There was a children's show in the 80s. I remember some ugly scary looking puppets (aliens?) and tic-tac-toe i think played on large on cubes, rotating metal hoops.

It's not much to go on I know. But it's bugging me...

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    When I hear "scifi" and "puppets", my mind immediately goes "Thunderbirds", but that's too early. Maybe Terrahawks? Some of those puppets are pretty freaky-looking, and the end-credits usually involved a game of tic-tac-toe – Jason Baker Mar 31 '15 at 14:37

As Jason Baker suggests in the comments, this is Terrahawks.

This was a Gerry Anderson production from the 1980s, which explains why it's both SF and puppet based.

You can see the Tic Tac Toe game in the end credit on youTube, and is played out between the (heroic) Zeroids and the evil cube robots enter image description here

The wikipedia page is pretty compehensive; the main villain was Zelda enter image description here

  • And if someone can convert that YouTube link into an embedded video, I'd be grateful - I can't figure out how I'm supposed to do that. – andrewsi Mar 31 '15 at 15:01
  • Usually, you just paste it in. It won't show up on the preview, though. Oh, and for some reason, combining https and the "you.tube" bits makes it glitch. – FuzzyBoots Mar 31 '15 at 15:16
  • @SeanDuggan - Ah, thank you. I didn't see it on preview, and assumed I'd been doing it wrong! – andrewsi Mar 31 '15 at 16:21
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    Intitial reaction: Well that doesn't fit the "ugly scary looking puppets" criteria at all. Scrolls downs: AARGHHH! – Ashandes Mar 31 '15 at 18:04
  • @Ashandes - perhaps I should have wrapped it in a spoiler tag... – andrewsi Mar 31 '15 at 19:18

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