Move - And You're Dead - S1-E9

Continuity mistake: When Alan contacts his father at Tracy Island, Jeff asks him "How's the situation, boy?" Alan informs him that Grandma has passed out in the heat and Alan's face is covered in sweat. But after a quick cut to Jeff saying "Passed out?" we return to Alan, and the sweat on his face has disappeared.

Vault of Death - S1-E7

Audio problem: When Lovegrove realises that Lambert is still in the vault, he is talking with Carter, whose voice is initially that of Shane Rimmer but then changes to a completely different voice provided by David Graham.

City of Fire - S1-E3

Audio problem: When the Tower Controller says, "How are those fire tenders coming", it is said by Ray Barrett instead of Matt Zimmerman.


The Perils Of Penelope - S1-E12

Continuity mistake: As it bears down on Penelope's perilous position, the leading car on the Anderbad Express monotrain keeps changing colour, from white and red to silver and blue.

Terror in New York City - S1-E13

Deliberate mistake: As Thunderbird 4 is shaken by the shockwave from the collapse of the Fulmer Finance building, water can be seen running down the outside of the aquarium positioned in front of the model set.

Show generally

Other mistake: Every time Thunderbird 3 is used during a mission, members of the Tracy family enter it by being lowered on the settee onto a mini rail system, which takes them to Thunderbird 3's hangar before a pole raises the settee into the ship. However, during the initial descent, there is usually an empty settee that passes behind the descending one carrying the impending Thunderbird 3 crew, to fill in the resulting hole in the floor. If the ascending one passes behind the descending one then there is no way that it could fill that hole as it would be too far back.

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.

The Mighty Atom - S1-E6

Continuity mistake: The Mighty Atom is brown but changes to gray in closeups.

Dr Wilson

Brink of Disaster - S1-E11

Deliberate mistake: When Selsden and Malloy try to open Penelope's safe, the bulb in Malloy's torch gets so hot that the prop torch begins to smoulder.

Move - And You're Dead - S1-E9

Continuity mistake: When Jeff Tracey is first contacted by Alan, he is sat behind his desk, but when the picture cuts back to him after a quick shot of Alan, he is suddenly perched on the front of the desk reading a magazine.

Attack of the Alligators - S1-E24

Continuity mistake: When Kalp makes his surprise appearance via Lopez's secret waterway, after shooting Scott's gun out of his hand, he holds up a test tube of Theramine. As he says, "Remarkable discovery." in the close-up, the position of Kalp's hand differs. (00:34:10)

Terror in New York City - S1-E13

Other mistake: One of the puppets used in this episode is called "Joe" and is a TV Cameraman. As this particular puppet falls into the cavern, the back of his head can be seen to fall off.

The Uninvited - S1-E5

Continuity mistake: After Thunderbird 1 is shot down in the Sahara, Scott is hanging unconscious out of the craft's front door. When Scott and Lindsey spot Thunderbird 1, the door to the craft is closed.

The Imposters - S1-E19

Continuity mistake: When Elliot picks up the radio microphone to call Search Control, the radio headset on his shoulders turns round between shots.

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.

30 Minutes After Noon - S1-E18

Visible crew/equipment: In a shot of the camera moving through the castle, the shadow of some studio equipment is moving down one of the pillars.

Martian Invasion - S1-E10

Continuity mistake: When Scott says goodbye to Goldheimer, you can that the cockpit window on Thunderbird 1 has bolts directly around it, but when Thunderbird 1 is pursuing the Hood a little later on, the cockpit window now has a metal border with bolts.

Ricochet - S2-E5

Continuity mistake: When Thunderbird 2 leaves its hangar, it has a small "Thunderbird 2", but when we see the craft in the air, the "2" has changed to a larger font.

Operation Crash-Dive - S1-E8

Continuity mistake: When Scott arrives in Ireland in Thunderbird 1, he starts to land with the landing gear down and you can see wheels on the legs, but when Thunderbird 1 touches down, the wheels have changed to skis.

Operation Crash-Dive - S1-E8

Character mistake: Scott flew to Ireland to look for the missing Fireflash airliner, but when Jeff asks where Scott is, Virgil replies, "His take-off from England was delayed for some reason."

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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