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  • The Thunderbirds are the air demonstration squadron of the U.S. Air Force (USAF), based at Nellis AFB in Las Vegas, Nevada. The squadron tours the United States and much of the world, performing aerobatic formation and solo flying in specially-marked USAF jet aircraft.

  • (thunderbird) (mythology) the spirit of thunder and lightning believed by some Native Americans to take the shape of a great bird

  • A mythical bird thought by some North American Indians to bring thunder

  • Thunderbirds is a 2004 science-fiction-adventure film based upon the television series of the same name of the 1960s, directed by Jonathan Frakes.

  • An island country and continent in the southern hemisphere, in the southwestern Pacific Ocean, a member state of the Commonwealth of Nations; pop. 19,900,000; capital, Canberra; official language, English

  • a nation occupying the whole of the Australian continent; Aboriginal tribes are thought to have migrated from southeastern Asia 20,000 years ago; first Europeans were British convicts sent there as a penal colony

  • the smallest continent; between the South Pacific and the Indian Ocean

  • (australian) of or relating to or characteristic of Australia or its inhabitants or its languages; "Australian deserts"; "Australian aborigines"

  • A person treated by another as a source of pleasure or amusement rather than with due seriousness

  • (toy) dally: behave carelessly or indifferently; "Play about with a young girl's affection"

  • (toy) a nonfunctional replica of something else (frequently used as a modifier); "a toy stove"

  • An object for a child to play with, typically a model or miniature replica of something

  • (toy) plaything: an artifact designed to be played with

  • An object, esp. a gadget or machine, regarded as providing amusement for an adult




The Marvel Super Heroes: Iron Man Cartoon - Main Title Theme Lyrics (1966)

"Tony Stark
Makes you feel
He's a cool exec
With a heart of steel.
As Iron Man,
All jets ablaze,
He fights and smites
With repulsor rays!
A blaze of power!
Iron Man!
Amazing armor!
Iron Man!"

When billionare inventor Tony Stark designed his Iron Man variant suit of Inferno armour it was intended to shield him from the fearsome heat of an active volcano. At first glance that might not seem to be a very useful capability.


You'd be amazed at just how many super villians thought that they were the VERY FIRST to think of constructing their lairs within volcanoes. Strangely enough, hardly any of them thought to tap the immense geothermal power of their hellish neighbourhoods, instead choosing to rely upon that old standby of evilness... nuclear reactors.

On the other hand, Iron Man HAD seen some pretty spectacular lava lamp lit decor!

Still, the highly specialised Inferno armour had other uses...

In response to a call from Stark International's Melbourne Division he'd flown over to Australia just in time to run headlong into the dreadful 2008 bushfire season. The Inferno suit, of course, shrugged off the highest maximum temperature in Melbourne's recorded history, 47.9 degrees Celsius or around 118 degrees Farenheit.

But Aussie cities baked. Hot winds gusted. Vegetation dried. And the Victorian countryside went up in flames on February 7th.

Tony had experienced similar conditions in both California and Canada and as Iron Man had even helped with search and rescue in both those fire prone places. He'd sometimes literally lent a hand, using his palm mounted repulsors to blast fire breaks ahead of fire fronts. As Victoria began to burn Tony personally committed S.I's in-country manpower and resources to help pitch in with the fire fighting effort. Stark's aviation assets proved especially useful.

Iron Man not excluded.

The Australians named similar disasters after the days they'd fallen on. Black Friday. Ash Wednesday. Today was a Saturday. He wondered what they'd call this one?

During a rare break he'd mentioned it to one of the bravely laconic local fireman who wearily took one look at Stark's soot covered armour and laconically quipped, "Strewth mate, Iron in the Fire day!"

The red and gold Avenger smiled grimly at the memory as he strapped on a fire supression blaster pack and prepared to head out again...even for a bonafide super hero it was a long day, and a longer night....and damned little enough else to find humour in.

Still, as the Aussie 'fireys' were fond of saying, "No worries mate".

