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Thunderbirds Are GO (1966)

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When the launch of a mission to Mars goes awry due to sabotage, International Rescue is requested to assist in the mission's second attempt.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Sylvia Anderson Sylvia Anderson ... Lady Penelope Creighton-Ward (voice)
Ray Barrett ... John Tracy / The Hood (voice)
Alexander Davion ... Space Captain Greg Martin (voice)
Peter Dyneley ... Jeff Tracy (voice)
Christine Finn ... Tin-Tin Kyrano (voice)
David Graham ... Gordon Tracy / Brains / Parker (voice)
Paul Maxwell ... Captain Paul Travers (voice)
Neil McCallum Neil McCallum ... Dr. Ray Pierce (voice)
Bob Monkhouse ... Space Navigator Brad Newman / Swinging Star Compere (voice)
Shane Rimmer ... Scott Tracy (voice)
Charles 'Bud' Tingwell ... Dr. Tony Grant / Angry Young Man / Public Relations Officer (voice) (as Charles Tingwell)
Jeremy Wilkin Jeremy Wilkin ... Virgil Tracy / Space Exploration Center President (voice)
Matt Zimmerman Matt Zimmerman ... Alan Tracy / Messenger (voice)
F. Vivian Dunn F. Vivian Dunn ... Himself (as Lt. Col. F. Vivian Dunn)
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Storyline

Zero-X, a manned exploration mission crashes during lift-off on its maiden flight. Two years later an investigative committee finally concludes sabotage, and decides to call on the services of International Rescue to oversee security at the impending second launch. The second Zero-X successfully reaches its destination, but encounters unexpected hazards, ultimately leading to another call for assistance on its return to Earth. International Rescue respond, and once again Thunderbirds are GO! Written by Raj Rijhwani <raj@courtfld.demon.co.uk>

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See ... their fantastic battle with the sinister 'Rock Snakes' of Mars! - See ... the most exciting air rescue ever performed! - See ... the most advanced space-craft ever created! - Hear Cliff Richard and the Shadows sing "Shooting Star" See more »


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

MGM

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

July 1968 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Feuervögel startbereit See more »

Filming Locations:

Slough, Berkshire, England, UK

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Jeff calculates that as it is 11am on Tracy Island, it is 4pm in England and, indeed, Lady Penelope is just sitting down to tea. Unless the world's time zones have changed by 2067, this puts Tracy Island somewhere just off the coast of Chile or Peru. See more »

Goofs

When the team is getting their orders for the second rescue of the Zero-X crew, Jeff declares that Thunderbird 2's #4 cargo pod carries air-to-air rescue equipment. This is a major goof. Pod 4 is specially equipped with Thunderbird 4's launch ramp. It can carry additional small things as well, but not the equipment Jeff stated. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Glenn Field Controller: This is Assembly Control calling all Zero X units. Assembly Phase One - go!
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Martian Sequences filmed by Century 21 Space Location Unit See more »

Connections

Followed by Joe 90 (1968) See more »

Soundtracks

Shooting Star
Sung by Cliff Richard
Written and Accompanied by The Shadows
(Brian Bennett, John Rostill & Hank B. Marvin)
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A Great Adventure for all the Family
15 July 2001 | by Andrew FoxleySee all my reviews

International Rescue make their big-screen debut in a fantastic Supermarionation adventure which puts many modern summer blockbusters to shame.

Impressive ( if now dated ) special effects and model sequences, together with a strong script and interesting characters ( and of course, Barry Gray's wonderful music ) make this a real treat.


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