Rewind: ‘Star Cops’ revisited

Created by Chris Boucher, former Blake’s 7 and Bergerac script editor, Star Cops was effectively a police procedural in space and one of the rare occasions where the BBC attempted to do some serious sci-fi; no bug-eyed monsters here, just duplicitous, criminal human beings.   What was it about? Laid back Nathan Spring is a … >

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Rewind: ‘Roswell’ revisited

Developed by Friday Night Lights exec Jason Katims, Roswell took the idea of the crash and ran with it, but instead of going down a purely science fiction route, the makers focused more on their characters.

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Rewind: ‘The Tripods’ revisited

Based on the trilogy of novels by John Christopher, The Tripods was set in a dystopian yet quaintly rural future, where the human race is enslaved by giant, three-legged robots from outer space.

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