1965

Thunderbirds

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Thunderbirds
Thunderbirds

L'azione si svolge nel 2026: International Rescue è un’organizzazione creata dall’ex astronauta Jeff Tracy per dare soccorso a chi si trova in grave pericolo. Utilizza mezzi tecnologicamente avanzati, appunto i Thunderbirds, pilotati dai suoi cinque figli: Scott (Thunderbird 1), Virgil (Thunderbird 2), Alan (Thunderbird 3), Gordon (Thunderbird 4) e John (Thunderbird 5). I nomi Scott, Virgil, Alan, Gordon e John sono un omaggio agli astronauti Scott Carpenter, Virgil Grissom[1], Alan Shepard, Gordon Cooper e John Glenn. L’organizzazione, nata dopo che Tracy perse la moglie Lucille in un tragico incidente, ha sede in un’imprecisata isola del Pacifico: ad aiutare l’ex astronauta ad approntare i mezzi di soccorso il genio dell’elettronica Brains. La FAB 1 in un modellino Benché International Rescue presti soccorso alle vittime di disastri naturali, spesso l’organizzazione si trova a che fare con incidenti causati da sabotaggio. Un nemico dell'organizzazione, innominato nella serie ma noto come The Hood, di tanto in tanto provoca incidenti allo scopo di far venire allo scoperto i Thunderbirds e spiarli o, addirittura, rubarli. A dar la caccia a The Hood e ad altri nemici dell’organizzazione, c’è l’agente di International Rescue a Londra, lady Penelope Creighton-Ward, regina del jet-set internazionale (la cui voce originale è di Sylvia Anderson), e il suo autista maggiordomo Aloysius “Nosey” (“ficcanaso”) Parker: essi vanno in giro su una Rolls Royce rosa shocking chiamata FAB 1, equipaggiata con gadget in stile James Bond (la Rolls-Royce diede effettivamente l’autorizzazione a riprodurre la griglia del radiatore nei primi piani dell’automobile) e, nei casi in cui ci si sposti via mare, su uno yacht chiamato FAB 2. (Wikipedia)

Attori principali: Peter Dyneley, Shane Rimmer, Matt Zimmerman, Sylvia Anderson, Ray Barrett, Jeremy Wilkin, David Graham, David Holliday, Christine Finn
Genere: Azione, Animazione, Family
Network: ITV1

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Stagione 1

1x1 - Prigionieri del cielo

International Rescue makes its debut when an enemy nicknamed the Hood sabotages the new Fireflash plane. Can International Rescue save the 600 passengers on the plane or would their first mission be their last?

GUEST STAR: , David Graham, Peter Dyneley, Ray Barrett, Shane Rimmer, Sylvia Anderson, Christine Finn,
AUTORE: , Gerry Anderson, Sylvia Anderson,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1965-09-30

1x2 - Sidewinder S.O.S.

In a faraway jungle, the US Army has just finished three weeks of successful testing for the Sidewinder, a new transport vehicle. However, the congratulatory pats on the back prove a bit premature as the sidewinder fails to reach it's rendezvous point The ground crew sees smoke but there are no sign of the vehicle and attempts and contacting the sidewinder crew goes unanswered. When the crew finally responded, it is revealed that they have tipped over on their side and are unable to move! The fact that they have fallen 300 feet into a crater and are engulfed into flames makes it even more disastrous. Being so far from civilization, the Army isn't as alone as it thinks, as International Rescue has been listening in on its plight with great interest. For the moment, however, they choose to wait to see what happens. After two Army rescue attempts result in hospitalization, Jeff Tracy sends his sons out to try and help. But will they succeed when others have not?

