List of Thunderbirds Are Go episodes

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Thunderbirds Are Go is a British animated science fiction television programme produced by ITV Studios and Pukeko Pictures. It is a remake of the Supermarionation series Thunderbirds created by Gerry and Sylvia Anderson.

It follows the exploits of International Rescue (IR), a life-saving organisation equipped with technologically-advanced land, sea, air and space rescue crafts; these are headed by a fleet of five vehicles named the Thunderbirds that are launched from IR's secret island base in the Pacific Ocean. The main characters are the five Tracy brothers, who pilot the Thunderbird machines.

The programme premiered on 4 April 2015. As of 15 June 2019, 66 episodes have aired.

Series overview[edit]

SeriesEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
126134 April 2015 (2015-04-04)20 June 2015 (2015-06-20)
1331 October 2015 (2015-10-31)23 January 2016 (2016-01-23)
2261322 October 2016 (2016-10-22)7 January 2017 (2017-01-07)
1330 September 2017 (2017-09-30)16 December 2017 (2017-12-16)
326931 March 2018 (2018-03-31)26 May 2018 (2018-05-26)
918 May 2019 (2019-05-18)13 July 2019 (2019-07-13)


Series 1 (2015–16)[edit]

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11"Ring of Fire - Part 1"David ScottRob Hoegee4 April 2015 (2015-04-04)12 April 20152-2131-6

A powerful underwater seaquake turns a busy day for International Rescue into a perilous one, when it causes a research team to be trapped in an undersea lab. As they attempt to rescue them, they quickly discover a seismic de-stabiliser to be the source of the quake, and with Lady Penelope's help, learn the person responsible for this is the phantom figure known only as the Hood, who soon puts the world in danger, triggering more quakes along the notable feature of the Pacific Ocean, "The Ring of Fire."

22"Ring of Fire - Part 2"David ScottRob Hoegee4 April 2015 (2015-04-04)12 April 20152-2131-7

With more quakes occurring, John and Brains must track down the control source for the seismic de-stabilisers, in a race against time, after the Hood orders International Rescue and the World Council to give up the Thunderbirds. Meanwhile, Scott and Virgil race to Taiwan when one of the undersea quakes destabilises a solar collector dish in Taipei, causing the dish to be positioned in such a way that when the sun rises, it will reflect on the city and burn it to the ground.

This episode features elements adapted from the original Thunderbirds episode "Lord Parker's 'Oliday".
33"Space Race"Theo BayntonIan Carney11 April 2015 (2015-04-11)19 April 20152-2131-8

Alan is on "space junk duty" but things take a turn for the dangerous when one of the pieces of debris he attempts to clear away, turns out to be a heat-seeking SAT-MINE that activates and locks onto Thunderbird 3's heat signature. While Alan is forced to keep the mine locked onto his craft to safeguard other ships in orbit, Lady Penelope and Parker attempt to sneak into a top-secret storage facility and find the final digit to the mine's deactivation code, having only thirty minutes until the mine's nuclear charge detonates.

Guest star: Reggie Yates as Ellis the Security Guard.
44"Crosscut"David ScottMark Huckerby and Nick Ostler18 April 2015 (2015-04-18)26 April 20152-2131-3
When Thunderbird 5 picks up an unusual radiation spike from a remote corner of Africa, John discovers a former uranium mine has reopened, leading to Scott rushing there in Thunderbird 1 to investigate, with Virgil following. When Scott arrives and enters the mine, he discovers a source of unstable uranium, and is attacked by a mysterious woman, who claims that the mine belongs to her family. During their confrontation the mine soon begins to crumble, and she and Scott must work together to escape and reseal the mine, before a storm spreads the leaking radiation to the nearest city with serious consequences.
55"Fireflash"David ScottAndrew Robinson25 April 2015 (2015-04-25)3 May 20152-2131-4

Kayo is riding aboard Fireflash, a supersonic airliner that was recently improved by Brains, unaware that the Hood is planning to hijack it in mid-flight. While International Rescue notices the plane has suddenly vanished from their monitors and attempt to locate it, Kayo manages to avoid a powerful gas attack that has knocked out both the passengers and the crew, and is forced to not only confront the Hood, but also safely land the airliner when the craft is accidentally damaged and the landing gear fails to deploy.

This episode is an adaptation of the original Thunderbirds pilot episode, "Trapped in the Sky", and features music from the original series.
66"Unplugged"Theo BayntonScott Sonneborn2 May 2015 (2015-05-02)10 May 20152-2131-10
An anti-technology group calling themselves The Luddites power up an electromagnetic pulse device underneath London, crippling everything that uses electricity, including Thunderbird 2, which is forced to make an emergency landing. Both Virgil and Grandma Tracy, along with Lady Penelope and Parker, must stop the Luddites' plan to cause a worldwide blackout, while at the same time rescuing a construction worker from a damaged crane.
77"Runaway"David ScottStan Berkowitz9 May 2015 (2015-05-09)17 May 20152-2131-1

A high-speed test train on a Japanese Maglev line suddenly goes out of control, and is in danger of running into the back of a passenger train. Only Brains can stop it, so he sets out with Scott on Thunderbird 1 to board the train. But in doing so, he discover the train is under the control of an Artificial Intelligence program, which John determines is playing a game. Scott and Brains must find a way of stopping it before it crashes into a station terminal.

