Review Geeky Memories: TELEVISION

Doctor Omega

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Just what it says....

Your memories of watching television over the years....


Funny, sad, happy, nostalgic - or crazily trivial!

Share your anecdotes here.....



 
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chainsaw_metal1

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The first two seasons are great. Season three is pretty weak, and the ending will just piss you off. But still one of the better vampire shows out there. You can tell it was an inspiration for ANGEL, so that's pretty awesome.
 

chainsaw_metal1

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I will always love the original gothic soap, but this was my introduction to Collinwood. I have the series on DVD (only lasted 12 episodes, thanks George Bush!),, and it's great cheesy vampire fun. There are rumors that, had it been picked up for a second season, it would have brought in the werewolf storyline.
 

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Star Cops, cult '80s sci-fi series, is being revived on audio by Big Finish

EastEnders actress Rakhee Thakrar will join the original leads of the space thriller.




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A full 30 years after it originally launched on BBC Two, the cult series Star Cops is being revisited.

The revival of the futuristic police thriller is the latest project from Big Finish, best known for its series of Doctor Who audio plays.

Originally airing nine episodes in 1987, Star Cops was set in 2027 and followed Nathan Spring (David Calder), the unwilling new commander of the International Space Police Force. Despite its far-out setting, the series is still celebrated for its dark, edgy and (no pun intended) grounded portrayal of life out among the stars.


Three decades later Calder will reprise his role of Spring, along with fellow original cast members Trevor Cooper (Colin Devis) and Linda Newton (Pal Kenzy), for new adventures.

Joining them will be ex-EastEnders actress Rakhee Thakrar and former Brookside star Philip Olivier.

Two new box sets of Star Cops audio plays will be released next year: part one is due for release in May 2018 and part two in December 2018. A total of eight individual episodes will form one overall story under the title, Star Cops: Mother Earth.

"Mother Earth is our take on what a second series on TV could have been," said producer David Richardson. "We've imagined a bigger budget, more action and a new theme tune, but we've also kept the scripts authentic to the original show. And they have a dangerous new adversary to fight, a thread which will weave throughout these episodes."

The four adventures in the first box set are:

1.1 - One of Our Cops Is Missing - by Andrew Smith

1.2 - Tranquility and Other Illusions - by Ian Potter

1.3 - Lockdown - by Christopher Hatherall

1.4 - The Thousand Ton Bomb - by Guy Adams

The adventures contained in the second box set will be made known soon.

The two Star Cops four-disc box sets are available to pre-order now priced at £28 on CD or £25 on download each. Or you can pre-order series one and two together at £50 on CD or £45 on download from bigfinish.com.


Revisit and journey through the original show here.....

Feel free to leave your own reviews of the episodes...... :emoji_alien:


https://www.imdforums.com/threads/your-journey-into-star-cops-starts-here.581/
 
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New book just out.....


Scarred For Life Volume One is an affectionate look at the darker side of pop culture in the 1970s. Public information films, scary kids' TV show, bleak adult dramas, dystopian sci-fi, savage horror films, violent comics, horror-themed toys and sweets and the huge boom in paranormal paraphernalia; all this and much more is covered in depth. Prepare to relive your childhood nightmares. The things that made us... Scarred For Life!

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Product Details
Copyright
Stephen Brotherstone and Dave Lawrence (Standard Copyright Licence)
Edition
First Edition
Publisher
Lonely Water Books
Published
23 March 2017
Language
English
Pages
740
Binding
Perfect-bound Paperback
Interior Ink
Black & white
Weight
1.19 kg
Dimensions (centimetres)
14.81 wide x 20.98 tall
 
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Doctor Omega

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Me too. Not sure about the upcoming 80's volume, but this one definitely. I even recognise the snack bag on the cover..... :emoji_alien:


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Yes, just stick a werewolf, or a vampire or a skeleton on the packet and I threw my weekly pocket money at it back then. :emoji_confused:
 

Doctor Omega

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I remember these intros, but have only just realised that the actor behind the make up went on to play Tarkin in ROGUE ONE with the help of c.g.i.

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