In Review: Thunderbirds Are Go – Volcano

Quentin Questa has inaccurately predicted the eruption of a Volcano for the past decade.

Synopsis: Quentin Questa has inaccurately predicted the eruption of a Volcano for the past decade. This time, however, he invokes a special science code of honor that brings Brains out to his location.

Review: Thunderbirds Are Go made a return to ITV today but didn’t seem to get much in the way of advertising to let people know.  This latest episode titled ‘Volcano’ sees Brains called up by Professor Questa to help him prevent a full-scale eruption of a Volcano, which until now has been inactive. Questa has been contacting International Rescue about the event for some time, but each time their equipment hasn’t found any activity. Utterly convinced that the Volcano is likely to erupt. Questa involves a scientist honor code to bring Brains to his location.

The CGI depicting the eruption of the Volcano was pretty impressive and I particularly enjoyed the humor in this episode. For example, the Hotel situation at the foot of the Volcano seemed to be a bit of a goofy idea, but the communication between Questa and the Concierge was spot on.

Funnier still was the fact that the same Concierge would not believe Brains either.

We also get a touch of fun with Max falling head over heels in love with Questa’s robotic companion. Max plays classical music every time he is trying to impress the other robot but is chastised by Brains who asks why he is playing the music.

While this is not the best episode we have seen. It is certainly among the funniest episodes. The banter between Brains and Quesuite some ta provides a lot of fun moments, but it is Max and his love interest that steel this episode by quite some way.

I look forward to seeing what fun and games International Rescue will bring us in the weeks to come.

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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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