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Female planet scorned!

LondonJonnyMorris writes about Star Maidens

Eric Paice, Jost von Hardenberg


TV: Star Maidens.
Creator: Eric Paice

Confessions of a Member of Blake's 7

Encapsulated. Would you recommend this? why?

Its not, by any stretch of the imagination, good. The plotting is wildly improbable with each episode, the writers change their minds as to what the show is about and yet it is always compelling and wonderful fun. It is science fiction made in the style of a 1970's British sex comedy.

Time and Space: When and where I first encountered it

Last year. I was 32.

Recollection and revelations

I discovered Star Maidens when I was sent a DVD of it to review. I'm not sure I'd say it changed my view of the world but it made me appreciate other British science fiction TV shows a lot more, because no matter how bad they are, they are all better than Star Maidens.

Before this...

Space 1999

Space 1999 established a new low for TV SF fiction. Star Maidens then took that new low and did a limbo dance beneath it.

After This

Blake's 7

One of the lead actors of Star Maidens was Gareth 'Blake' Thomas. He did it for the money.

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