Thunderbirds

Thunderbirds (1964)

24 mistakes in season 2

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Path of Destruction - S2-E2

Plot hole: In order to build up suspense, Virgil and Brains stand on the Crab Logger as its dangerous fuel is pumped out, despite the fact that it is hanging on the edge of a precipice. In fact they could have left as soon as they had plumbed in the pipes to empty the fuel tanks - the whole procedure is controlled by Scott in Thunderbird 1 and they make absolutely no contribution to the operation at all. They do not need to disconnect the pipes; they are left behind and dropped from Thunderbird 1 as planned. They just stand there chatting about how much danger they are in until jumping clear at the very last second. Silly buggers.

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)

Give or Take a Million - S2-E6

Plot hole: It is supposed to be the middle of the night when Virgil sets off in Thunderbird 2 for Coralville Hospital, but the Thunderbird 2 launch takes place in full daylight.

Give or Take a Million - S2-E6

Factual error: Tin-Tin tears a page off a calendar which shows the date as 2026, but other calendars indicate that Christmas Day falls on a Sunday for this year. In fact, December 25th, 2026 will be a Friday.

Path of Destruction - S2-E2

Plot hole: Crablogger designer Jim Lucas lives at 75 Sunnigale Road, Eppington Wood East, Somerset, according to the card that Penelope finds in the personnel files at Robotics International, but she reads it out to Parker as "20 Hazlemere Gardens, Iresham."

Atlantic Inferno - S2-E1

Continuity mistake: During the second rescue, Thunderbird 2 releases the pod containing Thunderbird 4 on the water. But when we see Thunderbird 2 next to the collapsing oil rig, the craft can be seen with the pod in it.

Ricochet - S2-E5

Audio problem: As John and Gordon are fitting the new component on Thunderbird 5, John says, "It looks like we'll be another two hours before we're back in business. In the meantime, International Rescue is non-operational." But he is voiced by David Graham, not Ray Barrett.

Atlantic Inferno - S2-E1

Other mistake: When Lady Penelope is counting her sheep, Parker had just told Jeff that she has 200,007 sheep. When we see her using the sheep-counter machine its display only has five digits instead of the necessary six. (00:14:35)

Atlantic Inferno - S2-E1

Visible crew/equipment: When Hooper says "Sound the alarms!", you can see a hand moving Hooper's legs as he gets up from where he is sleeping.

Alias Mr Hackenbacker - S2-E3

Audio problem: When the first reporter asks Saville, "Have you found an answer with Skythrust?", he is voiced by Jeremy Wilkin. When he says "Yeah, captain, make a statement", he now has a completely different voice provided by Paul Maxwell.

Ricochet - S2-E5

Audio problem: When Professor Marshall says "Detonate", her lips don't move.

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.

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.

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.

Path of Destruction - S2-E2

Visible crew/equipment: When Penelope pulls the cord to ring the alarm for Parker, look on the right side of your screen and you can see part of a crew man's finger holding Penelope's arm.

Atlantic Inferno - S2-E1

Continuity mistake: When Thunderbird 4 comes out of the pod with the sealing device, there is a "4" on the back of the craft, but when it goes to clamp the device over the base of the fire jet, the "4" has disappeared.

Atlantic Inferno - S2-E1

Audio problem: When the Atom Sub Reefer Captain says "OK, Lieutenant, dive." it is said by Jeremy Wilkin instead of Ray Barrett.

Give or Take a Million - S2-E6

Continuity mistake: At the beginning of the episode, we see the models of Thunderbirds 1, 3 and 4 on the table next to Nicky and you can see that Thunderbird 1's nosecone near the edge of the table. But when Nicky asks for Thunderbird 3 to be launched, we see a close up of the model, and Thunderbird 1 is now situated next to Thunderbird 4.

Give or Take a Million - S2-E6

Character mistake: When Nicky asks Jeff for his wish at the start of the episode, Jeff tells Nicky that he must call him "Santa". But when Nicky says that the Thunderbird 3 launch was the greatest thrill of his life, he calls Jeff "Mr. Tracy".

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