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Thunderbirds Are GO (1966)

 |  Action, Sci-Fi  |  July 1968 (USA)
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Zero-X, a manned exploration mission crashes during lift-off on its maiden flight. Two years later an investigative committee finally concludes sabotage, and decides to call on the services... See full summary »

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Christine Finn ...
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Scott Tracy (voice)
Charles 'Bud' Tingwell ...
Dr. Tony Grant / Angry Young Man / Public Relations Officer (voice) (as Charles Tingwell)
Jeremy Wilkin ...
Virgil Tracy / Space Exploration Center President (voice)
Matt Zimmerman ...
Alan Tracy / Messenger (voice)
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Zero-X, a manned exploration mission crashes during lift-off on its maiden flight. Two years later an investigative committee finally concludes sabotage, and decides to call on the services of International Rescue to oversee security at the impending second launch. The second Zero-X successfully reaches its destination, but encounters unexpected hazards, ultimately leading to another call for assistance on its return to Earth. International Rescue respond, and once again Thunderbirds are GO! Written by Raj Rijhwani <raj@courtfld.demon.co.uk>

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Trivia

Because Panavision cameras couldn't cope with special effects (at the time), a scope camera was still needed for filming, so Techniscope was used instead. This would also be used in the filming of Thunderbird 6 (1968). See more »

Goofs

At Assembly Control, the name of the Zero-X launch site on the map is given as "Glenn Field". However, when Lady Penelope drives into the car park, there is a sign on the gate of the press enclosure that reads "Glenfield". See more »

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[first lines]
Glenn Field Controller: This is Assembly Control calling all Zero X units. Assembly Phase One - go!
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Characters and organizations who are depicted in the movie are thanked: "The producers gratefully acknowledge the co-operation of: Space Colonel Harris of the Martian Exploration Center Cape Johnson Jim Glenn President of the New World Aircraft Corporation Designers and Manufacturers of the Zero X Commander Casey Commander in Chief Glenn Field without whose help this motion picture would not have been possible." See more »

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Followed by Thunderbird 6 (1968) See more »

Soundtracks

Thunderbirds Are GO
Written by Barry Gray
Played by The Band of the Royal Marines
Conducted by F. Vivian Dunn (as Lt. Col. F. Vivian Dunn)
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Try to see it on the big screen
30 January 2004 | by (Melbourne , Australia) – See all my reviews

Further to my previous post regarding this film, I would just like to add that seeing it in a really good cinema ( as opposed to seeing it on television ) makes A lot of difference. The special effects, the art direction, the sound ... everything is SO much more imposing and impressive.

I never worried too much about "The Thunderbirds" when they were on TV in the 60s. I usually watched something else.

But seeing this picture up on the silver screen with the soundtrack coming through a decent sound system it's just superb.

I went along purely out of curiosity. It appeared on a double bill with "Thunderbird 6" which wasn't quite as good but still fun. BUT .... "Thunderbirds Are Go" was WONDERFUL !


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