Crime Traveller - Part One [DVD]  [NTSC]
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Several episodes from the television series in which a pair of crimefighters, Jeff Slade (Michael French) and Holly Turner (Chloe Annett) can travel backwards and forwards in time by a few hours through their very own time machine (designed by Holly's late father). However, the time machine tends not to be very reliable.
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Crime Traveller fits much more comfortably in the genre of drama as the time travel experience itself receives less emphasis as the events that occur because of it. Every episode can become complex due to the various aspect your watch the show from. Often the same scene will be in an episode two or three times, each time from a different angle and as a viewer you know more of the story until it all falls together at the end - captivating!
This box set is a must buy to own every episode as a second series was sadly never commissioned.
Essentially the story focuses on a detective - Jeff Slade and Holly Turner, the police stations science officer. Holly, buildng on the work of her father has developed a time machine which allows her and Slade to travel back (a limited amount of time mind you) to view a crime as it happens and allow them an advantage on solving it.
The character themselves are great fun. By the second episode or so you get a real sense of mutual respect and trust between the two main characters. The smaller characters are of no real consequence but for comic relief they are tip top form.
The logic of time travel the show built up was actually quite clever in places. And you may have to watch an episode more than once to actually appreciate what going on. Temporal scisms or loop of causality - you name it this has got it. But it never takes a step into technobabble which is a plus. The writer sticks to the rules and it pays off. And the time machine itself is although a bit clumsy looking is great fun to watch at work. Jeff Slade when he first goes with Holly back in time asks her 'have you just photocopied us?', which is quite apt when you watch the time machine working.
As a plus there is an interview with the writer who reveal quite a few details you may want to know about Crime Traveller. Why there was never another series made (thanks to the BBC controller); he also cruelly states that there were talks with US companies to purchase the Crime Traveller format that never came to fruition. But why hasnt any authors decided to continue the adventures in a novel format?Read more ›
And he must not be seen by himself, etc, but there are a lot of twists and turns and some good humour.
An excellent use of the science fiction genre. But sadly the BBC axed the series after only a few episodes. A small crumb for science fiction fans to keep them happy and then they went on to give us over a decade of un funny comedians, endless cookery programmes, hours of sport, mindless reality shows and politically correct rubbish whilst telling us what "we like".
This is a first class, British Science Fiction based series.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I remember watching these with great enjoyment back in the day. They are still ok but suffer by comparison with today's often more sophisticated televisual offerings. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Katherine Farland
Wanted to see this on telly but work got in the way , so when I realised years later it was on dvd, well I just had to get it didn't iPublished 1 month ago by M. Jubb
it was lovely to see these again after many years excellent storyline and a marvelous and imaginative different approach to science fiction time travel stories most entertaining.Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
Love this series, most people slate it but a must for fans of time travel.
The stories are pretty good too.
This is one of the stand-out TV series of the nineties in my opinion, clever but easy- to- follow storylines, with time- travel thrown in to add some spice. Read morePublished 5 months ago by MRS ANGELA J DAVIS