Thunderbirds

End of the Road - S1-E14

Continuity mistake: In several wide shots of Thunderbird 1 and Eddie's tractor on the cliff, the yellow pins that were fired from TB1 earlier and the rock they were holding have disappeared.

The Uninvited - S1-E5

Continuity mistake: When Tin-Tin and Gordon are swimming in the pool at Tracy Island, the beach ball in the pool has nothing on it, but in the next shot when we see Virgil sitting down reading, the ball is thrown out of the pool and there are green stars on it.

The Uninvited - S1-E5

Continuity mistake: When Scott is travelling to the pyramid in Thunderbird 1, his International Rescue hat keeps disappearing and reappearing between shots.

Atlantic Inferno - S2-E1

Continuity mistake: When Thunderbird 4 comes out of the pod with the sealing device, there is a "4" on the back of the craft, but when it goes to clamp the device over the base of the fire jet, the "4" has disappeared.

Terror in New York City - S1-E13

Continuity mistake: When Scott is at his control panel at the crash site in New York City, the top of the microphone keeps disappearing and reappearing between shots.

Give or Take a Million - S2-E6

Continuity mistake: At the beginning of the episode, we see the models of Thunderbirds 1, 3 and 4 on the table next to Nicky and you can see that Thunderbird 1's nosecone near the edge of the table. But when Nicky asks for Thunderbird 3 to be launched, we see a close up of the model, and Thunderbird 1 is now situated next to Thunderbird 4.

Danger at Ocean Deep - S1-E22

Continuity mistake: When Scott and Virgil contact Tracy Island and their reports are affected by a bad interference, Jeff is wearing his glasses, but later on in the scene they disappear.

The Uninvited - S1-E5

Continuity mistake: When Wilson asks Lindsey in the jeep "Which way do you want to go?" you can see he is wearing his headphones, but after cutting to Lindsey, we return to Wilson and his headphones have disappeared.

The Duchess Assignment - S1-E23

Continuity mistake: The pod chosen for Thunderbird 2 in order to rescue the Duchess from the burning house is Pod 3, but if you look carefully when the Mole is coming out of the pod, you can see "Thunderbird 2 Pod 4".

The Imposters - S1-E19

Continuity mistake: Before boarding Thunderbird 3 to rescue Elliott, Scott is wearing a yellow suit and orange shirt, but just before blast-off we see him in his blue roll-neck sweater and checked jacket.

Path of Destruction - S2-E2

Continuity mistake: When we see a close-up of the saucepan containing the 'special' that Maria has prepared, you can see there is one only ladle in the pan, but in the next shot when Maria takes the pan off the stove, a spoon has suddenly appeared.

The Uninvited - S1-E5

Continuity mistake: The long shots of Scott hanging out of the window/hatch of Thunderbird 1 as Wilson and Lindsey find him, shows white lettering around the window, but the close-ups show no white around the window at all.

Operation Crash-Dive - S1-E8

Continuity mistake: When Gordon returns to Thunderbird 4 after making contact with the trapped crew, the configuration of the puppet-sized Thunderbird 4 doesn't match the model seen in long-shot.

Sun Probe - S1-E4

Continuity mistake: When Alan goes down in the elevator to turn off the safety beam, there is very little sweat on his face, but after a quick cut of his blurred vision, we cut back to Alan, and there is more sweat on his face than there was in the previous shot.

Terror in New York City - S1-E13

Continuity mistake: At the beginning of his journey on the Sentinel to the rescue site, Gordon has the beginnings of a beard on his face, but in subsequent shots he is completely clean-shaven.

City of Fire - S1-E3

Continuity mistake: When Scott and Virgil are performing the rescue operation, watch the position of Blanche Carter. When we see her she is sitting down unconscious near the bench where Tommy is lying, but just a few shots later she is standing up next to Joe, and then later she is sitting down unconscious again.

City of Fire - S1-E3

Continuity mistake: When the red car crashes into the yellow car in the car park and starts a fire, both of the puppets are thrown out of the vehicle, but in the next shot they are suddenly back in the car.

Pit of Peril - S1-E2

Continuity mistake: During the launch sequence of Thunderbird 2, Virgil is sitting in his seat with the steering wheel in front of him the correct way, but when Brains comes down in the lift, the steering wheel is upside down.

Terror in New York City - S1-E13

Continuity mistake: In its first appearance when it attacks Thunderbird 2, the Sentinel is rapidly moving at all times. But when we see the missiles being prepared for fire, the craft is holding still. You can tell this as the clouds in the sky are not moving.

Give or Take a Million - S2-E6

Continuity mistake: When the security chief says to Preston outside the vault, "OK Preston, check it out," you can see that Preston has nothing in his right hand, but in the next scene a baton has suddenly appeared.

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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