This episode features elements adapted from the original Thunderbirds episode "Brink of Disaster".
88"EOS"Theo BayntonKen Pontac16 May 2015 (2015-05-16)24 May 20152-2131-5
The childlike A.I. encountered in Japan suddenly takes control of Thunderbird 5, trapping John outside of it. The program, created by John as a game, believes it is defending itself from being shut down and is sending false monitor images to Tracy Island to deceive the others. Running out of air, John finds a way to reach Lady Penelope, who warns his brothers. Alan and Thunderbird 3 are soon sent to rescue John, with instructions to destroy Thunderbird 5 if the A.I. cannot be stopped.
99"Slingshot"David ScottRob Hoegee23 May 2015 (2015-05-23)31 May 20152-2131-2

A large solar flare causes a malfunction at a mining operation on an asteroid, sending it careening towards the sun and endangering its only crewman, Ned Tedford. Alan and Kayo deploy Thunderbird 3, but another solar flare knocks out their sensors and communications. Although they land in the mine, using the asteroid (now too close to the sun) as a shield, they soon have to find a way to alter the asteroid's trajectory so that it slingshots around the sun instead of crashing into it - which is further complicated by the discovery that Thunderbird 3's low fuel supply from the second flare, could make it impossible to return to Earth.

This episode is a loose adaptation of the original Thunderbirds episode "Sun Probe".
1010"Tunnels of Time"Theo BayntonDan Berlinka24 May 2015 (2015-05-24)7 June 20152-2131-12

A few months after International Rescue uncover an ancient temple in South America, Lady Penelope, as a representative of World Heritage, visits it along with Parker, Gordon, and Professor Harold, an archaeologist of a dubious reputation whom Penelope suspects of stealing artefacts. On entering the temple, everyone become trapped inside except for Harold, who manages to escape but refuses to call for help, not wishing the temple to be destroyed. Suspecting something is wrong, Scott and Virgil head to the scene to provide assistance, as Gordon, Penelope and Parker attempt to escape from the temple's many traps.

Guest star: Matt Zimmerman as Professor Harold.
1111"Skyhook"David ScottPaul Giacoppo6 June 2015 (2015-06-06)14 June 20152-2131-11

CRUS (Climate Research of the Upper Stratosphere), a weather station built cheaply with a lack of safety features, has a sudden failure in its stabilising fans, causing its balloons to lift the station higher into the atmosphere. Attempts at rescuing the crew by Thunderbirds 1 and 2 are thwarted by both the station's lack of protective equipment and it rising above the limits of the Thunderbirds' working altitude. Thunderbird 3 also fails when it is damaged by the station's fans breaking away, leaving John in Thunderbird 5, using the space elevator as a fishing hook, as the weather station's last hope.

Guest star: Rhys Darby as Langstrom Fischler.
1212"Under Pressure"David ScottDanny Stack13 June 2015 (2015-06-13)21 June 20152-2131-9

A giant heavy metal extraction plant, moving along the Pacific seabed and collecting toxic waste, has a sudden compartment fire, leaving it out of control and heading for an undersea chasm. Thunderbird 2 is dispatched with Thunderbird 4 to effect the rescue of the only crewman, Ned Tedford once again, and safeguard the toxic waste it is carrying. Meanwhile, Lady Penelope investigates the company that owns the extraction plant, when both John and Gordon suspect the owner was more concerned for the cargo than the crew, and soon has trouble from the Hood.

This episode features elements adapted from the original Thunderbirds episode "Path of Destruction".
1313"Heavy Metal"Theo BayntonBenjamin Townsend20 June 2015 (2015-06-20)28 June 20152-2131-14
Brains and Alan visit the Quantum Research Center, adjacent to New Geneva in Switzerland, to visit Brains' old friend Professor Moffat and the Supreme Hadron Collider. Disaster soon strikes when the collider suddenly creates a gravity well of extreme power which soon pulls a satellite down towards New Geneva. International Rescue quickly mobilises when both an aircraft and the World Wide Space Station are also drawn into the gravity well, threatening the city. The only craft that can withstand the gravitational pressure is Thunderbird 4, which Gordon must pilot out of its normal undersea environment.
Part 2
1414"Falling Skies"Theo BayntonRob Hoegee31 October 2015 (2015-10-31)1 November 20152-2131-15

Designed by Brains, the Estrella Grand is a self-constructing luxury hotel in Earth orbit. During a visit by Lady Penelope and Parker, the hotel suffers a mysterious hull breach that will not repair itself, sending the hotel plummeting to Earth. Thunderbirds 2 and 3 are quickly launched to rescue the guests, while Kayo boards the hotel in search of a saboteur.

This episode features elements adapted from the original Thunderbirds episode "Ricochet".
1515"Relic"David ScottPatrick Rieger7 November 2015 (2015-11-07)8 November 20152-2131-17

When a meteor shower is projected to hit the decommissioned Shadow Alpha One moon base, concern arises with the discovery the base is still inhabited by a lone crew member - Captain Lee Taylor, an old friend of Jeff Tracy. Scott and Alan take Thunderbird 3 on a rescue mission after attempts to warn him fail, but when Scott boards the base, he's surprised to find Taylor attempting to maintain its defence system against meteors. After initial attempts to defend the base against continuing waves of meteors start to fail, both Scott and Taylor are forced to abandon the base to meet Thunderbird 3 at a rendezvous on the moon's surface that is itself threatened by the meteor shower.

