Terrahawks: The Complete Series 2004 Horror Movie Review
Horror movies Review
My children and I come from differing backgrounds, mine British, theirs, American having spent most of their lives here. Part of the time we spend together is exploring my cultural heritage as I have observed theirs at first hand whilst they grew up.
We have worked our way through the Gerry Anderson productions with mixed results: Fireball XL5 and Supercar brought the house down while Space 1999 and UFO were more appreciated.
When it came to Terrahawks, they were rolling in the aisles at first until we discovered that it was very different to the Anderson of yore.
Firstly, it is more of a tongue in cheek type of show aimed at children although I have to say that Anderson’s skill in producing Puppets without visible wires is outstanding.
Secondly the show is based on a simple premise, that of tic tac toe, given away on the end credits. Simple enough really once you see the shapes of the two opposing robot soldiers. You win some you lose some.
Of course this does reflect a cold war standoff in a way if you want to be political, given when the show was made.
In the end, there is not much else to say as the episodes reflect that paradigm. My kids are lapping it all up and the worst thing is, the eldest is 18 and the other, three years younger.