In the 21st century, the Tracy family operate a unique private mechanized emergency response service.
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Series cast summary:
Sylvia Anderson ...
 Lady Penelope Creighton-Ward / ... (32 episodes, 1965-1966)
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 Jeff Tracy / ... (32 episodes, 1965-1966)
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 Brains / ... (32 episodes, 1965-1966)
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 Scott Tracy / ... (32 episodes, 1965-1966)
Matt Zimmerman ...
 Alan Tracy / ... (32 episodes, 1965-1966)
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 John Tracy / ... (32 episodes, 1965-1966)
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 Tin-Tin Kyrano / ... (32 episodes, 1965-1966)
David Holliday ...
 Virgil Tracy / ... (26 episodes, 1965-1966)
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The year is 2065. The location is a secret island base. The Tracy family run International Rescue - a top secret organization whose ongoing mission is to aid humanity. With the support of five incredible THUNDERBIRDS craft, the London agent Lady Penelope Creighton-Ward, her butler and ex safe-cracker Parker and genius Brains, the Tracy family battle the forces of evil. Written by Back of Digitally Remastered DVD

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30 September 1965 (UK)  »

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Donnervögel  »

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(32 episodes)

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(Westrex Recording System)| (re-mastered version)

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(Videcolor)

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Two vocal theme songs were considered before the famous march was chosen. One of these discarded themes, "Flying High" (performed by Gary Miller), can be heard at the end of the episode "Ricochet". 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

Virgil Tracy: Thunderbird Two to Thunderbird One, do you read me?
[Thunderbird One does not answer]
John Tracy: He's got to have made it, he's GOT to.
Virgil Tracy: Thunderbird Two to Thunderbird One, do you read me?
[static]
Scott Tracy: Loud and clear.
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits include scenes from that week's episode. Gerry Anderson would later reuse this gimmick in "Space: 1999" (1975) and "Space Precinct" (1995). See more »

Connections

Referenced in Grand Theft Auto: London, 1969 (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Thunderbirds (Main Titles)
Written by Barry Gray
Performed by The Barry Gray Orchestra
Voice: Peter Dyneley
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Classic television series with awesome marionettes and enjoyable aircrafts
29 July 2005 | by See all my reviews

The series concerns upon a family whose objectives are guard the world of the perils and risks originated by nefarious baddies who desire dominate it and rule over and avoid natural forces that create destructive catastrophes . It's an all time work for the astronaut Jeff Tracy , a courageous dad who orders rightly to his sons , some braves and young heroes who utilize extraordinary machines called ¨Thunderbirds¨ and the world depends of them . Thus, Thunderbird 1 (pilot Scott Tracy) , Thunderbird 2 (pilot Virgil) , Thunderbird 3 (Pilot Alan) , Aquanat 4 (pilot Gordon) , space monitor control (John). Besides , they are helped by engineer Brains , a stuttering nutty wise man and an attractive London agent , lady Penelope , and of course the chauffeur of her spectacular car .

Their missions are denominated ¨international rescue¨ carried out by the Thunderbirds , for example , in the episode ¨sun probe¨ they are saving a craft crew who lead to sun or confronting nasty enemies as the chapter titled ¨the uninvited¨ . ¨ Thunderbirds¨ emerge as an exciting and stimulating marionettes/action and with extraordinary airplanes and rockets controlled by the family members , intervening anywhere being necessary . This splendid series shot in Videcolor and Supermarionaton . The puppets are magnificent although are observed the wires that create the movement . The television series obtained a lot of success and today are considered a classic cult television . The episodes will appeal to nostalgics and children.


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