A brief synopsis of the latest episode of TAG, hopefully without giving too much away.
This story features an experimental high speed monorail locomotive with defective brakes - sound familiar?
Obviously, the plot is inspired by original Thunderbirds story, Brink of Disaster.
Thunderbird 1 is the star vehicle in this. The characters of Scott, John and Brains feature heavily in this enjoyable romp, and even grumpy teenager Alan gets a few lines.
Like all the new episodes we've seen, the pacing is as fast as the runaway train, but there are moments when the writers are adding a few nuggets of charactisation.
There's a few scenes which feature Grandma for no real reason other than to show her serving her charred cookies and playing with Max!
The models are my usual point of contention which appear intensionally to lack any realism, along with the sets that seem to take their inspiration from Postman Pat.
To sum up I did enjoy it, particularly for the characterisation aspects introduced.
Brains was a reluctant hero, and teenage Alan just wants to play video games. But the big reveal is that it looks like Grandma puts the pool loungers back in place after Thunderbird 1 takes off!