What I found very rewarding is the character-dynamics that were explored and expanded when you have 3 principal characters stuck in a situation where they butt heads when they criticise/almost insult each other.
What I did not mention in my review from last week is that the Archeological Professor was voiced by Matt Zimmerman himself. The original Alan Tracy.
Funny thing that was pointed out by some fans is that the rendering for the professor looked like the original Alan if he had aged to that point.
While the use of the Thunderbirds themselves were a little restricted compared to previous episodes, it was more important that the characters were allowed to grow. The Tracys and their associates make Thunderbirds & International Rescue, not vice versa.
While Parker and Penelope provided some light-hearted humour in the original it was never to the extent where Parker could be this expressive and complain like most people that are scared to go to places they are not familiar with. Also, you have to enjoy his cynical and sarcastic nature as he's just saying what we're all thinking.
"Well "bully" for you then - Parker. after the Professor got over the closing wall in the Pryamid
This series keeps getting better