Star Cops is back with a new series on audio from Big Finish Productions. Created by Chris Boucher (Blake's 7, Doctor Who), nine episodes of British sci-fi TV series Star Cops were originally broadcast on BBC2 in 1987.
Star Cops Mother Earth 1 is out now.
1.1: One of Our Cops is Missing by Andrew Smith
As construction of the Vasco da Gama, the largest space station ever put into orbit, nears completion, Nathan is visited by an old friend who asks for his help in tracking down a missing undercover officer.
Meanwhile, Inspector Priya Basu is investigating a near-fatal spacewalk accident on the space station Rakesh Sharma that may be no accident at all.
1.2: Tranquility and Other Illusions by Ian Potter
A murder at the historic scene of the first Apollo moon landing offers few clues for the Star Cops. Why would anyone want to kill Philip Hughes, a property entrepreneur? And what has become of the mysterious woman who was with him at the time? The investigation leads to a moon outpost, where anyone may be the killer.
1.3: Lockdown by Christopher Hatherall
Tech Tower is a state of the art, high-security, high-technology building located in Paris. It seems the ideal venue for an international conference on how to counter the growing threat from the Mother Earth group.
Nathan and Priya attend as representatives of space policing. Soon, they and everyone else in the building find themselves in danger, as a disruptive attack by Mother Earth coincides with a plot by criminals to carry out a high stakes robbery.
1.4: The Thousand Ton Bomb by Guy Adams
A failed bombing of Moonbase provides the Star Cops with an opportunity to strike back at Mother Earth. Paul Bailey is called on to use his undercover skills once more.
But Mother Earth is about to escalate its campaign of violence with a spectacular attack. And the Star Cops are among those in the firing line.
David Richardson, co-producer of Star Cops told Vortex about releasing Star Cops at Big Finish: “Mother Earth is our take on what a second series on TV could have been. We’ve imagined a bigger budget, more action and a new theme tune, but we’ve also kept the scripts authentic to the original show. And there’s a dangerous new adversary to fight, with a thread which will weave throughout these episodes.” You can read more on Star Cops in April’s issue of Vortex.
Keep an eye on the Big Finish website for more information from the world of Star Cops.
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