Thunderbirds Are Go: Touch And Go

I’ve described this as an aggressively-stupid series that is absolute shit.

So what a surprise this episode was!




It started out aggressively stupid, though, with Scott berating Kayo for “engaging” with someone who stole a computer element.


Absolutely ridiculous as anyone who knows the original series would recognize.

Setting that silliness aside, we get an excellent rescue …


… that corrects the physical insanity of the Trapped in the Sky remake …


… has some very interesting direction …





… and absolutely superb physics at the end of it:






Of course, underneath it all is The Hood:


Who does his best to woo Kayo to his side with some intriguing moral ambiguity never present in the original series and that even kids today might find confusing (or simply ignore because it flies over their heads).

To top it all off, two cherries!

A genuinely-surprising rescue of Kayo herself …


… and a final line used so many times in so many other things but that can still come off as funny in the right context:


Very bad structure, but this is clearly the third best episode of this series. Too bad everything else hasn’t been on the level of this and Extraction and Skyhook. Such a lost opportunity for such a vast investment.

Previously at Mike Cane’s xBlog:

Thunderbirds Are Go: Assholes Are Go!
Thunderbirds Are Go: Extraction
Thunderbirds Are Go: Recharge
Thunderbirds Are Go: The Music
Thunderbirds Are Go: Relic
Thunderbirds Are Go Returns: I Still Don’t Care
Thunderbirds Are China Go
TV: Thunderbirds Are Go
TV: Thunderbirds Are Go
Thunderbirds Are Go: ONE!
Thunderbirds Are Go: TWO!
Thunderbirds Are Go: THREE!
Thunderbirds Are Go: FOUR!
Thunderbirds Are Go: FIVE!
Thunderbirds Are Go: Goosebumps
Thunderbirds Are Go: Embargo Not Go?
Thunderbirds Are Go: The Trailer
Thunderbirds Are Go: Cartoon Network?
Thunderbirds Are Go: Metrosexual Hipster Brains
Thunderbirds Are Go And WTF
Thunderbirds Are Go: Other Toys
Thunderbirds Are Go: Merchandise
Thunderbirds Are Go: Some Spec Sheets
Twitter HATES The New Tracy Brothers
Twitter: Tracy Brothers A “Boy Band”
Thunderbirds Are Go: Brains, Alan Tracy
CITV: Thunderbirds Are Go In Spring 2015
Thunderbirds Are Go Gives Us A Clip
Thunderbirds Are Go Site Crash
Morons Are Go!
Thunderbirds Are Go Still No-Go
Thunderbirds Are Go Renewed Before Reveal!
Thunderbirds Are Go In One Week
Thunderbirds Are Go Shown At BFI
Thunderbirds Are Go: Second Word
Thunderbirds Are Go: Sneak Peek Of Theme?
Thunderbirds Are Go Tumblr
Thunderbirds Are Go: First Word
Thunderbirds Are Go: The Tracy Boys
Thunderbirds Are Go: New Images
Thunderbirds Are Wait For It
Thunderbirds Are Go Documentary
Large Images Of New Thunderbirds 1, 2, 3, 4
Gerry Anderson Is Go!
Thunderbirds Are Go: October Reveal
New Thunderbirds Are Go Video
The New Tracy Island?
Sneak Peek Of The New Thunderbird 2
Supermarionation Forever
Now That Gerry Anderson’s Dead, Let’s Get Rich!
R.I.P. TV Producer/Creator Gerry Anderson

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