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Thunderbirds Are Go!

  • Drama
  • 1966
  • David Lane
  • 89 mins
  • U

Summary

International Rescue is called in to save the first manned space mission to Mars from sinister hijacker The Hood, and ensure a second attempt goes to plan. Puppet adventure based on Gerry Anderson's TV series, featuring the voices of Shane Rimmer, Ray Barrett, Alexander Davion, Peter Dyneley, Sylvia Anderson and Cliff Richard, voicing a puppet version of himself.

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Review

Rating: 3 out of 5.

This big-screen spin-off from Gerry Anderson's hugely popular TV series is directed with efficient briskness by series regular David Lane. International Rescue is requested to oversee the launch of Zero X, a manned mission to Mars, but saboteur and arch nemesis the Hood (yes, the bald guy with the glowing eyes) is waiting in the wings. As ever, the effects and model work are superb, but while the TV stories just about held one's interest for a full hour, the novelty ultimately wears thin here at feature length. Still, children and fans of the original show will lap it up. Watch out for a hilariously camp dream sequence featuring performing puppets of Cliff Richard and the Shadows.

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Credits

Cast

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Jeff TracyPeter Dyneley
Scott TracyShane Rimmer
Lady PenelopeSylvia Anderson
Virgil TracyJeremy Wilkin
Alan TracyMatt Zimmerman
Gordon Tracy / Brains / ParkerDavid Graham
Tin-Tin / GrandmaChristine Finn
John Tracy / The HoodRay Barrett
Brad Newman, the Swinging Star compèreBob Monkhouse

Crew

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DirectorDavid Lane

Details

Language
English
Available on
video and DVD
Formats
Colour
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