History Series / Thunderbirds

8th Aug '17 4:24:42 PM ClintEastwood
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* HowWeGotHere: The episode "Move - And You're Dead" begins with Alan and grandma stranded on a bridge with a bomb. While ''Thunderbirds 1'' and ''2'' are on their way to save them, Alan recalls how they got into this situation in the first place (which takes up most of the episodes time). [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] because Jeff is asking him how he got there in full detail to keep him concentrating, so he doesn't fall unconscious from heat exhaustion and fall to his death, if not triggering the bomb's motion sensor.

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* HowWeGotHere: The episode "Move "[[Recap/ThunderbirdsS1E20MoveAndYoureDead Move - And You're Dead" Dead]]" begins with Alan and grandma stranded on a bridge with a bomb. While ''Thunderbirds 1'' and ''2'' are on their way to save them, Alan recalls how they got into this situation in the first place (which takes up most of the episodes time). [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] because Jeff is asking him how he got there in full detail to keep him concentrating, so he doesn't fall unconscious from heat exhaustion and fall to his death, if not triggering the bomb's motion sensor.



* IsThisThingStillOn: in "Cry Wolf", while Alan gives the two boys a tour around Tracy Island, he greatly brags about his own role in piloting ''Thunderbird 3'', and describes Scott (who always comes along as co-astronaut) as being merely his subordinate. Unfortunately for him, the intercom on the cart they are in is still on and Scott hears everything Alan says. However, he plays the game along and promptly starts addressing Alan as "sir".



* IsThisThingStillOn: in "Cry Wolf", while Alan gives the two boys a tour around Tracy Island, he greatly brags about his own role in piloting ''Thunderbird 3'', and describes Scott (who always comes along as co-astronaut) as being merely his subordinate. Unfortunately for him, the intercom on the cart they are in is still on and Scott hears everything Alan says. However, he plays the game along and promptly starts addressing Alan as "sir".



* ThemeTuneCameo: Virgil plays the theme song on a piano at the end of the pilot episode.

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Virgil plays the theme song on a piano at the end of the pilot episode.
8th Aug '17 3:52:59 PM ClintEastwood
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* AbsenteeActor: The only human characters to turn up in all 32 episodes are Scott, Virgil and Jeff. As far as the show's stars go, "The Mighty Atom" is the only episode where all five Thunderbirds appear and "The Imposters" is the only episode where ''Thunderbird 2'' doesn't appear (although a fake ''Thunderbird 2'' does).
21st Jul '17 2:26:21 AM Outis
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* OlderIsBetter: The episode "Vault of Death" begins with Parker (a [[ReformedCriminal reformed]] [[{{Safecracking}} safecracker]]), acompanied by Lady Penelope, trying to break into the Bank of England vault; after nearly two and a half hours he succeeds. It turns out that this is a security test to demonstrate the need to replace the old-fashioned vault a new ultra-modern high-tech one. Later, when a man is trapped in the new vault, Parker opens it in seconds [[HairpinLockpick with a hairpin]]. Seeing that the new vault can be cracked so easily, the bank decides to go back to the old one, as at least that one took him two and a half hours. Subverted when Parker tells Lady Penelope afterwards that he could have opened the old vault just as easily but he wanted to give his audience a good show (which of course he couldn't in a real emergency).
14th Jul '17 3:52:16 PM triassicranger
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14th Jul '17 3:51:13 PM triassicranger
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Also see ''WesternAnimation/PawPatrol''.



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3rd Jul '17 9:50:44 AM JM1982
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* PoliceAreUseless: Averted. One of Jeff Tracy's rules for International Rescue is that it focus on saving lives and dealing with emergencies, and not catch the criminals or terrorists that might cause them. Averted on a couple of occasions when IR helps law enforcement by preventing criminals from escaping. One episode also had the Hood attack Gordon in Thunderbird 4, only for Gordon to shoot back and destroy his submarine.
11th Jun '17 9:27:46 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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An unsuccessful trip made by Lew Grade to try and sell the show to American networks ensured the second season would be the series' last; further, amid corporate fears that the bubble had burst, Gerry Anderson was instructed that said second season be cut back to just six episodes. United Artists, surprised at the failure of the first movie, subsequently commissioned another -- ''Thunderbird 6'', where designing a new Thunderbird vehicle is put on hold when a state-of-the-art luxury airship is in danger -- and this also flopped. But by then Anderson was already at work on new Supermarionation projects with a new generation of puppets.

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An unsuccessful trip made by Lew Grade to try and sell the show to American networks ensured the second season would be the series' last; further, amid corporate fears that the bubble had burst, Gerry Anderson was instructed that said second season be cut back to just six episodes. United Artists, Creator/UnitedArtists, surprised at the failure of the first movie, subsequently commissioned another -- ''Thunderbird 6'', where designing a new Thunderbird vehicle is put on hold when a state-of-the-art luxury airship is in danger -- and this also flopped. But by then Anderson was already at work on new Supermarionation projects with a new generation of puppets.
11th Jun '17 8:58:28 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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!!Thundertropes are go!:

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11th Jun '17 8:57:36 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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19th May '17 4:45:43 AM BoukenDutch
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* HoverBike: International rescue has multiple of these at it's disposal for navigating around a danger zone. [[note]]In reality, they were introduced to reduce the amount of walking the puppets would otherwise have to do on screen[[/note]]
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