Thunderbirds Are Go Logo 'Slingshot'

by Rob Hoegee
Thunderbirds Are Go Cast

The Galvana mining operation on asteroid 21-Luticia is hit by a solar flare, which fries the base’s electrical system and sends the rock on a collision course into the sun. With the rest of International Rescue away on a mission in the Pyrenees, it is up to Alan and Kayo in Thunderbird 3 to rescue the lone miner in the doomed base. However, just as they are about to catch up with the rogue asteroid another solar storm strikes, knocking out Thunderbird 3’s main power system – sending the spaceship shooting past the base and straight for the sun. As the ship’s hull starts to burn in the intense heat, Alan manages to restart Thunderbird 3’s systems, enabling him to reverse course and land inside the mining base. Meeting up with the miner, Ned, and his pet plant Gladys, Alan and Kayo realise they no longer have enough fuel to get them back to Earth. Alan hatches a daring plan to use the mine’s explosives to alter the asteroid's trajectory, so that it slingshots around the sun and back home – but the slightest miscalculation will split the asteroid in two…

Kayvan Novak (Brains / Ned Tedford), Rasmus Hardiker (Scott Tracy / Alan Tracy), David Menkin (Virgil Tracy / Gordon Tracy), Thomas Brodie-Sangster (John Tracy), Angel Coulby (Tanusha 'Kayo' Kyrano)

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

UK (ITV 1):
23rd May 2015 @ 8.00 am

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