The name of the base alludes to elements of two previous Gerry Anderson productions: SHADO Moonbase from UFO and Moonbase Alpha from Space:1999.

Guest star: Rich Hall as Captain Lee Taylor.
1616"Breakdown"David ScottBenjamin Townsend14 November 2015 (2015-11-14)15 November 20152-2131-13

While everyone is organising a surprise birthday party for Virgil, John directs his brother in Thunderbird 2 to a glacial ice shelf to investigate a 'breakdown' emergency call. Virgil quickly discovers that the lone figure he finds on arrival is part of a larger expedition trapped in a cavern beneath the ice. The expedition's leader, a scientist seeking a rare bacterium he desperately needs to cure his daughter of a serious disease, refuses to leave as the glacier begins to crumble, leaving Virgil no choice but to assist before time runs out.

Guest star: Ramon Tikaram as Doctor Peck.
1717"Heist Society"Theo BayntonPeter Briggs21 November 2015 (2015-11-21)22 November 20152-2131-16

On an underwater hyper loop train, Lady Penelope and Parker are escorting Professor Moffat to a rendezvouses with the Global Defence Force in Iceland in order to safely deliver a particle born from the Supreme Hadron Collider disaster - Centurium 21. However, the Hood is keen to get his hands on the particle and plots an elaborate robbery in order to steal it for himself. Thunderbirds 1, 2, and 4 are soon dispatched to not only rescue the trapped train and its passengers, but also attempt to foil the Hood's plan.

This episode features elements adapted from the original Thunderbirds episode "The Perils of Penelope".
1818"Recharge"David ScottAmy Wolfram28 November 2015 (2015-11-28)29 November 20152-2131-19
High in the Arctic, a machine designed to harness the energy of the Aurora Borealis has gone haywire, and could permanently disrupt the magnetic field protecting the Earth if not repaired. Despite Virgil's insistence that they both need a break, Scott answers the call with Virgil and MAX in tow. Complicating matters are both the machine's interference with Thunderbird 1 and 2's flight capabilities (forcing Scott and Virgil to configure pods with skis to cross the treacherous ice), and Scott's alarming displays of impatience which are leading him to recklessly cast safety aside to complete the mission.
1919"Extraction"Karl EssexMatt Wayne5 December 2015 (2015-12-05)6 December 20152-2131-20

Seismologist Robert Williams and his son Aidan alert the authorities to the presence of a rogue hydromethane mining vehicle, only for the machinery to trigger an earthquake that swallows both them and the equipment. Gordon must attempt a daring underground rescue of the boy and his injured father while Virgil must find a way to shut down the out-of-control rig.

Guest star: William Wright-Neblett as Aidan Williams and Paterson Joseph as Robert Williams.

This episode features elements adapted from the original Thunderbirds episodes "Cry Wolf" and "Terror in New York City".
2020"The Hexpert"Andrew McCullyKevin Rubio and Charlotte Fullerton12 December 2015 (2015-12-12)13 December 20152-2131-23

A scientist accidentally locks herself inside a vault housing a destabilizing anti-matter reactor. There is only one person who has successfully broken into a vault like this before - Parker. Colonel Casey of the GDF recruits Parker for the job, but moments after getting through the outer vault door, both he and Lady Penelope become trapped as well. Virgil and Scott must transport the vault to an isolated area on Thunderbird 2, while Parker and Penelope must try and free themselves and the scientist before the anti-matter explodes.

This episode features elements adapted from the original Thunderbirds episode "Vault of Death".
2121"Comet Chasers"David ScottRandolph Heard19 December 2015 (2015-12-19)20 December 20152-2131-22

Halley's Comet is passing close to Earth, and businessman Francois Lemaire goes on an ego trip with his unimpressed wife Melanie aboard his space yacht Solar Wind, so as to send live pictures back to Earth. Disaster strikes when Francois flies into the comet's tail, damaging his ship and causing it to lose contact with Earth. Thunderbird 3 is dispatched for search and rescue with Alan and Scott on board, Alan being particularly keen to see Halley's comet as it will be another 75 years before the comet passes Earth again.

Guest star: Jack Whitehall as Francois Lemaire
2222"Designated Driver"David ScottDavid Baddiel26 December 2015 (2015-12-26)27 December 20152-2131-21

Parker gives Alan driving lessons at the Creighton-Ward estate in FAB 0, the car in which Parker had taught the other brothers, while Lady Penelope has tea with her Great Aunt Sylvia. Progress is slow until a pair of bumbling intruders attempt to kidnap the ladies in FAB 1. A chaotic chase involving the two cars ensues round the estate with Alan at the wheel, as Parker has broken his arm earlier in Alan's lesson. When the vehicles take to the air, Alan has the advantage until FAB 0 runs out of petrol, and a teapot is needed to save the situation.

