Thunderbirds

Thunderbirds (1964)

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Suggested correction: This is part of the art style of the show - the same reason everyone's eyes are so disproportionately large, it helps the viewer to see details that would otherwise be too small to spot.

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.

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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.

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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.

Path of Destruction - S2-E2

Plot hole: In order to build up suspense, Virgil and Brains stand on the Crab Logger as its dangerous fuel is pumped out, despite the fact that it is hanging on the edge of a precipice. In fact they could have left as soon as they had plumbed in the pipes to empty the fuel tanks - the whole procedure is controlled by Scott in Thunderbird 1 and they make absolutely no contribution to the operation at all. They do not need to disconnect the pipes; they are left behind and dropped from Thunderbird 1 as planned. They just stand there chatting about how much danger they are in until jumping clear at the very last second. Silly buggers.

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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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