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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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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Peter Dyneley ... Jeff Tracy (voice)
Sylvia Anderson Sylvia Anderson ... Lady Penelope Creighton-Ward (voice)
Shane Rimmer ... Scott Tracy (voice)
Jeremy Wilkin Jeremy Wilkin ... Virgil Tracy / Hogarth (voice)
Matt Zimmerman Matt Zimmerman ... Alan Tracy / Carter (voice)
David Graham ... Gordon Tracy / Brains / Parker / Kyrano / Indian Stall-Keeper (voice)
Keith Alexander Keith Alexander ... John Tracy / Narrator (voice)
Gary Files Gary Files ... Black Phantom / Captain Foster (I) / Lane (voice)
Christine Finn Christine Finn ... Tin-Tin / Indian Fortune-Teller (voice)
John Carson ... Captain Foster (II) (voice)
Geoffrey Keen ... James Glenn (voice)
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Storyline

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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Family | Sci-Fi

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Official Sites:

MGM

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 November 1968 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

L'odyssée du cosmos See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The newspaper that Penelope reads on the morning of Skyship One's arrival in Egypt clearly shows the date as 11 June 2068. See more »

Goofs

Lady Penelope is so concerned with the fate of the DX 102 airliner crash, she doesn't notice that the second and third paragraphs in the bogus newspaper report of the crash are exactly the same as the first. See more »

Quotes

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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Connections

Follows Stingray (1964) 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 studioATSee 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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