Star Cops (1987)

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The adventures of the International Space Police Force, led by Nathan Spring. The Star Cops are made up of officers from all over the world, including Aussie Pal Lenzy, Russian Alexander, ... See full summary »

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 Nathan Spring / ... (9 episodes, 1987)
Erick Ray Evans ...
 David Theroux (8 episodes, 1987)
Trevor Cooper ...
 Colin Devis (8 episodes, 1987)
Linda Newton ...
 Pal Kenzy (8 episodes, 1987)
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 Alexander Krivenko (6 episodes, 1987)
Sayo Inaba ...
 Anna Shoun (4 episodes, 1987)
Gennie Nevinson ...
 Lee Jones (2 episodes, 1987)
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The adventures of the International Space Police Force, led by Nathan Spring. The Star Cops are made up of officers from all over the world, including Aussie Pal Lenzy, Russian Alexander, Japanese Anna, and American David. Despite the premise, the Star Cops didn't do battle with extraterrestrial invaders; instead, they investigated thefts, sabotage, and kidnappings. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@wkio.com>

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The series suffered from a number of problems, including the very different approaches of the two directors assigned to the series, Christopher Baker and Graeme Harper, which led to a noticeable lack of continuity between episodes, and the strained relationship between writer Chris Boucher and producer Evgeny Gridneff. Boucher has said that he did not feel Gridneff consulted him with certain key decisions regarding the series and he never liked Gridneff's choice of the theme song and incidental music, which he considered completely inappropriate. Boucher also disliked the decision by the BBC to make the show entirely on videotape, as he had hoped it would also have a film budget. He was also critical of the BBC's decision to schedule the programme in the summer months at 8:30 in the evening on BBC2, thereby almost guaranteeing a small audience. See more »

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Nathan Spring: My country right or wrong, eh?
Commander Griffin: There are worse philosophies.
Nathan Spring: Yes. Most of them begin with that.
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It Won't Be Easy
Written and Performed by Justin Hayward
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The little show that should have...
22 August 2000 | by (Racine, Wisconsin) – See all my reviews

Star Cops is something of a rarity, and it should be noted as such. It sacrifices glitz and glamour for plot and character development, something a lot of 'critically acclaimed' sci-fi shows lack.

While like Doctor Who or Blake's 7, it did have it's budgetary constraints, and that is probably why the 'story before effects' way of writing developed. Something that can be applied to modern TV, overall. Unfortunately, flashes and bangs win out every day on American TV.

Want a good explosion? Turn on Star Trek. Want a good story? Make it worth your while to track down this overlooked gem.


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