And THEY weren't even wearing air conditioned invincible armour.

"Hmm," Stark mused as he lifted off, "I might just do something about that...."


I paused to set up this shot while I was busy keeping our garden alive with recycled water on Searing Saturday, pondering the wide variation in conditions across our sunburnt country. Bushfires across Victoria, New South Wales and South Australia while floods surged across North Queensland. Immense property damage and the death toll, both human and animal, is yet to be fully known.

I was comfortable enough as I worked, hot but well shaded by a sombrero or a water soaked pith helmet depending on how windy it was (costumers tend to have these things handy!) and with ready access to air conditioning and cooling drinks.

Spared more than one thought for the poor sods caught in the fire and the gallant fire fighters battling the blazes.

Hell already has its heroes.

Still, we can use all the help we can get, so Avengers Assemble, and Thunderbirds Are Go!

If only...

The Inferno armour is one of Hasbro's new Iron Man Concept armour variant action figures. It's a beaut, what with its semi-transparent magma red finish, thermal control fins and backpack. I especially like that the pauldrons (shoulder guards) are firmly held in place with metal pins...solving an infamous problem that has dogged most of the six-inch Iron Man figures spun off from the I.M movie. Which have an annoying tendancy to pop their pauldrons off when their arms are raised.

(By the way, the tune of the theme song from the 1966 Iron Man cartoon can be heard a couple of times in the 2007 movie...have fun listening for it!)

No daisies (see background!) were harmed during the making of this photo but, strewth, it was so hot outside that the action figure started to wilt in sympathy!

Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons - Captain Black and the Spectrum

Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons - Captain Black and the Spectrum

Dutch postcard by Gebr. Spanjersberg N.V., Rotterdam. Sent by mail in 1976. Photo: Century 21Ltd., 1968. Publicity picture for Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons. Pictured here are Captain Black and the Spectrum.

Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons (1967), often referred to as Captain Scarlet, is a British science-fiction television series produced by the Century 21 Productions company of Gerry and Sylvia Anderson, John Read and Reg Hill. First broadcast on ATV Midlands between September 1967 and May 1968, it has since been transmitted in more than 40 other countries, including the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, and the Netherlands. Combined with scale model special effects, characters are presented as marionette puppets in a filming technique that the Andersons dubbed "Supermarionation", a technology that incorporated internal solenoid motors as a means of producing mouth movements synchronised with pre-recorded dialogue.

Set in 2068, the series charts the hostilities between Earth and a race of Martians known as the Mysterons. After a misunderstanding results in human astronauts obliterating their base, the vengeful Mysterons declare war on Earth, initiating a succession of reprisal attacks that are countered by Spectrum, an international security organisation. Spectrum boasts the remarkable abilities of its top agent, Captain Scarlet, who comes to possess the Mysteron healing power of 'retro-metabolism'. This ability to return to life, even after suffering fatal injuries, essentially makes Scarlet 'indestructible'.

Captain Scarlet, the eighth of ten puppet series that the Andersons produced in the 1950's and 60's, follows Thunderbirds and precedes Joe 90 and the little-seen The Secret Service. In terms of visual aesthetic, the series represents a departure from the style of Thunderbirds due to its use of non-caricatured marionette puppets of realistic bodily proportions. Re-run a number of times on British television and purchased by the BBC in 1993, the 32-episode series has been the foundation of merchandising campaigns since its first appearance, leading to the release of items such as toy dolls and other associated media, including novels, comic strips in the Anderson-related children's magazine, TV Century 21, and postcards.

Captain Black is the fictional nemesis of Captain Scarlet and recurring Mysteron agent in Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons. Actor Francis Matthews gave the captain his voice. 'Captain Black' is a code name; his real name is never revealed in the series, although subsequent publications have given this as Conrad Turner. His transformation from human to Mysteron agent occurs on Mars in the first episode of the series; The Mysterons. Captain Scarlet is indestructible. You are not! Remember this. Do not try to imitate him!

Sources: Wikipedia and IMDb.

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