In Review: Thunderbirds Are Go – Weather Or Not

The team travels to Langstrom Fischler's newest invention to stop a hive of malfunctioning weather drones.

Synopsis: The team travels to Langstrom Fischler’s newest invention to stop a hive of malfunctioning weather drones.

Review: Rhys Darby returns as the incompetent Langstrom Fischler whose brand new Weather Drones create havoc and damn near get everyone killed. 

It pretty much takes the combined forces of Kayo, Lady Penelope, Parker, Virgil, Gordon and Brains to save the day. But it isn’t until Brains comes up with an 11th hour solution that the team are able to put an end to the drones.

The model work and CGI work in this episode is fantastic to watch and the various rescue attempts are really exciting.

I loved the ground vehicle that Gordon used in order to attempt to weld the support struts on the weather station back together.

Langstrom Fischler of course is very much a clownish character that is aimed at the younger viewers.

It was great to see Kayo’s Thunderbird Shadow in action and in this instance it gets to pretty much bare the brunt of the action while Thunderbird 2 attempts to rescue Langstrom and his representatives.

Much like last week. This story made for a welcome break from the whole Mechanic story arc, but am hoping we can get back onto the arc in the next week or so. I mean Langstrom is a fun character, but in small doses.

The episode culminates with a fantastic bit of piloting from Parker as he damn near does a loop the loop with Fab 1 before cutting the engines and taking the flying car into a 90 degree dive that would truly have most peoples knuckles turn white.

Thunderbirds Are Go - Weather Or Not
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  • Voice Acting
  • CGI And Models
  • Incidental Music

Ian Cullen is the founder of 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: When he is not writing for Ian enjoys playing his guitar, studying music, watching movies and reading his comics. Ian is both the founder and owner of You can contact ian at:
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