TV Review: Thunderbirds Are Go S1E8 EOS

©ITV PlcThunderbirds Are Go sees a series of cascading equipment failures leads John to realise that rogue A.I. has gained control of Thunderbird 5. The programme is sending false monitor images to Tracy Island to deceive the other brothers. John finally gets through to Lady Penelope and informs her of the situation.

Well, one of the longer stories pays off in this episode as the issue that was raised in the previous episode “Runaway” returns in an episode that riffs on HAL and 2001: A Space Odyssey.

The episode is a good introduction to the horror genre for kids. It’s not overtly scary, but there’s more than enough there to get kids to be a bit tense as they watch the episode play out. Hell, as an adult I was a bit tense and wasn’t sure where the episode was going to go throughout.

With the episode taking place almost entirely in space, there’s lots of cool opportunity for the series to take advantage of zero gravity and strange perspectives and it takes advantage. There’s some solid action and some good problem solving items shown. It’s just a solid episode that bounces back from the last two which haven’t quite had the excitement from when the show launched.

While this isn’t a “save the world” type episode it has action and excitement, and while there’s not some major message within, there’s probably some lessons about technology that kids can take away.

It’s just another solid episode that’s as fun and exciting for adults as it is for kids too.

Overall Rating: 7.85

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.