GUEST STAR: , David Graham, Peter Dyneley, Matt Zimmerman, Ray Barrett, Shane Rimmer,
AUTORE: , Alan Fennell,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1965-10-07

1x3 - Una scoperta sensazionale

Sir Jeremy Hodge -- without whom Brains could not have built any of International Rescue's vehicles -- has just finished his latest project, converting seawater into fuel. Sir Jeremy has little time to celebrate the accomplishment, however, as his colleague on the project has gone missing, mysteriously disappearing from the train on which he was traveling. Fearing that the knowledge possessed by his friend could be devastating should it end up in the wrong hands, Sir Jeremy arranges a rendezvous in a Parisian cafe with his old friend Lady Penelope. One barely avoided poisoned drink later (thanks to some quick thinking by Parker), and Penelope is off on yet another mission. Investigating a clue left behind at the cafe by the would-be assassin leads only to another attempt on her life, as Parker must again save his enchanting employer and her companion, this time from gas flowing into a windowless basement. Left with no options other than to ride the same train that prompted their investigation.

GUEST STAR: , Peter Dyneley, David Graham, Ray Barrett, Matt Zimmerman,
AUTORE: , Alan Pattillo,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1965-10-14

1x4 - Attacco dal mare

While on their way back to Tracy Island from extinguishing an oil well fire, Scott and Virgil inadvertently cross paths with the Sentinel, a new naval strike vessel. Mistaking Thunderbird 2 for a hostile aircraft, the ship fires several missiles and manages to connect, despite evasive maneuvering by Virgil. With Thunderbird 2 sustaining tremendous damage, Virgil slips into unconsciousness, barely awakening in time to pull up from his dive and continue toward home. Thunderbird 2 struggles to remain airborne and crashes just as it reaches the island, once again knocking its pilot out cold. Finding himself in the comfort of his own bed, Virgil again opens his eyes at just the right moment, this time to witness a broadcast of the Empire State Building's relocation. Nothing could possibly go wrong with hydraulically lifting a 102-story building and transporting it along tracks to its new destination, could it?

GUEST STAR: , David Graham, Matt Zimmerman, Shane Rimmer, Ray Barrett,
AUTORE: , Alan Fennell,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1965-10-21

1x5 - Impatto imminente

The Hood is back and again up to no good, this time ordered by the evil general for whom he works to destroy the Red Arrow, a state-of-the-art fighter jet and the only thing standing between his boss and world domination. Thanks to the Hood, the first test of the Red Arrow ends in a spectacular crash, killing the pilot and leaving Colonel Tim Casey disgraced and off the project he was tasked with leading. Casey unexpectedly turns up at Tracy Island to seek advice from Jeff, an old buddy from the early days of space exploration. Despite help from Brains, the second Red Arrow test is destined to end the same as the first, because the Hood won't receive payment from the General until each plane is destroyed. Planting a homing device to pull the aircraft off course, the Hood causes it to crash into the control tower, leaving the two men at the top teetering and clinging to life. Can anything save them from falling to their deaths? And can anyone stop the Hood from carrying out more destruc

GUEST STAR: , David Graham, Peter Dyneley, Christine Finn, Ray Barrett, Matt Zimmerman,
AUTORE: , Donald Robertson,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1965-10-28

1x6 - Attesa per il lancio del razzo sonda

Despite pounding rain and gale force wind, Allington Bridge, swaying back and forth, seems to be holding up in the face of a violent storm. When the storm finally dies down, work crews are dispatched to investigate any potential damage. All tests prove negative, but one cautious supervisor would like to run more. His boss, however, feeling pressure to reopen the bridge, rejects the idea. In order to reach its launch site, a spacecraft bound for Mars must first cross the bridge, or risk having to wait four more years before another takeoff is possible. Allington Bridge is indeed opened to the Martian space probe, but its crushing weight is too much and, one by one, its steel cables begin to snap and unravel. The probe, along with two astronauts aboard, plummets to the water below, where its buried beneath mangled girders and its automatic countdown is activated. Luckily, Brains has traveled to England to observe the launch. He and Lady Penelope speed off to the scene of the accident, bu

GUEST STAR: , David Graham, Ray Barrett, Matt Zimmerman, Peter Dyneley,
AUTORE: , Dennis Spooner,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1965-11-04

1x7 - Un bracciale prezioso

On his way home to celebrate his third wedding anniversary, Thomas Prescott is forced into an unexpected detour after picking up a hitchhiker. Upon dropping the man at what is supposedly the home of the hitchhiker's doctor, Prescott finds himself thanked with an explosive device clamped to his wrist and not much time to remove it before it detonates. The hitchhiker informs his confused victim that the key is hidden in his office and instructs him to leave the device in a file cabinet once it has been removed. Racing against both time and the police, Prescott does as he's told, but he's trapped in an elevator while fleeing the now-burning building. International Rescue has been monitoring the happenings and decides that now is the time to spring into action. But have they sat on the sidelines too long? Will they arrive in time to pull Prescott from the bottom of the elevator shaft in which he's trapped, or will the fire prove too much even for International Rescue's advanced equipment?

