"Extraction" is the 19th episode of Thunderbirds Are Go!. It is was broadcast on December 5th, 2015.


A seismologist and his son alert the authorities to the presence of a rogue wildcat mining operation, only for the machinery to trigger an earthquake that swallows the equipment – along with the father and son. Gordon must attempt a daring underground rescue of the boy and his injured father, while Virgil has to find a way to shut down the out-of-control rig.



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International Rescue Equipment UsedEdit

Non-International Rescue Equipment UsedEdit

  • Sonic Ejection Platform (Hydro-Methane extractor)



  • This episode is an homage to both Cry Wolf (child who idolizes International Rescue trapped underground) and Terror In New York City (people trapped underground after a cave-in with Thunderbird 4 being used to rescue them).
  • Dunsley Field is a direct reference to Dunsley Tracker, the base that Mr. Williams operated from, in the original episode Cry Wolf. In fact, the writer even stole his last name for their characters.
  • Footage of Gordon piloting Thunderbird 4 through the underwater tunnels was previously used in Ring of Fire Part 1. New footage was also added using the same digital set.

Foreign TitlesEdit

  • Dutch: Extractie
  • French: Extraction
  • Spanish: Extracción
  • Japanese: 小さな科学者 (A Small Scientist)