Thunderbirds

The Perils Of Penelope - S1-E12

Continuity mistake: When Alfred trips and falls in front of the gate, the gate is initially hinged on the right, but when we see Alfred in front of the gate in the next shot, the hinge is now on the left.

Cry Wolf - S1-E21

Continuity mistake: When Tony and Bob are trapped at the bottom of the mine, Bob is trying to free himself from the plank of wood resting on him and you can see there is a square pole on the plank. The pole changes position between shots.

Edge of Impact - S1-E16

Continuity mistake: Before Jeff pushes the button on his desk to activate Operation Cover-Up, you can see there is a dark blue line around the edge of his sleeve, but in a close-up of him pushing the button, the line has disappeared. It reappears in the very next shot.

City of Fire - S1-E3

Continuity mistake: When the Thompson Tower collapses, Blanche asks Joe what are they going to do and you can see she is holding a handkerchief in her right hand. But in a full view of the family a few shots later, Blanche's handkerchief is nowhere to be seen.

Attack of the Alligators - S1-E24

Audio problem: When Culp is walking from his boat to the window outside the laboratory, some dialogue from Dr Orchard describing the theramine process can be heard in the background. When we are in the laboratory, Dr Orchard describes the process with the same dialogue soundtrack.

Attack of the Alligators - S1-E24

Revealing mistake: When Gordon shoots the third giant alligator, you can see a bit of water jumping into the air at the very end of the shot, indicating that it was reversed footage.

Sun Probe - S1-E4

Character mistake: When Brains is playing chess with Braman at the end of the episode, the positioning of the chess board is incorrect, as for both players there is a white square in the bottom left corner.

City of Fire - S1-E3

Continuity mistake: When the woman crashes in the car park, the car stops with its front end atop the car next to the one it crashed into. But before the car explodes, the car can now be seen flat out on the ground.

City of Fire - S1-E3

Continuity mistake: When Scott and Virgil are testing the gas and Scott passes out, he can be seen falling forward but in the next shot has actually fallen backwards.

Attack of the Alligators - S1-E24

Continuity mistake: When the giant alligator surrounds the house and starts to attack it, the pattern of its tail in a close-up is completely different to the pattern of the alligator as seen in a long-shot.

The Mighty Atom - S1-E6

Audio problem: When the Reactor Station Guard catches The Hood taking pictures, he can already be heard blowing his whistle before he finishes saying "Hey, what are you doing?"

Move - And You're Dead - S1-E9

Continuity mistake: When we first see Virgil in the cockpit of Thunderbird 2 in the launch sequence at Tracy Island, he has nothing on his head. Later on, when we see both him and Brains, Virgil is now wearing his International Rescue hat, but when we see Virgil after the launch, the hat has gone.

Edge of Impact - S1-E16

Revealing mistake: In the shot that shows Jeff Tracy reading a newspaper, the date shown on the paper is 1964, however, the year the series is supposed to take place is in the mid to late 21st century.

The Man From M.I.5 - S1-E20

Continuity mistake: When the tied up Penelope initially attempts to contact Jeff, you can see two books to the left of the bomb standing up. But when she tries to contact Jeff from the centre of the room, the books have suddenly been knocked over. In the next shot of Penelope the books are standing up again.

Pit of Peril - S1-E2

Continuity mistake: When Brains is showing Scott and Virgil the diagram he has drawn, you can see in some shots he is holding a pencil in his right hand. But in close-ups of the diagram, he no longer has the pencil in his hand.

Sun Probe - S1-E4

Continuity mistake: When we see a shot of Thunderbird 3 in space on its way to saving the Sun Probe, the "Thunderbird" logo on its side is missing. It reappears later on in the episode.

Path of Destruction - S2-E2

Continuity mistake: When Lady Penelope is speaking to the security guard at Robotics International, she is initially standing at the far end of the table but in the next shot she is now much closer to the guard.

Path of Destruction - S2-E2

Continuity mistake: When Jeff is speaking to Virgil and Brains at Tracy Island, Brains can be seen with his right hand on the desk, but when the camera angle changes, he now has his hand by his side.

The Mighty Atom - S1-E6

Continuity mistake: When Professor Holden is demonstrating the Mighty Atom to the other professors, the position of the device on his hand changes between shots.

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.

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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