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Gerry Anderson (writer)
Sylvia Anderson (writer)
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Release Date:
20 November 1968 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
The International Rescue team is faced with one of its toughest challenges yet, as the revolutionary... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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

Shane Rimmer ... Scott Tracy (voice)
Jeremy Wilkin ... Virgil Tracy / Hogarth (voice)
Matt Zimmerman ... Alan Tracy / Carter (voice)
David Graham ... Gordon Tracy / Brains / Aloysius Parker (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)

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

Produced by
Sylvia Anderson .... producer
Gerry Anderson .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Barry Gray 
 
Cinematography by
Harry Oakes 
 
Film Editing by
Len Walter 
 
Art Direction by
Bob Bell 
 
Production Management
Norman Foster .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Peter Anderson .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Tony Dunsterville .... property maker
Peter Holmes .... property master
John Lageu .... set designer
Keith Wilson .... set designer
 
Sound Department
Brian Hickin .... sound editor
Peter Pennell .... sound editor
John Peverill .... supervising sound editor
 
Visual Effects by
Peter Ashton .... model maker
Eric Backman .... model maker
Ray Brown .... model maker
Tim Cooksey .... puppet workshop
Terry Curtis .... puppet workshop
Sheena McGregor .... assistant puppeteer
Derek Meddings .... visual effects director
Linda Rutter .... assistant puppeteer
Plugg Shutt .... puppet workshop
Brian Smithies .... model workshop
Ian Spurrier .... lip sync
Wanda Webb .... puppeteer
Ian Wingrove .... visual effects assistant
Charmaine Wood .... assistant puppeteer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Derek Black .... camera operator: location unit
Tommy Fletcher .... camera operator: location unit
Ted Fowler .... camera operator: location team
Peter Nash .... camera operator
Ian Vinson .... camera focus operator
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Kim Martin .... costumes
 
Editorial Department
Len Cleal .... assistant editor
 
Other crew
Eric Faulkner .... pilot: models
Joan Hughes .... pilot: Tiger Moth
Mary Turner .... puppet coordinator
 
Crew believed to be complete


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89 min
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Color (Technicolor)
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Trivia:
The Thunderbirds puppets are famous for their disproportionate appearance in both the TV series and the first film (Thunderbirds Are GO (1966)). For this, their final outing, the puppets were redesigned with closer to normal proportions.See more »
Goofs:
Errors in geography: 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 »
Quotes:
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...
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Movie Connections:
Follows "Stingray" (1964)See more »
Soundtrack:
The Man in his Flying MachineSee more »

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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Has all the weaknesses and appeal that you expect, 23 November 2006
Author: bob the moo from United Kingdom

Having just completed on working as an expert contractor on the production of "Airship One" – a revolutionary new airship – with a private airline company, Brains is tasked with performing his day job. Despite the thunderbirds generally able to cope with the problems facing them, and no other siblings to drive the bloody thing, Jeff Tracy decides he needs a new ship – Thunderbird 6. While Brains tries to design something without Tracy giving him even a hint of a spec to work from, Lady Penelope, Alan, Tin Tin and Parker are guests of honour on the maiden voyage of Airship One.

I could criticise it on the basis of plot but that would be akin to clubbing a baby seal because, despite howlers in logic and such the story pretty much does what it is required to do in setting up various adventures for the Thunderbirds to get into. It has elements of bigger themes but seems happy just to stick to the basics and doesn't do anything that interesting and lacks any real excitement or tension. Of course this has something to do with the delivery which is, obviously, quite wooden. To fans though this is all part of the appeal and those that enjoy the series will find more of the same here and will enjoy it as such. Casual viewers will be distracted by it for its novelty value but (like me) may struggle to care enough to stick with it.

The puppets are just what you expect and the models are good for their period – we're not talking Star Wars here but it has an unique feel that is unmistakably Gerry Anderson. Again it is not really fair to criticise it simply for being what I knew it would be so it did look good for what it was. The voice cast are solid enough but Finn (Tin-Tin) is the weakest of the lot, making her young woman sounds like some old woman in the post office.

Overall though, you know what you are getting when you start this. It is a solid and dated affair which won't win over too many children nowadays but fans will enjoy it because it does just what the series did – if you liked that then you should like this.

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