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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.
This show was actually a decent SF anthology series, like "Outer Limits"
many ways. The production values were the highest that I've seen in a
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
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
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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
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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