In 1982 Gerry began to work on a show that marked his return to working with puppets. Terrahawks brought back some of the old Century 21 crew, including Christine Glanville, chief puppeteer. These were very different from the marionettes of old – they were operated from below and being made of rubber were more flexible and easier to animate. The series was still set in the future with the usual sci-fi components but the budget was much smaller than with the earlier famous shows. Puppets and SFX were all shot at Bray. Derek Meddings was not available for the series and Gerry instead used newcomer Steven Begg to lead the SFX department. 39 episodes were made between 1983 and 1984.