This is a well-thought-out SF thriller set in what was then the near future. Very Orwellian in tone and style.
Douglas Hardy, (Robert Colby) is frozen and revived, some years into the future after apparently being killed in the present. He discovers that Daiken (Aussie screen legend John Meillon) a politician he was trying to expose as corrupt, has become Premiere of NSW in the years that Hardy was frozen in cryo sleep. Hardy becomes a fugitive, hunted by a ruthless henchman called MacKeil (Vincent Ball) and tries to get to Daiken to stop what he suspects is a plot to overthrow the Australian Government. Memorable black-clad motorcycle cops called Zen Men are featured to add to the Orwellian flavour of this piece of futuristic political intrigue. Ball's character is interesting...he resorts to brain washing tricks and even dies and gets resurrected at one point...in the final episode, he commits suicide by running himself over with his own sleek black futuristic sports car, using a remote control box.
The final twist was a total reversal of expectations...sadly, the ABC in their wisdom have never allowed this clever show to see the light of day again...a DVD release might be nice! Unless like their other great SF series Andra, they have wiped the masters...
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