"Impact" is the ninth episode of the second series of Thunderbirds Are Go!, broadcast on the 10th of December, 2016.


Using a remote controlled rocket booster Langstrom Fischler tries to bring a comet into Earth's orbit so he can mine it. As the rocket doesn't fire correctly, the comet ends up on a collision course with both the Earth and Global One, a GDF space station with Captain Ridley O'Bannon aboard. While Alan and Virgil take Thunderbird 3 up to the comet and find a way to destroy it John and EOS use Thunderbird 5 to help O'Bannon to move Global One out of the comet's path.


Regular CastEdit

Guest CastEdit

International Rescue Equipment UsedEdit

Non-International Rescue Equipment UsedEdit


  • Virgil: "I go down a tube backwards and you get a comfy chair?"
    Alan: "Nobody said gear-ups were fair, Virgil."



  • This is the first time Virgil has flown in Thunderbird 3 as Alan's co-pilot.
  • This is the second time that Thunderbird 5's mooring claw has been used to assist in a rescue, or third if you count destroying the Hood's ship in Legacy.

Goofs Edit

  • Virgil's laser cutter is missing in some shots.
  • Fischler says at one point, "That will be my yummy lunch I ordered." However, it is night time at his location.