Thunderbirds (1964)

181 mistakes in season 1

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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.

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.

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.

Operation Crash-Dive - S1-E8

Continuity mistake: When Scott, Virgil and Gordon are playing snooker at Tracy Island, the balls on the snooker table change position between shots.

Vault of Death - S1-E7

Continuity mistake: When Parker is sitting at the table waiting for his meal prepared by Lil, you can see that his knife is pointing to the left, but when Lil says "Now listen here, Nosey!" we cut back to Parker, and the knife is now facing straight.

End of the Road - S1-E14

Continuity mistake: In several wide shots of Thunderbird 1 and Eddie's tractor on the cliff, the yellow pins that were fired from TB1 earlier and the rock they were holding have disappeared.

The Uninvited - S1-E5

Continuity mistake: When Tin-Tin and Gordon are swimming in the pool at Tracy Island, the beach ball in the pool has nothing on it, but in the next shot when we see Virgil sitting down reading, the ball is thrown out of the pool and there are green stars on it.

The Uninvited - S1-E5

Continuity mistake: When Scott is travelling to the pyramid in Thunderbird 1, his International Rescue hat keeps disappearing and reappearing between shots.

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.

Terror in New York City - S1-E13

Continuity mistake: When Scott is at his control panel at the crash site in New York City, the top of the microphone keeps disappearing and reappearing between shots.

Danger at Ocean Deep - S1-E22

Continuity mistake: When Scott and Virgil contact Tracy Island and their reports are affected by a bad interference, Jeff is wearing his glasses, but later on in the scene they disappear.

The Uninvited - S1-E5

Continuity mistake: When Wilson asks Lindsey in the jeep "Which way do you want to go?" you can see he is wearing his headphones, but after cutting to Lindsey, we return to Wilson and his headphones have disappeared.

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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