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Thunderbird 6
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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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A sad decline from "Thunderbirds Are Go." See more (13 total) »

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)
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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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2.35 : 1 See more »
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Trivia:
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 »
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Anachronisms: At the time that "Thunderbird 6" was being filmed, the Sydney Opera House was under construction. Construction work could be seen during the shot of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, despite the fact that the movie was set in 2068 (95 years since the Sydney Opera House was opened).See more »
Quotes:
Virgil Tracy:[referring to the Tiger Moth inside the pod] I've got a Tiger in my tank.See more »
Movie Connections:
Followed by Invaders from the Deep (1981)See more »
Soundtrack:
The Man in his Flying MachineSee more »

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A sad decline from "Thunderbirds Are Go.", 2 September 1999
Author: Thomas E. Reed from Orlando, FL

Like the "Thunderbirds" TV series and the film "Thunderbirds Are Go", this movie covers the adventures of the Tracy family of super-secret rescue agents. But although the effects are as good, this time plot defects injure the story.

The characters pretty much ignore their "secret" status when they openly sign on as passengers for an experimental antigravity ship, which turns into a Titanic-style disaster when a crew of saboteurs take over. They did cute things with the "Supermarionation" marionets (like skiing scenes). But the plot holes finally drag down the film.

Even Anderson's generally-excellent special effects suffer; in place of elaborately staged scenes with a model, the film's rescue craft (a biplane) is often shot as a radio-controlled model plane shot in reality, buzzing a real castle instead of Lady Penelope's soundstage set. It's not convincing. Republic's movie serials were able to mix real-world buildings with props well; Century 21 Productions didn't do it here.

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