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Thunderbirds Are Go (1966)
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01.23.09

Thunderbirds Are Go (1966) Zero-X, a manned exploration mission crashes during lift-off on its maiden flight. Two years later an investigative committee finally concludes sabotage, and decides to call on the services of International Rescue to oversee security at the impending second launch. The second Zero-X successfully reaches its destination, but encounters unexpected hazards, ultimately leading to another call for assistance on its return to Earth. International Rescue respond, and once again Thunderbirds are GO!

Movie Tagline:
Excitement is GO! Adventure is GO! Danger is GO!

Title: Thunderbirds Are Go
Release Date: July , 1968
Runtime: 93 mins
Genre: Action
All Genres: Action, Sci-Fi
Languages: English
Country: UK
Colors: Color
Sound: Mono
IMDB Rating: 6.4
Brimstone Pit Rating: 7.4 - (Rate This Horror Movie)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With T

MPAA Rating: U

Director(s):
David Lane

Cast:
Peter Dyneley ...Jeff Tracy (voice)
Sylvia Anderson ...Lady Penelope Creighton-Ward (voice)
Shane Rimmer ...Scott Tracy (voice)
Jeremy Wilkin ...Virgil Tracy / Space Exploration Center President...
Matt Zimmerman ...Alan Tracy / Messenger (voice)
David Graham ...Gordon Tracy / Brains / Aloysius Parker (voice)
Ray Barrett ...John Tracy / The Hood (voice)
Christine Finn ...Tin-Tin Kyrano (voice)
Paul Maxwell ...Captain Paul Travers (voice)
Alexander Davion ...Space Captain Greg Martin (voice)
Neil McCallum ...Dr. Ray Pierce (voice)
Bob Monkhouse ...Space Navigator Brad Newman / Swinging Star Compere...
Charles 'Bud' Tingwell ...Dr. Tony Grant / Angry young Man / Public Relations...
Cliff Richard ...Cliff Richard Jr. (voice)
The Shadows ...Themselves

Producer(s):
Sylvia Anderson
John Read
Gerry Anderson

Writer(s):
Gerry Anderson
Sylvia Anderson

Composer(s):
Barry Gray




Trailer(s):
Thunderbirds Are Go Horror Film Trailer 1
Thunderbirds Are Go Horror Film Trailer 2

Movie Soundtrack(s):
"Thunderbirds Are GO"
"Shooting Star"
"Lady Penelope"

More Movie Taglines:
  • Excitement is GO! Adventure is GO! Danger is GO!
  • See ... their fantastic battle with the sinister 'Rock Snakes' of Mars!
  • See ... the most exciting air rescue ever performed!
  • See ... the most advanced space-craft ever created!
  • Hear Cliff Richard and the Shadows sing "Shooting Star"
Movie Quote(s):
  • [first lines] Glenn Field Controller: This is Assembly Control calling all Zero X units. Assembly Phase One - go!
  • Alan Tracy: Say, Tin-Tin, why don't we go off to the mainland tonight? Just the two of us? Tin-Tin: That would be lovely, Alan. I'll wear my new dress. Jeff Tracy: [alarmed] What goes on around here? Have you all gone crazy? This is International Rescue, remember? You can't leave the base unmanned. [Jeff turns to Tin-Tin] Jeff Tracy: Sorry, Tin-Tin. Tin-Tin: [disappointed] That's OK, Mr Tracy, I understand. Alan Tracy: [annoyed] Well I don't. I'm going to bed. Tin-Tin: But won't you have some coffee, Alan? Alan Tracy: [heading for his room] No thanks! It keeps me awake!
  • [repeated line] Jeff Tracy: Thunderbirds are go!
  • [after one of the lift bodies spirals out of control] Captain Paul Travers: All control systems go. Remote control circuits are dead. Escape unit is... Central Control from Zero-X. Escape Unit circuits are dead!
  • Glenn Field Controller: Dr Grant, Dr Pierce, can you hear me? Dr. Tony Grant: Loud and clear. Glenn Field Controller: Paul. Greg. Brad. Now this is a tough assignment. And if this mission is successful, you will be the first men to land on Mars. This project has been the most costly yet designed by man. However, the safety and security of the crew and and passengers still takes top priority. Is that completely understood? Captain Paul Travers? Captain Paul Travers: Yes sir. Glenn Field Controller: Space Captain Greg Martin? Space Co-pilot Greg Martin: Yes sir. Glenn Field Controller: Space Navigator Brad Newman? Space Navigator Brad Newman: Yes sir. [in the cockpit] Glenn Field Controller: [over the radio] Dr Grant? Dr. Tony Grant: Yes sir. Glenn Field Controller: Dr Pierce? Dr. Ray Pierce: Yes sir. Glenn Field Controller: [to Paul, Greg and Brad] OK. Away you go, and good luck. Captain Paul Travers: Thank you sir. Captain Paul Travers: [to Greg and Brad] All right, this is it.
Movie Trivia:
  • The top 60s pop group Cliff Richard and the Shadows "appear" in this film in puppet form, Portrayed as future versions of themselves. They perform two songs: "Lady Penelope", an instrumental, and "Shooting Star", accompanying Cliff Richard
  • The first feature film to be shot using the Livingston Electronic Viewfinder Unit, also known as Add-a-Vision. This was basically an electronic viewfinder that could be used in conjunction with a Mitchell BNC Camera to take a television picture directly from the camera, enabling the staff of the entire unit to watch any scene being filmed on the television monitors.
  • Although very distinctly different, the appearances of both Scott Tracy and Paul Travers were based on Sean Connery by their respective modellers.
  • Jeff calculates that as it is 11am on Tracy Island, it is 4pm in England and, indeed, Lady Penelope is just sitting down to tea. Unless the world's time zones have changed by 2067, this puts Tracy Island somewhere just off the coast of Chile or Peru.
  • Because Panavision cameras couldn't cope with special effects (at the time), a scope camera was still needed for filming, so Techniscope was used instead. This would also be used in the filming of Thunderbird 6 (1968).
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