|Tracy Island, home of the Tracy Family (ex-astronaut Jeff Tracy, his
five sons, grandma, loyal servant Kyrano and daughter Tin-Tin, plus
resident genius Brains), and headquarters of International Rescue:
a super-secret organisation that uses a fleet of
bleeding-edge technology super machines to save lives from natural and
man made disasters around the world.
This late-googie island
home covers massive hangers, workshops, and launching silos, such as
the one under the swimming pool in the foreground. Imagine an
underground version of the Kennedy Space Centre underneath a Holiday
Inn and you get the idea.
Now, as a boy I was willing to suspend
disbelief quite cheerfully, but I never could fathom a) how all this
was paid for or b) how less than a dozen people were possibly able to
build the bloody thing. Heck, I'm still trying to figure out how
Batman and Alfred got that supercomputer into the Batcave all on their