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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Fox: Mix the personal with the professional, what you get are mistakes. People are part of the design plan - it's dangerous to forget that.
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Written and Performed by Justin Hayward
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Strike killed a classic
10 November 2003 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

This was sci-fi at its best. No hard-nosed, crew-cut heroes, this was full of people with flaws (I.E. real people). This had everything, politics, corruption...oh and BOX!!!!!!!

I want box! I do not care about any other invention, I want the world's scientists to make one for me now :)

Aside from that, this is a series that made me like sci-fi again, after the rubbish mainstream offerings from Hollywood with their weak plots and special effects-driven scenarios. I am glad I got the videos when they escaped from the BBC archives a few years ago and still enjoy the shows as much as I did when they were first shown.

It's truly sad that Star Cops never got its second season. It was signed up for one, but with A TV technicians strike cutting the first season down to nine epidodes (the last one was also hugely amended after Erik Ray Evans took ill and David Calder replaced him (hence the strange romance bits between him and Pal) and with Calder moving on to another show, there was no realistic possibility of the crew getting back together to make another 13 episodes.

Truly a classic.


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