Awesome / Thunderbirds

The Series

  • Fireflash's landing in the pilot episode. Who saw that method of rescue coming?
  • In Vault of Death, Scot and Virgil can't cut into the vault door, and the only key is too far away. They go into the subway to cut through the wall instead. Meanwhile Parker, outside the vault, asks lady Penelope for a Hairpin. In the time it takes Scot and Virgil to cut in, Parker manages to unlock the state of the art door using nothing except that one hairpin
  • In "Attack of the Alligators", all the problems of the episode get solved the moment Thunderbird 2 shows up.
    • They scare the mutant "alligators" (really crocodiles) away with the landing gear (the smoke and the fire), gun down the retreating alligators then send Thunderbird 4 to retrieve the last chemical from the river.
  • Virgil saving Lady Penelope in 'The Perils of Penelope'.
  • Gordon saving the Fireflash at last minute in 'Operation Crash Dive' by simply putting the two ends of the cut wire together.
  • Brains saving Thunderbird 3 in 'Sun Probe'.

The Movie

  • As much as the movie is hated, the way they get Brains to finally call Jeff by his first name was pretty awesome.
    Brains: "DAMN IT JEFF, WAKE UP!!!"
    (As The Hood hangs on the catwalk above the whirring drill of The Mole)
    Alan: I don't want to save your life...
    (The Hood purposely lets go, but Alan grabs his arm.)
    Alan: ...but it's what we do.
  • The Tracys rescuing the crew of a Russian oil-rig that's exploding at the beginning of the film.
  • Tin-Tin, Fermat and Alan heading into the River Thames to rescue the passengers of a submerged monorail- Alan takes Thunderbird 4, but Fermat can't get a clear lock on the monorail with Thunderbird 2's winch hook- Tin-Tin dives in from hundreds of feet above the water to lock the hook onto the monorail, and nearly passes out before coming aboard aboard Thunderbird 4.
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