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The year: 2065. The location: Tracy Island, South Pacific. Ex-astronaut / multi-millionaire Jeff Tracy forms a high-tech organization known as International Rescue, consisting of his five sons and agents scattered throughout the world (two in particular, Lady Penelope Creighton-Ward and Aloysius Parker, serve the London branch). It is also made up of assistant engineer Hiram K. "Brains" Hackenbacker. Others who live with the Tracy Family include housekeeper Kyrano, his daughter Tin-Tin, and Jeff's mother, 'Grandma' Tracy.

Jeff's oldest son, Scott Tracy, pilots the aircraft known as Thunderbird 1, a scout-like ship that serves on most of IR's missions. Virgil Tracy pilots Thunderbird 2, a carrier ship that houses six pods, the fourth of which contains Thunderbird 4, an aquatic submarine, piloted by Gordon Tracy. Both Alan and John Tracy (along with Scott) take turns piloting the intergalactic Thunderbird 3, used for space missions. When not on missions with his brothers, John mans Thunderbird 5, an International Space Station-type vehicle that orbits the Earth. John does monthly shifts on TB5, switching places with Alan.

Thunderbirds premeired on British television in 1965, and was cancelled a little over a year later due to financial problems. In 1994, these episodes were re-aired on the Fox Kids network, and from 2002-2005, the now-defunct Tech TV network (once partners with G4-TV For Gamers) aired the series in 30-minute segments. Thunderbirds is currently available in individual DVD sets (featuring a handful of episodes) or the "Best of Thunderbirds" DVD, collecting what is considered to be the best of the episodes of this series.

5... 4... 3... 2... 1... Thunderbirds are GO!

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Followed by: Thunderbirds 2086

Episode Info

Final: 2x06 -- Give or Take a Million (Dec/25/1966)

Main Cast: Jeff, Scott, Virgil, Alan, Gordon, John, Brains, Lady Penelope, Tin-Tin, Kyrano, Grandma

At the Coralville Children's hospital, Christmas time is rapidly approaching. The board members decide how to make the little guys inside the hospital happy. One man decides to donate a rocket, while another (a toystore owner) agrees to fill up the hospital with goodies for the kids. One lucky patient will even win a trip to Tracy Island. However, back in New York, two criminals have tied up a pair of mall Santas to drill through to the bank next door. They steal all the gold in the bank, but trip a floor alarm and escape in the toy rocket. Will the kids' holiday season be ruined?
Peter DyneleyPeter Dyneley
voiced Jeff Tracy
Shane RimmerShane Rimmer
voiced Scott Tracy
David HollidayDavid Holliday
voiced Virgil Tracy (S01)
Jeremy WilkinJeremy Wilkin
voiced Virgil Tracy (S02)
Matt ZimmermanMatt Zimmerman
voiced Alan Tracy
David GrahamDavid Graham
voiced Parker / Kyrano / Brains / Gordon Tracy
Ray BarrettRay Barrett
voiced John Tracy / The Hood
Sylvia AndersonSylvia Anderson
voiced Lady Penelope Creighton-Ward
Christine FinnChristine Finn
voiced Grandma / Tin-Tin


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Creator: Sylvia Anderson, Gerry Anderson (1)
Producer: Gerry Anderson (1)
Associate Producer: Reg Hill
Music: Barry Gray (1)
Costume Designer: Sylvia Anderson
Script Supervisor: Gerry Anderson (1)
Other: Dennis Moore (2)
Art Director: Bob Bell (2)
Special Effects: Derek Meddings
Cinematographer: John Read

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Recurring Guests

David Graham as Captain Hansen / Lt. Bob Meddings / Doctor / Fireflash Passenger (32 eps)
Ray Barrett as Fireflash Co-Pilot / Control Tower Lt. / Harris / TX204 Pilot (Target One) (30 eps)
Matt Zimmerman as Lieutenant Jensen (25 eps)
Peter Dyneley as Commander Norman / Interceptor One (22 eps)
Sylvia Anderson as Air Terrainean Guide (17 eps)
Shane Rimmer as TX204 Co-Pilot (7 eps)
John Tate as Captain, Ocean Pioneer II / Commander, Ocean Pioneer I / Stevens / Scottish Onlooker (7 eps)
Christine Finn as Airport Announcer (7 eps)
Jeremy Wilkin as Dick O'Shea / Cravitz (6 eps)
Charles Tingwell as Dr. Lang / Tanner (3 eps)

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