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Matthew Dennis

‘Thunderbirds Are Go’ Episode 13 review: ‘Heavy Metal’

It’s mid-season finale time and Thunderbirds Are Go pulls out all the stops to deliver a solid, exhilarating and entertaining thrill ride to cap off the first half of the new season. Alan and Brains journey to the Supreme Hadron Collider, but soon find themselves caught in the eye of the storm when a gravity … >

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‘Thunderbirds Are Go’ Episode 12 review: ‘Under Pressure’

We haven’t seen Thunderbird 4 since the show’s opening two-parter, so this week’s Thunderbirds Are Go redresses that balance somewhat, with an underwater rescue mission that puts the little yellow submarine front and centre. The hapless Ned Tedford from ‘Slingshot’ is back, this time trapped in an out-of-control underwater extraction platform that threatens to not … >

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‘Thunderbirds Are Go’ Episode 11 review: ‘Skyhook’

There’s no point beating around the bush here – ‘Skyhook’ is the best episode of Thunderbirds Are Go produced to date. Scripted by Marvel’s Avengers Assemble writer Paul Giacoppo, ‘Skyhook’ sees the Tracy brothers deployed to stop a high atmosphere weather station from a hurricane. Kicking off with a moment of quiet following John on … >

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‘Thunderbirds Are Go’ Episode 10 review: ‘Tunnels of Time’

We’ve said it once and we’ll say it again: it’s always a sure-sign of a decent episode of Thunderbirds (or Thunderbirds Are Go) when it opens with the action already in full swing. Opening midway through a bombastic rescue sequence, which in turn results in Virgil and Gordon accidently unearthing a long-lost temple, ‘Tunnels of … >

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‘Thunderbirds Are Go’ Episode 9 review: ‘Slingshot’

Lead writer Rob Hoegee returns to scripting duties this week, with his first script for the series since Thunderbirds Are Go’s two-part premiere. Like in those episodes, there’s a slight sense of classic series déjà vu to proceedings. Fans of the original series will spot the similarities between ‘Slingshot’ and ‘Sun Probe’ immediately, but unlike … >

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‘Thunderbirds Are Go’ Episode 8 review: ‘EOS’

Oh, Thunderbird 5. It’s no one’s favourite Thunderbird, let’s face it. The idea of an episode revolving around the giant satellite certainly doesn’t get the excitement pumping through our little fan-boy chests much. And yet, an episode like ‘EOS’ certainly makes a strong case for such an idea, with a huge focus on what makes … >

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‘Thunderbirds Are Go’ Episode 7 review: ‘Runaway’

There’s a real concern that the writers of Thunderbirds Are Go are lacking in imagination when it comes to thinking up rescue situations. Whereas episodes like ‘Space Race’ thought up bold and exciting new ideas for the Tracy family to tackle, ‘Runaway’ goes with that tired old cliché of a runaway train. We kind of … >

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‘Thunderbirds Are Go’ Episode 6 review: ‘Unplugged’

We were only joking when we said we were expecting an episode to prominently feature Grandma Tracy. So imagine our shock and disbelief when we read our press notes for ‘Unplugged’ and found the eccentric housekeeper atop the cast list! Will she too, like Kayo, get her own Thunderbird? Joking aside though, it’s refreshing to … >

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‘Thunderbirds Are Go’ Episode 5 review: ‘Fireflash’

In previous weeks, we’ve observed how Thunderbirds Are Go is at its best when offering something new in terms of plot. So, along comes ‘Fireflash’, a remake of the classic series’ inaugural episode ‘Trapped in the Sky’. Not a straight-up verbatim remake, but a remake nonetheless, ‘Fireflash’ has all the key ingredients of the original … >

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