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The Return of Zero-X

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Earlier in the year the Thunderbirds Are Go tv series came to a conclusion with the International Rescue team doing a Power-Ranger style combo to merge their craft into the space-faring Zero XL. And seeing as there are five of them, they did manage to squeeze in a Fireball gag.


Of course, explosive crashes were a trade mark of Zero-X spacecraft when they made their debut in the movie Thunderbirds Are Go. And blowing up an advanced alien culture in Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons. And ferrying refuges in the dystopian world of Project S.W.O.R.D.

The Zero-X crew were on firmer ground in their own comic series in the pages of TV Century 21, though I think they crashed a few ships there as well. Mostly painted by Mike Noble, the Zero-X serial cut a kinetic course through the stars.


Anyway, it was a pleasant surprise to find this motion comic adaptation, produced by Jamie Anderson, from a tale by Angus P Allan and Mike Noble, straight from the pages of 2067.

The late Mike Noble was no stranger to motion comics, though I don’t think the phrase had been coined. He drew the Susan Starr of the Circus segment for BBC1's experimental magazine show Zokko! back in the Sixties.

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