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Thunderbird 6 (1968)

The International Rescue team is faced with one of its toughest challenges yet, as the revolutionary lighter-than-air craft Skyship One is hijacked while on her maiden voyage around the ... See full summary »

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David Lane
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Peter Dyneley ... Jeff Tracy (voice)
Sylvia Anderson Sylvia Anderson ... Lady Penelope Creighton-Ward (voice)
Shane Rimmer ... Scott Tracy (voice)
Jeremy Wilkin Jeremy Wilkin ... Virgil Tracy / Hogarth (voice)
Matt Zimmerman Matt Zimmerman ... Alan Tracy / Carter (voice)
David Graham ... Gordon Tracy / Brains / Parker / Kyrano / Indian Stall-Keeper (voice)
Keith Alexander Keith Alexander ... John Tracy / Narrator (voice)
Gary Files Gary Files ... Black Phantom / Captain Foster (I) / Lane (voice)
Christine Finn ... Tin-Tin / Indian Fortune-Teller (voice)
John Carson ... Captain Foster (II) (voice)
Geoffrey Keen ... James Glenn (voice)
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Storyline

The International Rescue team is faced with one of its toughest challenges yet, as the revolutionary lighter-than-air craft Skyship One is hijacked while on her maiden voyage around the world. Against backdrops including the Statue of Liberty and the Sphinx, Lady Penelope, Parker, Alan and Tin-Tin fight the hijackers from on-board, while the rest of the team tries to stop the airship crashing into a missile silo. Written by Fridolin Hobbes <dvdgermany@yahoo.co.uk>

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Family | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

MGM

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 November 1968 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

L'odyssée du cosmos See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Following filming of a flying stunt on M40 motorway in Buckinghamshire (which was newly completed but not yet open to traffic) Joan Hughes (pilot of the Tiger Moth) was charged but later acquitted of seven counts of dangerous flying when the 'plane failed to make contact with the surface of the while passing under a bridge. A crosswind had prevented Hughes from landing the plane on the road before passing under the bridge as stipulated as a condition of permission to use the location. Norman Foster (who supervised the shooting of this scene) was also charged but acquitted of three counts of aiding and abetting. In addition to the court case filming permission was revoked immediately, leading to the sequence being completed with a miniature set of the site and the model aircraft used for other flying sequences. See more »

Goofs

At the time that "Thunderbird 6" was being filmed, the Sydney Opera House was under construction. Construction work could be seen during the shot of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, despite the fact that the movie was set in 2068 (95 years since the Sydney Opera House was opened). While this probably is an oversight as the Opera House was not completed in real life, it is also possible that it was simply being renovated. See more »

Quotes

Narrator: A beautiful island in the Pacific, secret base of International Rescue, so far undetected. Outwardly, the luxury home of millionaire ex-astronaut Jeff Tracy.
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Connections

Follows Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons (1967) See more »

Soundtracks

The Man in his Flying Machine
(Music from "The Man on the Flying Trapeze" by George Leybourne)
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The plot is simplistic and cliché, but many scenes are lovingly crafted and entertaining in their own right
28 September 2001 | by arch29See all my reviews

These films have a certain style and flair, helped greatly by Barry Gray's music. The plot is simplistic and cliché, but has a dash of originality. There is the ongoing Thunderbirds obsession with the form and function of ships and other vehicles. The biplane acrobatics were very well done, and the music playing when the biplane first appears is comical and appropriate. Every scene and transition seems lovingly crafted and there is no doubt that this film is a work of art.


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