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We look at the incredible reviews for the latest volume of Terrahawks - they would even make Zelda emotional!
Since the release of Terrahawks Volume 3 last month, the reviews have been out of this world!
The classic 80s Gerry Anderson series returns to Big Finish, continuing the adventures of the fearless Terrahawks against Zelda, the evil android queen of planet Guk and her wicked children.
In the year 2020, Zelda - evil queen of the planet Guk - has destroyed NASA's Mars base and Earth is under threat. Zelda intends to use Mars as a stepping stone to conquer the Earth, and enslave the human race. 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.
This latest volume in the Terrahawks story has got reviewers and fans buzzing - Blogtor Who gave the series 10/10! “The last two volumes of Terrahawks have been a brilliant reintroduction of the classic series, showcasing why its action and humour made it a beloved children’s programme in the 1980’s, with Volume 2 giving us a feature length climatic finale that seemed to change everything about the series.
“This volume, however, not only gives us the resolution to that cliffhanger but from the word go, there are no holds barred with anything happening in the series. Anything you thought couldn’t happen, now can…. Writer and Director Jamie Anderson, along with Messrs Terry Adlam, David Hirsch, Chris Dale and Mark Wollard all do a damn fine job at not only keeping the show faithful to its roots but also for taking it in a new direction, and helping to show further layers to these characters that we know and love. Volume 1 showed that the series could be done by Big Finish and that it was safe in their hands. Volume 2 showed that not only was the series a brilliant continuation, but a force to be reckoned with in its own right. This volume has conclusively proven that this range has now become one of Big Finish’s best and greatest, with this volume in particular now being the series’ highpoint.”
“The final moments of the series are the greatest testimony to the achievements of Big Finish’s Terrahawks audio adventures,” says popular Anderson blog Security Hazard, “They have taken the show in directions that no-one could have possibly imagined, trying all sorts of new and exciting format experiments to produce stories which not only break the mould of Terrahawks but break the mould of what you can expect from a classic Gerry Anderson formula.
“If you like Terrahawks, you will love the Big Finish audios. If you were perhaps underwhelmed by Terrahawks upon first viewing, the audio stories do everything to make amends. But frankly, having just finished listening to this incredible box set, there’s nothing I yearn to do more than to start watching the original series from the very beginning.”
“Jamie Anderson faced the unenviable task of walking back the darker ending without resorting to deus ex machina, praises SciFi Pulse, “He succeeded admirably in “No Second Chances.” The Terrahawks were not saved unscathed, and an arc was set in motion that put Jeremy Hitchen through his paces playing multiple Stein clones. The story was a character realization-palooza that addressed many of the weaknesses in Gerry Anderson’s original series.
“Along the way, listeners got homages to Anderson’s UFO and The Prisoner, as well as a ton of other pop culture and genre references. Terrahawks Volume 03 continued the trend of intelligent escapism the Big Finish strives for.”
And the biggest fans have been the listeners to the Terrahawks adventures:- “You've done it again @GerryAndersonTV, @ImJamieAnderson and @bigfinish - Terrahawks Volume 3 is incredible. Love the continuation of the story and the way you're developing the universe in a new and exciting way. A Series 4 is a must.” - via a Twitter fan
"Yet again, @bigfinish, @GerryAndersonTV + @ImJamieAnderson knocked it out of the park with Terrahawks Volume 3. Lots of great developments......in both story and characters, especially for the secondary cast members. Would be a delight / surprise if a Vol. 4 is considered" - via Chris on Twitter.
Make sure you pick up a Volume of Terrahawks Volume 3 today - available on the Big Finish site at £25 on CD or £20 on download until the end of August! Ten Ten!