Pit of Peril - S1-E2

Continuity mistake: When the shaft that Virgil slides down connects to Thunderbird 2, we can see Pod 3 to the right of Thunderbird 2. Seconds after Virgil's chair has locked into place, we see the pods slide across from left to right, including Pod 3. I thought that was to the right of TB2? It couldn't have been quickly moved to the left, as we see that Pod transportation is very slow. It couldn't of been a spare, as there is no sign of it when we see Pod 1, etc, roll to the right.

Pit of Peril - S1-E2

Continuity mistake: Although the Sidewinder fell on its back, the crew is always seen standing the right way in the control room.

Dr Wilson

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.

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.

Pit of Peril - S1-E2

Continuity mistake: When we see a model of the US Army helicopter and the four crew members outside it, you can see there is no-one inside the helicopter, but when we see the crew members talking outside the helicopter, a man has suddenly appeared.

Pit of Peril - S1-E2

Continuity mistake: Once Frank has started talking for the first time in the episode, he has taken his hat off. Once the Sidewinder has started moving again his hat has reappeared back on his head. The moment it tips on its side his hat is once again off.


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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