Thunderbirds

The Man From M.I.5 - S1-E20

Continuity mistake: When the tied up Penelope initially attempts to contact Jeff, you can see two books to the left of the bomb standing up. But when she tries to contact Jeff from the centre of the room, the books have suddenly been knocked over. In the next shot of Penelope the books are standing up again.

Pit of Peril - S1-E2

Continuity mistake: When Brains is showing Scott and Virgil the diagram he has drawn, you can see in some shots he is holding a pencil in his right hand. But in close-ups of the diagram, he no longer has the pencil in his hand.

Sun Probe - S1-E4

Continuity mistake: When we see a shot of Thunderbird 3 in space on its way to saving the Sun Probe, the "Thunderbird" logo on its side is missing. It reappears later on in the episode.

Path of Destruction - S2-E2

Continuity mistake: When Lady Penelope is speaking to the security guard at Robotics International, she is initially standing at the far end of the table but in the next shot she is now much closer to the guard.

Path of Destruction - S2-E2

Continuity mistake: When Jeff is speaking to Virgil and Brains at Tracy Island, Brains can be seen with his right hand on the desk, but when the camera angle changes, he now has his hand by his side.

The Mighty Atom - S1-E6

Continuity mistake: When Professor Holden is demonstrating the Mighty Atom to the other professors, the position of the device on his hand changes between shots.

Desparate Intruder - S1-E17

Continuity mistake: When we see the Professor unconscious by the cabinet in the caravan, there is a bottle of white formula next to him that changes position between shots.

Desparate Intruder - S1-E17

Continuity mistake: When the Tracy family are sitting at the table eating their breakfast, there is a green cereal box on the table, but when Jeff says he is going back to the lounge to wait for Brains' call, the box has disappeared.

30 Minutes After Noon - S1-E18

Continuity mistake: When the stranger waves at Prescott, telling him to slow down, we cut to Prescott in his car and you can see that the car has a windscreen, but when the car stops near the stranger in the next shot, the windscreen is missing.

End of the Road - S1-E14

Continuity mistake: When the Gray and Houseman Construction Company vehicle is moving along at the beginning of the episode, the launching pad is raised, but after a quick cut to the crew, we return to the vehicle and the pad is now lowered.

Trapped in the Sky - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: When we see the Hood's Airport Police jacket, you can see that underneath "Airport Police" there is a five-pointed star, but when we see a close-up of the star in the next shot, it has changed to a six-pointed star.

Trapped in the Sky - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: When the Hood informs Commander Norman of Air Traffic Control that there is a bomb on Fireflash in the videophone booth, you can see that the Hood has one hand on the button panel, but the next shot shows him with both hands on the panel.

Trapped in the Sky - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: When Jeff is speaking to Kyrano at the beginning of the episode, he has a letter in his right hand and an envelope in his left, but when Jeff raises his left hand in the next shot, the envelope has disappeared.

Security Hazard - S1-E26

Continuity mistake: When Morrison is looking out of the window in Chip's bedroom, he closes the shutters and walks away from the window, but in the next shot he is standing next to Chip's bed.

Move - And You're Dead - S1-E9

Continuity mistake: The shot of Brains' lab inside Thunderbird 2 shows a window, yet apart from the cockpit, there are no other windows on the exterior of TB2.

City of Fire - S1-E3

Continuity mistake: The car park is said to be four miles from the building, but when the fire starts by a car crash in the same car park, the fire goes straight up the building.

City of Fire - S1-E3

Continuity mistake: When Joe Carter parks his car in the car park in the Thompson Tower, you can see that his car is white. But when the lady driver crashes her car into his later on in the episode, the car is now yellow.

Cry Wolf - S1-E21

Continuity mistake: When Bob and Tony are trapped in the bottom of the tin mine, Bob is seen sitting down with both his hands on a plank of wood, but in the next shot he has only one hand on the wood.

Cry Wolf - S1-E21

Continuity mistake: When Tony is trapped on the cliff edge at the beginning of the episode, he reaches for his bag which can be seen standing up, but in the shots when we see his hand trying to grab the handle, the bag is lying down.

Cry Wolf - S1-E21

Continuity mistake: When the Hood becomes entangled in the branches in the ravine at the end of the episode, the branches break and he falls into the river below, but when he falls, the branches have disappeared.

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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