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Terrahawks

Post by forestville » Wed Mar 21, 2007 7:15 pm

This is an emergency stay on this channel

how about Terrahawks from the 1980s

amazing models used in the filming and fx

great story lines

what do we like best about Terrahawks

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Post by Sureshot » Wed Mar 21, 2007 8:02 pm

My brother bought me the complete boxset for Christmas (unasked) which amounts to about 10 DVDs. I've only managed to get through 2 so far.

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Post by Sabreman » Wed Mar 21, 2007 9:25 pm

How does it hold up?

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Post by EvilArmourKing » Thu Mar 22, 2007 12:38 am

Only thing I know about this TV show (which isn't much), was I really liked the Zeroids.

I also remember at the end of the show there was a really cool "Noughts and crosses" style short animation sequence.

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Post by bolda » Thu Mar 22, 2007 4:42 am

Yes, brilliant stuff. Got a couple of dvds... Windsor Davies doing one of the voices was superb (effectively reprising his role in "Ain't 'arf hot mum"!)

Was Zelda's voice done by the woman who played the gran in "Royle Family"?

I also rememebr being sh1t-scared of one of Zelda's monsters (the thing with the really wide, sinister grin) and also trying to impersonate the voice of Zelda's son by gargling!
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Post by Sureshot » Thu Mar 22, 2007 9:18 am

Sabreman wrote:How does it hold up?
It's actually still good to watch, there's a few sly jokes that you wouldn't have got as a kid and whatnot. I'm just watching too many other things to give it any time :P

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Post by merman » Thu Mar 22, 2007 8:18 pm

I loved the fact that it was slightly deeper than most kids series at the time. There's the science (the cloning of Dr Ninesteen, the robots, life on Mars) and the morality (the "expendability" of the robots, the sad plight of MOID {Master Of Infinite Disguise}) and so on.

I also used to love the noughts & crosses game, sort of like an updated version of the Worzel Gummidge bit (which way was Worzel going to fall?)
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Post by Sureshot » Thu Mar 22, 2007 8:20 pm

I think Moid looks a bit like Ray Wilkins:

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Post by Argo » Fri May 18, 2007 9:55 am

I remember being amazed by the two revolving rings in Zelda's gaff. Dunno why :shock:

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Post by Mozart » Fri May 18, 2007 5:37 pm

Sureshot wrote:I think Moid looks a bit like Ray Wilkins:

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Anyone? :lol:
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Post by Cabal » Wed May 23, 2007 1:26 pm

I remember Terrahawks when I was little. Loved those funny bouncing-metal-ball robots. Fantastic. :D

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Re: Terrahawks

Post by rainbird rich » Wed May 23, 2007 4:24 pm

Gawd, that was the worst drivel I ever had the misfortune to watch. I was a huge Gerry Anderson fan before that show, but as I was in my late teens when it aired I was massively disappointed in it.

Give me Captain Scarlet, Joe 90, Secret Service, UFO or Space: 1999 (more Season 1 than Season 2) any day!
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how about Terrahawks from the 1980s

amazing models used in the filming and fx

great story lines

what do we like best about Terrahawks

:)
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Post by psj3809 » Thu May 24, 2007 4:29 am

At first i didnt mind it but went off it soon afterwards. Much prefer the other Gerry Anderson stuff, Terrahawks was alright but i would never think of buying some boxed set of episodes or that. Does take me back though

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Post by The Penultimate Ninja » Thu May 24, 2007 5:06 am

I can't stand Gerry Anderson's work - Thunderbirds, Captain Scarlet, Stingray... all that marrionette stuff.

Except for Terrahawks, I enjoyed that one as a kid.
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Post by Submerge » Thu May 24, 2007 6:33 am

lowering the tone slightly, while at university we used to play a game called terrahawks while drinking.

The idea was to get your spit/phlegm as consistent as possbile, then let it drip down your chin as far as possible, thus creating a 'loogie', while saying terrahawks over and over again. This was in tribute to Zelda and the run of mucus that often hung out of her mouth.

The loser was the first person to have their 'loogie' break, and if it landed on their shoe they were a double loser.

Of course, looking back at it now, anyone who played the game was a loser!

as you were! :lol:
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