In Review: Thunderbirds Are Go – Colony

When a transport ship carrying colonist heads straight into an asteroid belt, Thunderbird 3 is deployed to regain control.

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.

 

9.4
Thunderbirds Are Go - Colony
  • Story
    8.5
  • Voice Acting
    9.5
  • CGI And Models
    9.8
  • Incidental Music
    9.8

Ian Cullen is the founder of scifipulse.net and has been a fan of science fiction and fantasy from birth.

In the past few years he has written for ‘Star Trek’ Magazine as well as interviewed numerous comics writers, television producers and actors for the SFP-NOW podcast at: www.scifipulseradio.com

When he is not writing for scifipulse.net Ian enjoys playing his guitar, studying music, watching movies and reading his comics.

Ian is both the founder and owner of scifipulse.net

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