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Glowing red when you're dead
on 6 February 2010
This is a great show and have fond memories of it playing on BBC2 in the early 90s. Of course it is sci-fi but it it's also a bit of a drama/paranoia-thriller and the sci-fi elements are not too numerous. It has aliens who look just like us; one could think that was a cost saving measure, however it certainly adds to the drama. In terms of effects these are limited, but not to the show's detriment; there's the odd flying saucer with cool whirly sound effects but, and certainly my personal favourite, is the death of an alien where they start to glow bright red and burn up in seconds. Fabulous!!!!!!!
The lone hero is David Vincent, wonderfully underplayed in a cynical portrayal by Roy Thinnes, they keep him on the case, there is certainly no romance apart from a few hints here and there.
This is the better of the two seasons however I do prefer the earlier episodes, they are little edgier compared to the 'Scoville' episodes. Also beware of the very last episode which has some serious flaws with the sound, however I presume this is not the fault of the DVD, rather the master recording.
Finally I also have to praise the show for it's style. For example these were the times when, as the oepening credits rolled, a narrator set the scene, he also read out the name of the show, the guest stars and the epiosde title. All done in a dramatic tone.