Printed in stunning stone lithography, this explosive Australian Daybill poster advertised the first full length feature film based on the British sci-fi Supermarionation television series Thunderbirds. Created by Gerry and Sylvia Anderson, Thunderbirds combined a form of electronic marionette puppetry, which they named "Supermarionation," with scale model special effects sequences. Set in the 2060s, Thunderbirds followed on from the Anderson's earlier Supermarionation productions including Fireball XL5 and Stingray. The series followed the exploits of International Rescue, a life-saving organisation equipped with technologically-advanced land, sea, air and space rescue craft headed by a fleet of five vehicles named the Thunderbirds and launched from the organisation's secret base of operations in the Pacific Ocean. Thunderbirds Are Go saw International Rescue deployed to save the crew of spacecraft Zero-X when they suffer a malfunction on re-entry from a mission to Mars. The film featured guest appearances by puppet versions of Cliff Richard and The Shadows, who also contributed to the score.
Although printed in Australia, this poster was specifically made to be used in New Zealand, as indicated by the lack of printed rating which can be seen on the version for Australian use.
Conservation backed on linen. Backing has smoothed and diminished the standard two horizontal machine folds and a tiny 0.25in. tear to lower edge. Faint brown stain to left margin and some darkening to edges. Image and colours excellent.