Thunderbirds

City of Fire - S1-E3

Continuity mistake: In the Thompson Tower at one point, Blanche and Tommy are sitting on a bench whilst Joe keeps hitting the steel door. When the Tower Control assistant switches on the television, he says "How did they get in there?" and we see a picture of the family. This time, it's a different picture to the one seen before as Blanche and Tommy are not sitting on a bench, and Joe is nowhere near a steel door.

The Perils Of Penelope - S1-E12

Deliberate mistake: When Thunderbird 2 lands at the Anderbad Train Station, part of Thunderbird 2 catches fire.

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Pit of Peril - S1-E2

Visible crew/equipment: At the start of the episode when there are close-ups of Colonel Sweeney's face, studio lights can be seen in the reflection of his sunglasses.

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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.

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Edge of Impact - S1-E16

Continuity mistake: When the hood parks his car to watch the first Red Arrow crash, there is a white and pink car parked beside him. When he leaves, the white car is still there, but has changed parking lanes and the pink car is replaced with a red car.

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Edge of Impact - S1-E16

Continuity mistake: In one zoomed out shot of Virgil standing beside the tower with the Thunderizer moving closer towards him, he is no longer wearing his raincoat.

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30 Minutes After Noon - S1-E18

Continuity mistake: While Prescott, Dempsey and Kenyon are in the castle, there is a glass, a bottle and another glass (in that order diagonally) in front of Prescott. In a close up shot of him, the green bottle has move several inches to the left.

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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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Trapped in the Sky - S1-E1

Character mistake: When Gordon and Scott are playing chess at Tracy Island towards the end of the episode, the chess board is oriented incorrectly, as there is a white square in the bottom-left corner.

The Duchess Assignment - S1-E23

Character mistake: When the croupier at the Duchess' table calls out the phrase "Rien ne va plus" (French for "no more bets"), he pronounces "Rien" incorrectly - he pronounces it "RINE ne va plus" instead of "REE-en ne va plus".

Trapped in the Sky - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: When Jeff pushes the button next to his seat to do "Operation Cover Up" at the end of the episode, there's a closeup of his hand as he leans over to press the button while he is sitting down, but in the next shot he is suddenly standing up near the portraits of his sons.

Pit of Peril - S1-E2

Revealing mistake: When the four US Army members are talking outside the US Army helicopter discussing the Sidewinder situation, there is a man in the helicopter who is someone else and not Helijet Pilot Charlie.

Terror in New York City - S1-E13

Continuity mistake: When we see Virgil in his sick bed after crash landing on Tracy Island, he has a bandage around his head and there is a blood stain on the bandage above his left eye. But when Gordon comes into his room to watch the moving of the Empire State Building on television, the blood stain has disappeared.

Vault of Death - S1-E7

Continuity mistake: When they are travelling the disused London Underground tunnels, Virgil is on the red hoverbike and Alan is on the blue hoverbike. In the next shot, they have swapped bikes, but when they arrive at the bank they have swapped back again.

City of Fire - S1-E3

Continuity mistake: When Joe Carter parks the car in the car park, there are several cars to the left of him. In the close up shot of the car several cars have disappeared.

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Atlantic Inferno - S2-E1

Continuity mistake: When Sir Harry drives Lady Penelope down to FAB1 in his jeep, he is wearing a yellow helmet in the zoomed-out shot. When he is seen in close-up he is no longer wearing the helmet. Then, when the shot zooms out again, he is wearing the helmet.

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Season 2 generally

Continuity mistake: Throughout series 2, the five pictures of Jeff Tracy's sons on the wall at Tracy Island are completely different to the ones seen in the first series. But when Scott prepares to launch Thunderbird 1, you can see the picture of John is the one seen in series 1.

Show generally

Continuity mistake: When Thunderbird 3 takes off from Tracy Island, look at the "3" at the bottom of the rocket when it goes up from the hangar. It is a completely different "3" to the one that was seen in the previous shot.

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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