GUEST STAR: , Peter Dyneley, David Graham, Matt Zimmerman, Ray Barrett, Sylvia Anderson,
AUTORE: , Alan Fennell,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1965-11-11

1x8 - Il tesoro perduto

Taking a much-needed break from their rigorous schedules, Brains and Tin Tin set off on a working vacation in the Middle East, where they'll be assisting a renowned professor with the recovery of hidden treasure from the bottom of a lake. As our two intrepid heroes embark on their journey, Tin Tin's father, Kyrano, expresses his uneasiness to Jeff Tracy concerning the expedition. ""A beautiful lake miles and miles from anywhere,"" Jeff says. ""What could be safer?"" Kyrano's fears are justified, however, as his evil half-brother, the Hood, has once again compelled him to reveal details about International Rescue's activities. Making a valuable discovery during their very first dive, Brains and Tin Tin anxiously await the next day's explorations. Unfortunately, they may not last that long, as the Hood infiltrates their camp and hypnotizes them. When morning comes, Tin Tin is slumped over in a chair and the professor is clearly injured and sprawled out on the floor of their trashed caravan.

DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1965-11-18

1x9 - Strada interrotta

Only days away from monsoon season, Eddie Houseman's construction company is racing against time to complete a mountain road and fulfill a contract. With the end seemingly in sight, Eddie sets off on a long-overdue vacation, to look up an old friend. When that friend happens to be Tin Tin, however, it's Alan Tracy who's left out in the cold -- and mocked by his older brothers for good measure -- while the two lovebirds jet set around the island. When Eddie stands up Tin Tin after receiving an urgent message from his company, Alan thinks his troubles are over, until he said the wrong things to tin-tin which causes the object of their affections to promptly storm off. Meanwhile, Eddie receives the disturbing news that seismic activity in the mountains, combined with heavy rains, threatens to halt the entire project. Seeing his future crumbling before his eyes, Eddie sneaks off against his senior partner's wishes to detonate atomic charges on the mountaintop, in hopes of forcing destructi

GUEST STAR: , David Graham, Ray Barrett, Matt Zimmerman,
AUTORE: , Dennis Spooner,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1965-11-25

1x10 - Attacco nel deserto

Scott Tracy is returning home from a mission when he is attacked. He is recused by some lost explorers and is soon home. However the explorers get themselves lost and call out for help. Scott finds them in a pyramid where there resides the lost race of Zombites. Now Scott must face a crazy man struck by riches and gold and also a race trying to destroy them? Will Scott make it out with the two men? Will the rest of the Tracys save their brother? Find out!

GUEST STAR: , David Graham, Ray Barrett, Matt Zimmerman,
AUTORE: , Alan Fennell,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1965-12-02

1x11 - Missione sole

A trip to the sun! How exciting! But disaster strucks and three astronauts are on a collision course with the sun! Thunderbird 3 is launched immediatly and made a successful rescue attempt but now THEY are on a collision course with the sun. Will Virgil and Brains in Thunderbird 2 be able to save their comrades? Or is Scott, Alan and Tin-tin doomed to a firely death?

GUEST STAR: , John Tate, David Graham, Ray Barrett, Peter Dyneley, Matt Zimmerman,
AUTORE: , Alan Fennell,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1965-12-09

1x12 - May Day! May Day!

Fireflash has two mysterious disappearnces. The third time, International Rescue volunteers to aide in the testing of the Fireflash crash. But problems arise when communcations go out. Will Scott's brothers come to his rescue? And who is that dude that Gordon thought he saw? What the shell is going on here?!!

