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Terrahawks - Vol. 9 (DVD)

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Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy - Science Fiction / Theatrical Release: 1983 / Universal, suitable for all / Director: Alan Pattillo, Desmond Saunders, Tony Bell, Tony Lenny / Actors: Jeremy Hitchen, Denise Bryer, Anne Ridler, Ben Stevens, Windsor Davies ... / DVD released 2003-09-29 at Revelation Films / Features of the DVD: PAL

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      15.10.2009 12:47
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      Good Sci-Fi fun for the kids.

      Terrahawks - Volume 9.
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      Introduction.
      Created by Gerry Anderson and set in the year 2020, we follow the Terrahawks.
      The Terrahawks defend the Earth from 'Zelda' and her evil minions.

      Creator: Gerry Anderson
      Producer: Gerry Anderson
      Screenwriter: Gerry Anderson
      Executive Producer: Gerry Anderson

      Synopsis
      The human race is under threat of extinction by the evil Zelda and her minions of killer robots.
      She has travelled from her home world of Guk and set up her base on mars.
      Firstly though she has had to destroy the earth base that was there.
      She now aims all of her destruction towards earth in the hope of clearing the planet for her own race.
      The UN High Command appoints Doctor 'Tiger' Ninestein to equip and train an elite fighting force to defend the world against the evil Zelda and her robotic aggressors.

      They are called TERRAHAWKS.
      The team is made up of:
      'Tiger' Ninestein himself,
      Captain Kate Kestrel
      Captain Mary Falconer,
      Lieutenant Hiro,
      Lieutenant Hawkeye,
      Sergeant Major Zero,
      Space Sergeant 101
      And of course the memorable 'Zeroids'.

      They establish their base, Hawknest, in South America they begin developing and implementing their sophisticated weaponry which will now be used in defence of earth. And hopefully the destruction of Zelda.

      Episodes
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      There was apparently some confusion when copying these episodes over to DVD. And they where mixed up a bit however as they where pretty much stand alone episodes, there is no real continuity problems. Cold Finger was actually the last ever Terrahawks episode, Hence the discrepancy in episode listing order.

      33. SPACE CYCLOPS
      A metal eating monster threatens the lunar base.

      34. TIMEWARP
      Mary's imagination runs riot as dreams can become reality if you're not careful.

      37. SPACE GIANT
      A creature similar to Godzilla is unleashed on Earth causing mayhem.

      39. COLD FINGER
      Earth is under threat from Zelda's latest plan, to smash Earth with Ice Meteors.

      36. OPERATION ZERO
      The Hawks nest has been breached and all looks lost for the Terrahawks.


      Opinions
      I remember watching these as a child. All of the characters faces where easily spotted straight away. The stories are standard Gerry Anderson and the obvious connections with his other series Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons, Thunderbirds, fireball Xl5, Stingray, Joe 90 etc.. Are clearly seen.
      The animation even today will be loved by kids, of all ages ahem.
      The colour and crispness qualities of the episodes are perfect.
      With only one disc you still get a lot of stuff to look through from the episodes themselves through biographies, profiles, scripts etc.

      Well worth the money if only for the trip down memory lane and a journey through nostalgia.


      DVD Features
      * Gerry Anderson Biography
      * Profiles
      * Tiger Ninestein And Mary Falconer Profiles
      * Terrahawks Chronology
      * Region: Region 0 (All Regions)
      * No of Discs: 1
      * Classification: U
      * Main Language: English
      * Amazon Price: £3.99

      Greg.

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