Thunderbirds (1965–1966)
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Atlantic Inferno 

Lady Penelope invites Jeff Tracy for a vacation on her Australian ranch. Jeff reluctantly agrees and leaves Scott in command of International Rescue, after getting an update from John that ... See full summary »

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Sylvia Anderson ...
Lady Penelope Creighton-Ward (voice)
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John Tracy / Atom Sub Reefer Captain / TV Reporter (voice)
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Tin-Tin Kyrano (voice)
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Scott Tracy (voice)
Jeremy Wilkin ...
Virgil Tracy / Dick O'Shea / Cravitz (voice)
Matt Zimmerman ...
Alan Tracy / Atom Sub Reefer Lieutenant (voice)
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Lady Penelope invites Jeff Tracy for a vacation on her Australian ranch. Jeff reluctantly agrees and leaves Scott in command of International Rescue, after getting an update from John that a World Navy exercise is taking place in the Atlantic Ocean. This exercise involves warning a nearby mid-ocean drilling rig, the Seascape, whose crew chief, Frank Hooper, isn't pleased that the exercise involves firing nuclear warheads underwater. His concern proves justified when an errant nuclear torpedo detonates on the ocean floor and the resulting wave batters the rig. The swell settles and no damage is incurred, but that night a jet of fire erupts from the sea floor, the result of detonation of a gas pocket beneath of ocean floor. John hears radio calls about the fire jet, and Scott, after considerable agonizing over what to do, sends IR to plug the fire jet. The mission succeeds, but Jeff hears about it on the news and harangues Scott for getting involved. Penelope calms them both down, but ... Written by Michael Daly

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2 October 1966 (UK)  »

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Trivia

One of only two episodes where Scott is not involved in the primary rescue (the other being "The Perils of Penelope"). See more »

Goofs

Lady Penelope's sheep-counting meter is useless to her as it counts to only five digits. She would need six for her 200,007 sheep. See more »

Quotes

[Jeff is approaching Lady Penelope's sheep property in his jet]
Jeff Tracy: Bonga Bonga from Jeff Tracy. Permission to land requested.
[inside the house]
Jeff Tracy: [over the radio] Come in, Bonga Bonga. Approaching you from north-east.
Parker: Bonga Bonga to Mr. Tracy. Hello, sir. Her Ladyship's out with the sheep.
Jeff Tracy: What is she doing, Parker? Counting them?
Parker: Yes, sir. She seems to think there's one missing.
Jeff Tracy: [laughing] Are you kidding me, Parker? There must be two hundred thousand animals on that station.
Parker: Two hundred thousand and ...
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