Sun Probe - S1-E4

Character mistake: During the television report about the Sun Probe, a diagram shows the solarnauts' control cabin within the Probe Module. But we later see that the control cabin is within the body of the Probe Rocket when the Module is fired into the solar prominence.

Terror in New York City - S1-E13

Character mistake: When Jeff is on the phone to Washington, thanking them for arranging the Sentinel to pick up Thunderbird 4 and take it to New York, the man in Washington replies, "That's the least we can do, Mr Tracy." So at least one person knows that Jeff is involved with International Rescue. This betrays the secrecy of the organisation that Jeff himself demands.

Vault of Death - S1-E7

Character mistake: The situation in this episode is that a clerk, Lambert, is trapped inside a bank vault that is having the air removed. When IR arrives they focus all of their efforts on forcing a man-sized entrance before the air runs out, but don't consider first making a small hole to allow air in, thus giving them plenty of time to create an entrance afterwards.


Martian Invasion - S1-E10

Character mistake: The end of this episode concerns IR chasing down a copy of the photos the Hood taken of the Thunderbird vehicles. However, they show no concern for being photographed in person, as they're lounging around in casual clothes in the end, on an active film set with cameras everywhere, and no camera detector on their persons.


Operation Crash-Dive - S1-E8

Character mistake: Scott flew to Ireland to look for the missing Fireflash airliner, but when Jeff asks where Scott is, Virgil replies, "His take-off from England was delayed for some reason."

Sun Probe - S1-E4

Character mistake: When Brains is playing chess with Braman at the end of the episode, the positioning of the chess board is incorrect, as for both players there is a white square in the bottom left corner.

Give or Take a Million - S2-E6

Character mistake: When Nicky asks Jeff for his wish at the start of the episode, Jeff tells Nicky that he must call him "Santa". But when Nicky says that the Thunderbird 3 launch was the greatest thrill of his life, he calls Jeff "Mr. Tracy".

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Suggested correction: This is consistent with Nick - right after he was told to call Jeff Santa, he called him "Mr. Tracy" and Jeff is disgruntled. The lesson never sticks.

Operation Crash-Dive - S1-E8

Character mistake: After the first Fireflash crash, search and rescue tasks are unable to find the wreckage, and John in Thunderbird 5 comments that its position was way off what was reported. However, he never bothers to relay this vital information to the London airport overseeing the rescue effort, and IR never bothers to attempt a rescue of a passenger jet filled with civilians, despite showing on the second crash that they were completely capable to saving them. It's then stated that the crash had no survivors, which the viewer has to lay at IR's feet. Even if they were busy with another rescue at the time, notifying the conventional rescue effort of Fireflash's real position could have saved many lives and given the investigation more evidence to find the problem.

Trapped in the Sky - S1-E1

Character mistake: When Gordon and Scott are playing chess at Tracy Island towards the end of the episode, the chess board is oriented incorrectly, as there is a white square in the bottom-left corner.

The Duchess Assignment - S1-E23

Character mistake: When the croupier at the Duchess' table calls out the phrase "Rien ne va plus" (French for "no more bets"), he pronounces "Rien" incorrectly - he pronounces it "RINE ne va plus" instead of "REE-en ne va plus".

Edge of Impact - S1-E16

Continuity mistake: When The Hood drives his van off the broken bridge whilst escaping the police, watch carefully; the van bounces off the rocks on the other side and starts to fall roof-first into the river below. However, when it cuts to the van falling into the water it falls in upright. (00:42:00)

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Trivia: Although he is the main villain, the Hood appears in only six episodes throughout the entire series.

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