Space Precinct: Volumes 9 And 10 [DVD] 
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Four more episodes of Gerry Anderson's live action sci-fi series. In 'Hate Street', Brogan and Haldane are assigned to find murderer and race riot organiser Burl Flak, but find their investigation hampered by the presence of Brogan's old flame, bounty hunter Erika Brandt. 'Friends' sees Jane kidnapped by friends of computer hacker Reeve Pataki in order to secure his release. In 'Smelter Skelter', Brogan attempts to track down the perpetrators of an armed bank robbery during which Sally and Liz were threatened. 'The Forever Beetle' sees Brogan and Haldane assigned to investigate the theft of a rare beetle capable of cell regeneration.
Space Precinct is one of the oddest science-fiction shows ever. Launched at the same time as Babylon 5, and looking like a cross between that series and Blade Runner (1982), it is like B5 about a group of interplanetary peacekeepers on a space station around an alien planet. Except that, rather than any extrapolated SF future, an entire New York police unit has been transferred into space, lock, stock and two smoking raygun barrels. Produced by Gerry Anderson, the result seems too adult for children, too juvenile for adults. "Double Duty", the first episode, for example, involves our cop heroes hunting the alien monster that is slaughtering Demiter City's drug dealers, and the copious blood and one particular sexual reference suggest an adult show at odds with the nice children, cute aliens, comic relief robot and simplistic scenario.
On the plus side, the special effects are especially lavish by TV standards, and the "Making of" documentary offers an interesting if brief introduction to modern SFX. Human actors wearing complex animatronic alien heads suggest aspects of Anderson's puppet shows (Stingray, Thunderbirds) meeting his live action series (UFO, Space 1999). Technically accomplished, Space Precinct is a genuine curiosity in search of a cult-audience. --Gary S. Dalkin --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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everything was well packed up!
I love watching them! great fun, with those space car's& aillen's hihi
I loved watching them the first time round& glad I gotem, on dvd now!
Double Duty is a very dark episode in which Brogan and Haldane go after an assasin killing drug dealers in Demeter city. *****
Protect and Survive is lighter and more fun. Brogan and Haldane must protect a witness to a murder, who is the only person capable of putting a dangerous criminal behind bars. ****
Although it does not have many special feature, this dvd is definitely worth it.
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singular volume12 is hard toget on its own .so why say its dvd when its not .price is obsence .should not be advertised as such.tape is tape not dvdPublished 11 months ago by josephboyle
here you get to see more car chases& caslte/heldaine working together
which was nice to see!&
it came super early to, very imprest!
Space Precinct is one of Gerry Anderson's live-actor shows. It is an early incarnation of the likes of Babylon 5 with humans and aliens co-existing together and fighting crime. Read morePublished on 26 April 2011 by P. Susan
Excellent DVD release featuring two great episodes of a much maligned Gerry Anderson series. Smelter Skelter had great cruiser chases and The Forever Beetle had some funny scenes... Read morePublished on 16 July 2009 by K. Gooch