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New Comedy For British Sci-Fi Fans,
This review is from: Starhyke Complete series 1 [DVD]  (DVD)
This DVD set is a triumph for the creators of this show. Its such a shame that it wasn't picked up by a TV channel tor each a wider audience. Created on a shoe-string budget but looking way more expensive, Andrew Dymond's new sci-fi comedy deserves to be seen by a wider audience. The SFX are terrific and confuse the viewer into thinking that a lot more money was spent on this show.
I wasn't too impressed with the corny names for the crew members but the ensemble overcome that shortcoming effortlessly and move the stories forward with pace and panache.
The central performance by Claudia Christian is a very knowing, tongue in cheek turn but she plays it perfectly as Belinda Blowhard. The less well-known cast also deserve a mention as well with ship's mechanic Sally Popyatopoff, played by Stephanie Jory and Rachel Grant's Wu Oof catching the eye.
The antagonist to the crew's protagonists, a race known as The Reptid look for all the world like The Thing from the Fantastic Four and have the longevity of life enjoyed only by Kenny on South Park!
If this DVD can make its money back we might see a second series and will be able to enjoy the further adventures of this cast and if one thing is for certain I would love to see more from this promising freshman group as it moves into its second year. And if you are looking for another show to fill the gap left by Red Dwarf and NEVER truly filled by the woeful Hyper Drive.
So give this show a chance and see if you can enjoy it like me. Well done to the makers and just keep up the good work.