Guest star: Sylvia Anderson as Great Aunt Sylvia.
2323"Chain of Command"David ScottJoe Kuhr2 January 2016 (2016-01-02)3 January 20162-2131-24

During a joint operation between International Rescue and the Global Defence Force, a series of mishaps nearly end in disaster. In the wake of the botched mission, Colonel Martin Janus takes over the GDF, imposing a strict set of restrictions on International Rescue. As the Tracys become increasingly frustrated at being kept from rescuing innocents, Lady Penelope and Parker attempt to reason with the colonel, and begin to realize that he is not quite what he seems.

This episode features elements adapted from the original Thunderbirds episode "The Imposters".
2424"Touch and Go"David ScottJim Krieg9 January 2016 (2016-01-09)10 January 20162-2131-25
A facility known as CATCH, responsible for controlling all air traffic in the USA, is sabotaged. Scott and Virgil launch a rescue mission to thwart a mid-air plane collision while Kayo infiltrates CATCH using Thunderbird Shadow. Kayo soon discovers that the crisis is a diversion from a larger plan by the Hood, and endangers herself by disobeying Scott and John's instructions regarding International Rescue's mission to save people and not act as policemen.
2525"Undercover"Tim GaulBenjamin Townsend16 January 2016 (2016-01-16)17 January 20162-2131-18
An undercover operation involving Lady Penelope and Parker to recover a stolen Repulser Magnetic Array for the Global Defence Force gets blown prematurely. Parker is taken prisoner by the thief aboard a stolen GDF flyer, with Kayo in pursuit in Thunderbird Shadow. The flyer crash lands on a factory roof and International Rescue must intervene to help save Parker and a factory worker. Kayo confronts the thief to find he knows her secret relationship with the Hood, and must weigh letting him escape against her secret coming out in the open.
2626"Legacy"David ScottRob Hoegee23 January 2016 (2016-01-23)24 January 20162-2131-26

A range of equally timed disasters involve everyone at International Rescue. Kayo deduces that the Hood is behind these acts in an attempt to capture the Thunderbird crafts and Tracy Island. As the Hood and his men take the island and Brains and Grandma Tracy retreat to a bunker, Kayo arranges with Lady Penelope the activation of W.A.S.P. (Wide Area Safety Protocol) from Creighton Ward Manor, before going to confront the Hood. As his plan unravels the Hood openly states his relationship to Kayo and proclaims that she is working for him, in an attempt to undermine the Tracy's trust in her.

This episode uses elements adapted from the original Century 21 comic story "Brains is Dead" and the 2004 film Thunderbirds.

Series 2 (2016–17)[edit]

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271"Earthbreaker"Tim GaulRob Hoegee22 October 2016 (2016-10-22)13 November 20162-2131-34

A geological survey team becomes trapped when a huge earth-breaking vehicle, controlled by a villain known only as the Mechanic, causes them to fall into a narrow crevice. International Rescue launches Thunderbirds 1, 2 and Shadow while the Global Defence Force attempt to tackle the Mechanic. When Thunderbird 2 is badly damaged and must return to Tracy Island, and the GDF is neutralised by the Mechanic, Kayo is left to stop him and his drones while Scott must rescue the survey team. Meanwhile Lady Penelope and Parker visit the Hood in solitary confinement in Parkmoor Scrubs prison, as they believe he is behind the mysterious Mechanic.

Guest star: Jenna Coleman as Baines.
282"Ghost Ship"Theo BayntonJoseph Kuhr22 October 2016 (2016-10-22)13 November 20162-2131-27

A distress call is received from Captain Ridley O'Bannon, a GDF astronaut, on the abandoned interstellar ship Eden orbiting between the Earth and the Moon. John attempts a rescue from Thunderbird 5 wearing an exo-pod, but is trapped with O'Bannon by mysterious spider-like robots. Alan attempts a rescue in Thunderbird 3, and they discover two salvage workers are posing as pirates.

Guest star: Vas Blackwood as Reece.

The name "Ridley O'Bannon" alludes to Ridley Scott, the director of Alien and that film's screenwriter, Dan O'Bannon.
293"Deep Search"David ScottRich Fogel29 October 2016 (2016-10-29)20 November 20162-2131-28

On Jupiter's moon Europa, the stars of Gordon's favourite explorer program (Buddy and Ellie Pendergast) are searching for extra-terrestrial life. When they begin drilling into the ice, pressure from geysers cause the ice to crack and they plunge into an underground ocean ten miles below. Alan (in command) and Gordon blast off to the rescue in Thunderbird 3, with Thunderbird 4 stored aboard and modified with skis, powerful engines and a heat drill to penetrate the ice, which they lose due to strong underwater currents. They find the Pendergasts, who have taken shelter in their rover, but before they leave they detect a life form in the sea.

Guest star: Adam Hills as Buddy Pendergast.

This episode uses elements adapted from the original Century 21 comic story "Solar Danger"
304"City Under the Sea"Simon GodsiffJim Krieg & Jeremy Adams5 November 2016 (2016-11-05)27 November 20162-2131-33

At Bay City, a town that was flooded due to global warming, the Mechanic, in a crab-like submarine, searches through the ruins of the Creighton-Ward building for a safe containing the plans for Parkmoor Scrubs prison so he can break the Hood out. As he smashes his way through some of the debris he collides with a rental sub hired by the Sullivan family causing it to crash onto the seabed. While Gordon and Kayo work together to rescue the family, Lady Penelope and Parker, using FAB 1's submarine mode, must reach the safe before the Mechanic gets there first.

