Thunderbirds Are Go: Avalanche this Saturday

Premieres at 8:00am on Saturday 13th July on ITV and CITV. Repeated Sunday, Wednesday 4.30pm and Thursday at 7:30am on CITV.

An avalanche traps vlogger Brandon “The Bear” Berrenger (Tom Rosenthal) and his camera assistant Goose in a treacherous snowy basin. Scott, Alan and Virgil must work carefully to dig out Brandon without triggering a second disaster with their vehicles. This is a rather ‘public’ rescue for IR – how will they respond to being in front of the camera?

Easter Eggs:

  • Brand Berrenger returns
  • Sherpa Pod is used

Supercelebration Treasure 8: Eagle Transporter model kit, Thunderbirds Are Go art print and more

At Fanderson’s Supercelebration convention this September we’ll be raising much-needed funds for our convention charity.

Members who registered for the convention before June have nominated charities that they’d like us to support, and the club committee will be considering all nominees at their July meeting.

Our generous friends, partners, licensees and club members have donated a raft of unusual and rare items which will all be going home with convention delegates as a result of our blind and live auctions, raffles and other activities during the weekend.

If you would like to donate something to raise money for a great cause, please e-mail details (including photos) to us at fanderson.org.uk@outlook.com.

With raffle tickets at just £1 each, everyone, whatever your budget, has a chance of going home with something special and helping a good cause. Keep an eye out for more items, and start saving your pocket money!

To give you just a taste of the range that will be on offer…

Haynes Tracy Island jigsaw puzzle (available recently from £10 online)

Thunderbirds Are Go TB4 cut out (approximately 90x70cm)

MPC Deluxe Eagle Transporter model kit (available recently from £60 online)

Thunderbirds Are Go TB2 End Titles Art Print (a limited edition of just 20 prints were made, numbered and signed by the artist Gus Hunter)

Thunderbirds Are Go: Getaway this Saturday

Premieres at 8:00am on Saturday 6th July on ITV and CITV. Repeats Sunday 6pm, Wednesday 4.30pm and Thursday at 7:30am on CITV (Freeview 203).

Lady Penelope, Parker and Sherbet answer a distress call from Parker’s old acquaintances – Light-Fingered Fred (voiced by Alan Ford) and Gomez (voiced by Larry Lamb). The distress turns out to be a ruse, with Fred and Gomez actually wanting to use FAB1 as their getaway car. Parker and Lady Penelope join a high-speed chase through the London underground.

Easter Eggs:

  • Gomez is a character referenced in the Thunderbirds series, as is the Sonic Wave Device. It’s this that Gomez uses to steal the BR2 racing car
  • Light-Fingered Fred is a reference to the Thunderbirds series. Light-fingered Fred was the ex-cellmate of Parker, when they were both incarcerated at Parkmoor Scrubs prison.

Thunderbirds Are Go: Chain Reaction this Saturday

Premieres at 8:00am on Saturday 29th June on ITV and CITV. Repeats Sunday 6pm, Wednesday 4.30pm and Thursday at 7:30am on CITV (Freeview 203).

Movie night at Tracy Island is interrupted when a young GDF guard (voiced by Navin Chowdhry) gets trapped inside a radioactive nuclear facility that is said to be haunted by a mythical ‘Beast’. Scott goes in to assist, with help from the GDF, to find they are up against more than they bargained for… Will they uncover the truth about the Shackleton Beast?

Easter Eggs:

  • Shackleton power plant is named after Keith Shackleton
  • Fans of classic Gerry Anderson series will no doubt recognise Scott’s choice for movie night!

Thunderbirds Are Go: Signals part two this Saturday

Premieres at 8:00am on Saturday 22nd June on ITV and CITV. Repeated Sunday 6pm on CITV (Freeview 203) and Wednesday 4.30pm on CITV.

