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Mystery,

paulvonscott writes about Star Cops

Chris Boucher

1987

TV: Star Cops.
Creator: Chris Boucher

Encapsulated. Would you recommend this? why?

It's a TV detective show, but main character's quirk is that he works in space. A very good actor in the lead, some good stories and a large slice of SF cheese on top. It's sometimes prescient, sometimes just plain embaressing but it's got solid writing at the heart of it. 2001: A Space Mystery.

Time and Space: When and where I first encountered it

I was 15, I was into heavy metal, 2000AD and was making my way through James Herbert's Rats novels.

Recollection and revelations

I was too young, I wanted space scenes and a few more lasers, but I stuck with it. It had a likeable lead and tried to present a rounded future world.

Before this...

A TV SF Detective one off (can't remember the channel).

I remember watching it and being bored. I think it was on ITV at the time and may have been bought in from America. I remember the excitement before it came on, then the boredom when it arrived. That is all.

After This

Moonbase 3

A worthy and realistic attempt to show what a lunar base might be like, it shares many of the themes of Star Cops, it was just made earlier. Worth watching for the fist bitingly dramatic end episode.

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