Thunderbirds Are Go Logo 'Hyperspeed'

by David Slack
Thunderbirds Are Go Cast

Billionaire inventor Tycho Reeves takes his new creation, the hypercar, out for its inaugural run, accompanied by two competition winners, Keiko Murakami and her grandpa Toshi. However, instead of slowing down as it approaches London Control, the hypercar speeds up, rushing past its stop and continuing along the enclosing hypertunnel. Tycho contacts International Rescue for help; as Tycho’s “Number One Fan” Brains is only too happy to assist, and sets about working out what has gone wrong while Scott heads off in Thunderbird 1 with a newly-created Mini-MAX. Closing in on the hypercar as it approaches Japan, Scott matches speed and prepares to mount a rescue; but he is warned off by Tycho, who explains that any breach in the vacuum-sealed hypertube will cause the speeding car to break up. Flying Thunderbird 1 to London Control, Scott collects Tycho’s special toolkit and then takes a second hypercar in pursuit; by hitting every control Scott manages to go fast enough to catch up to the other car, and jumps across to join Tycho and his passengers. When Tycho suspects a manufacturing error in the hypercar’s plasma plug assembly, Scott and Mini-MAX venture underneath the carriage to swap out the damaged parts. But then Brains spots the real problem: one of Tycho’s formulae has a small error – meaning there is no way to stop the runaway hypercar…

Rasmus Hardiker (Scott Tracy), David Menki (Virgil Tracy / Gordon Tracy), Sandra Dickinson (Grandma Tracy), Kayvan Novak (Brains), David Tennant (Tycho Reeves), Emily Atkins (Keiko Murakami), Togo Igawa (Toshi Murakami), Lorelei King (Gertie Bunson ), Laura Reed (Technician)

Directed by Simon Godsiff
Produced by Sharon Lark
Created by Gerry Anderson and Sylvia Anderson

UK (ITV 1):
9th December 2017 @ 8.30 am

*Featuring Scott Tracy, Virgil Tracy, Gordon Tracy, Grandma Tracy and Brains