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Timeslip: The Complete Collection [DVD] [1970]
Timeslip: The Complete Collection [DVD] [1970]
Dvd ~ Cheryl Burfield

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5.0 out of 5 stars 'There's a barrier there. Invisible', 19 May 2004
At long last the classic SF series from 1970-71 comes to DVD. Though released on VHS in the 1990s, Timeslip has not enjoyed a very large audience in recent years. The DVD should change all that. With meticulous attention to detail, attentive (if not rigid) use of scientific theory, Timeslip provides a thought-provoking and entertaining excursion into the meaning of past experiences and their bearing upon possible futures. It is often a cliché to talk of an SF drama as being 'ahead of its time', but in many ways that is exactly what Timeslip was. With its treatment of themes such as cloning, the blurring of boundaries between organism and mechanism, and warnings of eco-disaster, Timeslip sensitively presents present-day issues with prophetic insight. What's more, as a series originally aimed at the youth market, it avoids the trap of talking down to its audience. With spirited performances from its young stars Cheryl Burfield and Spencer Banks, coupled with the gravitas of such veteran performers as the late Denis Quilley, Timeslip is engaging and, once seen, unfortgettable.


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