GUEST STAR: , David Graham, Peter Dyneley, Ray Barrett, David Holliday, Shane Rimmer, Matt Zimmerman,
AUTORE: , Martin Crump,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1965-12-16

1x13 - La camera blindata della morte

Lord Sulton, an offical with the Bank of London, has enlisted Lady P and her trusted Servant Parker to help orve that their safe needs to be modernized. Though a reformed safecracker, Parker's skill is virtually unmatched and breaking in was no problem. The bank's board of directors acts quickly to install an up-to-date vault, one that removes all of its air to better perserve the documents inside. AFter Lord Sulton leaves (with the only key) for an evening at Lady P's mansion, the remaining employees relaize that the bank workaholic has been looked in the safe, with only a few hours of air left! An emergency call from the bank interrupts Lady Penelope's and Lord's Sulton's dinner. Unfortunately Parker, who had just read that his former cellmate is on the loose! He assumed that it was a robbery that prompted the call and tries to stall for time. Will the employee suffocate before the confusion is cleared up? Parker, assuming the distress call to Lord Sultan was for a robbery cou

GUEST STAR: , David Graham, Peter Dyneley, Ray Barrett, Sylvia Anderson, Shane Rimmer,
AUTORE: , Dennis Spooner,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1965-12-23

1x14 - Nube sull'Australia

A tour bus is being taken around the new Atomic Station in Australia that is reclaiming the desert. The reporters are not convinced of the safety of the project due to the risk of a nuclear explosion. Meanwhile the Hood is trying to discover the secret of the plant but is caught by security. In the gun fight follows, the Hood accidently hits a gas pump and it explodes. The fire rapidly spreads through the station and soon the staff have to evacuate. The only thing that could have saved them would be to cut off the sea water intake. The plant explodes and sends a radioactive cloud towards Melbourne. But about a week later the wind pushes the cloud back into the desert. 12 months later, a European professor has a group of army representatives to show off his new invention: the Mighty Atom. It is a very powerful camera concealed in a robotic mouse that takes photos of control panels by recognizing the profiles of people who use them. After a brief demonstration, one of the representatives is revealed to be the Hood in disguise who hypnotizes everyone and steals the invention. He immediately visits a new Atomic Station in the Sahara desert that is just beginning operations. Using the Mighty Atom, he takes photographs of the station's control room. After he completes his mission, he gets the idea repeat the accident that destroyed the Australian plant last year in order to lure out International Rescue and steal their secrets, too. He plants bombs around the plant and they explode, causing a fire that rapidly spreads. In the control booth, the controller realises that sabotage is afoot and calls International Rescue. Thunderbirds 1 and 2 take off with Thunderbird 4 and Lady Penelope, who has been desperately waiting to go out on a rescue mission. Virgil drops Thunderbird 4 and Gordon near the sea water intake of the plant. When they land at the plant, the Hood sends the Mighty Atom into Thunderbird 2 with Penelope still inside. Meanwhile, Scott and Virgil push in the control rods to stop the reactor and Gordon destroys the water intake, saving the plant from another atomic disaster. The Hood returns to his temple hideout convinced that the Mighty Atom has taken the information he requires. However, he finds only pictures of Lady Penelope screaming at what she supposes to be a regular mouse. In his rage, the Hood pounds the Mighty Atom into pieces.

GUEST STAR: , David Graham, Ray Barrett, Peter Dyneley, David Holliday, Matt Zimmerman, Shane Rimmer, Sylvia Anderson,
AUTORE: , Dennis Spooner,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1965-12-30

1x15 - Un tragico incidente

The tallest tower ever built faces destruction when an out-of-control car starts a huge fire in the parking garage leaving a family trapped inside. Sounds like another day for International Rescue right? Wrong. Brain's new experimental cutting gas caused Scott and Virgil to pass out. Will they pass out during the mission and perish in the fire? Or will they be successful? Find out in... City of Fire!

