IMDb > Thunderbirds Are GO (1966)
Thunderbirds Are GO
Top Links
trailers and videosfull cast and crewtriviaofficial sitesmemorable quotes
main detailscombined detailsfull cast and crewcompany credits
Awards & Reviews
user reviewsexternal reviewsawardsuser ratingsparents guidemessage board
Plot & Quotes
plot summarysynopsisplot keywordsmemorable quotes
Did You Know?
triviagoofssoundtrack listingcrazy creditsalternate versionsmovie connectionsFAQ
Other Info
box office/businessrelease datesfilming locationstechnical specsliterature listingsNewsDesk
taglines trailers and videos posters photo gallery
External Links
showtimesofficial sitesmiscellaneousphotographssound clipsvideo clips

Thunderbirds Are GO (1966) More at IMDbPro »

Photos (See all 23 | slideshow) Videos (see all 2)
Thunderbirds Are GO -- Zero-X, a manned exploration mission crashes during lift-off on its maiden flight. Two years later an investigative committee finally concludes sabotage...
Thunderbirds Are GO -- Zero-X, a manned exploration mission crashes during lift-off on its maiden flight. Two years later an investigative committee finally concludes sabotage...


User Rating:
6.5/10   1,397 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
MOVIEmeter: ?
Up 37% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
View company contact information for Thunderbirds Are GO on IMDbPro.
Release Date:
July 1968 (USA) See more »
Streak Through Uncharted Worlds of Adventure! See more »
Zero-X, a manned exploration mission crashes during lift-off on its maiden flight. Two years later an... See more » | Add synopsis »
Plot Keywords:
User Reviews:
A Great Adventure for all the Family See more (38 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Sylvia Anderson ... Lady Penelope Creighton-Ward (voice)

Ray Barrett ... John Tracy / The Hood (voice)
Alexander Davion ... Space Captain Greg Martin (voice)
Peter Dyneley ... Jeff Tracy (voice)
Christine Finn ... Tin-Tin Kyrano (voice)
David Graham ... Gordon Tracy / Brains / Aloysius Parker (voice)
Paul Maxwell ... Captain Paul Travers (voice)
Neil McCallum ... Dr. Ray Pierce (voice)
Bob Monkhouse ... Space Navigator Brad Newman / Swinging Star Compere (voice)

Shane Rimmer ... 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)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Cliff Richard ... Cliff Richard Jr. (voice) (uncredited)
The Shadows ... Themselves (uncredited)

Directed by
David Lane 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Gerry Anderson 
Sylvia Anderson 

Produced by
Sylvia Anderson .... producer
John Read .... associate producer
Gerry Anderson .... executive producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Barry Gray 
Film Editing by
Len Walter 
Production Design by
John Lageu 
Keith Wilson 
Costume Design by
Elizabeth Coleman 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Harry Ledger .... assistant director
Ken Turner .... assistant director
Art Department
Tony Dunsterville .... property maker
Sound Department
Maurice Askew .... sound mixer
Brian Hickin .... sound editor (as Brian T. Hickin)
John Peverill .... sound editor
Lionel Strutt .... sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Richard Conway .... visual effects assistant
Derek Meddings .... visual effects director
Harry Oakes .... visual effects lighting camera
Peter Wragg .... visual effects: second unit
Ted Cutlack .... visual effects camera operator (uncredited)
Ted Fowler .... visual effects lighting cameraman: second unit (uncredited)
Ronnie Wass .... visual effects (uncredited)
Shaun Whittacker-Cook .... visual effects director (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Alan Perry .... camera operator (uncredited)
Paddy Seale .... lighting camera (uncredited)
Animation Department
John Brown .... character sculptor (as John F. Brown)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Zena Relph .... assistant to costume designer (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Selwyn Petterson .... apprentice editor (uncredited)
George Randall .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Other crew
Brian Burgess .... production coordinator
Norman Foster .... assistant to executive producer
Christine Glanville .... character operator
Mary Turner .... character operator
Wanda Webb .... puppeteer (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

Production CompaniesDistributorsOther Companies

Additional Details

Also Known As:
USA:93 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

Although very distinctly different, the appearances of both Scott Tracy and Paul Travers were based on Sean Connery by their respective modellers.See more »
Continuity: 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 »
[first lines]
Glenn Field Controller:This is Assembly Control calling all Zero X units. Assembly Phase One - go!
See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in All About 'Thunderbirds' (2008) (TV)See more »
Lady PenelopeSee more »


This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
7 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
A Great Adventure for all the Family, 15 July 2001
Author: Andrew Foxley from Liverpool, United Kingdom

International Rescue make their big-screen debut in a fantastic Supermarionation adventure which puts many modern summer blockbusters to shame.

Impressive ( if now dated ) special effects and model sequences, together with a strong script and interesting characters ( and of course, Barry Gray's wonderful music ) make this a real treat.

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (38 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for Thunderbirds Are GO (1966)


If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
Thunderbird 6 Thunderbirds Star Wars Superman Moon
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits External reviews
News articles IMDb Action section IMDb UK section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.