Thunderbirds Are Go Logo 'Fight or Flight'

by Dan Berlinka
Thunderbirds Are Go Cast

Aboard the cargo zeppelin Barras, a container-lifting mechanical claw malfunctions, attacking the crew and then throwing the control unit through the airship’s hull. With the Barras now on a crash course for Androbad city, the captain contacts International Rescue for help, then evacuates with his crew. As Scott and Virgil mobilise Thunderbirds 1and 2, John monitors the situation from Thunderbird 5 with Brains, currently in space for the station’s annual maintenance; noting that the airship is coming down faster than expected, they discover that the vessel’s liquid hydrogen fuel cells have cracked – if the airship crashes, the explosion will be massive. Scott tries using Thunderbird 1’s cable to pull the airship off course, but the hull has been demagnetised; Virgil is unable to use Thunderbird 2 to nudge the airship for fear of setting off the unstable fuel, so he slaves Thunderbird 1 to his controls while Scott ziplines to the zeppelin’s cockpit section. Scott uses the airship’s manual controls to point the Barras at a lake, intending to bail out before it crashes into the sea; however, he then hears a call over the radio from two of the crew, who are still trapped in the cargo hold at the mercy of the mechanical claw’s motion sensors. With Scott forced to pull out of the dive, Kayo sets off in Thunderbird Shadow to help free the crew – but time is running out, and the airship has almost reached the city…

Thomas Brodie-Sangster (John Tracy), Rasmus Hardiker (Scott Tracy / Alan Tracy), David Menki (Virgil Tracy / Gordon Tracy), Kayvan Novak (Brains / Dixon), Angel Coulby (Tanusha 'Kayo' Kyrano / Captain), Phillipa Alexander (Ramirez)

Directed by Karl Essex
Produced by Sharon Lark
Created by Gerry Anderson and Sylvia Anderson

UK (ITV 1):
31st December 2016 @ 9.25 am

*Featuring John Tracy, Scott Tracy, Virgil Tracy, Gordon Tracy, Alan Tracy Tanusha 'Kayo' Kyrano and Brains