Thunderbirds

Thunderbirds (1964)

6 continuity 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

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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Mistakes

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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