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Thunderbird 6 (1968)

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 ... See full summary »

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Peter Dyneley ...
Jeff Tracy (voice)
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Scott Tracy (voice)
Jeremy Wilkin ...
Virgil Tracy / Hogarth (voice)
Matt Zimmerman ...
Alan Tracy / Carter (voice)
David Graham ...
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)
Christine Finn ...
Tin-Tin / Indian Fortune-Teller (voice)
John Carson ...
Captain Foster (II) (voice)
Geoffrey Keen ...
James Glenn (voice)
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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 <dvdgermany@yahoo.co.uk>

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20 November 1968 (USA)  »

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L'odyssée du cosmos  »

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Trivia

As with Thunderbirds Are GO (1966), Techniscope cameras were used instead of Panavision cameras because the latter couldn't cope with special effects shots (at the time). See more »

Goofs

It is stated by Scott that the towers that the airship is about to crash into are five miles east of Dover, while showing some very nice pictures of the English countryside. The only problem is that five miles east of Dover is in the English Channel almost a quarter of the way to Calais as the ferry sails. That is unless by 2068 an artificial piece of land has been placed there. See more »

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Jeff Tracy: Now, let's have a rundown on the International Rescue craft. So far, there are five. Thunderbird 1: sleek, first and fast. Thunderbird 2: giant transporter. Carries all the rescue gear to the danger zone. Thunderbird 3: designed for space rescue. Thunderbird 4: capable of withstanding the pressure of the depths. Thunderbird 5: space monitor. Capable of receiving or intercepting distress calls from any part of the world. And I'm telling you, Brains, in no uncertain terms, that we now need a ...
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Follows Thunderbirds (1965) See more »

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The Man in his Flying Machine
(Music from "The Man on the Flying Trapeze" by George Leybourne)
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Seamless Blend of live action and puppetry
21 September 2002 | by (London) – See all my reviews

With all due repect to the user who somehow remembers the ancient Republic serials doing a better live action/effects mix that this high-tech Sixties extravaganza, you really won't see the join in Medding's seamless recreation of a British motorway (built in one third scale and mixed with real motorway shots for the climactic Tigermoth escape sequence). Indeed, so realistic is this shot that on the DVD commentary Sylvia Anderson (who spends most of her time pointing out the live action shots vs the model shots, like we really need to know) exclaimes "now that's definitely not a model shot!". Sorry Sylv, love, it is and it's quite likely the best you'll ever see (or be hoodwinked by). If you love Thunderbirds, the Andersons or just damn fine effect work, come worship at the alter of Derek Meddings: see Thunderbird Six.


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