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In Thunderbirds Are Go 109Slingshot” a malfunction at a mining operation sends an asteroid careening towards the sun endangering a crewman, so Thunderbird 3 attempts a rescue mission.

This sounds like a variation on a classic Thunderbirds (1965) episode where a spaceship called ‘Sun Probe’ ends up going on a collision course with the Sun. Here Thunderbird 3 piloted by Alan, Scott and Tin Tin head toward the sun to rescue the Sun Probe crew, but end up being pulled toward the Sun…

This new episode first airs in the UK on Saturday May 23rd 2015.

Thunderbirds Are Go 109 “Slingshot” – Clips

Thunderbirds Are Go 109 “Slingshot” – Gallery

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Thunderbirds Are Go 109 “Slingshot” – Lowdown

A malfunction at a mining operation sends an asteroid careening towards the sun endangering a crewman, so Thunderbird 3 attempts a rescue mission.

However on their way to the meteorite headed straight for the sun, Alan and Kayo lose control after being hit by a solar flare. Then after overcoming that and docking with the asteroid Alan must figure out a way to change the direction they are heading on the doomed asteroid away from the sun…

Cast and Crew
Kayvan Novak
Brains & Ned Tedford
Thomas Brodie-Sangster
John Tracy
Rasmus Hardiker
Scott and Alan Tracy
David Menkin
Virgil and Gordon Tracy
Angel Coulby
Kayo
Rob Hoegee
Writer
David Scott
Director
Giles Ridge
Executive Producer

UPDATED: May 22nd 2015 Gallery with episodic stills and video clip. May 23rd 2015 Cast, Credits & new clip.