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Thunderbirds Are GO
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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...

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July 1968 (USA) See more »
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Streak Through Uncharted Worlds of Adventure! See more »
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Zero-X, a manned exploration mission crashes during lift-off on its maiden flight. Two years later an... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (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)
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


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USA:93 min
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2.35 : 1 See more »
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The first feature film to be shot using the Livingston Electronic Viewfinder Unit, also known as Add-a-Vision. This was basically an electronic viewfinder that could be used in conjunction with a Mitchell BNC Camera to take a television picture directly from the camera, enabling the staff of the entire unit to watch any scene being filmed on the television monitors.See more »
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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 »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Glenn Field Controller:This is Assembly Control calling all Zero X units. Assembly Phase One - go!
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14 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Not at all Bad, 16 May 2005
Author: loza-1

I remember back in the 1960s the family were out for a walk and we were passing a cinema. We had nothing else to do, so we went in to see this. I had never been particularly impressed with the TV version in black and white (at that time in Britain). But I was very impressed with the film. In full glorious colour, and the special effects looked highly realistic on the big screen - they really did.

It's kids' entertainment for children aged from 7 to 700. The fact it lasted longer than a TV episode doesn't matter.

You get a great exciting story, lots of journeys into space in a blistering adventure that'll steam up Brains's glasses and set his bow tie spinning.

Saw the film again recently, this time with the eyes of an adult. Saw the dream sequence set in the night club. I was amazed at the attention to detail with The Shadows. Not only was each puppet almost a perfect model of Hank, Bruce, John and Brian, but the little Burns guitars were perfect in every detail, right down to the trade mark scroll head. Beautifully done. The singer was Cliff Richard Junior. Oh, well, you can't get everything right!

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