Edge of Impact - S1-E16

New this month Visible crew/equipment: After Central Control announces the countdown for Red Arrow project is now operating, when it cuts to the tower the order is given to "begin photographic alert procedure," and in the next shot a human finger (with a long polished fingernail) is visible behind the seated male marionette, as he leans forward. (00:04:45)

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The Uninvited - S1-E5

Visible crew/equipment: When Tin-Tin responds to news of Scott's disappearance, a floor puppeteer's hand (with dirty fingernails) can be seen in the bottom of the screen lifting Tin-Tin from her seat.

Attack of the Alligators - S1-E24

Visible crew/equipment: A film camera and its camera operator can be seen reflected in the glass during a shot of Mrs. Files at the window of Orchard's house in the opening sequence.

Vault of Death - S1-E7

Visible crew/equipment: When Lambert is leaving his office in the vault, the shadow of a puppeteer is visible on the door frame.

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30 Minutes After Noon - S1-E18

Visible crew/equipment: In a shot of the camera moving through the castle, the shadow of some studio equipment is moving down one of the pillars.

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.

The Imposters - S1-E19

Visible crew/equipment: When a photographer is taking a photograph of Jenkins at the fake rescue mission, a human hand can be seen assisting with the puppet's movement from below.

The Perils Of Penelope - S1-E12

Visible crew/equipment: When Dr Godber is sitting at his table at the Atalante Restaurant in Paris, you can see studio lights in the reflection of his glasses.

The Perils Of Penelope - S1-E12

Visible crew/equipment: When Sir Jeremy Hodge climbs out of his bed, you can see a human hand pulling him out.

The Perils Of Penelope - S1-E12

Visible crew/equipment: When Gordon is firing his pistol at Dr Godber, you can see one of the film crew holding Gordon's leg.

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.

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.

Pit of Peril - S1-E2

Visible crew/equipment: At the start of the episode when there are close-ups of Colonel Sweeney's face, studio lights can be seen in the reflection of his sunglasses.


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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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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