Aryan is a Syrian refugee trying to make his way into Hungary from Serbia, along with his father and many other wretched souls. They are all caught, and find themselves in a web of cynicism and corruption.
Five shipwrecked English teenagers take refuge in an island hotel that is decorated for New Years. The problem is, it's early summer, and soon enough, even the walls themselves are striking out against them...
Set in the dark ages, a time of fear, magic and mystery. Ancient evil is about to be unleashed on the land and the only hope is the sharp sword, the pure heart and the mysterious force that protects the 'Chosen One' Ivanhoe.
When the world's first generation of superheroes received their powers in the 1930s become the revered elder guard in the present, their superpowered children struggle to live up to the legendary feats of their parents.
The ongoing adventures of a university of space orbiting Callisto in the Jupiter system.
In 1990, British Satellite Broadcasting (BSB) launched a soap opera for their Galaxy Channel, appropriately set 60 years in the future aboard an old spaceship orbiting the Jupiter moon Callisto -- and housing Columbus College, a university of space.
Episodes were shown three days a week, with a full compilation of those episodes broadcast on the following Sunday. 150 episodes were made in total, with 108 shown before the infamous 'merger' of BSB with Sky.
I found it very effective as a soap opera. The mixture of the usual teenage angst and adult drama with the challenges of living and working in space worked together quite well. The acting in some of the earlier episodes was a bit shaky, but got better as characters were removed/added and the younger cast members became more experienced. (hence the '9' rather than 10) The model work was excellent for the period and most of the filming was realistic. There shouldn't have been gravity in the ship's hub, otherwise it did have a authentic feel.
My favourite characters were Anna Chancellor as Mercedes Page and Richard Derrington as Professor Brelan. Many of the younger cast were very good as well.
I won't comment on costuming, as who will know what fashions will appear in 2050? The vertical stripes on the men's pants worked well enough though!!! One major point in Jupiter Moon's favour is that, except for using 'Ecus' as money instead of Euros and the clunky 'autosecs' used for personal communication, this series has aged really well. I think the location helps. The science holds up as well. You might even learn a few things from this show, though that certainly wasn't the purpose.
Those who like 'daytime dramas' will find this a unique experience and very enjoyable. If you are collecting the DVDs from Britain, which have stalled at episode 60, take note that the rights to Region 1 NTSC have been acquired and there may be a North American DVD release in the not too distant future.
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