Thunderbirds

Give or Take a Million - S2-E6

New this month Trivia: Despite the large number of characters, Matt Zimmerman's voice is only heard once in the entire episode, when Alan says "F.A.B." during the Thunderbird 3 launch sequence.

Lord Parker's 'Oliday - S2-E4

Trivia: The shot of Thunderbird 2 flying in the dark is actually reused footage from a previous episode, "The Man from MI5."

Season 2 generally

Trivia: There were a lot of changes to the show throughout the second season. Not only was Virgil "re-cast" with both a new head and voice actor (Jeremy Wilkin), but smaller, more lifelike puppet hands were crafted on the marionettes, and the inside of Tracy Island and the Thunderbird crafts were completely redone.

Atlantic Inferno - S2-E1

Trivia: This is the only episode in which we see anyone other than Scott piloting Thunderbird 1, namely Alan.

Ricochet - S2-E5

Trivia: At the end of this episode, we hear the song 'Flying High', which was one of the songs considered as the show's theme tune before the famous march. The song was performed by Gary Miller, who sang 'Aqua Marina' during the closing credits of 'Stingray'.

Give or Take a Million - S2-E6

Trivia: This is the only episode in which International Rescue does not save anyone from life-threatening danger, and the only episode where Lady Penelope is featured without her chauffeur Parker.

Ricochet - S2-E5

Trivia: This is the only second-season episode in which Lady Penelope does not appear, and the only episode in the whole series in which we see Virgil piloting Thunderbird 3.

Lord Parker's 'Oliday - S2-E4

Trivia: The "Stingray" tune "Blues Pacifica" is heard playing on the radio in FAB 1.

Atlantic Inferno - S2-E1

Trivia: Thunderbird 3 is the only Thunderbird craft that doesn't appear in this episode, but it does get a mention during the discussion of who pilots which Thunderbird during Jeff's vacation.

Alias Mr Hackenbacker - S2-E3

Trivia: One of the buildings in this episode is labelled "BAOC", which is an anagram of "BOAC" (British Overseas Airways Corporation). "BOAC" became British Airways in 1974.

Lord Parker's 'Oliday - S2-E4

Trivia: The pianist at the hotel is actually a reused clip of "Cass Carnaby" from the previous episode "The Cham-Cham".

Path of Destruction - S2-E2

Trivia: Jeremiah Tuttle (from the episode "The Imposters") can be seen as the guitarist in Manuel's restaurant.

Give or Take a Million - S2-E6

Trivia: The launch of Thunderbird 3 in this episode was filmed for the feature film "Thunderbirds Are Go".

Path of Destruction - S2-E2

Trivia: When Maria is preparing the 'special', look on the table and you can see a live mouse crawling through the raw materials and plates.

Alias Mr Hackenbacker - S2-E3

Trivia: This episode features the largest number of characters (in speaking roles) seen in any Thunderbirds episode or either of the feature films.

Give or Take a Million - S2-E6

Trivia: At the beginning of the episode, when Jeff and Nicky are relaxing at Tracy Island, you can see models of Thunderbirds 1, 2, 3 and 4 on the table. These models were commercially available at the time of the episode's initial broadcast and were produced by J. Rosenthal (Toys) Ltd. Thunderbird 5 is not on the table as Rosenthal's model did not look like the genuine article.

Lord Parker's 'Oliday - S2-E4

Trivia: This is the only Thunderbirds episode in which voice artist Ray Barrett does not take part.

Season 2 generally

Trivia: Throughout the second series there were three 'guest' voice artists: John Tate, Paul Maxwell and Charles Tingwell. Tate had previously voiced Solarnaut Camp in the episode 'Sun Probe' in the first series, whilst Maxwell and Tingwell would appear in the next Gerry Anderson creation 'Captain Scarlet & The Mysterons' as the voices of Captain Grey and Dr Fawn, respectively. None of these artists were credited in the end titles.

Season 2 generally

Trivia: Although he was a regular character in the first series, the Hood does not appear in any of the six episodes in the second series.

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