Terrahawks: The Complete Series
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Top Customer Reviews
The plot is familiar - alien androids on Mars declare war on Earth over a misunderstanding. Zelda is leader of the android (disfunctional) family of Yung-star and Cy-star, and later in the series, Cy-star's child, It-star (an androgynous "birl-goy", as Cy-star couldn't make up her mind which gender it should be). Zelda attacks earth regularly with the assistance of interstellar villains like Moid, (Master of Infinite Disguise) Lord Sram (a lizard with a scream that'll put Black Canary to shame) and Yuri, the telekiektic teddy bear. (Like I said, more tongue-in-cheek)
Earth's last defense is the Terrahawks team, led by "Tiger" Ninestein, a genetically engineered clone with eight backup copies, the perfect expendable leader. The team also includes Mary Falconer, (Tiger's emotional interest), Kate Kestrel, Pop Star (She performs the show's supercool closing theme, "Living in the 21st Century") Lieutenant Hawkeye and Liutenant Hiro. The main soldiers of the team are the Zeroids, spherical robots with their own individual personalities. Sargeant-Major Zero, leader of the Zeroids is voiced by British character actor Windsor Davies.
The series came and went with barely a release in the US in the early 80s, but it was warmly received by those who caught it. It's great to see that it's getting the same treatment as the rest of the Anderson series. Well worth a look.
If you don't remember the series, you'll probably enjoy it. Episodes are slightly more than 20 minutes, have good 'flow' to them, and range from 'cute' to covertly 'funny'. The entire series consists of models and hand puppets, but are VERY well done. Let's just say that they're much more lifelike than any of the Muppets characters are, save for the various monsters that the show's villain, the android Zelda, dispatches to attack Earth. They are downright hideous and tend to frighten very young children, and I mean that as a compliment! They're very well done, too. Hopefully they're not 'lifelike'! However, the more mature viewer, while appreciating the subtlety of the humor throughout the series, will also enjoy the irony in that the terrible monsters all seem to have serious flaws that render them largely impotent in the end. The result is somewhat 'Wile E. Coyote pursuing the Roadrunner' in nature where the weapon (the monster) SHOULD have worked, but malfunctioned somewhere and either failed outright or else backfired.
Being a British series, there are some things that you just didn't see on American television in the early 80's. Like a telekinetic teddy bear being knocked cold by the flying seat from an exploding toilet in a decrepit house because robots burst up through the sewer. Where else would you ever see something like that?
Serious fans of the series will probably be glad to know that each episode appears to be 'as aired', including the intended ending credits above the game of naughts and crosses between the Zeroids and the cubes.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Sometime in the 21st Century, Earth is united under a World Government, and Terrans have established bases as far out as Callisto, one of the major moons of Jupiter, under the... Read morePublished 19 months ago by Chrijeff
Great DVD set and wonderful way to relive my childhood! Excellent buy and excellent viewing!Published 19 months ago by Robert B. Long II
Gerry Anderson's Super-marionation series keep getting better and better!!!Published 21 months ago by Book Hound
I loved all these Gerry Anderson Super-Marionation shows when I was younger. I love them even more now. Read morePublished on February 7, 2013 by TVCLASSIC
Terrahawks marked Gerry Anderson's return to puppets after a few years of live action shows, but these puppets were different than the marionettes featured in Stingray,... Read morePublished on December 28, 2012 by J. R. Trtek
WOW! You must see this series. Action, stringless, and Zelda. Super Macromation has reached great heights. The special effects are super.Published on January 28, 2012 by Kathy Anderson
I like Gerry Anderson's stuff....but this one is the least favorite. Wouldn't mind having my money back on this one. Read morePublished on March 28, 2011 by R. Szymczak
You have to have a taste for the marionette action of these series. But having that, these series are very entertaining. The old corny special effects by todays standards are fun. Read morePublished on January 21, 2011 by Victor Alonso
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