In Review: Thunderbirds Are Go – Touch And Go

In the Arizona desert there is a facility known as CATCH, from where all air traffic in North America is controlled.

Synopsis: In the Arizona desert there is a facility known as CATCH, from where all air traffic in North America is controlled. Scott and Virgil handle a rescue mission involving a mid-air plane collision which Kayo investigates the theft of a much used clean burn petroleum fuel.

Review: At last we have an episode in which Kayo gets a lot to do. The episode sees International Rescue having to stage a daring rescue while Kayo is assigned to investigate a problem at CATCH, which has the Hoods grubby mits all over it.

Although the story is pretty much a standard rescue story with a dash of espionage thrown in. What made this episode stand out was some of the character beats and the fantastic James Bond style opening in which Kayo gives chase on a motorcycle in order to catch a villain and retrieve some form of computer.

The little argument at the start of the story between Kayo and Scott Tracy was also fun to watch. In essence Scott is telling Kayo that it is her job to observe and report back. Not intervene or chase down villains. Of course Kayo doesn’t agree with this approach and would rather take action in the hopes that it prevents a disastrous outcome.

Even when confronting the Hood at the close of the story Kayo is on good form and the banter between her and her uncle was as good as ever. I’d just like to know when her employers at International rescue are going to learn the truth about her uncle and what the knock on effects will be to her continued involvement.

9.4
Thunderbirds Are Go - Touch And Go
  • More Kayo at last
  • Kayo's family connection to the Hood as a plot thread is dragging a bit.
  • Story
    9.0
  • Voice Acting
    9.5
  • CGI and Model Work
    9.5
  • Incidental Music
    9.6

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
One Comment
  • Raissa Devereux (@RaissaDevereux)
    9 January 2016 at 9:32 pm -

    Good ep. I know she and the Tracys will find a path through their differences, but Kayo would probably be a better fit for an espionage agency at the end of the day.

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