The International Rescue team is faced with one of its toughest challenges yet, as the revolutionary lighter-than-air craft Skyship One is hijacked while on her maiden voyage around the world. Against backdrops including the Statue of Liberty and the Sphinx, Lady Penelope, Parker, Alan and Tin-Tin fight the hijackers from on-board, while the rest of the team tries to stop the airship crashing into a missile silo. Written by
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Did You Know?
Following filming of a flying stunt on M40 motorway in Buckinghamshire (which was newly completed but not yet open to traffic) Joan Hughes
(pilot of the Tiger Moth) was charged but later acquitted of seven counts of dangerous flying when the 'plane failed to make contact with the surface of the while passing under a bridge. A crosswind had prevented Hughes from landing the plane on the road before passing under the bridge as stipulated as a condition of permission to use the location. Norman Foster
(who supervised the shooting of this scene) was also charged but acquitted of three counts of aiding and abetting. In addition to the court case filming permission was revoked immediately, leading to the sequence being completed with a miniature set of the site and the model aircraft used for other flying sequences. See more
Jeff Tracy sends Alan, Tin-Tin and Lady Penelope to represent International Rescue during Skyship One's maiden flight. Although this movie is canon with the original TV series of Thunderbirds
, Jeff's action contravenes International Rescue's policy of secrecy (which was often referred to in the original TV series). See more
[Tin-Tin is about to land the Tiger Moth, hiding herself under the cockpit
Cor! Stone the crows! It's going to land on its own!
Tin-Tin's an excellent pilot. Don't you think, Parker?
[Tin-Tin lands the plane and waves towards the mansion
Follows Thunderbirds Are GO
The Man in his Flying Machine
(Music from "The Man on the Flying Trapeze" by George Leybourne
) See more