So we have Thunderbirds meets Space Odyssey 2001 with a little bit of Knight Rider as John is to battle his intellect and wits with EOS; an Artificial Intelligence Program that has evolved from computing code he originally wrote.
Space Odyssey 2001 for the reference to HAL with the light optical interface which the lights turn red at the end of the preview.
The AI talks about self-preservation, which is where the Knight Rider reference comes in.
In the original 1982 series (which I refer to as KRG1) KARR, the Knight Automative Roving Robot was Wilton Knight's prototype but there was a major problem with his programming; he was programmed for only self-preservation unlike the original KITT, the Knight Industries Two Thousand which has Isaac Asimov's three laws of robotics programmed in and he was programmed with the preservation of Human Life as his prime directive.
I will find it amusing if EOS utters:
This Conversation is non-productive - Peter Cullen as KARR. Knight Rider G1 Season 1: Trust Doesn't Rust
What I like that they are setting us for this Saturday is that John is essentially responsible for his own doing/misgivings.
It's like Tony Stark said in Iron Man 3
We create our demons - Tony Stark
Now, I am not trying to compare John Tracy with a Genius, Playboy, Billionaire, Philanthropist; but the comparison is fair that he has opened a Pandora's box with EOS who essentially becomes Thunderbird 5 in rendering John helpless as he's cut off from his Brothers whom have no idea that the person that is communicating with them via the Holo-com is not their Brother.
That said; it stands to reason that Artificial Intelligence would have reached a point where it would be to create computer-generated forgery of someone to dispel suspicion along with replicating their voice. Considering the type of tech that the 2060 the characters exist in with everything being as advanced as it is from Brains' robot, Max, to the vehicles and technology that is there for International Rescue and everything from Hospitals and commercial transportation.
It's also another reminder of what happens if Artificial Intelligence is allowed to become too self-aware and intelligent enough to become self-preserving and sees humanity as a threat.
You'd need only look at the recent Avengers: Age of Ultron story where he turns against his creators after spending 30 minutes on the Internet looking up the history of War on Earth or to when Sky-Net became Self-aware in 2003's Terminator: Rise of the Machines.
The idea is nothing new, but it is something that makes people think of what could happen if AI did decide that the best way to deal with the problem humanity has to eliminate it.
I grant, that's a very deep philosophical thought regarding this week's episode on Thunderbirds Are Go, but it's one that won't go away anytime soon.
Covering the 1st Thunderbird Series in 50 years with the Build up 'Before the Storm' and After the Storm.