Thunderbirds

Thunderbirds (1964)

9 mistakes in Operation Crash-Dive

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Operation Crash-Dive - S1-E8

Continuity mistake: While Gordon Tracey searches for the crashed Fireflash wreckage on the seabed, the parting in his hair keeps changing sides from shot to shot.

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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.

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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.

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Operation Crash-Dive - S1-E8

Revealing mistake: Before Thunderbird 4 even starts to cut off Fireflash's engines, a line where cutting would occur can be seen on the engine pylon's leading edge.

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Operation Crash-Dive - S1-E8

Other mistake: Some scenes in this episode feature portraits of Jeff Tracy's sons in their civilian clothing. This is only done on "Operation Cover Up" to disguise all evidence of the International Rescue organisation when a visitor comes to Tracy Island, but there were no visitors to the island during the episode.

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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.

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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.

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Operation Crash-Dive - S1-E8

Continuity mistake: When Gordon is climbing up Fireflash to the cockpit, we see him just about to put the left rubber suckers onto the glass. However, in the close up shot, he is putting it onto the blue metal of the craft.

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Operation Crash-Dive - S1-E8

Other mistake: In one shot of Gordon in Thunderbird 4, the shot has been horizontally reversed.

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