Star Cops: Sins of the Father audiobook announced

Big Finish continue the late-80’s police procedural in space with a Jack the Ripper style murder mystery Due for release in December 2021, Sins of the Father finds Moonbase under attack from a mysterious killer who leaves disturbing messages at each victim’s demise, and whom the Star Cops must unmask while they still can… Here’s … >

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Paternoster Gang Heritage 4

The Paternoster Gang: Heritage 4 audio review

After starting to build an overall idea in The Paternoster Gang: Heritage 3, the current set of stories brings this sequence of boxsets to what feels an abrupt close. The three stories in set each fails to contribute to a coherent whole, and feels like a series of missed opportunities. The stories aren’t necessarily bad, they … >

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Star Cops - Mars Part 2 - cover

Star Cops: Mars Part 2 review

The guiding principle of Star Cops, which continues to make the series so effective on audio, is that it should always be a police procedural which just happens to unfold in space. This latest trilogy of investigative adventures from Big Finish, which concludes the current series of adventures based on the planet Mars, embraces that … >

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Big Finish - Star Cops - Mars - Part 1

Star Cops: Mars Part 1 review

The Star Cops make their way to the lawless frontier planet of Mars in the opening instalment of a new twin boxset audio serial from Big Finish. This sci-fi cop procedural has made the transition from 1980s cult TV show to the audio realm very effectively. With the property now well established, Star Cops Mars … >

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Star Cops: Mother Earth Part 2 review

The second series of Big Finish’s Star Cops audios takes the threat posed by the Mother Earth terror group into unexpected new directions, as the tendrils of the anti-space colonisation conspiracy introduced in series one are revealed to reach even further than Nathan Spring and his team had suspected. The result is a strong and … >

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Star Cops: Mother Earth Part 1 review

In the summer of 1987, the BBC transmitted a show which fused the genres of science fiction and crime; Star Cops followed Nathan Spring, a traditional copper thrust into space as the head of the nascent International Space Police Force. Devised by Blake’s 7 script editor and Doctor Who scribe Chris Boucher, the show was … >

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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 traditionalist … >

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