeologists in the pyramid), "Brink of Disaster" (with the monorail and the collapsing bridge), "Sun Probe" (with the, er, Sun probe), and "Atlantic Inferno" (where the drilling rigs are exploding pockets of submarine gas and Jeff tries to take a holiday). The Tracy family are sadly indistinguishable in terms of character; Brains has a speech impediment, and Lady Penelope and Tin-Tin are girls (one posh, one Asian) so at least you know who they are; but Morris has injected a certain depth of context and a little moral didacticism into what were originally sheer adventure scripts, it's nicely illustrated, and there are some good lines (in "Brink of Disaster", our heroes are propelled along the corridor in the crashing train as if they were puppets - well I never); and having read every single Doctor Who novelisation myself, I think he has done a decent job.

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stevegreen
Nov. 10th, 2010 04:20 am (UTC)
Is this a compendium of the paperbacks issued in the 1960s?
nwhyte
Nov. 10th, 2010 02:58 pm (UTC)
No - none of those were based on televised episodes (one was based on the cinema film). For some reason Corgi put out four single episode novelisations in 1992; this is the 2002 compilation of those four.
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