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Jason Bailey Jason Bailey ...  Lieutenant commander Christian 6 episodes, 2009
Suanne Braun ...  Lieutenant Commander Dotty 6 episodes, 2009
Jeremy Bulloch ...  Doctor Yul Striker 6 episodes, 2009
Claudia Christian ...  Captain Belinda Blowhard 6 episodes, 2009
Gene Foad Gene Foad ...  Hologram 6 episodes, 2009
Simon Gilvear Simon Gilvear ...  The Reptid 6 episodes, 2009
Brad Gorton ...  Commander William C Cropper 6 episodes, 2009
Rachel Grant ...  Lieutenant Commander Wu Oof 6 episodes, 2009
Stephanie Jory Stephanie Jory ...  Chief Engineer Sally Popyatopov 6 episodes, 2009
Simon Lewis Simon Lewis ...  Reginald Montague Duck 6 episodes, 2009
Rebecca Nichols ...  Nurse Sandy Beach 6 episodes, 2009
Wayne Pilbeam Wayne Pilbeam ...  Ensign Bull Ox 6 episodes, 2009
Fiona Reynard Fiona Reynard ...  Vilma Maureen Down 6 episodes, 2009
Sue Witheridge Sue Witheridge ...  Daphne 6 episodes, 2009
Keiran McGreevy Keiran McGreevy ...  Ensign Alan Hole 3 episodes, 2009
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In the year 3034 the human race has found a way to make itself emotionless and has taken over most of the galaxy, subduing or destroying any alien race it discovers. The last race to oppose the humans are the peaceable Reptids, who are determined to stop them at any cost. Written by Joules Taylor

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30 November 2009 (UK) See more »

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Lightworx Media See more »
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Official website props, costumes and posters from Starhyke (2009) were featured in the 39th episode of the 2008 season of Casualty (1986). See more »

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I figured it would be unfair to review this show after only one episode. Turns out it wouldn't have been.
2 March 2010 | by MrListerSee all my reviews

I figured it would be unfair to review this show after only one episode despite very strong urges to pan it straight away, so I held out and watched the lot. Unfortunately the first episode is an excellent indicator of what is to come.

The program is not totally rubbish as many claim and there are redeeming features to be found. Some of the characters are quite amusing, such as the doctor, Sally and Dotty the cyborg. Rachel Grant is Hot, the Reptid makeup is quite good and doesn't look cheap, the special effects are excellent (as they should be by 2009), and there were a couple of places that genuinely made me laugh but they were surrounded by so much nonsense that I cannot for the life of me remember what they were.

Almost everything else about the show is bad. Most of the jokes are painful, and there are too many characters to properly develop. Many scenes go absolutely nowhere and are abruptly ended and forgotten about. Bearing in mind the episodes are only 23 minutes, that is particularly disappointing.

Forget comparing this show to Red Dwarf. Forget comparing this show to Hyperdrive. Starhyke doesn't compare to anything that has actually been shown on telly, which is probably why it has never been shown on telly. It may however be possible to edit the series into a passable hour-long special or pilot.

All that said, I applaud the creators for at least giving it a go and they have done well to complete a whole series on what is clearly a tiny budget, especially going up against the BBC's finest. It does show some promise, but it needs some decent writers or the actors need to have a little think about their characters because I get the impression they are not necessarily being portrayed as the writers intended. Maybe that is the director's fault.

I would probably watch a second season... well, the first episode at least.


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