GUEST STAR: , David Graham, Ray Barrett, Sylvia Anderson, Matt Zimmerman, Christine Finn, Peter Dyneley,
AUTORE: , Alan Fennell,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1966-01-06

1x16 - Gli impostori

International Rescue is in the middle of saving yet another life in danger, but what makes this mission different is the large crowd that's witnessing the feat. Reporters are also on the scene, and are able to snap the first-ever photos of the team in action. Other than International Rescue's usual camera shyness, there's only one problem: Each member was already at home on Tracy Island, awaiting the next mission. Though confused as to why someone would steal their identities, they try not to think too much about it, especially since a life was saved. It quickly becomes apparent, however, that the whole thing was a ruse to steal plans for a fighter capable of light speed, and the real International Rescue has been blamed, memories of their heroism a thing of the past. With a worldwide manhunt under way to locate their base, the group is powerless to act, regardless of who needs assistance. Will they be able to clear their name without revealing their true identities or location? And wh

GUEST STAR: , David Graham, Peter Dyneley, Ray Barrett, Matt Zimmerman, Sylvia Anderson,
AUTORE: , Dennis Spooner,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1966-01-13

1x17 - S.O.S. Servizi Segreti Britannici

Seemingly without a care in the world, a man relaxes aboard his yacht in the Mediterranean. Other than the five bullets he takes from a mysterious scuba diver that sneaks onto the vessel, life couldn't be sweeter. The assassin rummages through the dead man's desk, and flees when he finds what he has been looking for. The boat then explodes, attracting the attention of the victim's colleagues, who just happen to belong to the British secret service. Realizing that the explosion was no accident, and that plans for a nuclear device which were supposed to be exchanged are now missing, the British agents contact International Rescue. Lady Penelope, under the guise of a fashion model, plants a story in the paper that she has arrived to crack the case and expose the killers. Predictably, a man wielding a gun pays Penelope a visit and forces her from her yacht. Has she made a mistake by sending Parker off to gamble in Monte Carlo? It's possible that she's underestimated the viciousness of her

GUEST STAR: , David Graham, Ray Barrett, Matt Zimmerman, Sylvia Anderson,
AUTORE: , Alan Fennell,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1966-01-20

1x18 - Gioco pericoloso

Scott Tracy is off to Australia to save a young boy that has fallen over the side of a cliff and is now trapped on a ledge, his leg broken. By the time Tracy has landed, however, the boy has made a miraculous recovery and is back on firm ground, and he's talking with another boy that just so happens to be outfitted in International Rescue garb. It quickly dawns upon our hero that the boys were merely playing, and the curmudgeonly Scott scolds both them and their father for drawing International Rescue away from what could have been a real emergency elsewhere. Who would have guessed that he'd be so uptight, especially since the boys didn't do it on purpose? Just as he seems bound to lose the adoration of fans worldwide with his nasty demeanor, Scott reverts back to his usual mellow self and invites the boys to join him on Tracy Island. His plan is to demonstrate how important it is that his family's organization remain free of false alarms, and it seems to have worked. Unfortunately, th

GUEST STAR: , David Graham, Ray Barrett, Sylvia Anderson, Christine Finn, Matt Zimmerman, Cherie,
AUTORE: , Dennis Spooner,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1966-01-27

1x19 - Pericolo in alto mare

Ocean Pioneer I, the world's most modern tanker, encounters a strange mist and suddenly explodes while transporting its cargo, killing its three-man crew. Six months later, its disappearance is still a mystery, but it'll take more than that to stop the maiden voyage of Ocean Pioneer II, christened by International Rescue's own Lady Penelope. Unbeknownst to onlookers, she is there on behalf of Jeff Tracy to investigate any signs of the sabotage that just may have caused the disappearance of its predecessor. Penelope gives it the ok, but Jeff has other concerns at the moment. He's lost all communication with Thunderbirds 1 and 2 -- sent out on a rescue in Hawaii -- and their space satellite as well. The good news is that his sons all manage to return in one piece, but radio contact is still vital to their operation. What is causing the mysterious interference, and what will happen if someone finds themselves in need of rescue, especially those aboard Ocean Pioneer II? After retreating to

GUEST STAR: , John Tate, David Graham, Matt Zimmerman, Ray Barrett, Peter Dyneley,
AUTORE: , Donald Robertson,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1966-02-03

1x20 - Se ti muovi sei spacciato

Alan is back into the racing game! But is not very welcomed. A jealous car racer got him and his grandma trapped on a bridge. Problem? Well look at the episode title and you'll see what it means. One move... you're dead. Will Jeff Tracy be able to keep his son talking? Or will there be a very big boom?

