History Series / StarCops

23rd Sep '14 10:52:23 AM MagBas
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* RecycledInSpace: A literal case; the show was criticised at the time for being ''Series/{{Bergerac}}'' [-IN ORBIT!-]
11th Sep '14 7:37:15 AM Jake
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Law enforcement in the developing stations and colonies is provided by the International Space Police Force (ISPF), initially made up of twenty ineffective part-time volunteers derisively nicknamed the "Star Cops". A decision is made to put the ISPF on a permanent, full-time footing, and veteran detective Nathan Spring is appointed to lead the force. Many episodes deal with the efforts of Spring and his team to establish the Star Cops as a credible organisation as he sets up headquarters on the Moon, recruits new staff, dismisses corrupt officers, and works to extend the ISPF's jurisdiction to the American space stations and Mars colonies. At the same time the team investigates the cases that come their way, many of which are new crimes arising from the technologically advanced future society the series depicts, and the hostile frontier nature of the environment.
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Law enforcement in the developing stations and colonies is provided by the International Space Police Force (ISPF), initially made up of twenty ineffective part-time volunteers derisively nicknamed the "Star Cops". A decision is made to put the ISPF on a permanent, full-time footing, and veteran detective Nathan Spring is appointed -very much against his will- to lead the force. Many episodes deal with the efforts of Spring and his team to establish the Star Cops as a credible organisation as he sets up headquarters on the Moon, recruits new staff, dismisses corrupt officers, and works to extend the ISPF's jurisdiction to the American space stations and Mars colonies. At the same time the team investigates the cases that come their way, many of which are new crimes arising from the technologically advanced future society the series depicts, and the hostile frontier nature of the environment.

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Law enforcement in * BombThrowingAnarchist: Dr Chandri again. How exactly blowing a chemical plant and causing a train wreck are supposed to help create the developing stations and colonies is provided by the International Space Police Force (ISPF), initially made up of twenty ineffective part-time volunteers derisively nicknamed the "Star Cops". A decision is made to put the ISPF on "society without leaders, not a permanent, full-time footing, and veteran detective Nathan Spring is appointed to lead the force. Many episodes deal with the efforts of Spring and his team to establish the Star Cops as a credible organisation as he sets up headquarters on the Moon, recruits new staff, dismisses corrupt officers, and works to extend the ISPF's jurisdiction to the American space stations and Mars colonies. At the same time the team investigates the cases that come their way, many of which are new crimes arising from the technologically advanced future society the series depicts, and the hostile frontier nature of the environment. without laws" he claims to want is difficult to fathom, although he ''was'' demonstrably insane.

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Law enforcement in the developing stations and colonies is provided by the International Space Police Force (ISPF), initially made up * TheMafia: Primary antagonists of twenty ineffective part-time volunteers derisively nicknamed the "Star Cops". A decision is made to put the ISPF on a permanent, full-time footing, and veteran detective Nathan Spring is appointed to lead the force. Many episodes deal with the efforts of Spring and his team to establish the Star Cops as a credible organisation as he sets up headquarters on the Moon, recruits new staff, dismisses corrupt officers, and works to extend the ISPF's jurisdiction to the American space stations and Mars colonies. At the same time the team investigates the cases that come their way, many of which are new crimes arising from the technologically advanced future society the series depicts, and the hostile frontier nature of the environment. Episode 5.

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Law enforcement * ReassignedToAntarctica: Nathan ended up in the developing stations and colonies is provided by the International Space Police Force (ISPF), initially made up charge of twenty ineffective part-time volunteers derisively nicknamed the "Star Cops". A decision is made to put the ISPF on a permanent, full-time footing, and veteran detective Nathan Spring is appointed because he's not very good at office politics, although you have to lead give him credit for making the force. Many episodes deal with the efforts best of Spring and his team to establish the Star Cops as a credible organisation as he sets up headquarters on the Moon, recruits new staff, dismisses corrupt officers, and works to extend the ISPF's jurisdiction to the American space stations and Mars colonies. At the same time the team investigates the cases bad situation. It's also strongly implied that come their way, many of which are new crimes arising Theroux departed from NASA on bad terms, although [[NoodleIncident we never find out the technologically advanced future society the series depicts, and the hostile frontier nature of the environment. exact details.]]
31st Jul '14 7:26:06 PM Mercy
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* ScrewedByTheNetwork: The series was plagued with conflicts between the creator/writer and the producer. Two different directors ''and complete production teams'' were used to make the nine episodes (Team-A produced episodes 1 & 2, Team-B 3, 4 & 5, Team-A 6, 7, 8 & 9). Each team had its own designer, and very different ideas about how the series should look, leading to jarring continuity problems. Finally, the program was broadcast on a weird schedule that did not co-ordinate with the BBC's other programming (it clashed with [=BBC1=]'s flagship Nine O'Clock News for example).
25th Apr '14 5:21:34 AM LongLiveHumour
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''Star Cops'' was a British science fiction television series first broadcast on BBC2 in 1987. Set in the year 2027, the world of ''Star Cops'' includes five permanently manned space stations orbiting the Earth, as well as bases on the Moon and Mars, and approximately three thousand people live and work in space. The setting was influenced by the potential for greater access to space promised by the then new Space Shuttle programme, and by concerns about the militarisation of space through the US government's Strategic Defense Initiative (known as "Star Wars"), both of which were underway in the early 1980s. Space travel and life in space are portrayed in a [[MohsScaleOfSciFiHardness hard science-fiction]] style, with fairly realistic depictions of weightlessness and low-gravity environments, lengthy space journeys of months or years, and hazards such as spacesuit failures and radiation exposure.
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''Star Cops'' was a British science fiction television series first broadcast on BBC2 Creator/{{BBC}}2 in 1987. Set in the year 2027, the world of ''Star Cops'' includes five permanently manned space stations orbiting the Earth, as well as bases on the Moon and Mars, and approximately three thousand people live and work in space. The setting was influenced by the potential for greater access to space promised by the then new Space Shuttle programme, and by concerns about the militarisation of space through the US government's Strategic Defense Initiative (known as "Star Wars"), both of which were underway in the early 1980s. Space travel and life in space are portrayed in a [[MohsScaleOfSciFiHardness hard science-fiction]] style, with fairly realistic depictions of weightlessness and low-gravity environments, lengthy space journeys of months or years, and hazards such as spacesuit failures and radiation exposure.

