Gerry Anderson & Christopher Burr’s Terrahawks, simply referred to as Terrahawks, was a British science fiction television series produced by Anderson Burr Pictures and created by the production team of Gerry Anderson and Christopher Burr. The show was Anderson’s first in over a decade to utilize puppets for its characters; to date, it is also his last. Anderson’s previous puppet-laden TV series included Thunderbirds and Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons. The series followed the adventures of the Terrahawks, a taskforce responsible for protecting Earth from invasion by a group of extraterrestrial androids and aliens led by Zelda.
Terrahawks is set in the year 2020, after an alien force has destroyed NASA’s Mars base and Earth is under threat. A small organisation, The Terrahawks, is set up to defend the planet. From Hawknest, their secret base in South America, they develop sophisticated weapons to prepare for the battles to come. Terrahawks was less straight-faced than any of Anderson’s previous series, featuring a wry, tongue-in-cheek humour as well as dramatic jeopardy. The ensemble cast, with each member assigned a vehicle, had many similarities with Anderson’s Thunderbirds, whilst the alien invasion plot was reminiscent of Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons and the live action UFO.
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