GUEST STAR: , David Graham, Ray Barrett, David Holliday, Matt Zimmerman, Sylvia Anderson,
AUTORE: , Alan Pattillo,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1966-02-10

1x21 - Una serata sfortunata

British royalty cannot seem to distance themselves from scandal, even in the far future. The Duchess of Royston, thanks in part to her excessive gambling, is doing her part to maintain that grand tradition. Luckily, Lady Penelope is on this particular evening at the same Monte Carlo casino, and she notices that her old friend the Duchess is down on her luck. She also notices that the roulette table at which the Duchess is losing her shirt is fixed, and she and Parker set off in pursuit of the crooked dealer and casino manager. They unfortunately are unable to capture the two con men, but do eventually catch up with the Duchess -- now virtually penniless thanks to her addiction -- back in England. She does, however, still own a Picasso (only because it wasn't with her at the roulette table), and it may be the key to regaining some of her fortune. Enter Jeff Tracy, who actually leaves his office for the first time in recent memory. Jeff meets with an old friend who's flush with cash, and

GUEST STAR: , David Graham, Ray Barrett, Peter Dyneley, Matt Zimmerman, Christine Finn, Sylvia Anderson,
AUTORE: , Martin Crump,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1966-02-17

1x22 - Una truffa ben organizzata

Late for an appointment in her library, Lady Penelope must resort to drastic measures to shake two persistent gunmen in hot pursuit of FAB 1. With only a fireball in her rearview mirror, Penelope is finally free to greet her guest, but is she in far greater danger at home than on the open road? Her guest, named Warren Grafton, is actually a money-hungry con man intent on securing investors for his transcontinental monorail, and he won't take no for an answer. Lady Penelope's pledge to put him in touch with a wealthy friend isn't enough to deter him from planning an uninvited visit later on and emptying the contents of the library's safe. The wealthy friend is Jeff Tracy, who with the help of Brains and Tin Tin accepts a ride on the monorail to determine whether the investment is a sound one. Grafton seems more concerned with money than passenger safety right from the beginning, and is defiant when questions are raised over the issue. Grafton's arrogance over the unmanned monorail may b

GUEST STAR: , David Graham, Ray Barrett, Matt Zimmerman, Peter Dyneley,
AUTORE: , Alan Fennell,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1966-02-24

1x23 - L'attacco degli alligatori

At the request of two scientists with a business proposal, Mr. Blackmar heads deep into an alligator-infested swamp to learn about a revolutionary new drug. Derived from a rare plant that grows only in their part of the river, the two scientists' drug will eventually put an end to world hunger, thanks to its ability to enlarge animals many times their usual size. Unfortunately, Culp, the scheming boatman responsible for transporting Blackmar to the laboratory, overhears the conversation meant only for the ears of its three participants. When a storm forces Culp and Blackmar to spend the night at the scientists' home, Culp seizes the opportunity to steal the drug while the others are asleep. He clumsily spills some of it down the drain, not realizing the consequences until a giant alligator tips his boat the next morning. Though the thief has apparently been eaten, Blackmar makes it to shore with the help of one of his hosts, and the three men retreat into the basement laboratory. They

GUEST STAR: , John Tate, David Graham, Ray Barrett, Matt Zimmerman, Sylvia Anderson,
AUTORE: , Alan Pattillo,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1966-03-10

