In Review: Thunderbirds Are Go – Falling Skies

Brains has invented a self-constructing luxury hotel which orbits the earth. Unfortunately for its guests, the hotel begins to malfunction and international rescue are called in.

Synopsis: Brains has invented a self-constructing luxury hotel which orbits the earth. Unfortunately for its guests, the hotel begins to malfunction and international rescue are called in.

Review: Thunderbirds kicks things off with a fairly strong episode after the summer break, which pretty much involves most of the characters, but with the central focus being on Brains as he tries to figure out what has happened to his self-constructing technology.

It soon becomes apparent that there is sabotage at play, which brings Kayo into the story as she hitches a ride with Alan. I guess her own ship was undergoing maintenance.

Lady Penelope and Parker are visiting the hotel when things go wrong and it is up to Penelope to keep the civilians calm while the hotel is seemingly falling apart and spinning out of control.

I’m not sure if Lady P and Parker are being used as effectively in this show when compared to how well she was used in the original series. Would like to see her and Parker getting their hands a bit more dirty. The whole calming people down stuff seemed like something that could have been done by a guest character.

Some fun is had with Gordon and his crush on Lady P, which makes for some brief snickers from his brothers.

The saboteur of course is the Hood who continues to taunt Kayo about them being related, which is a certain plot point that I hope gets pulled on more by the time this first series comes to close.

All in all the action sequences were fun and the music score complimented things brilliantly. I also liked the idea of a self-constructing building. Hope they are something that we could see in the future.

8.9
Thunderbirds Are Go - Falling Skies
  • Action, Music and story
  • I felt Lady P and Parker could have been better used for something other than keeping poeple calm.
  • Story
    8.0
  • Voice Acting
    9.5
  • CGI and Models
    9.0
  • Incidental Music
    9.0

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 You can contact ian at: ian@scifipulse.net
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