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In the 21st century, the Tracy family operate a unique private mechanized emergency response service.
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Series cast summary:
Sylvia Anderson Sylvia Anderson ...  Lady Penelope Creighton-Ward / ... 32 episodes, 1965-1966
Peter Dyneley ...  Jeff Tracy / ... 32 episodes, 1965-1966
David Graham ...  Brains / ... 32 episodes, 1965-1966
Shane Rimmer ...  Scott Tracy / ... 32 episodes, 1965-1966
Matt Zimmerman Matt Zimmerman ...  Alan Tracy / ... 32 episodes, 1965-1966
Ray Barrett ...  John Tracy / ... 32 episodes, 1965-1966
Christine Finn ...  Tin-Tin Kyrano / ... 32 episodes, 1965-1966
David Holliday David Holliday ...  Virgil Tracy / ... 26 episodes, 1965-1966
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Storyline

The year is 2065. The location is a secret island base. The Tracy family run International Rescue - a top secret organization whose ongoing mission is to aid humanity. With the support of five incredible THUNDERBIRDS craft, the London agent Lady Penelope Creighton-Ward, her butler and ex safe-cracker Parker and genius Brains, the Tracy family battle the forces of evil. Written by Back of Digitally Remastered DVD

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UK

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English

Release Date:

30 September 1965 (UK) See more »

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Donnervögel See more »

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(32 episodes)

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Mono (Westrex Recording System)| Stereo (re-mastered version)

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Color (Videcolor)

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Two vocal theme songs were considered before the famous march was chosen. One of these discarded themes, "Flying High" (performed by Gary Miller), can be heard at the end of Thunderbirds: Ricochet (1966). See more »

Goofs

In five episodes, there are newspapers with the date Friday, 24 December 1964 on the front cover, and was clearly not intended to be seen by viewers. (Oddly enough, 24 December 1964 was a Thursday). See more »

Quotes

[Opening narration]
Jeff Tracy: 5, 4, 3, 2, 1! Thunderbirds are go!
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits include scenes from that week's episode. Gerry Anderson would later reuse this gimmick in "Space: 1999" (1975) and "Space Precinct" (1995). See more »

Alternate Versions

In 2001, several episodes were adapted into audio book format for release on tape and CD. See more »

Connections

Remade as Thunderbirds Are Go (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Flying High
Written by Barry Gray
Performed by The Barry Gray Orchestra
Sung by Gary Miller
Episode: {"Ricochet" (1964) (ep. #31)}
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PURE FUN
2 May 2002 | by Big Movie FanSee all my reviews

Thunderbirds was a top Gerry Anderson show right up there with Captain Scarlet and Stingray.

Thunderbirds is one of those shows which is enjoyable for so many reasons-the storylines, the action, the characters, the adventures.

Thunderbirds was longer than most other Gerry Anderson shows which allowed for better stories and better character development. The show was set around the Tracy Brothers who were behind International Rescue. They had 5 vehicles. Thunderbird 1 was a reconnaissance craft. Thunderbird 2 was a huge plane which could carry all types of equipment. Thunderbird 3 was a space rocket. Thunderbird 4 was a submarine and Thunderbird 5 was a space station. The head of International Rescue was Jeff Tracey. Throughout the series the Tracy boys were aided by Brains who always came up with a solution to problems they encountered. And they also received help from Lady Penelope and Parker as well. The Hood was the evil villain who attempted to steal their secrets but always failed.

The puppetry was amazing in this series and the adventures were great. International rescue got involved in all types of situations. My favourite episodes were Cry Wolf where a young lad makes a hoax call to International Rescue and Attack of the Alligators where International Rescue have to rescue some people from giant alligators.

This is a timeless classic and if there are any youngsters out there who have not watched it then I urge you to-it really is that good!


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