In Review: Thunderbirds Are Go – Comet Chasers

It is 2060 and once again Halley's Comet is passing close to Earth. A businessman and his personal assistant fly up to chase the comet but end up sending out a distress call.

Synopsis: It is 2060 and once again Halley’s Comet is passing close to Earth. A businessman and his personal assistant fly up to chase the comet but end up sending out a distress call. Alan and Scott fly in to initiate a rescue attempt.

Review: When a foolish arrogant Businessman and wannabe scientist pilots his luxury space craft into the tail of Halley’s Comet for a documentary film. His ship gets pummelled by meteors  and is rendered helpless.

Back at Tracy Island Alan who is enthused about seeing the comet and Scott who is sick to death of hearing about it witness the whole incident and immediately set off to rescue the Businessman and his PA.

The visuals in this story of the rescue attempts and the tail f the comet were pretty fantastic to watch. I especially loved the sequences where Scott is having to navigate the comets tail in order to get to the helpless space craft.

You always get an element of comedy when Alan is at the controls of Thunderbird 1 and this episode plays up that and we even get a brief moment at the start where Alan is so excited about the comet that he is sleep flying while laying across the sofa.

The music scoring for this is as thrilling as the action and its great that we still had time for some nice character beats amid what was a frantically paced story.

While not as strong as previous episodes. This was a thrilling adventure with a relatively simple rescue story attached. It could have been a little more interesting had this had been a two part episode with a few more problems thrown the way of Alan and Scott. The rescue felt a little to easy by the close of the story.

9.3
Thunderbirds Are Go - Comet Chasers
  • Great action and CGI Work
  • By the end the rescue felt to easy. I think we could have had a few more problems thrown at Alan and Scott
  • Story
    8.0
  • Voice Acting
    9.5
  • CGI and Model Work
    10
  • Incidental Music
    9.5

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.

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