The second chapter of Star Cops on audio comes out this December and you can have a first listen to Mother Earth 2, with the trailer today.
Created by Chris Boucher (Blake's 7, Doctor Who), British sci-fi TV series Star Cops was first broadcast on BBC2 in 1987 and was relaunched by Big Finish in May 2018.
Original cast member David Calder returns as Commander Nathan Spring, with Trevor Cooper as Colin Devis, plus Linda Newton is back in episode 3 reprising her role as Pal Kenzy.
Rakhee Thakrar, new to the audio Star Cops, returns as Priya Basu and Philip Olivier returns as Paul Bailey. But Mother Earth have been defeated… haven’t they?
It’s been months since the last attack by Mother Earth, the activist group opposed to mankind’s expansion into space. It’s believed that the group is finished. But instead, Mother Earth is about to renew its campaign. This time with even more ferocity and violence.
2.1: DEAD AND BURIED by Guy Adams
At Lunar Interments, the moon’s graveyard for the wealthy, the caretaker has noticed something odd in the burial records. Odd enough for him to call in the Star Cops.
In the lunar resting place of the dead, Devis will find himself racing against the clock to save his life and hundreds of others.
2.2: THE KILLING JAR by John Dorney
The Charlie Chaplin is a second-hand space station operated as a space-tourism hub by entrepreneur Martin Thane. When Nathan receives reports that serious accidents and even a death have been caused by Thane flouting safety laws, he decides to investigate.
An accident investigation soon becomes a murder enquiry. And as the Star Cops hunt for the killer, the station becomes a death trap threatening everyone on board.
2.3: MOONSHINE by Roland Moore
A friend of Kenzy’s on the space station Coral Sea has been dismissed for possession of alcohol and sent back to Earth. She believes his claim that he was framed, and when she learns of his subsequent suicide she and Devis travel to Australia to investigate. A difficult enquiry is not helped when Kenzy’s former fiancé, a Police Superintendent, appears on the scene.
On Moonbase, Nathan is expecting an official visit from a powerful dignitary. So it’s not a good time for there to be a fatal incident that may be the work of Mother Earth…
2.4: HOSTAGE by Andrew Smith
Kenzy and Priya are responding to a murderous Mother Earth explosion at a moon outpost when one of the workers, Mary Ward, takes a hostage and makes demands, accusing others of trying to kill her. She appears to have snapped under pressure.
As the crisis develops, dangerous secrets are revealed. Secrets that some will be prepared to kill for. And die for.
You can pre-order Star Cops: Mother Earth 2 now at £28 on CD or £25 on download, ahead of its release in December 2019. Don’t forget that each CD purchase unlocks a download option on the Big Finish app and the Big Finish website.