Primeval: Season 1, Episode 5

Episode #1.5 (6 Sep. 2008)

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Tension between Cutter and Lester continues, with Claudia Brown, as ever, caught in the middle. Stephen Hart reveals his connoisseur's ability to analyse by taste exotic animal dung. A ... See full summary »



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Episode complete credited cast:
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Mat Curtis ...
Connor (as Andrew-Lee Potts)
Adam G. Goodwin ...
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James Lester (credit only)


Tension between Cutter and Lester continues, with Claudia Brown, as ever, caught in the middle. Stephen Hart reveals his connoisseur's ability to analyse by taste exotic animal dung. A golfer is savaged on the green at a deserted country hotel. Connor is still lodging with Abby, still at arm's length even after outstaying his one-week welcome by three more weeks, but still hopeful of romance. When summoned to the new scene of action, he accidentally takes Abby's tame flying green dinosaur Rex with him. This is not good, because the team soon discover that the prehistoric threat is now from the air. It is also greatly attracted by the scent of blood. Written by IPH

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"You have no idea how revealing dung can be, it's exciting stuff." Fifth episode.

Primeval #1.5 starts on a golf course when one unlucky golfer is brutally killed by something nasty, Home Office official Claudia Brown (Lucy Brown) is alerted & gets Professor Nick Cutter (Douglas Henshall) & the team on the case. They deduce from the evidence at hand that the golfer was attacked & torn apart by some aerial predator that came from an anomaly in the sky, how are the team going to stop flying predators that can disappear into the sky in a flash & fly just about anywhere in search of food?

Episode 5 from season 1 of this made-for-British TV sci-fi adventure series was directed by Jamie Payne & is yet another OK time waster but nothing particularly special. The script as usual for this series takes it's inspiration from other sources & in this episode it's obviously Alfred Hitchcock's Birds (1963) as well as a bit of Bats (1999) thrown in there for good measure along with any other flying monster type film. Again I didn't think this was that great, as the series is progressing I find myself disliking the character's more & more while the stories all seem to be pretty clichéd & very familiar. At only 45 minutes in length it doesn't last that long & doesn't bore which is it's main saving grace, I will watch episode 6 which is the final one of the first series but I'll do so out of commitment rather than interest or because I really want to.

There are some good CGI computer effects here, again both the different types of monsters on show here are totally fictitious & made up. There are a couple of decent moments during this episode but nothing that really stays in the memory. It's well made with good production values & the acting is alright apart from Lucy Brown the Home Office woman who is just terrible, she only ever seems to have one tone of voice.

Primeval #1.5 is another average time waster, it's OK to sit down & watch as a piece of forgettable sci-fi fun but little else. To be perfectly honest I'm not particularly looking forward to episode 6.

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