Move - And You're Dead - S1-E9

Continuity mistake: When Thunderbird 1 is pursuing Gillespie and Gomez towards the end of the episode, Gillespie and Gomez both have their hands on the steering wheel in the car in one shot, yet the view from Thunderbird 1 shows only Gomez driving the car.

Move - And You're Dead - S1-E9

Continuity mistake: During the race, the driver's door on Alan's car changes from mud-splattered to clean between shots.

Cry Wolf - S1-E21

Continuity mistake: When Scott first approaches the boys after the 'rescue', his sidearm can be seen to be missing the usual red barrel covering.

Operation Crash-Dive - S1-E8

Continuity mistake: As the second Fireflash crashes, its left wheel housing pod can be seen to be split in two, yet on Fireflash's ascent to the seabed, the pod is intact.

Operation Crash-Dive - S1-E8

Continuity mistake: Thunderbird 4's laser cutter is of a different scale and at a different angle in relation to the Fireflash engine pylon in close up and long shots.

The Uninvited - S1-E5

Continuity mistake: When Jeff and Tin-Tin are discussing whether she should go on the mission with Virgil to rescue Scott, the pen on the map on Jeff's desk is facing upwards, but later on in the scene it has moved slightly to the right.

The Perils Of Penelope - S1-E12

Continuity mistake: When Lady Penelope is in her bed in the monorail, she is wearing a pink night dress, but when Penelope awakens to find an intruder outside her room, she is now wearing a blue dress.

Vault of Death - S1-E7

Continuity mistake: When Thunderbird 2 lands on the London Heliport, the sky has suddenly changed from daylight to nighttime.

Day of Disaster - S1-E15

Continuity mistake: During the rescue operation, Thunderbird 2's wreckage grabber changes from being semi-circular with flat edges as TB2 flies over the water to being angular with teeth as it is being dropped down to the rocket.

Desparate Intruder - S1-E17

Continuity mistake: When Brains collapses under the Hood's influence, he has nothing in his left hand, but when the Hood takes off his mask, we see Brains again, and this time a blue stone has appeared in his hand.

Vault of Death - S1-E7

Continuity mistake: When we see a close-up of Light-Fingered Fred in the prison cell, the games of noughts & crosses on the wall behind him are completely different to the ones seen in previous shots.

30 Minutes After Noon - S1-E18

Continuity mistake: When the laser vehicle leaves the pod and enters the plutonium store, you can see the cockpit has a windshield, but when Scott tells Virgil "We're gonna have to work fast", we cut to Virgil, and the windshield has disappeared.

Ricochet - S2-E5

Continuity mistake: As Thunderbird 2 attempts to deflect the course of the KLA satellite, all the damage and charring that occurred to the satellite in the explosion earlier has disappeared, and even the attennae has been straightened.

Move - And You're Dead - S1-E9

Continuity mistake: When Thunderbird 2 touches down on the sand to release Alan in his car, there is no "2" underneath its front section, but the number reappears when the pod is being released.

The Cham-Cham - S1-E25

Continuity mistake: When Lady Penelope and Tin-Tin pause to turn on their ski thrusts as they return to the hotel from Olsen's chalet, it begins to snow, but the snow has stopped when they set off again just seconds later.

The Mighty Atom - S1-E6

Continuity mistake: When we see the Hood destroying the Mighty Atom at the end of the episode, the control box is much closer to the device than it was in the previous shot.

Path of Destruction - S2-E2

Continuity mistake: When Parker pours Penelope a glass of sherry, the close-up shots of his human hand show he places the glass directly onto the table, but the wider shots of the puppets show the glass on Penelope's place mat with no time for it to have moved.

The Uninvited - S1-E5

Continuity mistake: When Jeff tells Alan it's time to relieve John in the space station, he's holding a cigar in his right hand, but after a quick cut to Alan saying "All set, father," we return to Jeff, and his cigar has suddenly disappeared.

Operation Crash-Dive - S1-E8

Continuity mistake: When Scott, Virgil and Gordon are playing snooker at Tracy Island, the balls on the snooker table change position between shots.

Vault of Death - S1-E7

Continuity mistake: When Parker is sitting at the table waiting for his meal prepared by Lil, you can see that his knife is pointing to the left, but when Lil says "Now listen here, Nosey!" we cut back to Parker, and the knife is now facing straight.

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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