The year is 2065. The location is a secret island base. The Tracy family run International Rescue - a top secret organisation whose ongoing mission is to aid humanity. With the support of five incredible Thunderbirds craft, the London agent Lady Penelope Creighton-Ward, her butler and former safe-cracker Parker, and genius Brains, the Tracy family battle the forces of evil.
Episodes Comprise: - Trapped in the Sky
- Pit of Peril
- The Perils of Penelope
- Terror in New York City
I vaguely remember watching Thunderbirds as a kid, so decided to rent it and see if it still entertains as much nearly 60 years on and I was fascinated by the animation of the puppets. Obviously you can see strings and it's clear that they are puppets but there's a magic to it. The smoke effects, camera work, scenery detail etc draw you in and I appreciate this more than computer animation. Each episode is very well written and introduces you to the different vehicles they have on Tracy Island. It's retro but great, I blasted through them all in one go and look forward to the next.