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"Fight or Flight" is the twelfth episode of Thunderbirds Are Go! season 2, broadcast on December 31, 2016.


The zeppelin Baross's cargo machine malfunctions which causes it to loose control and begin a collision course with the nearby city of Anderbad. Two of the crew members are unable to abandon ship and it's up to International rescue to save them.

Scott and Virgil make and effort to change the air-ship's trajectory; Virgil by pumping out surplus fuel to make it lighter and Scott by piloting the ship. Meanwhile Kayo distracts the claw machine in the main cargo bay to allow the trapped crew to escape.


Regular Cast

Guest Cast

  • Captain - Angel Coulby
  • Dixon - Kayvan Novak
  • Ramirez - Phillipa Alexander


John: "Brains, are you sure you want to be up here?"
Brains: "Annual m-maintenance. Very important. Like brushing your teeth. I'm just having a litle trouble adjusting to being w-weightless. Whoa!"
John: "It was the same for me when I started. You'll get used to it."
Brains: "And I'm starting to feel q-queasy."
John: "Don't throw up in zero gravity. That's something else I learned when I first got up here."

John: "Scott, you're gonna need to move, fast."
Scott: "FAB. And Brains, that means feel a lot better."

Scott: "How are you guys doing in there?"
Ramirez: "Oh you know, just playing hide and seek with a giant bone-crushing claw. No big deal."

Dixon: "How does a giant mechanical loading claw take its tea?"
Ramirez: "I don't know. How?"
Dixon: "With a pinch of sugar?"
Ramirez: "That's the worst joke I've ever heard. Got any more?"

Brains: "It's going to be t-tight."
Scott: "Tight, but we should make it tight or John space suit tight?"
Brains: "I don't t-think I know how to answer that question in a way that is reassuring."
Scott: "Space suit tight. Okay."

John: "You know what, Brains, you managed to stay the right way up."
Brains: "I d-did. Doing all those c-calculations make me forget about my space sickness. Oh no, it's b-back. I need something to distract me again. Q-Quickly, ask me about my favorite 14 asteriods."

Gordon: "What'd I say?"
Alan: "We should've bought some prizes."
Gordon: "Oh, claw machine needs prizes!"
Alan: "No wonder they didn't wanna play!"

International Rescue Equipment Used

Non-International Rescue Equipment Used

  • Cargo Zeppelin Baross



  • Brains is seen in outer space for the first time doing routine maintenance with John on Thunderbird 5.