Seeing this Pod vehicle shows the forward and creative thinking for this series in making a vehicle that is able to venture forth into a harsh and unpredictable environment out in the frozen wilderness.
I got the impression that it was going to be the Mole used but in surprising me with the Explorer was pleasant and again just shows the creative thinking in design and story in making a Pod that is able to be that versatile.
Should be noted that this scene makes Virgil very noble by having John double-check the area when not seeing the rescuees at first.
This is first time since Sun Probe that Thunderbird 2 or any Thunderbird for that matter has journeyed into an Arctic surrounding and seeing Thunderbird 2 on the snow was just such an appealing contrast visually with the bright green on the virgin snow.
Come Saturday, this should be good.
Covering the 1st Thunderbird Series in 50 years with the Build up 'Before the Storm' and After the Storm.