Thunderbirds Are Go Logo 'Colony'

by Patrick Reiger
Thunderbirds Are Go Cast

A transport ship taking a family of colonists to Mars is hit by a proton storm, disabling the vessel’s systems and sending it wildly off course. International Rescue despatches Kayo to enlist the aid of their friend Captain Taylor, who is enjoying his retirement by climbing mountains. With his experience as both a moonbase commander and the second man on Mars (the first being Jeff Tracy), Taylor agrees to help, and soon he is flying through space in Thunderbird 3 with Alan and Scott. Thanks to the spacecraft’s powerful ion engines, it isn’t long before they pass Mars; they quickly locate the transport ship Helios, as it heads towards the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. Alan brings Thunderbird 3 alongside the transport ship and locks on with a grappling arm, allowing Captain Taylor to grapple across and get aboard, while Scott goes EVA in a modified Pod Explorer, using Brains’ new portable defence module to destroy any approaching asteroids. Inside the Helios, Captain Taylor meets the crew and then joins their commander, Doctor Travers, on the bridge; to her dismay he starts reconfiguring the power feed coils, but then explains that the proton storm merely put the Helios’ systems on hold, and by reconfiguring them he can regain control of the vessel. Meanwhile, a bored Alan detaches Thunderbird 3 and repositions it at the front of the Helios, using his spaceship’s engines to steer the colony ship safely through the asteroid field. All goes well, until a giant rock looms into their path, which they can’t go around or blow up. Aboard the Helios, Captain Taylor reactivates the ship’s systems and turns it away from the huge asteroid; but it is too late – the asteroid grazes the Helios, scraping off its landing pods and sending it spinning out of control…

Thomas Brodie-Sangster (John Tracy), Rasmus Hardiker (Scott Tracy / Alan Tracy), David Menki (Gordon Tracy), Angel Coulby (Tanusha 'Kayo' Kyrano), Kayvan Novak (Brains), Rich Hall (Captain Taylor), Alex Kelly (Doctor Travers), Recce Pockney (Paul Travers), Chris Jarman (Colony Dad), Helenea Hansen (Colony Daughter)

Directed by David Scott
Produced by Sharon Lark
Created by Gerry Anderson and Sylvia Anderson

UK (ITV 1):
12th November 2016 @ 4.00 pm

*Featuring John Tracy, Scott Tracy, Alan Tracy, Tanusha 'Kayo' Kyrano and Brains