Thunderbirds (1964)

8 mistakes in 30 Minutes After Noon

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30 Minutes After Noon - S1-E18

Factual error: On the night of the Hudson Building fire, the Auto Date Fixer in Commissioner Garfield's office reads 12/7/65. The next day, it reads 13/7/65, illustrating attention to detail on the part of the set decorator. Unfortunately, this overlooks the American convention for the month numeral to appear first. In the US the convention is month/day/year, in the UK the convention is day/month/year. So, either the first date should read 7/12/65 (July 12th) with the next day as 7/13/65, or the second date should read 12/8/65 (December 8th).

30 Minutes After Noon - S1-E18

Plot hole: When Jeff Tracy contacts Lady Penelope, it is 10:00am in England, yet it is already daylight on Tracy Island in the South Pacific and Alan, Gordon and Tin-Tin have been out fishing for some time. (It is later established in the 1966 "spin off" movie "Thunderbirds Are Go" that there is a five hour time difference between Tracy Island and England. So, using that as a guide, when it's 10am in England, it should be 5am on Tracey Island.)

30 Minutes After Noon - S1-E18

Revealing mistake: When the Plutonium store doors are blown off by the Jet-Air Blaster on the Laser Cutter Vehicle, you can see a length of string pulling the doors off from the inside.

30 Minutes After Noon - S1-E18

Continuity mistake: When the stranger waves at Prescott, telling him to slow down, we cut to Prescott in his car and you can see that the car has a windscreen, but when the car stops near the stranger in the next shot, the windscreen is missing.

30 Minutes After Noon - S1-E18

Continuity mistake: When the laser vehicle leaves the pod and enters the plutonium store, you can see the cockpit has a windshield, but when Scott tells Virgil "We're gonna have to work fast", we cut to Virgil, and the windshield has disappeared.

30 Minutes After Noon - S1-E18

Continuity mistake: While Prescott, Dempsey and Kenyon are in the castle, there is a glass, a bottle and another glass (in that order diagonally) in front of Prescott. In a close up shot of him, the green bottle has move several inches to the left.


Terror in New York City - S1-E13

Trivia: When Thunderbird 1 touches down to land in New York City, look at the centre of the screen and you can see a brown building with a giant Swastika on it.

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