Thunderbirds Are Go "Space Hotel - ©2015 ITV / Pukeko Pictures / Weta Workshop

Thunderbirds Are Go Season 1 is about to return to UK television with the second half of Season 1. The commissioning station has released a couple of previews to get everyone interested to note it’s late October return.

The first is an extended trailer which holds some great Science fiction ideas. Lady Penelope and Parker have traveled into Space for the opening of the first Space Hotel with great views of Earth. Brains is behind it’s development but as is often the case prefers to keep out of the limelight and is talking to them from Tracy Island. Lady Penelope is being asked about someone ranting at a press conference saying it is unsafe and should never have been allowed. Then disaster strikes…

The second is titled Break Down which seems to be the episode title from which the 20 second clip is taken from. This shows a man climbing out of a ice hold and struggling through the snow to a pylon which has a radio at it’s base. He then calls International Rescue and we hear John trying to work out where he is. All the man is saying is… “Brake Down”.

The third video is a trailer for the second half of season 1, coming soon…

Thunderbirds Are Go airs in the UK on ITV’s CITV channel although we feel it’s inventiveness and style deserves a wider audience than that of it’s children channel. We expect to have further news tomorrow…

Thunderbirds Are Go Season 1 Official programme lowdown


When disaster strikes and there’s no one else to help, International Rescue answers the call! From their secret island base, this family of highly trained responders can reach every corner of the globe – and beyond – in minutes.

With their remarkable cutting edge Thunderbird Vehicles, brothers Scott, Virgil, John, Gordon and Alan Tracy along with head of security Kayo and lead engineer Brains pull off amazing feats of heroism.

No rescue is too big and no journey too far to save a life. When duty calls, Thunderbirds are GO.



Colin Davies

The editor of Film Review Online