The International Rescue team is faced with one of its toughest challenges yet, as the revolutionary lighter-than-air craft Skyship One is hijacked while on her maiden voyage around the world. Against backdrops including the Statue of Liberty and the Sphinx, Lady Penelope, Parker, Alan and Tin-Tin fight the hijackers from on-board, while the rest of the team tries to stop the airship crashing into a missile silo. Written by
Fridolin Hobbes <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Did You Know?
Production on this film began after Gerry Anderson
began work on Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons
(1967), a series that used far more realistic-looking Supermarionation puppets. Anderson reportedly considered making Thunderbird Six in the same style, but decided for reasons of continuity to retain the big-head style of puppets for the film. Apparently, some of the new style puppets are visible in some scenes. See more
Jeff Tracy sends Alan, Tin-Tin and Lady Penelope to represent International Rescue during Skyship One's maiden flight. Although this movie is canon with the original TV series of Thunderbirds
, Jeff's action contravenes International Rescue's policy of secrecy (which was often referred to in the original TV series). See more
I thought it would be a good idea, in this day and age of speed and... thing like that, to build an... airship.
New World Aircraft President James Glenn
An airship? An *airship*?
[laughter erupts in the meeting room
Followed by The Secret Service
The Man in his Flying Machine
(Music from "The Man on the Flying Trapeze" by George Leybourne
) See more