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7 out of 7 people found the following review useful:

It's a shame it only ran for one year.

10/10
Author: Anysia_C from Australia
29 August 2006

Welcome to Paradox: Great speculative science fiction, and it's just too bad it only ran for one year.

I watched this when I was living in the US, when it first came out, and was totally amazed. Some of the ideas and story lines were troublesome, yet thought provoking.

A prison without walls, inmates controlled with implants. Being able to force evolution, sentient computers teaching children to behave like machines. Having multiple clones of yourself for ready organ transplants.

What is science fiction in one age/decade can become science fact. It would be amazing if some of the ideas there become reality. Frighteing too.

Some of the episodes were from stories by SciFi greats, Philip K Dick, Asimov, Clarke.

Are we wise enough not to abuse technology? Have we evolved far enough to not resort to basic instincts? Or Will we be seduced by the technology developed and integrated into our daily lives? Many of these questions are explored, and examined.

The answers, however, are up to you.

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7 out of 7 people found the following review useful:

Short-lived ... too bad

Author: James D. Buttram (DaCritic-2) from Fairfax, VA
4 January 2000

This show was actually a decent SF anthology series, like "Outer Limits" in many ways. The production values were the highest that I've seen in a show of this type ... maybe that's why it went away so soon; maybe its budgets exceeded its revenues. Too bad, because the scripts were generally very good, the talent involved ranged from adequate to excellent, and the sets were EXTREMELY well done. In other reviews, I've mentioned instances where the costumes were so awful that they distracted from the movie; here, the sets where "Paradox" was filmed were so good that they were sometimes better at suspending my disbelief and getting me interested in the story than the scripts or the actors were.

I don't know if "Paradox" still exists in syndication anywhere, since it was, I believe, only shown on the Sci-Fi Channel, which no longer carries it; if you happen to find a listing for it, please let me know, because I'd like to catch some of the episodes I missed.

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7 out of 9 people found the following review useful:

Episodes on video

Author: traveller004 (traveller004@hotmail.com) from Aurora, CO
11 September 2005

I am with you. This was one of the shockingly best Sci-Fi efforts I've ever seen since the earlier and later Outer Limits series. It is creative and innovative and you're right the production quality is far beyond what you would expect for a TV series.

I have six of the episodes of that series on video tape. I know in my overly vast collection of VHS tapes I have more but I'm still searching for them. I am currently transferring what I do have onto DVD. If you have ANY episodes on VHS or DVD please contact me directly at traveller004@hotmail.com and perhaps we can trade and both have more shows. Hopefully I will have at least one or two episodes that you do not and perhaps you have some that I do not.

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12 out of 34 people found the following review useful:

Out on DVD in Australia

8/10
Author: GrimeyRick from Australia
10 January 2007

OK, so there are few people looking for this - I just picked it up on a whim at the local DVD shop (JB HiFi) but I see you can also get it online from EzyDVD. (PAL Region 4) cheers

http://www.ezydvd.com.au/item.zml/784403

OK, well that's weird. Apparently I have to use a minimum of 10 lines of text for this comment - like being back in freaking' school and having to write a 1000 word essay or something. Oh well, that's just the way it goes I guess so I'll keep typing and hopefully it won't take me too long to reach the quota. I must say though that this system really doesn't allow for people who are succinct and have an ability to make relevant or pithy comments. Meh, who cares.

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