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Security Hazard - S1-E26

Continuity mistake: When the door of Pod 1 opens after Jeff realises there is a saboteur on board, we see three vehicles in the pod and beside the Monobrake there is a red unit which has a windshield on it. However, when we see Chip appearing in the next shot, the windshield has gone.

City of Fire - S1-E3

Continuity mistake: When Scott and Virgil leave the Mole on their hoverbikes, their uniform sashes are over the wrong shoulder.

Terror in New York City - S1-E13

Continuity mistake: Watch the time on the clock on the wall in the USN Sentinel during the missile attack. At the start of the attack it's 12.45pm, but later on it changes to 1.05pm, and when Washington informs the Sentinel Commander to stop the attack, it's now 1.35pm.

Atlantic Inferno - S2-E1

Continuity mistake: During the second rescue, Thunderbird 2 releases the pod containing Thunderbird 4 on the water. But when we see Thunderbird 2 next to the collapsing oil rig, the craft can be seen with the pod in it.

City of Fire - S1-E3

Continuity mistake: When the Carter family are driving in their car to the Thompson Tower, Joe is driving and Blanche and Tommy are sitting in the back. But when the car stops at the ticket machine, Blanche and Tommy have disappeared.

Vault of Death - S1-E7

Continuity mistake: When Virgil is seating at the cockpit during the launch sequence of Thunderbird 2, he is wearing the clothes he wears on Tracy Island and his International Rescue costume appears. But when Alan comes down the lift, Virgil has suddenly changed into his IR costume.

Trapped in the Sky - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: When the Hood is taking photographs inside Thunderbird 1, we see a close-up of his hat. On the hat, it says "Airport Police" on the lens, but when we see a full view of the Hood, the words are no longer visible.

Terror in New York City - S1-E13

Continuity mistake: During the missile attack on Thunderbird 2, Virgil says "Missiles!" in the cockpit and his forehead can be seen to have sweat on it, but after a quick shot of the missiles flying through the air, we cut to Virgil again and the sweat has disappeared.

Move - And You're Dead - S1-E9

Continuity mistake: When Alan contacts his father at Tracy Island, Jeff asks him "How's the situation, boy?" Alan informs him that Grandma has passed out in the heat and Alan's face is covered in sweat. But after a quick cut to Jeff saying "Passed out?" we return to Alan, and the sweat on his face has disappeared.

The Perils Of Penelope - S1-E12

Continuity mistake: As it bears down on Penelope's perilous position, the leading car on the Anderbad Express monotrain keeps changing colour, from white and red to silver and blue.

Desparate Intruder - S1-E17

Continuity mistake: When Brains falls under The Hood's influence, he collapses, and between shots his glasses simply disappear. They are subsequently shown to have fallen off, but the action is not seen on screen: one moment the glasses are on his face and the next they have vanished.

The Mighty Atom - S1-E6

Continuity mistake: The Mighty Atom is brown but changes to gray in closeups.

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Move - And You're Dead - S1-E9

Continuity mistake: When Jeff Tracey is first contacted by Alan, he is sat behind his desk, but when the picture cuts back to him after a quick shot of Alan, he is suddenly perched on the front of the desk reading a magazine.

Attack of the Alligators - S1-E24

Continuity mistake: When Kalp makes his surprise appearance via Lopez's secret waterway, after shooting Scott's gun out of his hand, he holds up a test tube of Theramine. As he says, "Remarkable discovery." in the close-up, the position of Kalp's hand differs. (00:34:10)

The Perils Of Penelope - S1-E12

New this month Continuity mistake: While Parker is driving FAB 1, when Penelope holds up her communications compact for Parker to identify the train attendant, in the shot facing the compact she has a pink sleeve, but Penelope's attire is all blue. (00:30:20)

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Day of Disaster - S1-E15

New this month Continuity mistake: After Lady Penelope rescues Brains from the psychiatrist's office, when she holds out her communications compact to message Scott it's in her left hand, but in the closeup it's in her right hand and the color of her sleeve also changes. (00:45:50)

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The Duchess Assignment - S1-E23

New this month Continuity mistake: After the Duchess has been rescued by "those romantic young men from International Rescue," when the Duchess removes the canvas from her umbrella, in the closeup (with human hands) she's wearing a pink button-down, but in all other shots there are no buttons whatsoever. (00:45:20)

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Martian Invasion - S1-E10

New this month Continuity mistake: After Scott realises that someone has tampered with TB1's camera detector, when it cuts to the movie set's camera, Agent 79's (the Hood) disguise eyeglasses are hanging beside the mask, but in the next shot the eyeglasses have vanished. (00:29:50)

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Lord Parker's 'Oliday - S2-E4

New this month Continuity mistake: When the Professor goes up to check on the solar reflector tower it collapses, and as it falls down the mountain the reflector's triangular center breaks off, but in the following shots it's perfectly intact for the episode's plot. (00:16:05)

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The Uninvited - S1-E5

Continuity mistake: After Thunderbird 1 is shot down in the Sahara, Scott is hanging unconscious out of the craft's front door. When Scott and Lindsey spot Thunderbird 1, the door to the craft is closed.

Path of Destruction - S2-E2

Plot hole: In order to build up suspense, Virgil and Brains stand on the Crab Logger as its dangerous fuel is pumped out, despite the fact that it is hanging on the edge of a precipice. In fact they could have left as soon as they had plumbed in the pipes to empty the fuel tanks - the whole procedure is controlled by Scott in Thunderbird 1 and they make absolutely no contribution to the operation at all. They do not need to disconnect the pipes; they are left behind and dropped from Thunderbird 1 as planned. They just stand there chatting about how much danger they are in until jumping clear at the very last second. Silly buggers.

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Trivia: Jeff Tracy's five sons were named after Mercury astronauts - Scott Carpenter, Virgil Grissom, Alan Shephard, Gordon Cooper and John Glenn.

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