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Seasons:
1 | 2
Release Date:
15 September 1965 (Netherlands) See more »
Plot:
In the 21st century, the Tracy family operate a unique private mechanized emergency response service. Full summary »
User Reviews:
Another British Innovation See more (33 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 8 of 11)
Peter Dyneley ... Jeff Tracy / ... (32 episodes, 1965-1966)

Shane Rimmer ... Scott Tracy / ... (32 episodes, 1965-1966)
David Graham ... Brains / ... (32 episodes, 1965-1966)

Ray Barrett ... John Tracy / ... (30 episodes, 1965-1966)
Christine Finn ... Tin-Tin Kyrano / ... (30 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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Series Directed by
Desmond Saunders (11 episodes, 1965-1966)
David Lane (9 episodes, 1965-1966)
David Elliott (8 episodes, 1965-1966)
Alan Pattillo (4 episodes, 1965-1966)
Brian Burgess (2 episodes, 1966)
 
Series Writing credits
Gerry Anderson (32 episodes, 1965-1966)
Sylvia Anderson (32 episodes, 1965-1966)
Alan Fennell (10 episodes, 1965-1966)
Alan Pattillo (7 episodes, 1965-1966)
Dennis Spooner (6 episodes, 1965-1966)
Donald Robertson (4 episodes, 1965-1966)
Martin Crump (2 episodes, 1965-1966)
Tony Barwick (2 episodes, 1966)

Series Produced by
Gerry Anderson .... producer / executive producer (32 episodes, 1965-1966)
Reg Hill .... associate producer / producer (32 episodes, 1965-1966)
John Read .... associate producer (6 episodes, 1966)
 
Series Original Music by
Barry Gray (32 episodes, 1965-1966)
 
Series Cinematography by
Paddy Seale (4 episodes, 1965)

John Read (unknown episodes)
 
Series Film Editing by
Harry MacDonald (15 episodes, 1965-1966)
Harry Ledger (10 episodes, 1965-1966)
Peter Elliott (6 episodes, 1965-1966)
 
Series Art Direction by
Bob Bell (26 episodes, 1965-1966)
 
Series Costume Design by
Sylvia Anderson (unknown episodes)
 
Series Sound Department
Maurice Askew .... sound (4 episodes, 1965)
Roy Lafbery .... dialogue editor (3 episodes, 1965)

Lionel Strutt .... sound re-recording mixer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Special Effects by
Derek Meddings .... supervising special effects director / special effects director (32 episodes, 1965-1966)

Joy Cuff .... model maker (unknown episodes)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Geoff Meldrum .... camera operator (3 episodes, 1965)
 
Series Other crew
Gerry Anderson .... script supervisor (31 episodes, 1965-1966)
Sylvia Anderson .... script supervisor (31 episodes, 1965-1966)
Alan Pattillo .... script editor (25 episodes, 1965-1966)
Mary Turner .... puppetry supervisor (20 episodes, 1965-1966)
Christine Glanville .... puppetry supervisor (19 episodes, 1965-1966)
 

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Runtime:
50 min (32 episodes)
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Color:
Color (Videcolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System) | Stereo (re-mastered version)
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Trivia:
In the episode "Vault of Death", the City of London Heliport is partially constructed from the remains of "Stingray"'s Marineville Tower.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: No matter what time of the year it may be, every newspaper in the series with a date seen on it has a December 24 date.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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Soundtrack:
Flying HighSee more »

FAQ

What does FAB stand for ?
Is it true John Tracy was "relegated" to Thunderbird 5?
Is it true the episodes were originally shorter?
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6 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Another British Innovation, 13 May 2003
Author: Brian Washington (Sargebri@att.net) from Los Angeles, California

This is one of the most innovative shows to ever come out of Britain. I really loved the idea of marionettes being the main characters and all the cool ships (Thunderbird 2 will always be my favorite). The only flaw I could see with the show is that you never actually saw the puppets move, as in walking. They were either sitting down or standing still. Too bad that the Sci-Fi Channel isn't showing this wonderful series. Not all of us have Tech T.V..

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