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Thunderbirds 

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In the 21st century, the Tracy family operate a unique private mechanized emergency response service.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Sylvia Anderson Sylvia Anderson ...  Lady Penelope Creighton-Ward / ... 32 episodes, 1965-1966
Peter Dyneley ...  Jeff Tracy / ... 32 episodes, 1965-1966
David Graham ...  Brains / ... 32 episodes, 1965-1966
Shane Rimmer ...  Scott Tracy / ... 32 episodes, 1965-1966
Matt Zimmerman Matt Zimmerman ...  Alan Tracy / ... 32 episodes, 1965-1966
Ray Barrett ...  John Tracy / ... 32 episodes, 1965-1966
Christine Finn ...  Tin-Tin Kyrano / ... 32 episodes, 1965-1966
David Holliday David Holliday ...  Virgil Tracy / ... 26 episodes, 1965-1966
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Storyline

The year is 2065. The location is a secret island base. The Tracy family run International Rescue - a top secret organization whose ongoing mission is to aid humanity. With the support of five incredible THUNDERBIRDS craft, the London agent Lady Penelope Creighton-Ward, her butler and ex safe-cracker Parker and genius Brains, the Tracy family battle the forces of evil. Written by Back of Digitally Remastered DVD

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 September 1965 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Donnervögel See more »

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Runtime:

(32 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)| Stereo (re-mastered version)

Color:

Color (Videcolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

In Thunderbirds: The Duchess Assignment (1966), the painting of Alan by Virgil in the final scene from Thunderbirds: Move - And You're Dead (1966) is on display just before viewers are shown the Portrait Of A Gazelle. See more »

Goofs

There are some episodes in which civilian personnel who are being assisted by International Rescue refer to the Tracy brothers by name. How would they know their names? IR is a secret organization and it's highly unlikely they would give out their names. This of course could all be accounted for by them talking to each other by their first names when on mission. See more »

Quotes

Virgil Tracy: Thunderbird Two to Thunderbird One, do you read me?
[Thunderbird One does not answer]
John Tracy: He's got to have made it, he's GOT to.
Virgil Tracy: Thunderbird Two to Thunderbird One, do you read me?
[static]
Scott Tracy: Loud and clear.
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits include scenes from that week's episode. Gerry Anderson would later reuse this gimmick in "Space: 1999" (1975) and "Space Precinct" (1995). See more »

Alternate Versions

For the DVD releases of the show the sound has been remastered and remixed to 5.1 Surround. This also includes the addition of various subtle sound effects that were not present in the original versions, for example beefed-up explosions, trundling wheels, and vehicle engines. See more »

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Soundtracks

Flying High
Written by Barry Gray
Performed by The Barry Gray Orchestra
Sung by Gary Miller
Episode: {"Ricochet" (1964) (ep. #31)}
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Classic television series with awesome marionettes and enjoyable aircrafts
29 July 2005 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

The series concerns upon a family whose objectives are guard the world of the perils and risks originated by nefarious baddies who desire dominate it and rule over and avoid natural forces that create destructive catastrophes . It's an all time work for the astronaut Jeff Tracy , a courageous dad who orders rightly to his sons , some braves and young heroes who utilize extraordinary machines called ¨Thunderbirds¨ and the world depends of them . Thus, Thunderbird 1 (pilot Scott Tracy) , Thunderbird 2 (pilot Virgil) , Thunderbird 3 (Pilot Alan) , Aquanat 4 (pilot Gordon) , space monitor control (John). Besides , they are helped by engineer Brains , a stuttering nutty wise man and an attractive London agent , lady Penelope , and of course the chauffeur of her spectacular car .

Their missions are denominated ¨international rescue¨ carried out by the Thunderbirds , for example , in the episode ¨sun probe¨ they are saving a craft crew who lead to sun or confronting nasty enemies as the chapter titled ¨the uninvited¨ . ¨ Thunderbirds¨ emerge as an exciting and stimulating marionettes/action and with extraordinary airplanes and rockets controlled by the family members , intervening anywhere being necessary . This splendid series shot in Videcolor and Supermarionaton . The puppets are magnificent although are observed the wires that create the movement . The television series obtained a lot of success and today are considered a classic cult television . The episodes will appeal to nostalgics and children.


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