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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:

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Details

Official Sites:

MGM

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

July 1968 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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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

It's stated that Zero X can travel at 100,000 mph. Spacecraft sent to Mars have taken up to 9 months, which would mean 270 days. At 100,000 mph Zero X would take a shorter path, which explains the astronauts reaching Mars in 6 weeks. The VASIMR plasma engine being developed by Dr Franklin Chang Diaz could send a spacecraft to Mars in 39 days. See more »

Goofs

When Zero X is on its first launch attempt, as it pitches over due to the failure of the controls, the position of the shadow of the upper lifting body does not change. 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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Crazy Credits

During the course of the end credits, the band (The Band of HM Royal Marines) form the phrase "THE END" by the end of the credits. See more »

Connections

Follows Thunderbirds (1965) See more »

Soundtracks

Thunderbirds Theme
Written and Arranged by Barry Gray
Performed by The Shadows (Brian Bennett, John Rostill & Bruce Welch)
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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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