Marcie, Reet and Thomas are three children who are stunned when for some unknown reason each kid at their school is given a really powerful computer and that the class swot is turned into a...
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Marcie, Reet and Thomas are three children who are stunned when for some unknown reason each kid at their school is given a really powerful computer and that the class swot is turned into a mutant by the computers and it's controller Mr. Eldritch. Investigating the three discover that the computers are a part of a plan to rule the world but they need to find Professor Polzinski. With the aid of the Professor, Eldritch is stopped. Later on, a team made up of blonde women dig up the school field to find a wartime computer Behemoth with the power to destroy the world. Super-intelligent Marcie and Eldritch battle against each other for control of the world and in another round in the age-old war of good vs evil...Written by
Lee Horton <Leeh@tcp.co.uk>
Definitely ahead of its time, Dark Season is split into two three part stories. The adventures at school of three children, Marcie, Reet and Thomas.
In the first, Mr Eldritch attempts to take over the children's minds with computers, in the second Miss Pendragon attempts to raise an ancient force, the Behemoth.
There is a variation in quality it's fair to say, some of the acting varies from good to questionable, the best throughout being Bridget Forsyth, who plays reluctant hero teacher Miss Maitland.
Sci fi like this was well ahead of its time, stories like this are great for youngsters, and lovers of sci fi like myself.
Russell T Davies couldn't help but throw in some Doctor Who themed elements, the opening credits, which sees a Who liked theme, and the Master race archaeology team, who seem a cross between The Thaals and Nazi inspired Daleks.
I loved this as a kid, I think it holds up well, right now as a viewer I'm watching Jodie Whittaker's Doctor, with Chris Chibnall at the helm, watching this desperately makes me want to see Russell return.
It deserved to run a bit longer, and uncover the truth about Eldritch. 7/10
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