Guest star: Sanjeev Bhaskar as Ethan Sullivan.
315"Colony"David ScottPatrick Rieger12 November 2016 (2016-11-12)4 December 20162-2131-32

A proton storm causes a systems malfunction aboard the Helius, a space vehicle transporting families to a colony base on Mars. The ship overshoots the red planet and heads straight for the asteroid belt. Kayo recruits Captain Lee Taylor to join Alan and Scott aboard Thunderbird 3 to fend off the asteroids. The Helius is damaged further and International Rescue must find a way to land the ship on Mars, even though it was only designed to orbit the planet.

Guest star: Rich Hall as Captain Lee Taylor.

This episode uses elements adapted from the original 1966 film Thunderbirds Are Go
326"Up from the Depths - Part 1"Andrew McCullyBenjamin Townsend19 November 2016 (2016-11-19)11 December 20162-2131-29
Deep in the Mariana trench a survey team encounter the TV-21, a prototype Thunderbird vehicle designed and flown by Jeff Tracy. When a systems failure causes the survey sub to be stranded on the seabed, International Rescue arrives to rescue the crew, but the Mechanic suddenly takes control of the surveyor and uses it to crush Thunderbird 4. Gordon escapes just as his ship is destroyed and must find another way to rescue the crew. Meanwhile, Lady Penelope and Parker investigate into how the Hood is communicating with the Mechanic.
337"Up from the Depths - Part 2"Tim GaulBenjamin Townsend26 November 2016 (2016-11-26)18 December 20162-2131-30
The Mechanic's remotely operated ship flees the scene with the TV-21. Scott pursues in Thunderbird 1 but is unable to capture the enemy ship and suffers damage. The Mechanic then steals a GDF vault containing iridium, with Ned Tedford inside, and sends his ship into space. With two Thunderbirds out of commission Thunderbird 3 is modified with weapons so that Alan, with help from MAX, can fight the ship while Scott tries to recover the vault and the TV-21. Meanwhile, Kayo, Penelope and Parker head for Scotland to search for the Mechanic.
348"Lost Kingdom"Theo BayntonElly Brewer3 December 2016 (2016-12-03)25 December 20162-2131-39

After a seaquake near the coast of Greece reveals the lost city of Atlantis, Francois Lemaire ignores International Rescue's warning about aftershocks and with his wife, Melanie, venture below the depths to explore the area. When their submarine becomes stuck, Virgil and Gordon are called to assist. Brains and MAX go with them so that they could see the Solar Kythera, an ancient device used to view the stars.

Guest star: Jack Whitehall as Francois Lemaire.
359"Impact"Theo BayntonLen Uhley10 December 2016 (2016-12-10)1 January 20172-2131-36

Using a remote controlled rocket booster Langstrom Fischler tries to bring a comet into Earth's orbit so he can mine it. When the rocket doesn't fire the comet ends up on a collision course with both the Earth and Globe One, a GDF space station with Captain Ridley O'Bannon aboard. While Alan and Virgil take Thunderbird 3 up to the comet and find a way to destroy it John must use Thunderbird 5 to help O'Bannon move Globe One out of the comet's path.

Guest star: Rhys Darby as Langstrom Fischler.
3610"High Strung"Andrew McCullyMark Huckerby and Nick Ostler17 December 2016 (2016-12-17)8 January 20172-2131-37

John detects a high altitude balloon heading straight for the Southern Alps in New Zealand and is unable to contact the pilot. At first everyone suspects that Francois Lemaire is at the controls but when Scott boards the craft he discovers that the pilot is a teenager named Brandon Berrenger, who works for Lemaire. When the balloon crashes on top of a mountain Scott and Brandon have to use Brains' new invention, Rapid All-terrain Descender, to get down.

Guest star: Jack Whitehall as Francois Lemaire and Tom Rosenthal as Brandon Berrenger.
3711"Weather or Not"Chad MoffittLen Uhley24 December 2016 (2016-12-24)15 January 20172-2131-31

Langstrom Fischler has invented some weather drones, designed to fire supercharged ions to created storm clouds. During a demonstration the drones malfunction and concentrate the storm around the observation tower, which is in danger of collapsing due to getting zapped by the drones. Thunderbirds 2 and Shadow race to the danger zone to rescue Fischler and his guests, while Parker's flying skills are put to the test as he uses FAB 1's flight mod to lure the drones away from the tower.

Guest star: Rhys Darby as Langstrom Fischler.