1x24 - Marziani sulla Terra

Two skeptical police officers responding to reports of a flying saucer are quickly made believers when Martians chase them into a cave and begin filling it with a mysterious gas. Is the planet under attack? Not exactly, but it may soon be, thanks to an old nemesis of International Rescue. Both the cowering cops and alien aggressors are actors filming a scene for a movie, bankrolled by none other than the Hood! No, he hasn't gone straight; it's simply an elaborate plan to capture Thunderbird 1 on film. When sabotage on the set brings down the side of a mountain around the two actors in the cave, Scott Tracy speeds to the scene, with Virgil close behind. They set out to save the trapped men, unaware of the Hood's involvement. Much like his previous attempts, the plan to photograph an International Rescue vehicle is doomed to failure, thanks to Thunderbird 1's automatic camera detector. Or is it? And what role does Kyrano, Jeff Tracy's trusted servant, play? Despite failing time and time

GUEST STAR: , David Graham, Ray Barrett, Matt Zimmerman, Peter Dyneley, Shane Rimmer, Sylvia Anderson,
AUTORE: , Alan Fennell,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1966-03-17

1x25 - Missione in montagna

A military aircraft takes off to make an important delivery but is quickly shot down by three enemy fighters, marking the third time a transporter has come under fire. Though the Air Force is mystified, Alan Tracy makes the keen observation that a live version of the song ""Dangerous Game"" had been playing on the radio at the time each of the three attacks occurred. Thinking that there may be a connection, Jeff Tracy sends Tin Tin and Lady Penelope to investigate the Cass Carnaby Five, the group behind the song with the mysterious power to disrupt military operations. Luckily for Tin Tin and Penelope -- sporting a brunette wig and posing as lounge singer Wanda Lamour -- the group is performing at Paradise Peaks, a posh Swiss resort. The two lovely heroes fail to make much progress in cracking the case, but they do an awful lot of flirting!

GUEST STAR: , Matt Zimmerman, John Tate, David Graham, Ray Barrett,
AUTORE: , Alan Pattillo,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1966-03-24

1x26 - Una visita inaspettata

International Rescue has just wrapped up another successful mission, helping to extinguish an out-of-control blaze and pulling the men trapped by it from the bottom of a shaft. The mission hasn't run as smoothly as initially believed, however, as Jeff Tracy detects an intruder aboard Thunderbird 2. With blasters drawn, Jeff, Scott and Gordon converge on the hangar, only to discover the ""saboteur"" is a little boy that stowed away in an unguarded pod after excitedly witnessing the rescue in action. While Mr. Tracy gives three of his sons a stern lecture about the security breach, Virgil is supposed to be babysitting -- and keeping his mouth shut. He does a good job of it, until the boy challenges his manhood by saying that Thunderbird 1 -- Scott's ship -- is the best. Virgil's response to the inadvertent verbal slight is to fold like an accordion, spilling his guts about their adventure in episode 14. After Dad summons Virgil to his office, Alan assumes the task of watching the child. He

GUEST STAR: , Sylvia Anderson, David Graham, Ray Barrett, John Tate, Matt Zimmerman, Peter Dyneley,
AUTORE: , Alan Pattillo,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1966-03-31

Stagione 2

2x1 - Inferno nell'Atlantico

Jeff, obbligato da Penelope, si prende una vacanza, lasciano l'International Rescue in mano a Scott, il quale dovrà affrontare un'emergenza molto difficile senza aiuti, risolvendola al meglio.

GUEST STAR: , Jeremy Wilkin, John Tate, David Graham, Peter Dyneley, Ray Barrett, Matt Zimmerman,
AUTORE: , Alan Fennell,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1966-10-02

2x2 - La via della distruzione

Una nuova macchina è pronta per sradicare alberi, ma quando va fuori controllo per via dell'avvelenamento dei piloti, l'International Rescue deve intervenire.

