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The extraterrestrial adventures of former NYPD detective Patrick Brogan, now a lieutenant with the Demeter City police force on the planet Altor. Brogan and his partner Jack Haldane must adjust to living in another solar system, and investigating crimes being committed by aliens as well as humans. Written by
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Several times during this series, when a cast member disembarks from a spaceship, it is obvious that the prop used as a "ship" is simply a car, down to the dome light turning on and off as the door opens and closes. See more »
[Brogan has just crashed his patrol cruiser into the front of a streetside cafe]
Lieutenant Patrick Brogan:
Er, table for two, please!
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The opening credits include scenes from that week's episode. Gerry Anderson previously used this gimmick in "Thunderbirds" (1964) and "Space: 1999" (1975). See more »
I caught this show by accident one Saturday night while overshooting SNL (it had no advertising I ever saw). It was funny. From the silliness of the bug-eyed alien gangster running for political office to the balls-to-the-wall action of the time travel episode, I just enjoyed watching.
The special effects hadn't changed much since "UFO" and "Space: 1999" (same producer for all 3 series), and some of the actors couldn't handle light comedy or romantic tension, but Ted Shackelford, Nancy Paul and a few others made this an enjoyable show, doing for police in the future what "Baywatch" did for lifeguards in the present.
There were several American actors in this British production because the United States was the country of first publication.
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