This episode features elements adapted from the original Thunderbirds episode "Edge of Impact".
3812"Fight or Flight"Karl EssexDan Berlinka31 December 2016 (2016-12-31)22 January 20172-2131-38
A cargo zeppelin called Baross suffers damage and is on a collision course with a city. To make matters worse two crew members are unable to abandon ship because one of the ship's loading claws has malfunctioned and has started to attack anything that moves in the cargo bay. Scott and Virgil must try and pull the ship up from its crash course while Kayo takes on the claw and rescues the crew.
3913"Escape Proof"Theo BayntonRich Fogel7 January 2017 (2017-01-07)29 January 20172-2131-35

A tunneling vehicle belonging to the Mechanic leaves a plumber trapped in its wake and it is up to Virgil and Gordon to get him out. Lady Penelope and Parker track down the Mechanic's vehicle and discover that he's heading straight for Parkmoor Scrubs prison, where the Hood is being held. Although the breakout is successful the Hood double crosses the Mechanic and leaves him to be arrested by the GDF while he slips away. The Mechanic also escapes and programs his vehicle to self-destruct.

Guest star: Omid Djalili as Horse Williams.

This episode uses elements adapted from the original Century 21 comic story "Operation Earthquake"
Part 2
4014"Volcano!"Karl EssexBenjamin Townsend30 September 2017 (2017-09-30)1 October 20172-2131-44

Professor Quentin Questa has inaccurately predicted the eruption of a volcano in Iceland for the last decade. This time however, he invokes a special science code of honour (Newton's Fourth Law) that brings Brains and MAX out to his location. Brains discovers that Questa is right: the volcano is going to blow and it's threatening to destroy a local hot spring resort.

Guest star: Mark Gatiss as Quentin Questa.
4115"Power Play"Ben MilsomRob Hoegee7 October 2017 (2017-10-07)8 October 20172-2131-42
The Mechanic takes over the Grand Sequoia Dam in North America and steals power for a project the Hood abandoned because he considered it to be too extreme. When the turbines are pushed to the limit the dam starts to break up. Scott crawls inside to rescue the trapped workers while Virgil, Alan and Gordon attempt to seal a growing crack.
4216"Bolt from the Blue"Theo BayntonElly Brewer14 October 2017 (2017-10-14)15 October 20172-2131-49

An orbiting solar energy station malfunctions and fires plasma bolts towards the North Pacific ocean. A cargo plane, carrying a rare animal, is struck by the bolts and International Rescue is called to rescue the crew and cargo. At the same time Lady Penelope and Parker are on board the station and must find a way to shut it down.

Guest star: Ruby Wax as Hayley Edmonds.

This episode features elements adapted from the original Thunderbirds episode "Operation Crash Dive".
4317"Attack of the Reptiles"Theo BayntonPatrick Rieger21 October 2017 (2017-10-21)22 October 20172-2131-48

Buddy and Ellie Pendergast venture into the Mulokamba valley in Africa to search of an elusive creature. When they fail to return, Scott and Gordon fly out in Thunderbird 1 to look for them. After Gordon parachutes down into the valley he finds Ellie and both get chased by giant lizards. They also discover giant fruits and they find Buddy at an abandoned research complex, which had been developing a growth serum. They must now find a way to get out of the valley without getting eaten by the reptiles.

Guest star: Adam Hills as Buddy Pendergast.

This episode is a loose adaptation of the original Thunderbirds episode "Attack of the Alligators".
4418"Grandma Tourismo"Andrew McCullyAmy Wolfram28 October 2017 (2017-10-28)5 November 20172-2131-46

Virgil and Grandma are out resupplying the island when they receive a distress call from the Sahara Desert. A rockfall at a granite quarry has trapped three workers in the main office and it's in danger of collapsing. When Virgil goes to help the workers he gets caught in a massive sandstorm and it is up to Grandma to save the day, but can she fly Thunderbird 2?

Guest star: Kathryn Drysdale as Kate.
4519"Clean Sweep"Theo BayntonDavid Baddiel4 November 2017 (2017-11-04)12 November 20172-2131-51

A SpaceCleanX atmospheric scrubber malfunctions and a helijet with a crew of two is trapped inside. Scott, Virgil and John go to rescue but the only way to save the crew is to shutdown the machine using a digi-key. The scrubber's operator, a former companion of Parker's misspent youth known as Light-Fingered Fred, refuses to break the rules.

Guest stars: Sinead Keenan as Dolly and Alan Ford as Light-Fingered Fred.
4620"The Man from TB5"Theo BayntonPaul Giacoppo11 November 2017 (2017-11-11)19 November 20172-2131-45
Lady Penelope brings John as her guest to a charity event at the Chateau Traverse. John is out of his element in the large social setting but his obscurity pays off when the Hood crashes the party when he threatens to destroy the chateau unless the guests allow him to rob them. Meanwhile, Alan and Gordon take over the watch aboard Thunderbird 5 despite the fact that EOS doesn't trust them.
4721"Home on the Range"Andrew McCullyRob Hoegee and Patrick Rieger18 November 2017 (2017-11-18)3 December 20172-2131-47
All of International Rescue take a retreat for training at their family ranch off the main island. During training the equipment malfunctions, MAX goes crazy and both the Thunderbird ships and FAB 1 stop working. John, Brains and EOS work together to trace the fault and discover that they have an intruder, The Mechanic!
4822"Inferno"Tim GaulBenjamin TownsendN/A26 November 20172-2131-41

In London, the Crystal Spire, the tallest building in the world, catches fire due to an electrical overload and the local firefighters are rendered helpless. Virgil and Alan are called to extinguish the flames and rescue everyone trapped inside.

