Quote Gerry has a supposed dislike of all his series. It really depends on what he's doing at the moment.He does seem rather fickle at times, doesn't he? First he really hates the look of the new Thunderbirds movie, then he becomes friends with its director, now he really hates it again...Quote No more of a Black Sheep than say Space Precinct or The Protectors. Or Four Feather Falls...The former two of which were actually released on video and shown on TV during the last decade, something that Terrahawks didn't really manage. Although, yes, that was really due to Terrahawks' rights being completely separate. The fact that Space Precinct was actually made in the 1990s helped that show as well.
Quote Why would they? The rights situation is completely different for Terrahawks.I know, I know...! My point is they could have pursued the rights to the show at some point in the past (way before the DVD releases were on the horizon) if they wished to get a hold of the last "puppet" Gerry Anderson series. Or would the cost of rights to this one show have been too prohibitive for them to bother during the 90s? (Thus answering my own question)Quote All it says is that the current distributors know nothing about quality and are happy to use poor transfers. Look at the sad state of Doctor Who - its archive status hardly reflects upon the popularity of the show.Yes it certainly does indicate that the distributors know little about real quality, but to lose all the original negatives is crazy! At least a lot of Doctor Who's post-60s stuff survives in its original transmission videotape (and sometimes original film insert) format. The 60s stuff just fell victim to standard BBC policy. Doesn't make the situation any better though!Quote But you don't get if you don't try.OK, you got me on that! I guess it was the pessimist in me talking. I guess it's just another manifestation of my complete dissatisfaction in modern day TV. But really, can any kids show today hold a candle to Terrahawks, with its classic sci-fi trappings and wonderful dark humour? Looking at it that way, I wouldn't personally take the time with any of the terrestrial channels and concentrate purely on one of the satellite channels instead.Quote You know I'm gonna make it my mission in life to prove you wrong there Jon.A little debate never harmed anyone! I would really like to see Terrahawks get more exposure through TV as much as anyone else here - it certainly would've helped during the long Terrahawks-free years of the 1990s, when copies of the five tapes would sell for overpriced amounts on ebay. I actually bought some at those prices too, and yes I know there was a sixth volume as well, but I'm not even going to attempt to go there! On a more satisfying note, the prices crashed down once the DVDs were released, so the tape-hoarders had to look elsewhere!It's just me being selfish I guess - since all the episodes will officially be available soon, there's no need for me to hope that the show would turn up on some channel somewhere. Certainly, it looks as if more thought and effort has gone into the presentation of the series on DVD than would ever be possible with a TV channel.Jon