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    Default S24 Contemporary Sci-Fi

    Well I know that S24 came off the back off the first (and was to turn out to be the only) series of Star Cops - one of the BBC's attempts to do "hard science fiction".

    Supposedly creator Chris Boucher had tried to mix a police drama with a sci-fi one. Only as he puts it "sci-fi fans hated the police aspect, and police fans hated the sci-fi".

    Sci-fi films which came out this year include:

    • Angel Heart: Bob DeNiro devours eggs
    • Cherry 2000: A man has to brave a post-appocalyptic wilderness to get a part for his sex-bot (I kid you not).
    • Eat The Rich: Comic Strip satire.
    • Evil Dead II: Bruce Campbell has a hand in this movie
    • Hellraiser: The guy who tried accupuncture for his headache
    • Harry and the Hendersons: A family finds Bigfoot
    • The Hidden: Claudia Christian plays an alien stripper. Who's probably only doing it to pay her way through med-school.
    • Innerspace: Kind of a less-Fantastic Voyage
    • The Lost Boys: Ah the forgotten age when vampires were just evil killers.
    • Masters of the Universe: Dolph Lungren has the power. Courtney Cox probably wants to tip-ex this one from her CV
    • Near Dark: More evil vampire shennaningans. By Mrs James Cameron.
    • Predator: If it bleeds they can kill it.
    • Project X: The one about flying monkeys.
    • Robocop: They can rebuild him.
    • The Running Man: Yeah I'm surprised this hasn't made the leap into reality TV. "This season on Channel 4 watch us kill a pedophile live on air!"
    • Spaceballs The Movie: Erm yeah. Probably the last *good* Mel Brooks comedy.
    Remember, just because Davros is dead doesn't mean the Dalek menace has been contained ......

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    For me it was the year I discovered The Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galxy, when the BBc repeated the show for the first time in a few years and I ended up reading most of the novels during the year.

    I really liked Innerspace, though I haven't seen it for a few years now, but I remember enjoying it immensely at the time.

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    1987 was also the year when Patrick Stewart & co made their debuts as new Star Trek returned to tv for the first time since the sixties, in the form of The Next Generation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MacNimon View Post
    1987 was also the year when Patrick Stewart & co made their debuts as new Star Trek returned to tv for the first time since the sixties, in the form of The Next Generation.
    Did that go well for them?
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    I saw Encounter at Farpoint on video in early 1988 (they did a rental release of it I believe) and thought it was dreadful. It wasn't until the BBC showed the series in 1990 that I eventually warmed to it.

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    OMG - I forgot of course the classic "The Princess Bride" which is a fantastic film!
    Remember, just because Davros is dead doesn't mean the Dalek menace has been contained ......

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