Thunderbirds (1965–1966)

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In the 21st century, the Tracy family operate a unique private mechanized emergency response service.

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Series cast summary:
Peter Dyneley ...
 Jeff Tracy / ... (32 episodes, 1965-1966)
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 Scott Tracy / ... (32 episodes, 1965-1966)
David Graham ...
 Brains / ... (32 episodes, 1965-1966)
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 John Tracy / ... (31 episodes, 1965-1966)
Christine Finn ...
 Tin-Tin Kyrano / ... (31 episodes, 1965-1966)
Matt Zimmerman ...
 Alan Tracy / ... (29 episodes, 1965-1966)
David Holliday ...
 Virgil Tracy / ... (26 episodes, 1965-1966)
Sylvia Anderson ...
 Lady Penelope Creighton-Ward / ... (24 episodes, 1965-1966)
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In the 21st century, Jeff Tracy, a former astronaut, amasses a colossal fortune and decides that he must use it to benefit others. His answer to this desire is to create International Rescue, a unique private emergency response service equipped with customed designed vehicles and equipment that enable the organization to react to any crisis whether it be in sea, air, land, or space. Jeff's five sons volunteer to operate as the pilots and field agents, as well "Brains" (alias Hiram B. Hackenbaker) as the team engineer. In addition, Jeff's friend, Kyrano and his daughter Tin Tin agree to be the support staff. In addition to the field team, IR also maintains an intelligence network with Lady Penelope and her ex-con chauffer, Parker as the chief agents in this arm. The series depicts this team as they answer various calls for help around and beyond the world while they prevent enemies like the Hood from learning and exploiting their secrets Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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Runtime:

(32 episodes)

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(Westrex Recording System)

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Did You Know?

Trivia

Each Thunderbirds puppet only had four teeth. See more »

Goofs

In five episodes, there are newspapers with the date Friday, 24 December 1964 on the front cover, and was clearly not intended to be seen by viewers. (Oddly enough, 24 December 1964 was a Thursday). See more »

Quotes

[Opening narration]
Jeff Tracy: 5, 4, 3, 2, 1! Thunderbirds are go!
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Each episode's opening credit scene features some highlights from the episode. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Bottom Live 3: Hooligan's Island (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Flying High
Performed by Gary Miller
Episode: {"Ricochet" (1964) (ep. #31)}
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To re-live the magic of toys
25 February 2004 | by (Santiago, Chile) – See all my reviews

You know what I like about this show: it takes me back in time to the days when I loved to play with toys, the days when I used to spend the whole afternoon in the bedroom of a friend of mine playing on the floor with our toys, late into the night, imitating the sound of jet engines with our mouths, crashing our plastic planes into one another, mimicking gunfights, battles, explosions. A few weeks ago I was surprised to find that Chilean TV is replaying the show on Sundays. Last time I had seen one episode must have been fifteen years ago or more, I don't know. I watched and I found myself transported through time back to those days. I can't play with toys anymore, I have lost that childhood thing for toys. But watching the show I re-live the magic of toys, I feel again the beauty and the spell of toy trains, toy cars, toy trucks, toy soldiers, toy planes, etc. And I didn't remember the show looking so gorgeously great on TV (perhaps the reason for that is that back then I watched the show in black and white). Big fun from past!


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