Thunderbirds are Go 1.7 – EOS

Very good continuity here, with a story following up information introduced in the previous episode. There’s a deliberate homage to Stanley Kubrick’s film 2001: A Space Odyssey, and a terrific sense of urgency, with no way to guess whether the storyline will continue into future episodes or find resolution here. Either way, it’s pretty clear that Thunderbird 5 isn’t going to be destroyed, but I think I found myself holding my breath for just a second.

This appears to be writer Ken Pontac’s only script for the show so far. Like Berkowitz with the previous episode, Pontac has a very long list of credits for American family and children’s television, and knows how to play with concepts that kids will find fascinating. We enjoyed asking Daniel about artificial intelligence afterward, and whether he’d like EOS to show up in his “talking” trucks and construction equipment. He really just wanted to eat his dessert instead of considering ethical issues like that, however!


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