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Writer:
Gerry Anderson (writer, "Expect the Unexpected Part 1, " "Expect the Unexpected Part 2")
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Seasons:
1 | 2 | 3
Release Date:
8 October 1983 (UK) See more »
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Plot:
In the year 2020 Earth is under threat from Martian androids who want revenge on the human race. They consist of Zelda... See more »
Awards:
2 nominations See more »
NewsDesk:
(6 articles)
Terrahawks returning with Big Finish
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Not Gerry Anderson's Best Show But Still Enjoyable Enough See more (11 total) »

Cast

 (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)
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Series Directed by
Tony Bell (unknown episodes)
Tony Lenny (unknown episodes)
Alan Pattillo (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)

Bob Bell .... associate producer (unknown episodes)
Christopher Burr .... 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
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
Kevin Davies .... video game and titles animator (unknown episodes)
Nick Finlayson .... model maker (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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Terrahawks was the first Gerry Anderson puppet series to be made without the familiar "Supermarionation" puppetry technique and instead used a new superior "Supermacromation", a Muppet-style puppetry technique that made the puppets look more realistic and enabled them to be operated for the first time without any strings.See more »
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Dr. 'Tiger' Ninestein:[his favorite exclamation] ... Flaming thunderbolts!See more »
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1 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Not Gerry Anderson's Best Show But Still Enjoyable Enough, 3 May 2003
Author: Big Movie Fan from England

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
Character backstory stuartcork7
Tiger Ninestein looks like David Bowie Wolfman316
Does the film from this show still exist? Would look great on Blu-Ray. monkeyjb1988
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Fricking class, wipes the floor with Thunderbirds. Billy_ouk
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