In the year 2020 Earth is under threat from Martian androids who want revenge on the human race. They consist of Zelda, her son Yung-star and her sister called Cy-star. An organisation is ... See full summary »
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 Chick King / ... (39 episodes, 1983-1986)
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 Mary Falconer / ... (39 episodes, 1983-1986)
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 Sergeant Major Zero (39 episodes, 1983-1986)
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In the year 2020 Earth is under threat from Martian androids who want revenge on the human race. They consist of Zelda, her son Yung-star and her sister called Cy-star. An organisation is set up on Earth called Terrahawks, which is top secret to the rest of the world. This is led by Dr Tiger Ninestein with other characters such as Sergeant Major Zero, Captain Mary Falconer, Captain Kate Kestrel, Lieutenant Hiro and Lieutenant Hawkeye. Written by Anonymous

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Trivia

The original 16mm master negatives for the series are no longer believed to exist, or at least their whereabouts are currently unknown. The distributors only hold 1 inch video transfers taken from the masters and duplicates in the 1980s. This means that there could be some material missing from installments in circulation (the first two episodes are known to be affected by cuts). However, London Weekend Television retain the majority of their 16mm transmission prints which may contain any omitted footage, whilst some effects work and title sequence material (on 35mm film) are known to survive. See more »

Quotes

Sergeant Major Zero: [Zeroid Two-One reveals he's worried by the tone of Dr Ninestein's voice] Don't worry, lad. There's more than one way to skin a cat, or in his case, a tiger!
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Crazy Credits

The end credits are accompanied by a game of Tic-Tac-Toe played by the Zeroids (in blue), and Zelda's Cubes (in red). The winner of the game differed from episode to episode. See more »

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Referenced in EastEnders: Episode dated 12 September 2013 (2013) See more »

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The Best Gerry Anderson
5 October 2003 | by (FL, USA) – See all my reviews

Contrary to other user reviews, I find Terrahawks far more enjoyable than Thunderbirds and Stingray, and a little more enjoyable than Captain Scarlett. The plots of Thunderbirds always seemed very one-dimensional, with the good-guys consistently getting on with each other and being good. Terrahawks has a little more depth to the characters, and some splendidly horrible running jokes (Tiger's consistent failure to beat the high-score on his game, the horrific mocking of Hiro's 'accent' ("Exactry!"), and the rivalry between the football Sgt. Zero and the speciesist Tiger).

The plots also get a bit darker, later in the series, which adds further depth, and brings it closer to the more compelling style of Captain Scarlett, without giving up the humour.

For Americans, trained by Hollywood to always expect a fluffy happy original-Star-Trek ending, I recommend Thunderbirds. For anyone who'd prefer a bit more of a Blake's 7 or Babylon 5 puppet show, I recommend Terrahawks.


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