Desparate Intruder - S1-E17

Continuity mistake: When Brains falls under The Hood's influence, he collapses, and between shots his glasses simply disappear. They are subsequently shown to have fallen off, but the action is not seen on screen: one moment the glasses are on his face and the next they have vanished.

Desparate Intruder - S1-E17

Continuity mistake: When Thunderbird 2 launches Thunderbird 4, the number "4" on the puppet sized pod door in a close-up does not match that in the model scale long shot.

Desparate Intruder - S1-E17

Continuity mistake: When we see the Professor unconscious by the cabinet in the caravan, there is a bottle of white formula next to him that changes position between shots.

Desparate Intruder - S1-E17

Continuity mistake: When the Tracy family are sitting at the table eating their breakfast, there is a green cereal box on the table, but when Jeff says he is going back to the lounge to wait for Brains' call, the box has disappeared.

Desparate Intruder - S1-E17

Continuity mistake: When Brains collapses under the Hood's influence, he has nothing in his left hand, but when the Hood takes off his mask, we see Brains again, and this time a blue stone has appeared in his hand.

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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