Thunderbirds

City of Fire - S1-E3

Other mistake: As Virgil prepares to clear the wreckage of the tower from the rescue area using the Firefly, Scott tells him that he will go over to Thunderbird 2 to prepare the Mole for tunneling. The Tower Controller then says to Scott, "I've got a fast car ready for you outside" without moving his lips.

Brink of Disaster - S1-E11

Other mistake: Just as the villains' car goes out of control in the opening sequence, a huge lump of greenery falls out of the sky in the background.

Atlantic Inferno - S2-E1

Other mistake: When Lady Penelope is counting her sheep, Parker had just told Jeff that she has 200,007 sheep. When we see her using the sheep-counter machine its display only has five digits instead of the necessary six. (00:14:35)

The Mighty Atom - S1-E6

Other mistake: When Virgil says "That's better" when he and Scott are pushing the reactor rods back in place, his mouth does not move.

Pit of Peril - S1-E2

Other mistake: When the atomic reactor goes down 20 points in the Sidewinder, look at Frank and you can see his left eyebrow is missing.

Operation Crash-Dive - S1-E8

Other mistake: Some scenes in this episode feature portraits of Jeff Tracy's sons in their civilian clothing. This is only done on "Operation Cover Up" to disguise all evidence of the International Rescue organisation when a visitor comes to Tracy Island, but there were no visitors to the island during the episode.

Show generally

Other mistake: Every time Thunderbird 3 is used during a mission, members of the Tracy family enter it by being lowered on the settee onto a mini rail system, which takes them to Thunderbird 3's hangar before a pole raises the settee into the ship. However, during the initial descent, there is usually an empty settee that passes behind the descending one carrying the impending Thunderbird 3 crew, to fill in the resulting hole in the floor. If the ascending one passes behind the descending one then there is no way that it could fill that hole as it would be too far back.

Upvote valid corrections to help move entries into the corrections section.

Suggested correction: As we see the replacement sofa correctly located, the fault is that we do not see the mechanism for doing this. For example, the poles might have been angled to achieve the effect or the start of the rail track might shift over a bit.

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.

The Mighty Atom - S1-E6

Other mistake: When Lady Penelope is relaxing with Jeff and the other members of International Rescue on Tracy Island, you can see in the lounge the pictures of the Tracy sons are in "Operation Cover-Up" mode, even though there are no other visitors on the island.

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)

More mistakes in Thunderbirds

Trivia: Jeff Tracy's five sons were named after Mercury astronauts - Scott Carpenter, Virgil Grissom, Alan Shephard, Gordon Cooper and John Glenn.

More trivia for Thunderbirds

Join the mailing list

Separate from membership, this is to get updates about mistakes in recent releases. Addresses are not passed on to any third party, and are used solely for direct communication from this site. You can unsubscribe at any time.

Check out the mistake & trivia books, on Kindle and in paperback.