I believe I’ve only mentioned this once before, so I’d like to reiterate how much I appreciate the producers of Thunderbirds are Go bringing back David Graham as the voice of Parker. Many of the people who worked on the original series fifty years ago are no longer with us, and Graham is in his nineties himself, so I appreciate them reaching out. Parker is such a great character, and I love the winks toward his criminal past. One tiny change in the continuities that’s mentioned here is this: in the original, it’s implied that Lady Penelope herself gave Parker a second chance. This time, Parker mentions that it was Lady Penelope’s father, which I think is nice. It suggests that Parker’s been on the side of the h’angels for a little longer.
This episode was written by Kevin Rubio and Charlotte Fullerton. They’ve each written many episodes of American action cartoons like Ben 10 and The Clone Wars. Rubio is the fellow who co-wrote and directed that lovely parody film Troops twenty years ago. Good to see he was able to parlay that into a career.
(Note: I can play them, but I’m not presently able to get screencaps from Region 2 DVDs, so many of these entries will just have a photo of the set to illustrate it. Click the image to purchase it from Amazon UK.)