This Japanese animated series was produced in 1982, and was an updated version of Gerry Anderson's original Supermarionation marionette show Thunderbirds concept of an International Rescue organization dedicated to dealing with disasters at any time or place.
Last Episode01x10 Star Crusher Aired: Sep. 11, 1982
An ion engine is being tested by Seacore, but a Shadow Axis spy is monitoring the situation. The head of Seacore, Dr. Bowman, is concerned of …
Series Fun Facts
- Some of the Thunderbird mech pay tribute to the original Thunderbirds (UK) vehicles: - Thunderbird 2 (TB-2) is a cargo hauler, identical to the original TB-2 but coloured blue instead of…
[show]Some of the Thunderbird mech pay tribute to the original Thunderbirds (UK) vehicles: - Thunderbird 2 (TB-2) is a cargo hauler, identical to the original TB-2 but coloured blue instead of green and storing its vehicles inside its cargo bay rather than in hangar pods - Thunderbird 4 is a yellow submarine like the original TB-4, but larger in scale - Thunderbirds 5 and 15 are based on the Mole, the pod vehicle seen in the original series - and Thunderbird 6, like the original TB-5, is a massive space station.
- There are officially about 17 Thunderbird craft (although only about 16 are seen - Thunderbird 14 is mentioned in one episode but never appears).
- Out of the 24 episodes produced of this series, only 17 were aired in Japan.