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Old 07-03-2008, 16:02   #1
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Remember - Space Precinct.

Space Precinct - Gerry Andersons live action TV series.

I started collecting the DVDs when they first came out then stopped.

I was wondering that it would be great if it was re-released in a dvd boxset.
Alot of other shows have been, why not this one.
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Old 07-03-2008, 16:25   #2
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I remember when it first came out it was billed as the most expensive show on TV (at that time) costing over a Ł1,000,000 per episode. There was a ton of merchandising produced and the whole project just died on it arse. Can't help feeling a bit sorry for Gerry Anderson. He's always coming up with grand ideas for fantasy TV shows, yet nothing seems to have captured the imagination of the public since Space 1999.
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Old 07-03-2008, 17:08   #3
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It's turned into a phrase for my immediate friends to describe someone whose eyes are a bit too far apart, as in "I don't find her attractive, she's a bit space precinct"...





You may be able to find some better examples....;o)
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Old 07-03-2008, 17:11   #4
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It a great premise but blandly executed. I just found the whole thing boring. which was a pitty because it had an almost B5/DS9 vibe about it
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I remember watching this on channel 5, feels like years ago.
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There was a ton of merchandising produced and the whole project just died on it arse.
I remember buying the Space Precinct pogs.
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Old 07-03-2008, 18:27   #7
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I still have the sticker from the cereal box (can't remember which cereal) with the alien shooting up.
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Funny, was just thinking about this earlier. Used to watch it in the first year of high school, and even then knew that it was awful and good for unintentional laughs. Particularly the line "this guy's beginning to tick me off" delivered during a chase sequence.
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Funny, was just thinking about this earlier. Used to watch it in the first year of high school, and even then knew that it was awful and good for unintentional laughs. Particularly the line "this guy's beginning to tick me off" delivered during a chase sequence.
The chase scenes were sooooooooooo good. You could really tell that they were models pulled around on strings. This has got to be re-released.

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I remember watching this on channel 5, feels like years ago.
Sorry, but it was shown on BBC 2.
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I remember buying the Space Precinct pogs.
I've got a few of those somewhere, as well as a mostly empty Space Precinct sticker album and the first issue of a comic series that barely lasted more than a few issues.

Used to like the show though. I remember that as a kid, the brutality of the Cyborg episode ('Time to Kill') really belied its teatime scheduling spot.
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Old 08-03-2008, 09:08   #11
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Sorry, but it was shown on BBC 2.
Yes, about six months after it was first shown on Sky One.
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I managed to watch a few eps recently. It is a bit bland but I got to say it has its charms. The interplay between characters is good, especially between Jack and Jane. And the family scenes at Brogans house is just hilariously cheesy.

The best thing is the set, it looks beautiful with miniature models, we dont get stuff like that anymore.

If the episodes were written with a bit more imagination instead of your standard cop drama affair it might have been a classic. ALthough ive only seen the first few eps, maybe it got better.

Also, it is suprisingly violent! I remember watching it on BBC2 in an early evening timeslot, was it cut?
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I think the cheesy cop angle doomed it, alien creatures talking with oirish accents and 1950s american gangsta voices. Up against the likes of DS9 and Babylon 5 it just seemed a bit childish. A shame because as mentioned the sets and model work were excellent. A waste IMO.
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Also, it is suprisingly violent! I remember watching it on BBC2 in an early evening timeslot, was it cut?
I don't think it was. When the episodes were released on DVD (shortlived and now OOP) the discs ranged between PG and 12, which has long been acceptable in the early evening schedule - as long as there's no swearing, that is.
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I don't think it was. When the episodes were released on DVD (shortlived and now OOP) the discs ranged between PG and 12, which has long been acceptable in the early evening schedule - as long as there's no swearing, that is.
The BBC also cut most episodes on oringal transmission...
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So they were uncut on Sky One, but cut on BBC2?

I saw them on Sky One, although I wouldn't have been able to tell the difference at that age anyway.
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This was awful. Babylon 5 showed this up for how trashy it was.



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They filmed two versions for different markets. One more for adults and one more for kids. No idea which version got shown where.
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So they were uncut on Sky One, but cut on BBC2?
I believe this was the case yes. The DVDs were uncut though
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