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on 2 July 2012
This is the final series in the Chocky trilogy; not really bad but imho not quite living up to its predecessors.

It is in some ways a rerun of "Chocky's Children" but this time with an obnoxious military man replacing the businessmen of the previous series. But for me it's nowhere near as good. I don't especially like army brasshats myself, but why did this one have to be quite such a caricature? He put me in mind of the evil professor in City Beneath the Sea.

This series also suffers from the lack of a central character. Matthew Gore, now visibly adolescent rather than the young kid of the first two series', appears only at the beginning and end, while Albertine, now up at Cambridge, never quite manages to take his place. At best she is only a kind of "first among equals", and frequently not even that.

There is also a distinct inconsistency from the previous series'. "Chocky's Children", now gathered together from all over the world (would Chocky have approved of that?) have set out in pursuit of the secret of Cosmic Energy, precisely what Chocky had cautioned Matthew not to do. Indeed Matthew is apparently still following her original advice, continuing his career as as artist and avoiding anything of economic or military importance. If he is right, then logically the others are wrong, but there is little suggestion of this.

In the end, of course Chocky, aided by Matthew and another of her own species, manages to save the day. Apparently they are all to live happily ever after; but I wonder if that would really be possible, given the amount of attention they have by now drawn to themselves. I fear the cat is well and truly out of the bag.

Still, it's not too bad as kids sf goes. You may be less finicky than I am. Use your own judgement.
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on 18 September 2015
Many questions? I do not want to spoil it,but its rushed and its faults made me mad.chocky's challenge is ok for 4episodes, i like the actors, and to a degree the storyline is ok...the reason's for why such a project could never work on earth,were made plain in series 1. Why on earth blessed with such gifts would you seek fame?, just look at europe and how it deals with refugee's to put the final nail in the idea genius from outer space would come anywhere near earth!,,,,,,,an energy for the world???????? Really? Chocky would shake its head, and say 'i think i'll pass on that one!' The west would'n't share the last rollo with each other let alone peace and security! They are the real aliens! A great series 1 @ 2 , that went west in series 3.
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on 24 June 2013
I remember Chocky from my childhood & was great to watch it again. Definite one for those my age & saw it.
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on 4 June 2016
Not as good as the first two, but OK.
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on 9 March 2016
Great item, arrived late thought.
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on 23 November 2015
Rekindled childhood memories
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on 18 June 2015
Good quality dvd tv series.
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on 19 June 2015
very watchable
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on 4 May 2016
great
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