Operation Crash-Dive - S1-E8

Revealing mistake: Before Thunderbird 4 even starts to cut off Fireflash's engines, a line where cutting would occur can be seen on the engine pylon's leading edge.

The Uninvited - S1-E5

Continuity mistake: When Jeff and Tin-Tin are discussing whether she should go on the mission with Virgil to rescue Scott, the pen on the map on Jeff's desk is facing upwards, but later on in the scene it has moved slightly to the right.

The Perils Of Penelope - S1-E12

Continuity mistake: When Lady Penelope is in her bed in the monorail, she is wearing a pink night dress, but when Penelope awakens to find an intruder outside her room, she is now wearing a blue dress.

Vault of Death - S1-E7

Continuity mistake: When Thunderbird 2 lands on the London Heliport, the sky has suddenly changed from daylight to nighttime.

Day of Disaster - S1-E15

Continuity mistake: During the rescue operation, Thunderbird 2's wreckage grabber changes from being semi-circular with flat edges as TB2 flies over the water to being angular with teeth as it is being dropped down to the rocket.

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.

Operation Crash-Dive - S1-E8

Other mistake: Some scenes in this episode feature portraits of Jeff Tracy's sons in their civilian clothing. This is only done on "Operation Cover Up" to disguise all evidence of the International Rescue organisation when a visitor comes to Tracy Island, but there were no visitors to the island during the episode.

Vault of Death - S1-E7

Continuity mistake: When we see a close-up of Light-Fingered Fred in the prison cell, the games of noughts & crosses on the wall behind him are completely different to the ones seen in previous shots.

Day of Disaster - S1-E15

Character mistake: When Lady Penelope visits the psychiatrist in his office, she addresses him as "Mr. Korda" instead of "Doctor".

Pit of Peril - S1-E2

Plot hole: The Sidewinder was heating up all the time and it was becoming increasingly uncomfortable for the crew men inside, yet none of them thought to take off their thick jackets.

30 Minutes After Noon - S1-E18

Continuity mistake: When the laser vehicle leaves the pod and enters the plutonium store, you can see the cockpit has a windshield, but when Scott tells Virgil "We're gonna have to work fast", we cut to Virgil, and the windshield has disappeared.

Vault of Death - S1-E7

Revealing mistake: When Lady Penelope congratulates Parker in FAB1 after leaving the bank, the background shows that the car makes a sharp turn to the left, but Parker's steering wheel hardly moves.

Ricochet - S2-E5

Continuity mistake: As Thunderbird 2 attempts to deflect the course of the KLA satellite, all the damage and charring that occurred to the satellite in the explosion earlier has disappeared, and even the attennae has been straightened.

Move - And You're Dead - S1-E9

Continuity mistake: When Thunderbird 2 touches down on the sand to release Alan in his car, there is no "2" underneath its front section, but the number reappears when the pod is being released.

End of the Road - S1-E14

Revealing mistake: The raindrops on the faces of Eddie Houseman and his colleagues during the storm are disproportionately large.

The Cham-Cham - S1-E25

Continuity mistake: When Lady Penelope and Tin-Tin pause to turn on their ski thrusts as they return to the hotel from Olsen's chalet, it begins to snow, but the snow has stopped when they set off again just seconds later.

The Mighty Atom - S1-E6

Continuity mistake: When we see the Hood destroying the Mighty Atom at the end of the episode, the control box is much closer to the device than it was in the previous shot.

Path of Destruction - S2-E2

Continuity mistake: When Parker pours Penelope a glass of sherry, the close-up shots of his human hand show he places the glass directly onto the table, but the wider shots of the puppets show the glass on Penelope's place mat with no time for it to have moved.

The Uninvited - S1-E5

Continuity mistake: When Jeff tells Alan it's time to relieve John in the space station, he's holding a cigar in his right hand, but after a quick cut to Alan saying "All set, father," we return to Jeff, and his cigar has suddenly disappeared.

Security Hazard - S1-E26

Visible crew/equipment: When Thunderbird 1 returns to its hangar at Tracy Island at the start of the episode, the wires used to lower the rocket into the hangar can be seen.

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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