Terrahawks (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 ... See full summary »

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Series cast summary:
Jeremy Hitchen ...
 Chick King / ... (39 episodes, 1983-1986)
Denise Bryer ...
 Mary Falconer / ... (39 episodes, 1983-1986)
Anne Ridler ...
 Cy-Star / ... (39 episodes, 1983-1986)
Ben Stevens ...
 Dix-Huit / ... (39 episodes, 1983-1986)
Windsor Davies ...
 Sergeant Major Zero (39 episodes, 1983-1986)


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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Release Date:

8 October 1983 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Jastrebovi Zemlje  »

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Did You Know?


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 »


[Tiger has been wounded during a battle with one of Zelda's cubes]
Mary Falconer: How's the arm?
Dr. 'Tiger' Ninestein: I'll live.
Sergeant Major Zero: I was afraid of that.
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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 »


Referenced in EastEnders: Episode dated 15 February 2010 (2010) See more »

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Not Gerry Anderson's Best Show But Still Enjoyable Enough
3 May 2003 | by (England) – See all my reviews

Compared to classics such as Thunderbirds, Stingray and Captain Scarlet, Terrahawks paled in comparison. However, to be fair, let's judge it on it's own merits. Perhaps comparing an 80's puppet show to a 60's puppet show isn't ethical.

Terrahawks featured a military unit called Terrahawks (led by Dr. Tiger Ninestein) against an evil alien called Zelda (easily the ugliest character in any TV show) and her even uglier son Yung-Star. Zelda is one of these aliens who won't settle down and get a hobby, preferring to conquer the Earth instead (I wonder what these aliens do for fun after they've conquered a whole planet). Anyway, Ninestein and his Terrahawks Unit (which included characters such as ace pilot Hawkeye) battled the evil forces of Zelda each week. Joining the Terrahawks were two annoying but loveable robots Sgt. Major Zero and Space Sgt. 101 who were usually getting on Ninestein's nerves.

The show does seem rather dated now. A new process was used in the TV show-supermacromation where the puppets didn't have strings(unlike Supermarionation which used strings in the 60's shows and paradoxically, looked better). I don't know if I'd enjoy it if I watched it now. And whilst it was largely enjoyable, it was lacking that certain something that seperates a good TV show from a really great TV show.

But, all in all, kids will love it and it did have it's moments. Enjoy!

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Who would you cast, if Terrahawks was made into a motion picture? Wolfman316
Fricking class, wipes the floor with Thunderbirds. Billy_ouk
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Tiger Ninestein looks like David Bowie Wolfman316
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