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This is a list of the missions that Alan Tracy took part in.
Thunderbird 3, with Alan, Scott and Tin-Tin on board, is launched into space in a attempt to reach the Sun Probe rocket. Alan's first attempt to reach the probe with the safety beam fails and he and Scott realize that Thunderbird 3 must go much closer to the sun than originally planned. This beam succeeds in activating the Probe's retros and enables it to move away from the Sun, but Thunderbird 3's retros now fail. Brains realizes that he can jam Thunderbird 3's safety beam signal with the mobile Transmitter Truck, but this requires a complex calculation by the prototype robot Braman.
Vault of DeathEdit
Move - And You're DeadEdit
- Main article: Trapped On A Bridge
The Perils Of PenelopeEdit
Virgil Tracy, Gordon Tracy and Alan arrive at Anderbad in Thunderbird 2, meeting up with Parker in FAB 1. Realizing that Lady Penelope has gone missing, Virgil and Gordon set off into the tunnel on the Monobrake. As the Anderbad Express approaches, the two brothers discover Godber's hideout. A gunfight ensues, but the control panel in the sub-station is destroyed and the train cannot be stopped. Virgil sharp-shoots the rope which holds Penelope in place and she falls out of the path of the train as it comes hurtling through the tunnel. Elsewhere, the waiting Alan and Parker anxiously watch the tunnel entrance for their colleagues' return...
A Night in ParisEdit
After another successful mission, Alan joined Lady Penelope and Sir Jeremy Hodge for a drink at the Atalante Restaurant, Paris. Virgil and Gordon had gone on a night out on the town, leaving Alan feeling left out. He soon cheered up when Parker arrived in FAB 1 with a surprise - Tin-Tin!
Terror in New York CityEdit
End of the RoadEdit
- Main article: The Rescue of Eddie Houseman
Day of DisasterEdit
Edge of ImpactEdit
Alan goes with Virgil in Thunderbird 2, to rescue two trapped men in the British Telecom Tower. He operates the Booster Mortar that fires two low-altitude escape harnesses to help them escape the stricken tower.
30 Minutes After NoonEdit
Thunderbird 3 to the RescueEdit
Scott and Alan (in Thunderbird 3) were needed to pick up an astronaut who'd drifted away from his satellite during a spacewalk. This mission was delayed, however, for International Rescue was currently being hunted after being framed for the theft of important plans; and the Tracys were concerned about the possibility of being caught, if someone detected the Thunderbirds taking off - and could then track them back to their hidden base. But Jeff Tracy eventually concluded that they had to try and save the missing astronaut (whose satellite was, ironically, one of the tracking stations assigned to find them). The true thieves were finally exposed - after TB3 had recovered the astronaut, but before its return to Tracy Island.
The Man From MI.5Edit
Alan's leap into the Tracy Island swimming pool inadvertently disturbs Brains' experiment with a model submarine.
Alan takes the young Williams brothers on the monorail, for a tour of Thunderbird 2's hangar and Thunderbird 3's silo.
Alan Helps to Rescue Bob and TonyEdit
Bob and Tony have been trapped in the old tin mine, by The Hood. Jeff realizes the boys are not crying wolf, and that their call for help was genuine. Virgil and Alan race to Charity Springs in Thunderbird 2.
Once TB2 arrives at the danger zone, Alan and Virgil utilize specially-designed manual descending harnesses to lower themselves into the mine shaft. They rescue Tony and Bob as the mine crumbles around them.
Danger At Ocean DeepEdit
The Duchess AssignmentEdit
Attack of the Alligators!Edit
Alan was lowered onto the top of the mast, and soon found that some of the junction plates on the leads from dish number seven had become corroded. Within minutes, Alan had restored communications between Thunderbird 5 and Jeff on Tracy Island.
Alan the MarksmanEdit
Alan's Bravery Is Put To The TestEdit
Leaving the safety of TB2 - and against his brothers' orders - Alan takes his Hoverjet, to try and draw the Giant Alligators away. But his plan works too well: he crashes, and is knocked unconscious. The Alligator closes in - but Gordon shoots it with a tranquilizer dart.
Home And SafeEdit
Gordon shoots the Alligator in the nick of time, and the boys later return to Tracy Island.
An Early Birthday PresentEdit
Tin-Tin has also arrived back home (from a shopping trip to the mainland). She's missed all the action, and wants to hear about it. However, she has brought Alan a present for his birthday, which she wants to show him - in the bathroom. It's just what he wanted: a pygmy alligator!
