Thunderbirds

The Duchess Assignment - S1-E23

Trivia: Wilbur Dandridge III was previously Warren Grafton in the episode "Brink of Disaster".

Attack of the Alligators - S1-E24

Trivia: The stock footage of the thunderstorm was later used for the title sequence of "The Prisoner".

30 Minutes After Noon - S1-E18

Trivia: There is the use of a hand in the same frame of a puppet in this episode, as in the castle a human hand (Southern's) can be seen playing with a pen while the puppets of Kenyon and Dempsey can be seen in the background.

Move - And You're Dead - S1-E9

Trivia: When Alan is speaking to Kenny in the bar, Lambert (from the episode "Vault of Death") can be seen reading a newspaper next to the jukebox.

Trapped in the Sky - S1-E1

Trivia: In the 1980s, this episode and "Operation Crash-Dive" were edited together to form the compilation film entitled "Thunderbirds to the Rescue".

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.

Sun Probe - S1-E4

Trivia: In the 1980s, this episode and "Ricochet" were edited together to form the compilation film entitled "Thunderbirds in Outer Space".

Vault of Death - S1-E7

Trivia: When Parker says "I would agree I have a rare talent" after breaking into the vault, look in the background and you can see Colonel Tim Casey from "Edge of Impact".

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".

Day of Disaster - S1-E15

Trivia: In Dr. Korda's office, you can see a statue that also appears in the Hood's temple.

Martian Invasion - S1-E10

Trivia: The farmer from the episode "Operation Crash-Dive" can be seen among the film crew.

Path of Destruction - S2-E2

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

Pit of Peril - S1-E2

Trivia: Colonel Sweeney and his subordinate had previously appeared in "Trapped in the Sky" as Captain Hansen and his co-pilot.

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".

Vault of Death - S1-E7

Trivia: The electric drills that Virgil and Alan use to plant the explosive are the WASP pistols from "Stingray".

Trivia: Each episode's opening credit scene would feature some highlights of the episode. Gerry Anderson would later use this gimmick in "Space: 1999" and "Space Precinct".

Desparate Intruder - S1-E17

Trivia: Apart from the first episode (which he had not been employed before voice recording commenced), this is the only other episode in which Matt Zimmerman does not part in.

The Cham-Cham - S1-E25

Trivia: The Duchess (from the episode "The Duchess Assignment") makes two appearances in this episode. Not only is she in a photograph in Cass Carnaby's dressing room, she can be seen sitting among the audience during the performance of the Cass Carnaby Five.

30 Minutes After Noon - S1-E18

Trivia: When Prescott is driving in his car on his way to the Hudson Building, look in the background and you can see a building with a large white Swastika on it.

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.

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