Thunderbirds

Trapped in the Sky - S1-E1

Trivia: In the 1980s, this episode and "Operation Crash-Dive" were edited together to form the compilation film entitled "Thunderbirds to the Rescue".

Trapped in the Sky - S1-E1

Trivia: When Tin-Tin is in the lounge of the Fireflash, look in the background and you can see the woman driver who started the Thompson Tower fire in the episode "City of Fire".

Trapped in the Sky - S1-E1

Trivia: The character who tries to unsuccessfully defuse a bomb in this episode is "Bob Meddings". This is a reference to the art director Bob Bell and Derek Meddings, the programme's special effects director.

Trapped in the Sky - S1-E1

Trivia: In Thunderbird 5, a short piece of Barry Gray's "Formula Five" track can be heard. This was composed and recorded for another Gerry Anderson creation, "Fireball XL5".

Trapped in the Sky - S1-E1

Trivia: In this episode, Alan Tracy's voice is completely different from the one heard for the rest of the series. In his single, short line of dialogue, Alan is voiced by Ray Barrett, as Matt Zimmerman had not been employed when voice recording commenced (although he is credited in the end titles).

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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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