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This show is the reason I got into sci fi,
This review is from: Earth 2 - The Complete Series [DVD] (DVD)
This TV show will always have a special place in my heart and I am so thrilled it is finaly being released on DVD in the UK. In short I absolutly love this show.
The series follows the journey and settlement of a group called the Eden Project on the Earth-like planet called G889. They believe at first the planet in uninhabited but soon find many creatures already living there, some are peaceful, some a threat. They also face sabotage and conflicting interest within their own team, evident from the moment they crash land on the planet and lose most of their equipment and supplies.
The effects are spectacular for their time, the characters and actors who play them are all great (among them Tim Curry and Terry O'Quinn are chilling villains and Clancy Brown a solid hero), the score was amazing and there are lots of well written plot twists.
This was released on DVD in the states a few years ago with poor bonus features and the episodes in the wrong order. The episodes were put in the order they were aired rather than in the order they should have been shown in (the show might not have slipped in the rating if so many key episodes had not been pulled out because of NBA or NFL games!). I hope this new release will have fixed this error.
Also don't be put off that it only had one season because it was ultimatly cancelled, you don't get stuck with just a frustrating clifhanger and the show does come to a logical (though sad) conclusion.