To recover a key clue to Jeff Tracy’s fate, International Rescue members split up on missions in space and at the bottom of the ocean. Thunderbird 3 has been stolen by Havoc, so Kayo and Alan must work quickly to re-capture the Thunderbird. Virgil, Scott and Lady Penelope are fighting underwater quicksludge to retrieve the Zero-X capsule. Brains formulates a plan.

Thunderbirds Are Go: Signals part one this Saturday

Premieres at 8:00am on Saturday 15th June on ITV and CITV. Repeated Sunday 6pm on CITV (Freeview 203) and Wednesday 4.30pm on CITV.

To recover a key clue to Jeff Tracy’s fate, International Rescue members split up on missions in space and at the bottom of the ocean. Kayo and Alan tackle a giant laser in a space debris facility while Virgil, Scott and Lady Penelope are fighting underwater quicksludge. The Chaos Crew are causing trouble and even manage to commandeer one of the Thunderbirds…

Easter Eggs:

  1. We will see the final footage of Jeff Tracy from before his disappearance
  2. The clue to Jeff Tracy’s fate involves the Zero-X

Thunderbirds Are Go: SOS Part Two

Premieres at 8:00am on Saturday 8th June on ITV and CITV

Repeats Sunday 6pm on CITV (Freeview 203) and Wednesday 4.30pm on CITV.

With Braman’s distress call transmitting repeatedly to International Rescue, Gordon attempts to recover the robot from the underwater wreckage of the Calypso, but the Chaos Crew get to it first. Brains makes a startling discovery about the origin of Braman’s distress signal.

Thunderbirds Are Go: SOS Part One

Premieres at 8:00am on Saturday 1st June on ITV and CITV

Repeats Sunday 6pm on CITV (Freeview 203) and Wednesday 4.30pm on CITV.

International Rescue discovers that an unknown space vessel is on a collision course straight for Earth. Episode features Nina Sosanya as Asher and Laurel Lefkow as Finn, two astronauts trained by Jeff Tracy, who have been in deep sleep for around 8 years on their mission.

Easter Eggs:

  1. Braman (the robot) is based on Braman the robot from the original Classic series
  2. Finn is named for Christine Finn, voice of Tin-Tin and Grandma Tracy in the original Classic series
  3. Asher is a nod to Asher in the classic Thunderbirds episode Sun Probe
  4. There is a sample of the lightning from the title sequence of the original series used in the episode

Thunderbirds Are Go: Endgame on ITV/CITV This Saturday

Premieres at 8:00am on Saturday 25th May on ITV and CITV.

Repeats Sunday 6pm on CITV (Freeview 203) and Wednesday 4.30pm on CITV.

The Chaos Crew break into a holographic game park, based on one of Alan’s favourite games ‘Cavern Quest’, to steal a piece of technology. Kayo and Alan must play through the game along with Aezethril the Wizard to stop them.

Episode features Sylvester McCoy as the wonderfully whacky Aezethril the Wizard, the brain behind holographic game ‘Cavern Quest’.

Easter Eggs:

  1. Look out for the Holotrix – it might remind you of something!
  2. Aezethril reveals his real name at the end – a nod to the actor that plays him
  3. The names of the weapons available for Cavern Quest players may sound familiar to fans of the series…

Thunderbirds Are Go returns to CITV this Saturday

Thunderbirds Are Go returns to CITV (with an HD simulcast on ITV) this Saturday, 18th May, with the episode Deep Water.

The Supreme Barrier Reef has turned acidic and its creators are forced to abandon ship! Gordon responds to the emergency in Thunderbird 4 and attempts to discover the cause of the acidity in the water.

Episode features Jennifer Saunders as no-nonsense biologist Helen Shelby; and Marcel McCalla as Robbie – the talented young builder of the Supreme Barrier Reef.

Easter Eggs:

  1. This may be the first time we see the full Thunderbird 4 launch sequence…
  2. Gordon enlists the assistance of Lady Penelope and her newly refurbished solar tanker (Ocean Dawn)