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Looking back at Gerry Anderson's Space Precinct

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,
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Great Expectations Movie Poster 2

The second poster has arrived for Great Expectations starring Jeremy Irvine, Holliday Grainger, Ralph Fiennes and Helena Bonham Carter. Mike Newell directs the romantic drama adventure scripted by David Nicholls based on the Charles Dickens novel. Also in the cast are Jason Flemyng, Robbie Coltrane, Ewen Bremner, Sally Hawkins, David Walliams, Sophie Rundle, Toby Irvine, Helena Barlow, David Walliams, Bernice Stegers, Tim Freeman, Alan Rushton, Sheila Simpson, Bebe Cave, Robert Burton and Richard James. The film opened in limited theaters this weekend (November 8th) and is rated PG-13 for some violence including disturbing images. The story follows a humble orphan who is raised to gentleman status thanks to the aid of an unknown benefactor.
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Toni Collette, Ioan Gruffudd and Richard E. Grant Sign on for Foster

Toni Collette and Ioan Gruffudd join Foster Director Jonathan Newman has added a trio of talent to his upcoming film project. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Toni Collette, Ioan Gruffudd and Richard E. Grant have joined the cast of Foster.

Collette and Gruffudd will play a married couple who tragically lost their five-year-old son years ago and haven't quite come to grips with it yet. As they try to adopt a new child, a boy named Eli suddenly appears on their doorstep.

Anne Reid and Hayley Mills also star in the film. Jonathan Newman is directing the film from his own script, although a production schedule has not been released.

Foster comes to theaters in 2011 and stars Maurice Cole, Toni Collette, Ioan Gruffudd, Hayley Mills, Richard E. Grant, Anne Reid, Daisy Beaumont, Richard James. The film is directed by Jonathan Newman.
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