Guest star: Sharon D. Clarke as Fire Chief Cass McCready.

This episode features elements adapted from the original Thunderbirds episode "City of Fire".

This episode was not transmitted in the UK and was omitted from its DVD release due its premise being similar to the Grenfell Tower fire incident. However, it remains available from streaming platforms.
4923"Long Haul"Karl EssexDan Berlinka25 November 2017 (2017-11-25)10 December 20172-2131-50

An emergency space docking goes wrong and the reactor of the orbiting Spacehub transit terminal goes into meltdown. A young traffic controller named Conrad is trapped inside and Alan is unable to reach him. With Thunderbird 3 being used to keep Conrad alive International Rescue's only hope is to modify Thunderbird 2 for space flight in order to transport a new cooling system to the hub.

Guest star: Asa Butterfield as Space Controller Conrad.
5024"Rigged for Disaster"Chad Moffitt[1]Patrick Rieger2 December 2017 (2017-12-02)17 December 20172-2131-43

Lady Penelope, Parker and Kayo arrive at a massive semi-submersible ocean oil rig to decommission the polluting relic. However, supervisor Malloy has other plans. After starting a fire and locking the rest of the crew below decks he escapes. International Rescue now have their hands full trying to stop the rig from fulling apart and coursing an oil leak.

Guest star: Emilia Clarke as Doyle.

This episode features elements adapted from the original Thunderbirds episode "Atlantic Inferno".
5125"Hyperspeed"Simon Godsiff [2]David Slack9 December 2017 (2017-12-09)24 December 20172-2131-40

On the maiden journey of his brand new hyper-car Tycho Reeves and his passengers are horrified when the vehicle begins to speed up. As Brains tries to work out where the problem is Scott uses another hyper-car to reach the speeding vehicle.

Guest star: David Tennant as Tycho Reeves.
5226"Brains vs. Brawn"Chad MoffittBenjamin Townsend16 December 2017 (2017-12-16)31 December 20172-2131-52
The Mechanic finally completes Project Sentinel and puts its destructive capabilities to the test by making The Hood his first target. As the International Rescue team scrambles to save an old foe Brains and MAX, using Thunderbird 5's space elevator, embarks on a dangerous mission to shutdown the satellite and neutralise the Mechanic once and for all.

Series 3 (2018–)[edit]

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Part 1
531"Chaos - Part 1"Karl EssexRob Hoegee31 March 2018 (2018-03-31)2 June 20182-2131-53
With the Mechanic in prison the Hood sends out his new friends, Havoc and Fuse of the Chaos Crew, to cause terrorist attacks across the globe, leaving International Rescue with their hands full. After one such rescue the GDF begin testing a squadron of automated machines known as R.O.BOTS to assist with low priority rescues. Virgil and Gordon test one of the bots out in an Arctic rescue while Kayo and newly assigned GDF agent Captain Rigby go after Havoc.
542"Chaos - Part 2"Karl EssexRob Hoegee7 April 2018 (2018-04-07)3 June 20182-2131-54
Two days have passed since Havoc's arrest and the fleet of R.O.BOTS are deployed, leaving International Rescue with very little to do. However, when a flying platform for a commercial space elevator breaks down the R.O.BOTS are unable to assist and Thunderbirds 1, 2 and 3 blast off to the rescue. To make matters worse, Havoc escapes from the GDF, steals a remote control device and uses it to cause the R.O.BOTS to malfunction.
553"Path of Destruction"Ben MilsomPatrick Rieger14 April 2018 (2018-04-14)4 June 20182-2131-55

A truck carrying Nutrezine, a highly volatile fuel, is trapped by a rock slide and International Rescue are called to assist. They soon discover that the rock slide was not an accident and that Fuse is trying to hijack the truck. Virgil and Gordon must escort the truck through the treacherous mountain pass to its destination and stop Fuse from causing more chaos.

Guest stars: Ruth Jones as Road Hog Renee and Karla Crome as Sophie.
564"Night and Day"Theo BayntonJonathan Callan21 April 2018 (2018-04-21)5 June 20182-2131-56

On the dark side of the planet Mercury the Houseman and Gray mining crawler breaks down after a rocket capsule explodes. The crew are unable to evacuate and if the crawler fails to get moving again it will be destroyed by the sun's blazing heat. Alan and Brains arrive in Thunderbird 3 to help with the repairs but one problem leads to another and it's a race against time before the sun rises.

Guest stars: Richard Ridings as Bob Gray
575"Growing Pains"Theo BayntonPatrick Rieger28 April 2018 (2018-04-28)6 June 20182-2131-57
Ned Tedford is now the caretaker of the Global Seed Vault, a GDF complex at the North Pole that stores millions of seeds should the world ever have a food shortage. Havoc infiltrates the vault and intends to steal the Orchard Industries growth serum from Gordon's Mulokamba mission. John, Kayo and Rigby respond along with a portable drive for EOS, but things take a turn when a computer virus infects EOS and the serum touches Ned's pet geranium, turning her into Giant Gladys.
586"Life Signs"Ben MilsomJonathan Callan5 May 2018 (2018-05-05)7 June 20182-2131-58

Deep in a cavern on the planet Mars Captain Taylor and runaway scientist, Professor Karim, are trapped after a cave in. Karim's space suit is damaged and moving the rocks on top of him would make the tear worse. Alan and Virgil fly to the red planet and assist with the aid of a space POD and a modified exo-suit. However, the POD is crushed by another cave in and the only way to save Karim is for Virgil to seal himself in the tunnel and fill it full of air using oxygen tanks. This leaves Alan very little time for him to dig them out with Thunderbird 3's drill.

