RSS iconTwitter iconFacebook icon

The Trek BBS title image

The Trek BBS statistics

Threads: 139,768
Posts: 5,434,115
Members: 24,840
Currently online: 625
Newest member: Reece101

TrekToday headlines

The Art of John Alvin Book Review
By: T'Bonz on Sep 23

Episode Four of The Red Shirt Diaries
By: T'Bonz on Sep 22

Star Trek: The Compendium Review
By: T'Bonz on Sep 22

Orci Drops Rangers Project
By: T'Bonz on Sep 22

Retro Review: Image in the Sand
By: Michelle on Sep 20

Star Trek: Shadows Of Tyranny Casting Call
By: T'Bonz on Sep 19

USS Vengeance And More Starship Collection Ships
By: T'Bonz on Sep 19

Trek 3 To Being Shooting Next Year
By: T'Bonz on Sep 19

Trek Messenger Bag
By: T'Bonz on Sep 18

Star Trek Live In Concert In Australia
By: T'Bonz on Sep 18


Welcome! The Trek BBS is the number one place to chat about Star Trek with like-minded fans. Please login to see our full range of forums as well as the ability to send and receive private messages, track your favourite topics and of course join in the discussions.

If you are a new visitor, join us for free. If you are an existing member please login below. Note: for members who joined under our old messageboard system, please login with your display name not your login name.


Go Back   The Trek BBS > Entertainment & Interests > Science Fiction & Fantasy

Science Fiction & Fantasy Farscape, Babylon 5, Star Wars, Firefly, vampires, genre books and film.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old June 24 2014, 08:25 PM   #1
solariabsg25
Captain
 
solariabsg25's Avatar
 
Location: Bristol, UK
View solariabsg25's Twitter Profile
Star Cops



Does anyone out there remember this show?

Only ran for nine episodes, and ended with them about to set up a station on Mars which could have seen a great second season.

It was a great diverse team of characters, a well done space crime proceedural, and hard sci-fi.
__________________
"A perfect organism, unclouded by remorse, or human illusions of morality." - Ash, Alien
solariabsg25 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 24 2014, 08:30 PM   #2
John Clark
Commodore
 
John Clark's Avatar
 
Re: Star Cops

Yep. Bought it on dvd a while back but remember seeing it when it aired on the Beeb and would have liked to see it continue
__________________
If there's a justification for my actions right now, it's this: I have gone completely mad
John Clark is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 24 2014, 08:36 PM   #3
solariabsg25
Captain
 
solariabsg25's Avatar
 
Location: Bristol, UK
View solariabsg25's Twitter Profile
Re: Star Cops

Oh I SOOOOO wish I'd bought it on DVD on release, it's £75 now!!!!
__________________
"A perfect organism, unclouded by remorse, or human illusions of morality." - Ash, Alien
solariabsg25 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 24 2014, 08:51 PM   #4
John Clark
Commodore
 
John Clark's Avatar
 
Re: Star Cops

solariabsg25 wrote: View Post
Oh I SOOOOO wish I'd bought it on DVD on release, it's £75 now!!!!
Glad I got it when I did. It was technically a gift for my father as he enjoyed it too, but I think I've watched it more than him.

(Amazon US have it, but even with the exchange rate, it's still a lot. Ioffer.com apparently have it for just over a fiver, but I've never used them so don't have a clue what they're like).

I've also just noticed that there is a book. I might have a look at that.

(Edit To add - Some of the reviews for Ioffer make it look quite dodgy)
__________________
If there's a justification for my actions right now, it's this: I have gone completely mad

Last edited by John Clark; June 24 2014 at 09:07 PM.
John Clark is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 24 2014, 10:02 PM   #5
Marc
Fleet Admiral
 
Location: An Aussie in Canukistan
Send a message via ICQ to Marc
Re: Star Cops

Too me a couple of goes to get into but was good series unfortunately cut short by one of those imfamous BBC strikes.

There were some novelisations of the un-produced stories.

Not sure how a second series set on Mars would have gone though - given it's fairly realistic depiction of space travel (no impulse or warp drive) Mars might have been a bit out of the way.

Just don't ever mention the theme to Chris Boucher
__________________
Gentlemen you can't fight in here - this is the war room.

Pres. Merkin P. Muffly
Marc is online now   Reply With Quote
Old June 25 2014, 01:12 AM   #6
diankra
Commodore
 
Location: UK
Re: Star Cops

A terrific show, though there were behind the scenes problems (not only the strike that kiled one episode, but also the clash between the producer and the creator/main writer). The original 90 minute script for episode one works a lot better than the shortened version that went out, and sets up stuff for the episode that was stopped by the strike (where Nathan's old assistant was to return, now used to being his own boss).
__________________
"Some days are better than others. They say that where I come from."
"Loudly, I imagine, on the day you left."
(Blake's 7 - Rumours of Death)
diankra is online now   Reply With Quote
Old June 26 2014, 01:18 AM   #7
Admiral2
Vice Admiral
 
Admiral2's Avatar
 
Location: Peregrine Cliff
Re: Star Cops

I first caught it back in the olden days on PBS and was hooked. Recently rewatched the series on YouTube. I hadn't actually seen the pilot until the rewatch.
__________________
"That's another thing Hollywood gets wrong. Real women EAT."

