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Thunderbirds Are GO (1966)

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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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Sylvia Anderson ...
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John Tracy / The Hood (voice)
Alexander Davion ...
Peter Dyneley ...
Jeff Tracy (voice)
Christine Finn ...
Tin-Tin Kyrano (voice)
David Graham ...
Paul Maxwell ...
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)
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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Storyline

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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Streak Through Uncharted Worlds of Adventure! See more »

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Action | Sci-Fi

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July 1968 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Feuervögel startbereit  »

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Trivia

Jeff calculates that as it is 11am on Tracy Island, it is 4pm in England and, indeed, Lady Penelope is just sitting down to tea. Unless the world's time zones have changed by 2067, this puts Tracy Island somewhere just off the coast of Chile or Peru. 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 »

Quotes

[first lines]
Glenn Field Controller: This is Assembly Control calling all Zero X units. Assembly Phase One - go!
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Crazy Credits

During the course of the end credits, the band (The Band of HM Royal Marines) form the phrase "THE END" by the end of the credits. See more »

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Follows Four Feather Falls (1960) 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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Thunderbirds are go
1 May 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

When considering the standard of the film making quality its important to remember the age group at which the film is aimed at. Similarly the technology around at the time.

It beggars belief to see that there are individuals that are today criticizing the standards of what is fast approaching animation that is an entire working lifetime ago.

Having been a childhood fan of Fireball XL5, I watched the 'ZERO X' (Thunderbirds are go)film at the ABC Cinema in Birkenhead when it first came out. I remember the basic storey line and still appreciate the quality of a film from my childhood. Whilst Equally noting its standards by those of todays it still remains good for young children today.

Long may these films remain available in accessible archive records for all to access.

Steven


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