Thunderbirds Logo 'Ricochet'
by Tony Barwick
Thunderbirds Cast

After the TelSat 4 rocket launched from Sentinel Base goes rogue, the International Space Control designates an empty area of space in which to destruct the faulty craft. But the explosion damages an illegal pirate television satellite called ‘K.L.A.’, knocking it out of orbit. On board, D.J. Rick O'Shea and his engineer, Loman, suddenly realise that their satellite is heading for re-entry without the proper breaking parachutes; Loman attempts to repair the damage but becomes trapped in an airlock. With Thunderbird 5 malfunctioning, it seems that the two men’s calls for help will go unheard…

Peter Dyneley (Jeff Tracy), Shane Rimmer (Scott Tracy), Jeremy Wilkin (Virgil Tracy / Power), Matt Zimmerman (Alan Tracy), David Graham (Brains / Loman / Sentinel Base Computer), Christine Finn (Tin-Tin / Grandma), Ray Barrett (Rick O'Shea), Sylvia Anderson (Professor), Charles Tingwell (International Space Control / D.J. Tom)

Directed by Brian Burgess
Produced by Reg Hill
Executive Producer Gerry Anderson

UK (ATV London):
October 30th, 1966

*Featuring Jeff Tracy, Scott Tracy, Virgil Tracy, Alan Tracy, Brains, Tin-Tin and Grandma