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To mark the 20th anniversary of Space Precinct, Kyle takes a walk down Demeter City's memory lane to explore the show's highs and lows…
Cops in space. It's a neat idea, right? The concept is rich with potential, but it's surprising just how underused it's been. Gerry Anderson first approached it back in 1986, when he made a pilot for Space Police, which failed to sell and so remained unaired. The show starred Shane Rimmer (the voice of Scott Tracy in Anderson's Thunderbirds), and followed the exploits of a human cop working amongst aliens. For whatever reason, this incarnation of the show never saw the light of day, and remained buried for eight years.
In 1994, the series resurfaced with a new title, new actors, new aliens, and a less comedic tone. Space Precinct 2040 was a standard police show – crimes are committed; our plucky heroes chase the perps down – but transferred to Demeter City, »
Gerry Anderson's 'lost' series Firestorm has reached its initial target on Kickstarter.
Fans have raised the minimum of £49,000 - in less than 96 hours - in support of the project, based on concepts from the Thunderbirds creator.
The Firestorm campaign is now intent on reaching its 'stretch goal' of £135,000 over the next 27 days, in order to produce a 22-minute pilot.
The next target would be £342,000 to fund a full 45-minute feature episode, made with a new filming technique called 'Ultramarionation' - a combination of puppetry, practical effects, physical props and sets, and model miniatures.
Jamie Anderson - Managing Director of Anderson Entertainment and son of Gerry Anderson - said: "The worldwide support for Firestorm from Gerry Anderson fans has been fantastic. With a fair wind and a bit more luck, Firestorm will be on your TV screen in the very near future!"
Firestorm will follow Storm Force, an organisation formed to combat terrorist threats, »
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