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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Space Precinct: The Complete Series DVD Review

Space Precinct: The Complete Series DVD Review

Synopsis: From sci-fi legend Gerry Anderson (Space 1999, Thunderbirds, UFO), this special-effects-filled series chronicles the adventures of two cops from Earth battling a rogue’s gallery of alien criminals in the year 2040. Transferred from the mean-streets of New York City to a teeming alien planet halfway across the galaxy, veteran police detective Patrick Brogan (Ted Shackelford, Dallas) and his rookie partner (Rob Youngblood, NYPD Blue, Sliders) struggle to adapt to their exotic new beat. Tangling with otherworldly outlaws in one deadly close encounter after another, the officers fight to bring intergalactic law and order to a mind-bending realm where the bad guy’s aren’t just bad… they aren’t even human! Episodes: Protect and Survive, Enforcer, Body and Soul, Double Duty, The Snake, Time to Kill, Deadline, Seek and Destroy, The Power, Illegal, Divided We Stand, Two against the Rock, Takeover, Predator and Prey, The Witness, Hate Street, Friends, Smelter Skelter, Flash, The Fire Within: Part 1, The Fire Within: Part 2, The Forever Beetle, Deathwatch: Part 1, Deathwatch: Part 2

Review: Space Precinct was a British television show that aired over in the UK in the mid 1990s for about a year.  The show was later seen in the USA on the SyFy channel in syndication.  The premise is a mixture of space and police drama to create a fictional world where special space cops patrol the universe and hold aliens and humans responsible for their crimes.

Space Precinct is a great little sci-fi gem that not a lot of people seem to know about.  It was a precursor to Men in Black and runs along very similar lines to those films.  The show came out during that mid 1990s UFO furvor that really fueld a lot of of movies and TV back then (Independance Day, Mars Attacks, The X-Files etc.).   The show was actually rather well made and the acting is pretty solid.  The make-up and cosutmes on the aliens is high quality and the stories are interesting.  They keep it grounded enough to have real police drama mixed-in with the Alien themes.

Overall, a great series and a gem for any sci-fi fan.  This one would make an amazing surprise Xmas gift!

Interest Range: Sci-Fi, Classic TV