Thunderbirds Blast Off! #8
Element Of Danger - Part Four
The Burrower continued it's way into the mountainside. Brains activated another switch which would test out the new pod vehicle's ultimate capability. Two smaller drills appeared from under neath the main drill head. They extended outwards to match the same length of the first drill. They both kicked in, forming a triangle formation. This was to increase the drill output. With that, Brains continued digging. Back at the Pod, Virgil crawled out into the desert using the Monobrake. He had equipped the vehicle with a spare medical kit and an oxygen tank in case Penelope needed it. He arrived at the tunnel mouth and waited for Brains to signal him.
Virgil: Virgil to Brains, I'm standing by.
Brains: *Over the radio* FAB. It looks as if I- I'm almost through.
He was right. The heavy dust plumes around him made vision almost impossible, but he was able to make out the truck dead ahead of him. The main doors had been pulverized with bedro
Thunderbirds Blast Off! #7
Element Of Danger - Part Three
Parker's SOS message was picked up by Tracy Island. FAB's one emergency transmitter kicked in, enabling him to speak directly to Jeff. The boys were completely unaware that Penelope's truck had been hijacked. The eyes on Penelope's portrait flashed, and the bruised chauffeur's face appeared on the screen.
Jeff: Parker? What's happened? Are you alright?
Parker: *Over the radio* I'm afraid we've hit a problem, Mister Tracy. Her ladyship and the element have been hijacked by the driver. He jammed my brakes with a beam of some kind before I could get to them.
Jeff: Which way did they go?
Parker: *Over the radio* They went East towards the mountain tunnels. Whoever wanted the element so much had planned it quite well.
Jeff: Okay Parker. We'll take care of this. Get yourself patched up and contact the local authorities.
As Parker ended the transmission, Jeff to turned to his boys.
Jeff: Listen up boys. Alan is about to arrive at the re
Thunderbirds Blast Off! #6
Element Of Danger - Part Two
That night, The driver of the transporter truck had just finished studying his route when he heard a knock at the door. Hesitant, he got up and walked over to the door controls. He pressed the button and the door opened, revealing the Hood on the other side. Before he could say anything, The Hood's devilish yellow eyes lit up. It's intense, hypnotic color put the man in a deep trance. After a few seconds, the driver lost consciousness and collapsed upon the ground. Shutting the door behind him, The Hood approached the table and studied the route map. He picked up the pen that the driver was using and began his own modifications.
The Hood: So this is where he is going tomorrow? Well we'll see about that. Now my friend, you are going to hand your job over to me.
The Hood took a few minutes to tie up the drive before slipping on his clothes. As locked his victim away, his micro radio buzzed.
The Hood: Ah General. How nice of you to call?
The General: *O
Thunderbirds Blast Off! #5
Element Of Danger - Part One
Deep in the jungle, The Hood's temple basked in the moonlight. he sat there deep within his own thoughts as the door opened behind him. The Hood was expecting a late night visit from his employer. He placed down the documents that he was reading as a General, dressed in a silver tunic entered the room. He stood up and directed the man to his chair before attending to their business. The general revealed a folder of blue prints and photos that became the subject of their conversation.
The General: I see that you have studied the documents that I sent you?
The Hood: Yes. I received them this morning. Very interesting indeed, but tell me General, what is Element Twenty-One?
The General: Element Twenty-One was the result of an accidental fusion experiment. Our sources indicate that the World Government has been keeping the project top secret for months and now they claim to have sold the element to a secret organization. I want it too. Think of the power
Thunderbirds Blast Off! #4
Peril at the Pole - Part Four
Thunderbird 4 had approached the sunken rescue jet and stopped in front of the main exit hatch. Opening the hatch, Gordon de-pressurised the chamber and Alan swam out of the craft, carrying a laser cutter. He swam on over towards the damaged door and secured secured himself to the hull using magnetic clamps. He then began to cut his way through door, asking Gordon for frequent time checks. Alan could feel the heat of the laser beam as he felt the blood in his head begin to warm up. However as the seconds ticked by, he realised that he had cut through the door and kicked in the smouldering circle of metal. Cloud of pressurised water obscured the way, but quickly revealed the next door. As he swam in through the narrow compartment, Alan realised that he was on his own. As he began to aim the laser beam, he was was rocked by the sound of the hull, forcing him up against the wall.
Alan: What's going on!?
Gordon: There's debris hit