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, ...
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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
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There was supposed to be another episode, Death on the Moon, written by Philip Martin, which was never made due to industrial action at the BBC. See more »
I'm not very good on pool tables, sir.
I'm too much of a gentleman to make the obvious comment.
But not to *think* it!
A man's thought's are his own.
So long as he keeps them to himself!
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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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