Continuity mistake: Before going on board Thunderbird 3, Alan is wearing a brown suit and Scott is wearing a yellow suit and orange shirt. But when Alan goes up the elevator in Thunderbird 3, his clothes have changed to a green checked shirt and beige trousers, and when Scott returns to Tracy Island, his clothes have changed to a blue roll-neck and checked jacket.
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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