Thunderbirds 2086 (1982– )

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In the year 2086, a new generation of Thunderbirds braves earth and space to answer distress calls, resolve crises and disasters, and save lives.

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Series cast summary:
Takeshi Aono ...
 Grant Hansen (24 episodes, 1982)
Manami Ito ...
 Catharine Heyward (24 episodes, 1982)
Kiyoshi Kobayashi ...
 Gerald Simpson (24 episodes, 1982)
Yûko Maruyama ...
 Paul (24 episodes, 1982)
Ryûsei Nakao ...
 Sammy Edkins Jr (24 episodes, 1982)
Junichi Takeoka ...
 Hidaka Raiji (24 episodes, 1982)
Takashi Toyama ...
 Eric Jones (24 episodes, 1982)


2086 AD: Although the 21st century is the space age, mankind is ever expanding the frontiers of technical superiority into unknown and uncharted areas. Each such quest promises marvelous discoveries, but also brings potential danger. In direct response to such dangers birthed from advanced technology, the Thunderbird rescue squad stands ready to mobilize in response to any distress calls arriving at any time from any disaster scene on or off Earth. Five of the squad's finest cadets - Dylan Beyda, Kallen James, Jesse Rigel, Jonathan Jordan Jr and Grant Hanson - undergo exciting adventures as they brave impossible and incredible dangers to rescue lives. Written by Q. Leo Rahman

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September 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Kagaku Kyujo Tai Tekunoboija  »

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There are officially about 17 Thunderbird craft (although only about 16 are seen - Thunderbird 14 is mentioned in one episode but never appears). See more »


Spun-off from Thunderbirds (1965) See more »

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I've been trying to collect the series since the early 90's
22 July 2005 | by (Reseda, CA) – See all my reviews

So far I have been able to get several videos.

The series got a full showing only in two markets -

The USA and UK

Once it made it to weekday morning TV, it was mostly shown on local stations like the one I watched it on while living in Simi Valley, CA. I got up every morning before school at 6am to watch this show. No wonder shows like this never got good ratings look what time they are on!

It was also shown on Showtime and Los Angele's early cable system Select/ON TV before it was on local TV.

There is limited information out there but most of it can be found searching on (formally TV Tome) and good Google search.

The videos end up on Ebay usually in PAL format which requires either being converted into the North American video standard (NTSC) or played on a PAL to NTSC VCR. I have had my videos transfered to DVD and I'm currently working on a complete and update site with a lot of information.

As for the series itself, some may find it boring. There isn't a lot of shooting/fighting and there really aren't any villains until "Starcrusher" enters the scene about half way through the series.

It seems they were forced to add a villain to the plot of the series. Most of the episodes are self-contained and there really isn't a cycle to follow, which allows the episodes to be shown in any order and still make sense.

The series is loosely based on Gerry Anderson's Thunderbird marionette series of the 60's which I believe can still be seen on G4 (aka Tech TV)

If not the videos of that series are very easy to find due to its popularity.

I recommend both series

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