Guest stars: Rich Hall as Captain Lee Taylor and Nabil Elouahabi as Professor Karim.
597"Rally Raid"Theo BayntonBenjamin Townsend12 May 2018 (2018-05-12)8 June 20182-2131-59

Lady Penelope and Parker compete in a desert motor race with FAB 1 and a racer named Jensen Hunt. All seems well until the Chaos Crew steal a turbo computer from the leading car known as the BR2. The team must rescue the BR2 driver, steal back the BR2 engine and outrace Chaos Crew's Spoiler.

Guest star: Ben Bailey Smith as Jensen Hunt.

This episode features elements adapted from the original Thunderbirds episode "Move, and You're Dead".
608"Crash Course"Theo BayntonAmy Wolfram19 May 2018 (2018-05-19)9 June 20182-2131-60

When two space freighters crash in low-earth orbit, Alan and John must evacuate the hotheaded pilots before the ships burn in Earth's spearhead or collide with a dangerous debris field.

Guest star: Adam Howden as Barrett Bell.
619"Flame Out"Karl EssexBenjamin Townsend26 May 2018 (2018-05-26)10 June 20182-2131-61

When gas from a dangerous hydro-methane reserve begins to leak, fire-fighter expert and Virgil's hero Kip Harris asks International Rescue to assist. While Virgil plugs the leak, Gordon follows an illegal pipeline out to sea and soon discovers that the Chaos Crew are siphoning off the hydro-methane.

Guest star: Ramon Tikaram as Kip Harris.

This episode features elements adapted from the original Thunderbirds episode "The Mighty Atom".
Part 2
6210"Deep Water"Karl EssexLen Uhley18 May 2019 (2019-05-18)TBA2-2131-62

When two scientists notice a huge section of coral reef bleaching from acidic waters their submarine breaks down and they take refuse in an air pocket in the reef. Gordon launches in Thunderbird 4 to rescue them. With help from Lady Penelope's new solar powered rig they discover the cause, a sunken cargo ship containing dangerous acidic materials.

Guest star: Jennifer Saunders as Helen Shelby.
6311"Endgame"Shinji DawsonPatrick Rieger25 May 2019 (2019-05-25)TBA2-2131-63

The Chaos Crew infiltrate Cavern Quest, futuristic holographic game park, where they plan to steal a powerful piece of holographic technology - the Holotrix. When Fuse accidentally sets of a sonic grenade the park starts to crumble. Kayo, with the help of the game creator who only talks like a wizard, must play through the game in order to stop the Chaos Crew and escape before the park collapses.

Guest star: Sylvester McCoy as Aezethril the Wizard.
6412"SOS - Part 1"Karl EssexRob Hoegee1 June 2019 (2019-06-01)TBA2-2131-64

International Rescue receives a distress call from the Calypso, a deep space vessel returning from a long mission. Scott and Brains get aboard the plummeting ship and locate the two astronauts in suspended animation along with an old robot named Braman, who sent the original distress call. They wake up the astronauts and take them and the ship's computer data back to Thunderbird 3. Braman stays aboard to pilot the Calypso away from a crash course with a major city in Africa and into the sea. Meanwhile, Gordon borrows Thunderbird 1 to help Parker find Lady Penelope's dog, Sherbet.

Guest star: Nina Sosanya as Asher
6513"SOS - Part 2"Karl EssexRob Hoegee8 June 2019 (2019-06-08)TBA2-2131-65
Braman survives the Calypso's crash and is still transmitting the distress call from under the sea. The Hood picks it up and travels with the Chaos Crew to investigate. When Gordon arrives an underwater battle results in the Chaos Crew stealing Braman, Thunderbird 4 crushed and Gordon badly injured. Luckily his brothers and Lady Penelope rescue him and take him to hospital. Kayo pursues the Chaos Crew, who ditch Braman in order to loose her. She takes the robot to Tracy Island, where Brains uses it to decipher the Calypso's data and discover that Jeff Tracy originally sent Braman's distress call from deep space.
6614"Signals - Part 1"Theo BayntonRob Hoegee15 June 2019 (2019-06-15)TBA2-2131-66
Through the use of archive footage, Brains informs the members of International Rescue of a discovery - but in order to gather more information, the heroes split into groups to search for an escape pod that has been missing since Jeff Tracy's crash.
6715"Signals - Part 2"Theo BayntonRob Hoegee22 June 2019 (2019-06-22)TBA2-2131-67
The chase is on - Kayo and Alan must work together to re-capture Thunderbird 3 from Havoc. Meanwhile, Scott's efforts to get into the escape pod reach complications.
6816"Chain Reaction"TBATBA29 June 2019 (2019-06-29)TBA2-2131-68


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