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Gerry Anderson (writer, "Expect the Unexpected Part 1, " "Expect the Unexpected Part 2")
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8 October 1983 (UK) See more »
In the year 2020 Earth is under threat from Martian androids who want revenge on the human race. They consist of Zelda... See more »
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 (Series Cast [5])
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)

Series Directed by
Alan Pattillo (1 episode, 1983)
Tony Lenny (1 episode, 1984)

Tony Bell (unknown episodes)
Desmond Saunders (unknown episodes)
Series Writing credits
Tony Barwick (1 episode, 1984)
Trevor Lansdowne (1 episode, 1984)

Gerry Anderson (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Gerry Anderson .... producer (39 episodes, 1983-1986)
Christopher Burr .... producer (2 episodes, 1983-1984)

Bob Bell .... associate producer (unknown episodes)
Series Original Music by
Gerry Anderson (unknown episodes)
Christopher Burr (unknown episodes)
Richard Harvey (unknown episodes)
Series Film Editing by
Tony Lenny (unknown episodes)
Series Art Direction by
Gary Tomkins (unknown episodes)
Series Production Management
Donald Toms .... production manager (unknown episodes)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Derek Whitehurst .... first assistant director (unknown episodes)
Series Art Department
Grahame Ménage .... scenic artist (2 episodes, 1985)

Peter Holmes .... props (unknown episodes)
Series Sound Department
Roy Hyde .... dialogue editor (unknown episodes)
Brian Lintern .... dubbing editor (unknown episodes)
Alan Willis .... dubbing editor (unknown episodes)
Series Special Effects by
Steven Begg .... special effects director (39 episodes, 1983-1986)

Peter Farr .... special effects technician (unknown episodes)
Malcolm King .... special effects supervisor (unknown episodes)
Ross King .... special effects technician (unknown episodes)
Gus Ramsden .... special effects technician (unknown episodes)
Steven Woodcock .... designer/model maker (unknown episodes)
Series Visual Effects by
Nick Finlayson .... HOD model workshop (26 episodes, 1983-1985)

Kevin Davies .... video game and titles animator (unknown episodes)
Richard Gregory .... model maker (unknown episodes)
Susan Moore .... model maker (unknown episodes)
Harry Oakes .... visual effects lighting cameraman (unknown episodes)
Paddy Seale .... visual effects lighting cameraman (unknown episodes)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Brian Ellis .... focus puller (39 episodes, 1983-1986)

E. Michael Anderson .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
Fiona Cunningham-Reid .... focus puller (unknown episodes)
Jonathan Earp .... focus puller (unknown episodes)
David Lawrence .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
Series Editorial Department
Alan Killick .... supervising editor (unknown episodes)
Series Other crew
Christine Glanville .... chief puppeteer (unknown episodes)
Jan Kendall .... puppeteer (unknown episodes)
Judy Preece .... puppeteer (unknown episodes)
Zena Relph .... puppeteer (unknown episodes)
Earnie Shepherd .... production accountant (unknown episodes)
Tina Werts .... puppeteer (unknown episodes)

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23 min (39 episodes)
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One of the songs that Kate Kestrel sings is called "SOS Mr Tracy", a reference to "Thunderbirds" (1965), producer Gerry Anderson's most famous show.See more »
Hawkeye:[after a mid-air rendezvous with Kate] We must stop meeting like this.
Kate Kestrel:You're nothing if not original.
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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
"Flaming Thunderbolts!", 18 March 2003
Author: Anthony Bannon (bannonanthony) from Annalong, N. Ireland

This was the first Gerry Anderson programme I ever saw when I was a kid, and I still love it. Okay, so it CAN be cheesy at times, especially with Zelda and her family always doing the 'evil laugh' thing and the joke about Lt. Hiro's accent (Exactry!), but I still like it as it has a great sense of humour and adventure about it.

I was glad when the series was released on DVD because that means I could now see the entire series! The extras on the DVDs are great as well, particularly the original shooting scripts which are contained. TERRAHAWKS also has some unintentional laughs in the guise of the preposterous sounding writer's pseudonyms used by Tony Barwick to disguise the fact that he wrote 98% of the episodes (examples include T.I. Gerstein, Koo Garstein, Leo Pardstein and P.U. Mastein, geddit?).

The Terrahawks are a colourful team themselves, although team leader Dr. Ninestein is a real jerk most of the time, particularly towards Sgt. Major Zero, leader of the Terrahawk robots the Zeroids. But Zero more often than not gets his own back on Ninestein. The Zeroids are a rather enjoyable set of characters too. Each one has his own personality: there's the aforementioned Zero, who is a real soldier type, Five-Five, who always talks in rhyme, the French-accented Dix-Huit (or Dicks-Hu-It, as Zero pronounces it) and the camp Space Sergeant 101). Villainess Zelda and her family are rather two-dimensional but at times, they display interesting personalities.

One element of the show which could be overdone is the amount of time Terrahawk pilot/pop star Kate Kestrel spends singing, but the songs are generally good. The storylines are pretty good too. One of the best is when some kind of mind control force is loose in the Terrahawk base, causing the team to face their worst fears.

I give TERRAHAWKS a thumbs-up. It may probably never be considered a classic, but it is certainly enjoyable!

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