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List of the best Thunderbirds episodes, as determined by voters like you. This British sci-fi show used marionette puppets as characters, giving it a creepy effect similar to Team America. With all the amazing episodes of the show that exist, it's hard to trust just one person's opinion of what the top Thunderbirds episodes of all time are. Fans of Thunderbirds are very passionate about the show, and there are often debates over which episodes are the greatest. That's why this list exists- so you can vote for your favorites and we can find out once and for all what everyone thinks the best episode is. Episodes include everything from Edge of Impact to The Perils of Penelope. What is the best Thunderbirds episode of all time? Look below and find out.
Terror in New York City is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Thunderbirds Episodes
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While on their way back to Tracy Island from extinguishing an oil well fire, Scott and Virgil inadvertently cross paths with the Sentinel, a new naval strike vessel. Mistaking Thunderbird 2 for a hostile aircraft, the ship fires several missiles and manages to connect, despite evasive maneuvering by ...more

Original Airing: Oct 21 1965

Season: Thunderbirds - Season 1

Episode Number: 4

Director: David Lane, David Elliott

Previous Episode: The Perils of Penelope

Next Episode: Edge of Impact

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Trapped in the Sky is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Thunderbirds Episodes
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Trapped in the Sky


International Rescue makes its debut when an enemy nicknamed the Hood sabotages the new Fireflash plane. Can International Rescue save the 600 passengers on the plane or would their first mission be their last? ...more

Original Airing: Sep 30 1965

Season: Thunderbirds - Season 1

Episode Number: 1

Director: Alan Pattillo

Next Episode: Pit of Peril

The Uninvited is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Thunderbirds Episodes
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The Uninvited


Scott Tracy was returning home from a mission when he was attacked. He was recused by some lost explorers and Scott was soon home. However the exploeres get themselves lost and calls out for help. Scott finds them in a pyramid where there resides the lost race of Zombites. Now Scott must face a ...more

Original Airing: Dec 02 1965

Season: Thunderbirds - Season 1

Episode Number: 10

Director: Desmond Saunders

Previous Episode: End of the Road

Next Episode: Sun Probe

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Pit of Peril is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Thunderbirds Episodes
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In a faraway jungle, the US Army has just finished three weeks of successful testing for the Sidewinder, a new transport vehicle. However, the congratulatory pats on the back prove a bit premature as the sidewinder fails to reach it's rendezvous point The ground crew sees smoke but there are no sign ...more

Original Airing: Oct 07 1965

Season: Thunderbirds - Season 1

Episode Number: 2

Director: Desmond Saunders

Previous Episode: Trapped in the Sky

Next Episode: The Perils of Penelope

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