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Thunderbird 6 (1968)

The International Rescue team is faced with one of its toughest challenges yet, as the revolutionary lighter-than-air craft Skyship One is hijacked while on her maiden voyage around the ... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
... Jeff Tracy (voice)
Sylvia Anderson ... Lady Penelope Creighton-Ward (voice)
... Scott Tracy (voice)
Jeremy Wilkin ... Virgil Tracy / Hogarth (voice)
Matt Zimmerman ... Alan Tracy / Carter (voice)
... Gordon Tracy / Brains / Parker / Kyrano / Indian Stall-Keeper (voice)
Keith Alexander ... John Tracy / Narrator (voice)
Gary Files ... Black Phantom / Captain Foster (I) / Lane (voice)
... Tin-Tin / Indian Fortune-Teller (voice)
... Captain Foster (II) (voice)
... James Glenn (voice)
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The International Rescue team is faced with one of its toughest challenges yet, as the revolutionary lighter-than-air craft Skyship One is hijacked while on her maiden voyage around the world. Against backdrops including the Statue of Liberty and the Sphinx, Lady Penelope, Parker, Alan and Tin-Tin fight the hijackers from on-board, while the rest of the team tries to stop the airship crashing into a missile silo. Written by Fridolin Hobbes <dvdgermany@yahoo.co.uk>

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20 November 1968 (USA)  »

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L'odyssée du cosmos  »

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Trivia

The International Rescue passengers on Sky Ship One overfly and visit numerous locations previously visited by IR in the TV series - they overfly the Atlantic Ocean (Thunderbirds: Operation Crash-Dive (1965) and Thunderbirds: Atlantic Inferno (1966)); have breakfast over the now-Empire State Building-less Manhattan (Thunderbirds: Terror in New York City (1965)); fly over the Grand Canyon (Thunderbirds: Brink of Disaster (1966)); hunt in Africa (Thunderbirds: Pit of Peril (1965), complete with a few music cues from the episode); visit Egypt (Thunderbirds: Desperate Intruder (1965)) and (Thunderbirds: The Uninvited (1965)) and have dinner at a hotel in the Swiss Alps (Thunderbirds: The Cham-Cham (1966)). See more »

Goofs

When the fake Skyship captain puts together the message to ambush International Rescue, he wants them to go to a base in Africa, International Reference 24-04. In the previous movie, "Thunderbirds Are Go" the Zero-X plotted crash location is in the United States, International Reference 24-04. See more »

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Jeff Tracy: Now, let's have a rundown on the International Rescue craft. So far, there are five. Thunderbird 1: sleek, first and fast. Thunderbird 2: giant transporter. Carries all the rescue gear to the danger zone. Thunderbird 3: designed for space rescue. Thunderbird 4: capable of withstanding the pressure of the depths. Thunderbird 5: space monitor. Capable of receiving or intercepting distress calls from any part of the world. And I'm telling you, Brains, in no uncertain terms, that we now need a ...
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Follows Supercar (1961) See more »

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The Man in his Flying Machine
(Music from "The Man on the Flying Trapeze" by George Leybourne)
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Unlucky number 6
30 December 2010 | by See all my reviews

The first Thunderbirds film was a flop so why they made another seems strange. Although the technology is better in this one the creaky plot and visible strings spoil this film.

There are lots of nice film parodies throughout and some nice performances from the voice cast but the "Thunderbird 6" element is a lot of hype for nothing. A gimmick to get bums on seats.

Overall Anderson should have learnt that while people were happy to watch puppets move around for half an hour to make them do it for an hour and a half was pushing it. The main appeal of the series was the machines and although the character stuff is nice it is the machines that we want to see.

No more films were made after this and it is not hard to see why. Times were changing and the sight of puppets on the big screen was growing thin.


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