GUEST STAR: , Jeremy Wilkin, David Graham, Ray Barrett, John Tate, Matt Zimmerman, Sylvia Anderson, Christine Finn,
AUTORE: , Donald Robertson, David Elliott,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1966-10-09

2x3 - La sfilata di moda

Growing tired of the massive explosions that follow crashes or faulty landings, the airline industry has taken drastic measures to prevent any future accidents. Enter Hiram K. Hackenbacker, also known as Brains, whose latest invention, the Skythrust, will make flying infinitely more safe. Brains isn't the only International Rescue member with their face in the public eye, however, as the lovely Lady Penelope is in Paris to model a fabulous new clothing line for Francois, her friend and favorite French designer. Francois has actually developed a revolutionary new fabric, and while he should be thrilled he's only feeling stress, as he faces constant attempts to steal his secret invention. Between the hidden listening devices and spies outside her friend's window, Penelope comes to the conclusion that the safest place to debut the fabric would be at a fashion show on Brains' new plane. Citing safety concerns, Penelope arranges for the fashion show to be held aboard the Skythrust, a new pl

GUEST STAR: , Paul Maxwell, Jeremy Wilkin, David Graham, Peter Dyneley, Christine Finn, Ray Barrett, Sylvia Anderson,
AUTORE: , Alan Pattillo,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1966-10-16

2x4 - Le vacanze di Lord Parker

Lady Penelope and Parker are off on vacation, invited by a small Italian village to join in on a historic celebration. Thanks to a remarkable invention by a local scientist, the town is set to become the first to have all of its electricity needs completely powered by the sun. For Penelope and Parker, however, it seems like they've never left home, thanks to a rare rainstorm that's drenched the resort town. A porter at the hotel at which they're staying -- perhaps bitter about all the extra work the influx of guests has caused -- predicts disaster, claiming that the sun will seek revenge for the theft of its power. Initially dismissed as crazy, the porter's words seem prophetic, as the storm grows in intensity and sends the solar generator toppling over the side of a cliff. The town is safe for now, as the guests bask in the intense glow of the moonlight reflected by the generator once the storm has passed. It'll be a different story when day breaks, however, as the now wrongly positio

GUEST STAR: , Jeremy Wilkin, David Graham, Peter Dyneley, Charles Bud Tingwell,
AUTORE: , Tony Barwick,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1966-10-23

2x5 - Rimbalzo

Just when it seems Alan and Brains will have to endure another story about the good old days of space exploration, Jeff Tracy is distracted by what Tin Tin considers music. Jeff may be a little out of touch with what's hip, but the music he hates so much broadcasts from a pirate radio station orbiting the earth. Tin Tin fails to see the harm caused by her favorite DJ, but Jeff does, saying that an unregulated satellite could cause a serious accident among all the other countless government-sanctioned ones. Right on cue, a rocket suffers a malfunction shortly after blastoff, and must be taken out after veering off course. Unaware of the music satellite's existence, mission control destroys the rocket right near it. The violent explosion jolts the vessel out of orbit, forcing the DJ and his engineer aboard on a slow descent toward Earth. Still worse, the engineer is trapped in the airlock after surveying the damage outside. Can anything save the DJ from a deadly crash and his engineer fr

GUEST STAR: , Jeremy Wilkin, David Graham, Ray Barrett, Sylvia Anderson, Charles Bud Tingwell,
AUTORE: , Tony Barwick,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1966-11-06

2x6 - Natale a sorpresa

Christmastime is rapidly approaching, and board members of the Coralville Children's Hospital are meeting to discuss ways to bring joy to the young patients' lives. They are also discussing ways to raise money for a new solar therapy wing. One man agrees to donate a rocket, while another, the owner of a toy store, agrees to fill it with goodies for the children, assuming the launch occurs from the roof of his New York building. In exchange for the free publicity, he will also contribute $10,000 to the fundraising efforts. Adding to the holiday festivities, International Rescue has agreed to give one lucky patient a trip to Tracy Island, notification of which is hidden in one of the rocket's gifts. Though pressed for time, the Tracys manage to finish their shopping, cleaning and cooking in anticipation of their guest. Things are not so cheerful back in New York, where two criminals have tied up a pair of store Santas in hopes of drilling through to the bank next door. Unfortunately, two

GUEST STAR: , Jeremy Wilkin, David Graham, Peter Dyneley, Ray Barrett, Sylvia Anderson, Charles Bud Tingwell,
AUTORE: , Alan Pattillo,
DATA DELLA PRIMA MESSA IN ONDA 1966-12-25

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