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Tuesday, April 26, 2016


Starring Shane Rimmer, Peter Dyneley, David Graham, Ray Barrett, Matt Zimmerman
Directed by Desmond Saunders
(actor & director credits courtesy

After Thunderbird 1 is shot down by enemy planes, Scott is rescued by a pair of explorers searching for a lost pyramid, who soon find themselves in danger of their own.

A refreshing twist to the usual formula, this episode finds Scott Tracy being the one who needs rescuing at the open, and introduces the Zombites, a new enemy for International Rescue, whose motives and plans remain a mystery at the adventure's end.  The desert setting is very well-realized including some impressive sets and scenery once our heroes reach the pyramid, and those concerned about John Tracy being stuck up on the space station all the time will be glad to see he finally gets a break.  

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