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Thunderbirds Are GO (1966)

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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Sylvia Anderson ...
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John Tracy / The Hood (voice)
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Peter Dyneley ...
Jeff Tracy (voice)
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Tin-Tin Kyrano (voice)
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Captain Paul Travers (voice)
Neil McCallum ...
Dr. Ray Pierce (voice)
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Space Navigator Brad Newman / Swinging Star Compere (voice)
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Scott Tracy (voice)
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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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None of the characters appearing in this photoplay intentionally resemble any persons living or dead... SINCE THEY DO NOT YET EXIST See more »

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Follows Fireball XL5 (1962) 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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Wow!
28 November 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was a fan of the Anderson's work as a kid but I never got around to watching Thunderbirds - until today when I watched Thunderbirds Are GO for the very first time. I can't believe I was actually biting my nails over a puppet movie! The explosions easily out-do anything Michael Bay has ever done!

Now I want to seek out episodes of the Thunderbirds series to see if they live up to the movie. I'm also curious about a more recent live-action effort of Gerry Anderson's that just came out on DVD: Space Precinct.

And I definitely need to watch Thunderbirds Are GO a few more times to see if it lives up to my first impression!

(It's now a few days later & Barry Gray's music has been stuck in my head the whole time!)


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