When coming to view this final story of the Tomorrow People, I was concerned it might either look daft, compared to todays bubblegum-headed, FX swollen, plot unladen, vapid and vacuous world of entertainment, or worse, fit straight in with it.
Thankfully, it surpassed my memories of it: the intelligent plot runs along at a cracking pace, there is a sense of heightened tension throughout, and even the spaceships are amongst the very best this series ever showcased. There are one or two plot twists that I'd forgotten, from viewing it in the '70's, that surprised me: right to the end of the story I thought that, had the series carried on, it would have taken a very different course from the previous eight series.
The only negative for me is that, in looks, one of the alien races contained within lives down to my memories of them: cheap, plastic, mincing and pathetic.
I viewed this with a sense of nostalgia and sadness, as this was the last TP series made with the original cast, though it was listening to the accompanying commentary that truly brought that feeling home. The commentary for this final story is once again chaired by Peter Vaughan-Clark (Stephen in series 1-4), with Nicholas Young, Mike Holloway and Nigel Rhodes entertainingly in attendance.
The commentary is amongst the funniest produced for these (or any other) DVDs, it's amusing right to the very last moments, and has a bittersweet tinge to it throughout as the assembled actors give their final thoughts. Sad, funny, and utterly brilliant.
I recommend this DVD as it is a fitting farewell to a very entertaining series.