The only possible reason I can see for this screen version is the marketing opportunities embodied by the Thunderbirds themselves and their 'super-advanced technology' ships and gadgets.
Various Artists: Young Art Sound
Valerie June: The Order of Time
Ibibio Sound Machine: Uyai
Unearthly Trance: Stalking the Ghost
Porcelain Raft: Microclimate
'Get Out' Is a Fantastic Freak-Out
The Feelies: In Between
Call Super: Fabric 92
"Choice in media sometimes doesn't lead to freedom, just paralysis.