-Tom Clancy
Admiral2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 26 2014, 01:28 AM   #8
RAMA
Vice Admiral
 
RAMA's Avatar
 
Location: NJ, USA
Re: Star Cops

Good drama. I like it. Ranked it in my top 20 scifi shows of all time for awhile.
__________________
It is far better to grasp the universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring. Carl Sagan
RAMA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 26 2014, 01:36 AM   #9
DEWLine
Fleet Captain
 
Location: Ottawa, Canada
Send a message via AIM to DEWLine Send a message via Yahoo to DEWLine
Re: Star Cops

I'd like to (legally) re-watch that show again to see if it holds up since my last viewing of it on...was it Space Channel? Or TVO?
__________________
Yours,

Dwight Williams
Illustrator/Writer
DEWLine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 29 2014, 01:17 AM   #10
Ryan Thomas Riddle
Rear Admiral
 
Ryan Thomas Riddle's Avatar
 
Location: The Bay Area
View Ryan Thomas Riddle's Twitter Profile
Re: Star Cops

Really loved watching this show when it aired on my local PBS station. I liked that the lead wasn't a typical good-looking, square-jaw type. He looked like a cop and acted like one. Although the show could fallback on stereotypes when it came to the more ethnic characters.

And what was wrong with the theme song? Such 80s rock.

__________________
A mild-mannered reporter
Ryan Thomas Riddle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 29 2014, 02:10 AM   #11
Marc
Fleet Admiral
 
Location: An Aussie in Canukistan
Send a message via ICQ to Marc
Re: Star Cops

Ryan Thomas Riddle wrote: View Post
Really loved watching this show when it aired on my local PBS station. I liked that the lead wasn't a typical good-looking, square-jaw type. He looked like a cop and acted like one. Although the show could fallback on stereotypes when it came to the more ethnic characters.

And what was wrong with the theme song? Such 80s rock.
Nobody seems to have liked the song.

From the Star Cops wiki entry

Reaction to the music and Hayward's song in particular, has generally been negative. SFX magazine, in particular, has been highly critical of the theme tune: in one issue it was placed twenty-ninth in a list article titled "The 50 Worst Things About SF Ever!"[34] while in another it was placed sixth in a list article titled "The 10 Worst Things About UK Telefantasy".[35] Writer and critic Kim Newman has described the theme as the "worst single theme tune of any TV show ever".[3] Chris Boucher has said that he "hated the music. The incidental music wasn't appropriate and it didn't have the style and feeling it should have had".[15]
Pretty Damning

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Cops
__________________
Gentlemen you can't fight in here - this is the war room.

Pres. Merkin P. Muffly
Marc is online now   Reply With Quote
Old June 29 2014, 06:02 AM   #12
Ryan Thomas Riddle
Rear Admiral
 
Ryan Thomas Riddle's Avatar
 
Location: The Bay Area
View Ryan Thomas Riddle's Twitter Profile
Re: Star Cops

Marc wrote: View Post
Ryan Thomas Riddle wrote: View Post
Really loved watching this show when it aired on my local PBS station. I liked that the lead wasn't a typical good-looking, square-jaw type. He looked like a cop and acted like one. Although the show could fallback on stereotypes when it came to the more ethnic characters.

And what was wrong with the theme song? Such 80s rock.
Nobody seems to have liked the song.

From the Star Cops wiki entry

Reaction to the music and Hayward's song in particular, has generally been negative. SFX magazine, in particular, has been highly critical of the theme tune: in one issue it was placed twenty-ninth in a list article titled "The 50 Worst Things About SF Ever!"[34] while in another it was placed sixth in a list article titled "The 10 Worst Things About UK Telefantasy".[35] Writer and critic Kim Newman has described the theme as the "worst single theme tune of any TV show ever".[3] Chris Boucher has said that he "hated the music. The incidental music wasn't appropriate and it didn't have the style and feeling it should have had".[15]
Pretty Damning

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Cops
Oh I know. I was being a bit playful.
__________________
A mild-mannered reporter
Ryan Thomas Riddle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 29 2014, 06:09 AM   #13
Kronos
Admiral
 
Kronos's Avatar
 
Location: Running with the Badgers
Re: Star Cops

I love the song, I must have seen the series on PBS many years ago, always remembered the song, didn't find out what show it belonged to until a few years ago.
__________________
Now I can breathe and I feel grace rush over me.
Kronos is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 29 2014, 08:57 AM   #14
solariabsg25
Captain
 
solariabsg25's Avatar
 
Location: Bristol, UK
View solariabsg25's Twitter Profile
Re: Star Cops

I didn't really mind the song - not sure why it may be so universally reviled, not different to half the stuff that came out of the '80's.

The great thing about it was that they were all misfits of one sort or another.

Spring, who only got the job as he was "pushed" by his superiors, because he argued with them on a case, and was right!

Theroux who left the American programme under a cloud.

Kenzy who was a corrupt cop, initially sacked but managed to get herself back in.

Devis who was fired on Earth for rocking-the-boat with the security services.

Inaba who got fired from her employer then taken on.

No-one was truly squeeky clean, which was refreshing at this time.
__________________
"A perfect organism, unclouded by remorse, or human illusions of morality." - Ash, Alien
solariabsg25 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 30 2014, 08:03 PM   #15
Asbo Zaprudder
Rear Admiral
 
Asbo Zaprudder's Avatar
 
Location: Sand in the Vaseline
Re: Star Cops

Someone must have liked the song and title sequence because they seem very similar to those for Enterprise -- at least they do to me.
__________________
"After a time, you may find that having is not so pleasing a thing, after all, as wanting. It is not logical, but it is often true." -- Spock -- Flip flap!
Asbo Zaprudder is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT +1. The time now is 10:27 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
FireFox 2+ or Internet Explorer 7+ highly recommended.