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TV Review: Thunderbirds Are Go S1E3 Space Race

©ITV PlcThunderbirds Are Go keeps up the fun with a third episode that’s as much action as it is a message.

The episode has the team in space where the remnants of war remain, including space mines that threaten passing ships. So many questions I have after seeing this episode, but, that’s not what really matters here.

The episode is still a lot of action as the team figures out how to disarm the mine with a code that’s been lost due to time. As part of the team attempts to complete the code, other members do what they can to get the mine out of the way and keep it distracted so it doesn’t go off and kill someone.

The show continues to combine a tense feel and action in good amounts for kids and more than enough to keep adults entertained.

The episode also does a good job with a message too. In some ways it tackles the remnants of war, mines are a very real issue in quite a few places around the world. It also shows off the increasing amount of junk that exists in space that is a threat too. While the show doesn’t dive too deep discussing either, it’s still great to see pretty weighty topics discussed in a kids show.

The show isn’t too deep, but it’s fun and even as an adult I’m finding myself enjoying it so far.

Overall Rating: 8.1

The first season of Thunderbirds Are Go will be available for Prime members to stream and enjoy using the Amazon Video app for TVs, connected devices including Amazon Fire TV, and mobile devices, or online, at no additional cost to their membership. Customers who are not already a Prime member can sign up for a free trial.

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