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Old 2nd December 2017, 06:21 PM
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Default Episode 2.24 - Hyperspeed - Discussion

When the first run of an inventor's newly-constructed hyperloop begins to malfunction, International Rescue must try to find a way to slow down the fast-moving ride.


Guest Cast:
David Tennant - Tycho Reeves
Emily Atkins - Keiko Murakami
Togo Igawa - Toshi Murakami
Lorelei King - Gertie Bunson
Laura Reed - Technician

Written by:
David Slack

Directed by:
Simon Godsiff
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Default Episode 2.24 - Hyperspeed

Should not this be episode 2.25?

Season 2 episode titled "Up From the Depths" was a two-parter, but still counts as episode 6 and episode 7, hence 'Hyperspeed' is 25.

The Lord of the Rings trilogy was not one film, it was three.

Just an observation.
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Episodes in this forum are numbered by UK transmission, since ITV screens them first.
In the UK, 'Inferno' has not been screened due to the Grenfell Tower tragedy.

As a result, Hyperspeed is episode 2.24.
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Episodes in this forum are numbered by UK transmission, since ITV screens them first.
In the UK, 'Inferno' has not been screened due to the Grenfell Tower tragedy.

As a result, Hyperspeed is episode 2.24.
Given that there are members on the forum that are not in the UK - and Inferno has been transmitted in other countries (and is on Amazon in the UK) - should we have a thread to allow discussion of it?

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Old 6th December 2017, 06:58 PM
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There already is FAB 61.
For those who really want to discuss or review Inferno please go here:
http://www.fanderson.org.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=3308

Once ITV transmit the episode, or Season 2.2 is released on DVD I will then create an add in discussion thread then. But not before.
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There already is FAB 61.
For those who really want to discuss or review Inferno please go here:
http://www.fanderson.org.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=3308

Once ITV transmit the episode, or Season 2.2 is released on DVD I will then create an add in discussion thread then. But not before.
I regard the other thread as a discussion as to why it's not on, not a "review thread".......
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Back to the episode at hand.......

Another great, self contained story - with David Tennant on form as Tycho.

Some nice ideas here, and links to modern tech ideas like the Hyperloop - good to see these being used.

Whilst the episode worked well it did show up some of the limitations that have occured in other stories: Specifically the lack of any decent size "module" vehicles results in TB-4.2 being the only thing available that can carry all the people in the "car". With the consequence that the engines are suddenly able to act as retro-rockets.

The other issue is that the track is supposed ot be a vacuum tunnel - but Scott is able to get in and out of the car without decompressing it, even though there is clearly no room for any sort of air-lock.

We then have TB-2.2 doing it's "scooping things up in mid-air" trick again - it's been used a bit too often in recent episodes, why not just catch TB-4.2 with the magnetic grabs?

That said - it's an enjoyable episode, helped by the enthusiastic Tycho character - who is entertaining but not annoying (like other recent episodes this is a great step forward from the idiotic "guest" characters that spoiled a lot of Series 1).

The reporter is also suitably funny without being irritating.

Happy to watch this one again.

[Only other minor question: Where did the track actually go - they were supposed to be going from Tokyo to London - having missed the stop there was then a comment later on about being near the "Sea of Japan, which implied they were nearly back where they started, then we had scenes that seemed to be mid-west America. We also had both the extra pod with Scott, and then later on TB-4.2 being put into the system apparently in London to match when the original pod was coming past again. Did they really go all the way round the world at least once?..........]

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enjoyed this one doctor who in thunderbirds lol did they go all they round the world once then yes enjoyed this one
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