In Review: Thunderbirds Are Go – High Strung

Scott attempts to rescue a mysterious balloonist when his hot air balloon crashes on the top of a mountain.

Synopsis: Scott attempts to rescue a mysterious balloonist when his hot air balloon crashes on the top of a mountain.

Review: Thunderbird One and Two are brought into play for a daring mountain rescue, which requires a lot of specialist hardware. Which includes Brain’s latest invention the RAD.

At first the team believe they are trying to rescue wealthy industrialist daredevil Francois Lemiare but they soon find out that it is teenage Daredevil extreme sports nut Brandon Berrenger who is somewhat high strung.

The comedy of this episode comes via the various exchanges between Berrenger and Scott. Scott of course being the older and more responsible is not impressed with the young lad.

The scenic work in the episode is breathtaking. I loved the snowy setting and the avalanche sequence, which sees Scott having to deploy the RAD, which is like a ball like vehicle that allows its passengers to safely descend tricky mountains.

We also had a bit of comedy toward the close of the episode in which Brains high fives his friendly robot MAX and completely misses the mark.

This was a nice break from the shows ongoing arc concerning the Mechanic and it was fun to see a high strung teen in the mix to make Scott’s life difficult. I have to wonder how well Brandon Berrenger would get on with the youngest member of International Rescue Alan Tracy. I think they would be EXTREME!

Thunderbirds Are Go - High Strung
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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:
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