Monday, November 20, 2017

Daytime Heroes: Terrahawks (1983)

British producer Gerry Anderson, after spending the 70's developing live action series (i.e. UFO, Space 1999) went back to his puppets with 1983's Terrahawks. Three 13-episode series were produced in England between 1983-6, and at least one season was shown here in the US that I can remember. However, it's been a very long time since Terrahawks has seen the light of day on American television.

As with most of Anderson's sci-fi series, the show is set in the future, in this case, in the year 2020. The episode, "From Here to Infinity", sneaks in a call-back to an earlier Anderson entry. Can you guess which one?

Terrahawks was not only the first puppet series that wasn't produced for ITC, but Anderson's last puppet show as well. The series was co-produced with London Weekend Television.

Rating: B.


Jeff said...

I remember seeing this show in syndication on some NY channel in the 1980s. I thought it was a rerun from the 70s

hobbyfan said...

It depends on where you lived in NY at the time, Jeff. IIRC, I think it may have been on the Fox affiliate in my area, or on cable via WSBK in Boston. All I know is that we didn't get the entire series.