Synopsis: When a transport ship carrying colonist heads straight into an asteroid belt, Thunderbird 3 is deployed to regain control.
Review: This episode welcomes back retired astronaut Captain Taylor who is called in to help the Thunderbird team because of his engineering skills in terms of space flight.
Taylor is teamed up with Scott and Alan in Thunderbird 3 and they’re tasked with saving a group of colonists who are looking to settle on Mars.
The story has some nice moments as Taylor who is rubbish with names talks to Alan and Scott about the Mars mission that he and their father did to explore the surface of Mars.
As ever the CGI animation is really well executed. I particularly enjoyed the sequence where Thunderbird 3 uses its engines in order to help steer the colonists through the asteroid while Scott uses the new asteroid gun in order to help clear a path for them.
For awhile it looks like the colonists might not make it to Mars, but thanks to Thuderbird 3’s heat shield they are able to execute a crash landing.
Captain Taylor chooses to stay with the colony, but I have no doubt that we’ll likely see him again in future episodes.
- Voice Acting9.5
- CGI And Models9.8
- Incidental Music9.8