While aboard Thunderbird 5, Alan and John are listening to the hit tune "Dangerous Game" by The Cass Carnaby Five, on the radio - until the broadcast is interrupted by the satellite's on-board computers, when the LTR-2 sends out a distress call.
Just A Coincidence?Edit
Alan, thinking out loud, notes that "Dangerous Game" was playing on the radio just before the transporter crashed; and it was playing on Radio Maxwell while the other transporters crashed, too. He also makes the astute observation that each time these transporter planes had been attacked, the Cass Carnaby Five had been giving a live performance of their music.
Virgil and Alan have set out for the Paradise Peaks Hotel in Thunderbird 2, just in case Lady Penelope and Tin-Tin need help. This is fortuitous, as Olsen cuts the lines on their cable-car (despite Cass' desperate attempt to stop him), as they leave the hotel. The car hurtles down the mountainside, with Thunderbird 2 in hot pursuit...
An Evening in ParadiseEdit
After saving the day, Alan gets the chance to spend a romantic evening with Tin-Tin.
Alan's Missions With Thunderbird OneEdit
With Scott in command of IR while Jeff is away on holiday, Alan is moved up to take his place, as acting pilot of Thunderbird 1: "Guess you take over my old job." When Alan remarks how differently TB1 handles in flight, compared to Thunderbird 3, Scott reminds him, "I want that machine back in one piece..."
Return To Seascape...Edit
After safely landing TB1 on Seascape's deck - a tricky business, as the imperiled rig becomes increasingly unstable - Alan again sets up the Mobile Control Centre, this time to oversee Thunderbirds 2 and 4 as they undertake the rescue of two men trapped on the seabed in their diving-bell...
Alias Mr HackenbackerEdit
Sharpshooter Alan is needed again - this time to disable the Skythrust, so it's unable to land at the hijacking gang's base somewhere in the Sahara Desert. Then it's the gang's turn: a live missile, dispatched by Alan, destroys the base itself - leaving the remaining members battered, but alive.
Lord Parkers 'OlidayEdit
Alan is clearly jealous, as Tin-Tin rhapsodizes about orbiting pirate-radio station KLA's DJ, Rick O'Shea ("Isn't he just minty?"). But then, after being damaged by a Telsat 4 rocket, the pirate satellite - with O'Shea and his engineer trapped aboard - begins an uncontrolled re-entry into Earth's atmosphere. And Alan's left none too happy when Thunderbird 3 is called into action - to go out into space, and rescue his perceived rival!
Alan Takes A (Space)Walk...Edit
Using rocket thrusters, the space-suited Alan goes EVA to reach the satellite. He rescues the unconscious Loman (from the airlock) and carries him back to the safety of Thunderbird 3...
Saving (?) O'Shea...Edit
...but trouble ensues, once Alan returns to KLA to get O'Shea. With laser-beam equipment, he cuts through the inner door. O'Shea, suffering badly from vertigo, is terrified of venturing outside the satellite, and says he won't budge...
A Shiner for O'SheaEdit
Alan later admits that he had to take extreme measures - declaring "I did it in the line of duty!" - as it was the only way he could get O'Shea outside!
The KLA JingleEdit
Alan can't resist a further swipe at O'Shea, by reproducing the KLA jingle with a pen and a glass!
Give Or Take A MillionEdit
It's Christmas on Tracy Island; and Alan takes off in Thunderbird 3, at the request of a very special guest...
Thunderbirds Are Go (Film)Edit
During the first half of the film, Alan and TB3 were assigned to escort the Zero X on the second leg of its journey to Mars. But he soon found himself confined to Tracy Island, after Scott and Virgil got to go to the Swinging Star nightclub with Lady Penelope. He then had a surreal dream where he got taken to a replica of the Star in space, where he believed he finally got the same level of reward for duty as Scott and Virgil...
In the second half of the film, Zero X had finally returned from Mars, but an accident with aligning the lifting bodies caused a malfunction in various vital circuits, and the spaceship was almost certainly doomed to crash into Craigsville. Virgil, Alan and Gordon were dispatched in TB2, to chase down Zero X. Alan was shot into Zero X's wheel-well, and told how to rewire the damaged circuitry of the escape-pod mechanism - allowing the crew to eject to safety, before Zero X itself finally crashed.