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Briefly filled the gap now plugged by 'Doctor Who',
This review is from: Crime Traveller: The Complete Series  [DVD] (DVD)
The 1990s were a dark age for sci-fi on British TV; the BBC and others considered what could have been mainstream science-fiction drama to be a 'cult' interest. That 'Crime Traveller' got eight million viewers was indicative of a public crying out for solid, sci-fi family drama - a demand now partly satisfied by the return of 'Doctor Who'.
'Crime Traveller' was really a drama series with sci-fi props, rather than a series which depended on sci-fi for its reality (think 'Star Trek'). As a crime drama it saw time travel as a device to set up an enjoyable adventure that would keep the audience interested, rather than involve itself with the tedium of intergalactic politics or the state of a warp-engine. It's thus recommended to anyone outside sci-fi fandom who wants a viewing experience that remains fresh and original 10 years on.