* ScrewedByTheNetwork: The series was plagued with conflicts between the creator/writer and the producer. Two different directors ''and complete production teams'' were used to make the nine episodes (Team-A produced episodes 1 & 2, Team-B 3, 4 & 5, Team-A 6, 7, 8 & 9). Each team had its own designer, and very different ideas about how the series should look, leading to jarring continuity problems. Finally, the program was broadcast on a weird schedule that did not co-ordinate with the BBC's other programming (it clashed with BBC1's flagship Nine O'Clock News for example).
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* ScrewedByTheNetwork: The series was plagued with conflicts between the creator/writer and the producer. Two different directors ''and complete production teams'' were used to make the nine episodes (Team-A produced episodes 1 & 2, Team-B 3, 4 & 5, Team-A 6, 7, 8 & 9). Each team had its own designer, and very different ideas about how the series should look, leading to jarring continuity problems. Finally, the program was broadcast on a weird schedule that did not co-ordinate with the BBC's other programming (it clashed with BBC1's [=BBC1=]'s flagship Nine O'Clock News for example).
2nd Jan '14 5:05:11 AM Jake
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* WhodunnitToMe: "Conversations with the Dead" involves an investigation into an incident leading to the death of two astronauts -- who are still alive, and able to take part in the investigation by radio, but stranded in space with no hope of rescue before their oxygen gives out.
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* WhodunnitToMe: "Conversations with the Dead" involves an investigation into an incident leading to the death of two astronauts -- who are still alive, and able to take part in the investigation by radio, but stranded in space with no hope of rescue before their oxygen gives out. [[spoiler: Experimental cryogenics equipment that just ''happened'' to be onboard was used in the hope of saving their lives when the inventor of said cryogenics technology just ''happened'' to overhear what was happening. Nathan put two and two together quite quickly, but couldn't actually ''prove'' anything, and the show ended before we could find out if the guy really did sabotage the ship.]]
26th Oct '13 6:05:40 PM Jake
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* BluntYes: A rather good one from Nathan after Kenzy demands to know if she's going to be [[YouGetMeCoffee a glorified secretary]] for the rest of her Star Cop career. It's not that he's noticeably sexist by the standards of the day, mind you; Kenzy was [[DirtyCop on the take]] but too politically well-connected to be fired outright or overtly ReassignedToAntarctica.
20th Oct '13 6:33:28 PM Jake
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* OurGraphicsWillSuckInTheFuture: The computers and displays look ''very'' eighties, including obvious IBM PC/AT keyboards, and there's not a graphic interface in sight.
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* OurGraphicsWillSuckInTheFuture: The computers and displays look ''very'' eighties, including obvious IBM PC/AT keyboards, and there's not a graphic interface in sight. There are however desktop computers that resemble someone's attempt at building a tablet with the hardware of a mid-90s PC. (Insert your own Windows 8 joke here.)

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* OurGraphicsWillSuckInTheFuture: The computers and displays look ''very'' eighties, including obvious IBM PC/AT keyboards, and there's not a graphic interface in sight.RecycledInSpace: A literal case; the show was criticised at the time for being ''Series/{{Bergerac}}'' [-IN ORBIT!-]
16th Dec '12 6:15:19 PM SuddenFrost
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* BollywoodNerd: Dr. David Chandri, who turns out to have [[TheCracker written a computer virus]] responsible for hundreds of deaths.
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