A character named "Bob Meddings" tries to unsuccessfully defuse a bomb. This is a reference to Art Director Bob Bell and Derek Meddings, the shows special effects director. See more »
Footage showing Thunderbird 2 leaving with Pod 3 (pods 2 and 4 seen either side) is often reused, even when you see the craft select another pod. See more »
[International Rescue has succeeded in saving the Fireflash aircraft via emergency elevator cars, but one driven by Virgil has crashed off the runway and is upside down]
Are you okay, Virgil?
[Virgil is trying to crawl right side up within his elevator car]
Okay, Scott. Made good timing.
Great, Virgil! Just great.
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This first episode of Gerry Anderson's Thunderbirds deals with a criminal - The Hood - placing a bomb on an aircraft and International Rescue must go on mission number one to save the airliner and all on board.
Trapped In The Sky - is the hour that nailed Thunderbirds, this is it, best episode of the series and even better than the two Thunderbird motion pictures! Why is it so good? From Jeff Tracy's deep voiced talk of "Boys, I think we are in business", to Scott Tracy's more unique voice tones, to the now topical storyline involving a bomb on a plane, to the miniature effects of Fireflash, to the corny Fireflash pilot saying "I saw her too, she is kind-of cute", to the first ever wonderful visions of the Thunderbird aircrafts, and finally, that almost non-stop run of quality Barry Gray music. That is why.
If you want a short taste of Thunderbirds, without sitting through the whole series, then this is the episode for you, this hour has all that is Thunderbirds.
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