A quick rundown of the latest Thunderbirds are Go episode, Recharge, written by Amy Wolfram.
This story takes place at the Arctic Circle, and centres on a power station which converts the charged particles of the Aurora Boreallis into electricity. A system that discharges excess energy has malfunctioned which will result in reversing the polarity of the Earth!
The station appears to manned by a solitary female engineer who hasn't been able to fix the fault and needs International Rescue.
Quite an interesting (and implausible ) premise (doesn't the iron core of Earth have a part to play in the magnetic field)
For me, however it is intriguing how in this story Scott has gone through a complete personally change, abandoning safety advice from Virgil, and going on to wreak his pod vehicle. My first thought was it was down to yet another tiresome appearance of The Hood; but no, it seems Scott is just missing Dad!
In spite of the episode dealing with the developing characters of an impetuous Scott and his sensible brother Virgil, this story is very much about MAX, or Mechanical Assistant : eXperimental as we are reminded by Virgil. Scott, on the other hand had completely forgotten that it was an acronym!
With MAX 's involvement and the wintery environment I was reminded of robot Braman in the original episode, Sunprobe.
All that being said it's still another fun episode for fans of the new series, although, I have to admit while I'm still enjoying watching Thunderbirds are go it still doesn't come close to the original for me.