Thunderbirds

Thunderbirds (1964)

14 mistakes in Terror in New York City

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Terror in New York City - S1-E13

Continuity mistake: Watch the time on the clock on the wall in the USN Sentinel during the missile attack. At the start of the attack it's 12.45pm, but later on it changes to 1.05pm, and when Washington informs the Sentinel Commander to stop the attack, it's now 1.35pm.

Terror in New York City - S1-E13

Continuity mistake: During the missile attack on Thunderbird 2, Virgil says "Missiles!" in the cockpit and his forehead can be seen to have sweat on it, but after a quick shot of the missiles flying through the air, we cut to Virgil again and the sweat has disappeared.

Terror in New York City - S1-E13

Continuity mistake: In "The Ned Cook Show" portion of this episode, Dr. Godber is initially seen sitting in front of Bletcher with at least three rows of seats behind him, but, in another shot, he then appears two rows from the back sat in front of Jeff Tracey.

Terror in New York City - S1-E13

Deliberate mistake: As Thunderbird 4 is shaken by the shockwave from the collapse of the Fulmer Finance building, water can be seen running down the outside of the aquarium positioned in front of the model set.

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.

Terror in New York City - S1-E13

Revealing mistake: When the Firefly is knocked back by an explosion after putting out the oil well fire, we see a view of Virgil in the cockpit. You can tell this shot is reversed as there is a back-to-front IR logo.

Terror in New York City - S1-E13

Continuity mistake: In its first appearance when it attacks Thunderbird 2, the Sentinel is rapidly moving at all times. But when we see the missiles being prepared for fire, the craft is holding still. You can tell this as the clouds in the sky are not moving.

Terror in New York City - S1-E13

Other mistake: One of the puppets used in this episode is called "Joe" and is a TV Cameraman. As this particular puppet falls into the cavern, the back of his head can be seen to fall off.

Terror in New York City - S1-E13

Continuity mistake: When we see Virgil in his sick bed after crash landing on Tracy Island, he has a bandage around his head and there is a blood stain on the bandage above his left eye. But when Gordon comes into his room to watch the moving of the Empire State Building on television, the blood stain has disappeared.

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

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