In Review: Thunderbirds Are Go – Heist Society

The Hood traps Lady Penelope and Parker inside an underwater hyper-loop train during a high stakes robbery.

Synopsis: The Hood traps Lady Penelope and Parker inside an underwater hyper-loop train during a high stakes robbery.

Review: This episode is pretty much Lady Penelope, Parker and her Dog verses the Hood in a kind of ‘Thunderbirds’ take on classic train heist stories.

We even see the return of Professor Moffat who is traveling with a new scientific breakthrough that has piqued the interest of the Professor MoffatHood to such an extent that he steals it and knocks Moffat out and then uses holographic tech in order to assume her identity.

His plan is rumbled by Lady Penelope’s dog whose heightened senses smell a rat.

This was very much a Lady Penelope centred episode, which had Lady P doing stuff that you’d expect to see coming more from Kayo who is absent from this story.

There are some great touches such as Lady Penelope’s Pink Rolls Royce doing the classic James Bond trope of becoming a submarine. And thanks to some sharp thinking from Alan Tracy they manage to retrieve the scientific equipment that the Hood tried to nab.

This is an episode where had you blinked you’d have missed something.

We also have a cute moment at the end where Brains is reunited with Professor Moffat who he is still somewhat smitten by.


Thunderbirds Are Go - Heist Society
  • Lost of action and fun moment involving Lady Penelope's dog
  • It felt like a missed opportunity to use Kayo
  • Story
  • Voice Acting
  • CGI and Models
  • Incidental Music

Ian Cullen is the founder of and has been a fan of science fiction and fantasy from birth. In the past few years he has written for 'Star Trek' Magazine as well as interviewed numerous comics writers, television producers and actors for the SFP-NOW podcast at: When he is not writing for Ian enjoys playing his guitar, studying music, watching movies and reading his comics. Ian is both the founder and owner of You can contact ian at:
One Comment
  • Raissa Devereux (@RaissaDevereux)
    21 November 2015 at 6:31 pm -

    I’d love to see Kayo and Lady P. work together. Great ep. 🙂

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