Thunderbirds

Trapped in the Sky - S1-E1

Revealing mistake: When the dummy plane is shot out of the sky by the fighter pilot, a piece of the plane shoots off into the top left of the screen and bounces off the sky background. (00:23:05)

Ricochet - S2-E5

Revealing mistake: Near the end of the episode, Thunderbird 2 lands and reverses into its hangar. During this bit, if you look carefully you can see white smoke near the boiler on the far side of the hangar, only this smoke is apparently being sucked into it. This is the usual footage of Thunderbird 2 exiting the hangar played in reverse. (00:42:05)

Show generally

Revealing mistake: Throughout the film, whenever part of a wheeled vehicle lifts off the ground, the wheels stop moving instantly. In real life, the wheels would continue to turn at much the same rate, showing that these are unpowered models being pulled along.

Pit of Peril - S1-E2

Revealing mistake: When Scott has retrieved Virgil from the Pit using The Mole, when it reverses back onto its chassis above ground, you can see dust flying upwards from the ground. It is therefore obvious that this is footage played backwards. (00:39:05)

Security Hazard - S1-E26

Revealing mistake: When Thunderbird 2 returns to its hangar at Tracy Island, smoke can be seen flowing back down into units inside the hangar, revealing that this is simply reversed footage of the regular Thunderbird 2 launch sequence.

Trapped in the Sky - S1-E1

Revealing mistake: When we see the passengers in the departure lounge at London Airport, one of them is reading a newspaper. If you look carefully, the front page is on the wrong side; it is on the left instead of the right.

The Imposters - S1-E19

Revealing mistake: When the Air Force Officer says "There is, of course, no doubt that their plan succeeded" during the search operation press conference, the puppet behind him can be seen moving its mouth in sync with the dialogue as well.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Terror in New York City - S1-E13

Revealing mistake: When the Firefly is knocked back by an explosion after putting out the oil well fire, we see a view of Virgil in the cockpit. You can tell this shot is reversed as there is a back-to-front IR logo.

Day of Disaster - S1-E15

Revealing mistake: After Gordon rescues the two engineers, the Martian Probe Space Rocket then blasts off out of the water. You can see the rocket being pulled out of the water by a cable attached to it.

Terror in New York City - S1-E13

Revealing mistake: In the scene when we the Fulmer Finance building starting to collapse, a wire can be seen attached to the top of the building.

The Uninvited - S1-E5

Revealing mistake: The symbols on the walls of the Zombites' control room are the reverse of the symbol on their helmets.

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.

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