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Complete credited cast:
Peter Dyneley ...
Jeff Tracy (voice)
Sylvia Anderson ...
Scott Tracy (voice)
Jeremy Wilkin ...
Virgil Tracy / Hogarth (voice)
Matt Zimmerman ...
Alan Tracy / Carter (voice)
Gordon Tracy / Brains / Aloysius Parker / Kyrano / Indian Stall-Keeper (voice)
Keith Alexander ...
John Tracy / Narrator (voice)
Gary Files ...
The Hood (Black Phantom) / Captain Foster (I) / Lane (voice)
Tin-Tin / Indian Fortune-Teller (voice)
Captain Foster (II) (voice)
Geoffrey Keen ...
James Glenn (voice)


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 <>

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20 November 1968 (USA)  »

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L'odyssée du cosmos  »

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The Black Phantom is actually the Hood puppet with a black wig on his head. See more »


Lady Penelope is so concerned with the fate of the DX 102 airliner crash, she doesn't notice that the second and third paragraphs in the bogus newspaper report of the crash are exactly the same as the first. See more »


Alan Tracy: [answering his watch] Yes, Penelope?
Lady Penelope: I've just had some information from Parker, Alan. I am a little uneasy. Tell me, what do you think of Captain Foster?
Alan Tracy: I don't go for him, Penelope. He's a little too smooth for my liking.
Lady Penelope: Tell me, Alan, has he been questioning you about International Rescue?
Alan Tracy: Well, as a matter of fact, he *has*. Not directly, mind you, but the conversation always seems to lead that way.
Lady Penelope: I think we'll have to go into this situation a little more closely. I don't like the sound ...
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Let your imaginations run wild with the AMAZING SuperMarionation and Thunderbird 6
18 March 2015 | by (NYC) – See all my reviews

Kids (and grown ups) always wonder - how previous generations' could've 'survived' without.. (fill-in-the-blank: cellphones, video games, electricity, automobiles, aeroplanes, etc., etc.)

The thing we all know is, that not having these things, one can't' miss not having them.

I grew up in the late 60's, early 70's (shh!), and I thought we were the coolest, most 'futuristic' we would ever be.

Saturday mornings for me involved grabbing a bowl of cereal (they were all named 'sugar' - something, i.e., Smacks, Pops, etc., and whilst the recipes for those cereals haven't changed, they removed the 'sugar' from the name - but not the product) and plonking down to watch the fantastic shows of Gerry & Sylvia Anderson, in particular, Thunderbirds, and l8r, Captain Scarlett.

People writing reviews here now are constantly mentioning the effects,, good, bad, etc., but, the thing is, I know when I was a kid - and I was a damn smart kid - I didn't even think about the quality of the effects, I just thought the shows, the adventures were cool.

As most 'Fandersons' know, there were 2 Thunderbird movies made - this one, and Thunderbirds are Go!

I 1st saw this film in the late 70's, when I was a late teen, and I watched it because I wanted to reconnect with my childhood.

I was riveted.

I'm now in my early adult years (A-HEM!), and I just watched - for the 1st time since the late 70's - Thunderbird 6, and I had a blast with my heroes of my youth.

Like many of you, I am in awe of the hard work and craftsmanship which went into building the intricate models and then filming them, and not because I want to 'shatter the illusion,' but, rather, because I am just amazed at this talent - I try to spot those shots where live action and model work are intercut, as well, and there are quite a few where I am left scratching my head; 'was that a model, or was it live?'


The gang - the Tracy Clan, (plus Brains & Tin-Tin), as well as the glamorous Lady Penelope and Parker are all here for what amounts to a 90 minute long Thunderbird episode, but, it never feels padded, and unlike many movies 'costing many, many times the budget of this, you actually see where the budget was spent.

As the saying goes, 'no expense was spared,' and it wasn't.'

The sets, the special effects - you see where the money for this love letter to the kids (now adults) and their kids, and their…, well, it's a love letter to us from the fabulous Anderson's.

I did hear though, that Lady Penelope was supposedly 'difficult' to work with on the set, but, in truth, it was she wanted to make sure her 6-wheeled Rolls was fine-tuned, and, I guess Gerry & Sylvia had to pitch in, since 'Lady P' is such an important part of Thunderbird lore.

For all those of us who never fully grew up, Thunderbird 6 is a lot of fun, and I think it's something I'd share with any kid today, as times may change, we still love to explore with our minds, and the sky IS the limit with the Anderson's,.

Thunderbird 6 are GO!

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