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Old 3rd February 2017, 09:07 PM
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Default Space Precinct Is now on Amazon Prime

As the title of this post says, Space Precinct Is now on Amazon Prime, for those who may be interested or just curious.
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Old 3rd February 2017, 09:41 PM
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Yes, and The Fire Within & Deathwatch are in their original unedited 2 part versions.
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Old 2nd June 2017, 11:04 PM
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My wifes Kindle indicates it's in HD but not had a chance to look on a full size screen to see if it is.
Surely it can't be
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Old 10th June 2017, 08:15 PM
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Of course it isn't. Looks like they've used the same source as the US dvd which lazily keeps the ad break captions in and out for every break- that's 5 or 6 times per episode.
Is that a price worth paying to get the 2 part episodes in their proper format?
It was when I paid around 20 for it. Definitely isn't now priced as a deleted title
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Old 11th June 2017, 11:07 AM
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I've been watching a few random episodes of Space Precinct from my old UK DVDs. Prior to this I hadn't seen any of the series for several years.

Reasonably entertaining but overall it doesn't cut the mustard (which is exactly what Richard James said a few years after he'd worked on it). Too derivative of other programmes, slightly adapted into a 'space' setting. Too much 'misjudged' humour. Questionable casting and cliched characters, eg the handsome American with a big wide grin and an empty head behind it, the will-they-won't-they relationship between him and a fetching female officer, etc etc.

Actually it's Simone Bendix I felt most sorry for. When the series was in production I remember her saying in an interview how she was looking forward to seeing her character develop. But of course it didn't, and she had little to do in far too many episodes, while Shackelford and Youngblood had centre stage (I thought Shackelford was rather good...Youngblood less so).

I quite liked Crispin Merrell's music. Otherwise the scripts generally didn't really engage me at all.

Should this ever come out on bluray, I think it unlikely I'd bother until it was really cheap. I can't see me watching further episodes at the current time either.
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