Oh yeah, I can well believe the bit about Thawks relying a lot on all the series that preceded it, that's very credible. It was the remark about Terras not coming close to recreating their charm, that made me fume.I saw Thunderbirds and Stingray a few times when I was very little; I found them dull, I'm afraid, they just didn't do much for me. In 1983, I got hooked on Starfleet, on Saturday mornings. When it finished, I missed it, so when Terrahawks came along I decided to try it, as a substitute. I wasn't all that hopeful, because I knew it had the same origins as Thunderbirds and Stingray; but, it was much better than I expected! The guy who does the reviews of old children's programmes on the 80sNostalgia site also says he generally wasn't very keen on Gerry Anderson, but Terrahawks was the only one he liked.I tried Captain Scarlet fairly recently, as an adult, but didn't stick it very long, I switched off before the episode ended. I may give it another chance, if you really recommend it. I believe the characters have colour-themed names, like in Cluedo?I haven't seen Fireball XL5, Joe 90, Spacecar or Secret Service. If they come to TV again, I will watch them. As I have said before, it's funny that the 2 ancient shows with Denise Bryer's voice (Twizzle and Four Feather Falls) have vanished into thin air.I gave Thunderbirds another chance when I was 17, but still didn't become a fan. To me, it just wasn't in the same league as Terrahawks or Starfleet.